Westland Wessex 31A

Westland Wessex 31A
Type
Carrier-borne Anti-submarine/Search and Rescue Helicopter
Manufacturer
Westland Aircraft Ltd, Yeovil, Somerset, UK
Number Ordered
27
First Delivered
1 November 1962
Last Delivered
4 November 1963
Length
65 feet 10.5 inches (38 feet 6 inches with blades and tailcone folded)
Height
14 feet 10 inches
Weights 8000
Dimensions Wing span: 56 feet (rotors)
Speed 108 knots
Range
262 nautical miles
Crew
4
Engines One 1540 shp Mk 162 free turbine engine
Performance
  • Initial rate of climb: 1540 ft/min
  • Ceiling: 14,100 feet
Armament
Bombs: 2 x torpedoes (external)
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Westland Wessex 31A
Westland Wessex 31A
Westland Wessex 31A
Westland Wessex 31A