Westland Wessex
Westland Wessex. A photo. Characteristics. Data.

Westland Wessex


Westland Wessex - British multi-purpose helicopter. It is intended to enforce the Marine Corps task rescue prospecting and transportation.


Westland Wessex photo

Westland Wessex photo.

The helicopter "Wessex» HSS1, post¬roen in the United States on the basis of the helicopter S58, made the first flight of the year 17.05.1957. The first flight was made in the UK helicopter "Wessex» HAS1 № XL727 held 20.06.1958. In April 1960 began mass-produced.


Westland Wessex photo booths

Westland Wessex photo booths

One copy of the helicopter company S58 "Westland" modified and imported beginning with the installation of theater capacity 820kVt / 1100l.s, and then on the pre-production and experimental machines - motors power 1081kVt / 1450l.s. The first copy in the series entered service with the Royal Navy of Great Britain 04.07.1961.

Features helicopter Westland Wessex:



  • Crew: 2-3

  • Maximum speed: 212km / h

  • The speed at FL: 195km / h

  • Static ceiling: 1800m

  • Dynamic ceiling: 4300m

  • Ferry range: 770km

  • Range: 435km

  • The highest take-off weight: 6123

  • Empty weight: 3767

  • Maximum payload: 2268kg

  • The greatest number of passengers: 16 or 7 injured

  • The diameter of the rotor: 17,7m

  • Length: 14,74m

  • Height: 4,93m

  • Engine: HPT RollsRoyceGnome 1122 1550 on


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