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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.

Helicopter "Wessex" HSS1, built in the United States on the basis of the helicopter S58, made the first flight 17.05.1957 of the year. The first flight of the UK-made Wessex HAS1 No. XL727 took place at 20.06.1958. In April, 1960 began to be mass-produced.

Westland Wessex photo booths

Westland Wessex photo booths

One instance of the S58 helicopter from Westland was modified and imported first by installing a 820kW / 1100l.s TVD, and then on pre-production and experimental machines, by using 1081kW / 1450l motors. The first copy of the series entered service with the Royal Navy 04.07.1961 UK.

Features helicopter Westland Wessex:

  • Number of crew members: 2 — 3

  • Maximum speed: 212km / h

  • The speed at FL: 195km / h

  • Static ceiling: 1800m

  • Dynamic ceiling: 4300m

  • Ferrying range: 770km

  • Range: 435km

  • Maximum 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: TVS RollsRoyceGnome 1122 by 1550

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