Bristol Belvedere






The Bristol Type 192 was a development of the unsuccessful Type 173, designed in response to an RAF requirement for a general purpose, land based, heavy lift helicopter. It first flew on 5 Jul 1958 at Filton with tandem wooden rotor blades, a completely manual control system and a castored, fixed quadricycle undercarriage.
From the fifth airframe, the rotors fitted were all-metal, 4 bladed units. Production model controls and instruments allowed night operations and a true single engine-out flight, if one of the 1465hp Napier Gazelle engines failed. The Belvedere could take 30 seated passengers or 6000lb (2700kg) of internal freight. An external freight hook was fitted, allowing a 5250lb (2380kg) load to be underslung.


Organisations

From Organisation with model Belvedere
1960
united kingdom Royal Air Force
    26 1960/69


Construction Numbers on database of Belvedere or its versions

26Belvedere




Construction Numbers Help Us

C/NBuilt asYearHistory
13342 1958 XG447 : Single prototype airframe ff 5 Jul 1958 at Bristol'+
13343 1959 XG448 : RAF
del RAF as Belvedere HC.1, XG448, 20Nov59; served with +
13344 1959 XG449 : RAF 72 Sqdn; went to 66 sqdn; broken up 1969 Seletar
del RAF as Belvedere HC.1 XG449, Nov59; soc & scr at No+
13345 1960 XG450 : RAF
del RAF as Belvedere HC.1, XG450, 07Dec60; scr Westland+
13346 1960 XG451 : RAF
del RAF as Belvedere HC.1 XG451, 1960; soc and scr at N+
13347 1960 XG452 : RAF Belvedere Type 192 HC.1; 24jul93 pictured preserved+
G-BRMB : xfer UK Civil register as G-BRMB, pres as XG452
13348 1960 XG453 : RAF
del RAF as Belvedere HC.1 XG453, 17Oct60; w/o 18Mar69.
13349 1960 XG454 : 7th pre-production airframe dd 17 Oct 1960. Belvedere T+
13350 1963 XG455 : RAF
del RAF as Belvedere HC.1 XG455, 15Feb63; soc and scr a+
13351 1960 XG456 : RAF
del RAF as Belvedere HC.1 XG456, 17Oct60; soc and scr a+
13352 1961 XG457 : RAF
ff: 10Feb61; del RAF as Belvedere HC.1 XG457, 31Aug61; +
13353 1961 XG458 : RAF
del RAF as Belvedere HC.1 XG458, 15Sep61; soc and scr a+
13354 1961 XG459 : RAF
del RAF as Belvedere HC.1 XG459, 28Sep61; soc and scr a+
13355 1961 XG460 : RAF
del RAF as Belvedere HC.1 XG460, 01Nov61; soc and scr a+
13356 1960 XG461 : RAF; w/o 31dec64
del RAF as Belvedere HC.1 XG461, 03Oct61; w/o 31Dec64; +
Belvedere Trials Unit by Jul 1960; 26Sq/G by May 1964, +
13357 1961 XG462 : del RAF as Belvedere HC.1 XG462, 02Oct61; w/o 05Oct63; +
dd Sep 1961 as 66Sq/H. To 72Sq/H by Nov 1961. Mid air r+
RAF; preserved (nose) at Weston-Super-Mare helicopter m+
13358 1961 XG463 : del RAF as Belvedere HC.1, XG463, 03Nov61; w/o 30Oct64.
crashed E of Lahij following failure of forward engine +
13359 1961 XG464 : del RAF as Belvedere HC.1 XG464, 06Dec61; soc and scr a+
13360 1961 XG465 : del RAF as Belvedere HC.1 XG465, 06Dec61; w/o 30Jul62.
13361 1962 XG466 : del RAF as Belvedere HC.1 XG466, 10Jan62; soc and scr +
13362 1962 XG467 : del RAF as Belvedere HC.1 XG467, 08Mar62; soc and scr +
13363 1962 XG468 : del RAF as Belvedere HC.1 XG468, 20Feb62; w/o 25Jan68; +
13364 1962 XG473 : del RAF as Belvedere HC.1 XG473, 29May62; w/o 04May63.
w/o 4 May 1963 nr Lawas in Borneo, while with 66 Sq. Th+
13365 1962 XG474 : del RAF as Belvedere HC.1 XG474, 08Jun62; soc 20Mar69; +
66 Sq/O Jun 1962, 66 Sq/B and detached to Brunei by Dec+
13366 1962 XG475 : del RAF as Belvedere HC.1 XG475, 10May62; w/o 05Dec63; +
13367 1962 XG476 : del RAF as Belvedere HC.1 XG476, 11Oct62; soc and scr a+
26 C/N.

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