Westland Wessex Mk31B

Westland Wessex Mk31B
Type
Carrier-borne Anti-submarine/ Search and Rescue Helicopter
Manufacturer
Westland Aircraft Ltd, Yeovil, Somerset, UK
Number Ordered
27
First Delivered
1 Nov 1962
Last Delivered
4 Nov 1963
Length
65 ft 10.5 in (38 ft 6 in with blades and tailcone folded)
Height
14 ft 10 in
Weights 8,000
Dimensions Wing Span: 56 ft (rotors)
Speed 108 knots
Range
262 nautical miles
Crew
4
Engines One 1600 shp Mk 165C free tubine
Performance
  • Initial Rate of Climb: 1,540 ft/min
  • Ceiling: 14,100 ft
Armament
Bombs: 2 x torpedoes (external)
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