Westland westminster


1958

1958





westminster
private venture heavy lift / transport development. with twin napier eland e220 turboshaft engines, in its day the wg.7 westminster was the western world s largest mechanically driven, twin turbine, single rotor system helicopter. developed at the end of the 1950s, the project was eventually doomed by: 1) westland s acquistion of saunders-roe and the helicopter elements of fairey and bristol with the need to consolidate and reorganise the business; 2) the admiralty s concern over the potential loss of focus on the anti-submarine version of the wessex; 3) a lack-lustre order book, despite appearances at the 1958, 1959 and 1960 aviation showcase sbac airshows at farnborough. only 2 protoypes built.
4) the more progressive technology and commercial potential of the Rotodyne, recently acquired through the purchase of Fairey Aviation.


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From Organisation with model westminster
1958
united kingdom Westland
    2 1958/62


Construction Numbers on database of westminster or its versions

2westminster




Construction Numbers Help Us

C/NBuilt asYearHistory
wa1 1958 UK G-APLE : ff 15 Jun 1958, registered as G-APLE 27 Feb 1959. De-re+
wa2 1959 UK G-APTX : Registered as G-APTX 5 May 1959, ff 4 Sep 1959. wfu Sep+

2 C/N.

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