Helicopter Westland WS-61 Sea King. Specifications. A photo.
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Helicopter Westland WS-61 Sea King. Specifications. A photo.

Helicopter Westland WS-61 Sea King. Specifications. A photo.

Westland WS-61 Sea King - British military transport helicopter, medium-duty, designed in 1969, the aircraft manufacturer «Westland Helicopters».

Westland WS-61 Sea King photo

Military transport multipurpose helicopter model Westland WS-61 Sea King was developed by British aircraft manufacturers in the second half of the 60-ies of the last century. To minimize the cost and time to design the aircraft, the British aircraft company Westland Helicopters decided to use the Sikorsky S-61 model of an American helicopter as a base; and effective in terms of their operational capabilities, although this reduced the volume of transported cargo or people transported.

His first flight of the aircraft model Westland WS-61 Sea King has made in May 1969 years, and thanks to that passed the tests were quite satisfactory, the project was sent to production, where he became very popular, as evidenced by the fact that the release of this model It was conducted until 1995 year, while the production line of the company «Westland Helicopters» helicopter descended 344.

The aircraft model Westland WS-61 Sea King can carry on its board until 12 soldiers, however, as a rule, the current aircraft was not used for transfer of the armed contingent and exploited or for transporting large loads, or to participate in search and rescue operations or it is applied as anti means.

Photo Westland WS-61 Sea King

If the model helicopter Westland WS-61 Sea King to be used as a combat unit, the aircraft can be equipped with the following types of weapons:

  • Caliber machine gun 7.62 mm mounted in the doorways.;
  • ASW topedy;
  • Depth charges.

The power plant of the helicopter consists of two turboshaft engines of the brand Rolls-Royce Gnome H1400-2, the power of each of which is 1660 hp, which depends mainly on the type of aircraft and its modification. The maximum flight range of the Westland WS-61 Sea King helicopter is 1230 kilometers, with the ability to fly at cruising speed in 190 km / h.

Helicopter Westland WS-61 Sea King

Production of helicopters was carried out in the following variants:

  • Westland WS-61 Sea King HAS.1 - Anti-aircraft variant, which is the basic version of the aircraft of this model;
  • Westland WS-61 Sea King HAS.2 - A modernized version of the version Westland WS-61 Sea King HAS.1;
  • Westland WS-61 Sea King AEW.2 - A modified version of the anti-aircraft;
  • Westland WS-61 Sea King HAR.3 - Search and rescue version of the helicopter;
  • Westland WS-61 Sea King HAR.3A - A modernized version of the version Westland WS-61 Sea King HAR.3;
  • Westland WS-61 Sea King HC.4 - Military transport version of the aircraft developed for the Royal Navy;
  • Westland WS-61 Sea King HC.4X - Trainer version of the helicopter;
  • Westland WS-61 Sea King Mk.4X - An improved version of the version Westland WS-61 Sea King HC.4X;
  • Westland WS-61 Sea King HAS.5 - An improved version of ASW helicopter;
  • Westland WS-61 Sea King HAR.5 - Search and rescue helicopter variant developed based version Westland WS-61 Sea King HAS.5;
  • Westland WS-61 Sea King AEW.5 - A special version of the aircraft, based at version Westland WS-61 Sea King HAS.5;
  • Westland WS-61 Sea King HU.5 - Transport version of the helicopter;
  • Westland WS-61 Sea King HAS.6 - A modernized version of antisubmarine aircraft;
  • Westland WS-61 Sea King HAS.6CR - A modernized version of a multi-purpose version Westland WS-61 Sea King HAS.6;
  • Westland WS-61 Sea King ASaC7 - Reconnaissance version of the helicopter, equipped with equipment to detect submarines and enemy ships;
  • Westland WS-61 Sea King Mk.41 - Search and rescue helicopter version, developed by request of the German Navy;
  • Westland WS-61 Sea King Mk.42 - Anti-aircraft version, developed for the Indian Navy;
  • Westland WS-61 Sea King Mk.42A - An improved version of the version Westland WS-61 Sea King Mk.42;
  • Westland WS-61 Sea King Mk.42B - A modernized version of the multi-purpose helicopter, developed for the Indian Navy;
  • Westland WS-61 Sea King Mk.42C - Transport, search and rescue variant of the aircraft developed for the Indian Navy;
  • Westland WS-61 Sea King Mk.43 - An improved version of the aircraft, created by the order of Norway;
  • Westland WS-61 Sea King Mk.43A - An upgraded version of Westland WS-61 Sea King Mk.43, designed for the needs of the Norwegian Air Force;
  • Westland WS-61 Sea King Mk.43B - Modification, developed at the request of the Air Forces of Norway;
  • Westland WS-61 Sea King Mk.45 - Anti-submarine and anti-ship version of the aircraft, designed by order of Pakistan Navy;
  • Westland WS-61 Sea King Mk.45A - An improved version of the version Westland WS-61 Sea King Mk.45, built by order of the Royal Navy;
  • Westland WS-61 Sea King Mk.48 - Version of the search and rescue helicopter;
  • Westland WS-61 Sea King Mk.50 - A multi-purpose aircraft, developed for the needs of the Royal Australian Navy;
  • Westland WS-61 Sea King Mk.50A - An improved version of analogue Westland WS-61 Sea King Mk.50;
  • Westland WS-61 Sea King Mk.50B - A modernized version of the aircraft designed for the Royal Australian Navy;
  • Westland WS-61 Commando Mk.1 / Mk.2 - Multi-purpose versions of aircraft designed for the Indian Air Force order;
  • Westland WS-61 Commando Mk.2A - Military transport helicopter variant developed by request of the Egyptian Air Force;
  • Westland WS-61 Commando Mk.2B - VIP-version of the helicopter, created by order of the Egyptian Air Force;
  • Westland WS-61 Commando Mk.2C - Analogue version Westland WS-61 Commando Mk.2B, developed by request of the Air Force of Qatar;
  • Westland WS-61 Commando Mk.2E - Helicopter electronic warfare and communications software;
  • Westland WS-61 Commando Mk.3 - An improved version of the anti-ship helicopter developed by the Air Force commissioned by Egypt and Qatar.

Specifications Westland 30.

  • Crew: 2-4 people (depending on version);
  • Capacity: 10 people (depending on version);
  • helicopter length: 17,02 m (depending on version).
  • The height of the helicopter: 5,14 m (depending on version).
  • The diameter of the rotor: 18,9 m (depending on version).
  • Weight of empty helicopter: 6387 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 9700 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Cruising speed: 190 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight speed: 210 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight distance: 1230 km. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight height: 4800 m (depending on version).
  • Powerplant: 2 × Rolls-Royce Gnome H1400-2 (depending on version);
  • Power: 2 × 1660 hp (Depending on version).

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