bristol Belvedere

   
   


Model History:

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 with this Model:

From Organisation with model Belvedere
1960

united kingdom Royal Air Force
    26 1960/69
 



Construction Numbers on database of Belvedere or its versions

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Construction Numbers of this Model: Help Us    

Airframes conv to new variant  

C/NBuilt asYearHistory
    13342 1958 Royal Air Force XG447 : Single prototype airframe ff 5 Jul 1958 at Bristol'+
    13343 1959 Royal Air Force XG448 : RAF
del RAF as Belvedere HC.1, XG448, 20Nov59; served with +
    13344 1959 Royal Air Force 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 Royal Air Force XG450 : RAF
del RAF as Belvedere HC.1, XG450, 07Dec60; scr Westland+
    13346 1960 Royal Air Force XG451 : RAF
del RAF as Belvedere HC.1 XG451, 1960; soc and scr at N+
    13347 1960 Royal Air Force XG452 : RAF Belvedere Type 192 HC.1; 24jul93 pictured preserved+
G-BRMB : xfer UK Civil register as G-BRMB, pres as XG452
    13348 1960 Royal Air Force XG453 : RAF
del RAF as Belvedere HC.1 XG453, 17Oct60; w/o 18Mar69.
    13349 1960 Royal Air Force XG454 : 7th pre-production airframe dd 17 Oct 1960. Belvedere T+
    13350 1963 Royal Air Force XG455 : RAF
del RAF as Belvedere HC.1 XG455, 15Feb63; soc and scr a+
    13351 1960 Royal Air Force XG456 : RAF
del RAF as Belvedere HC.1 XG456, 17Oct60; soc and scr a+
    13352 1961 Royal Air Force XG457 : RAF
ff: 10Feb61; del RAF as Belvedere HC.1 XG457, 31Aug61; +
    13353 1961 Royal Air Force XG458 : RAF
del RAF as Belvedere HC.1 XG458, 15Sep61; soc and scr a+
    13354 1961 Royal Air Force XG459 : RAF
del RAF as Belvedere HC.1 XG459, 28Sep61; soc and scr a+
    13355 1961 Royal Air Force XG460 : RAF
del RAF as Belvedere HC.1 XG460, 01Nov61; soc and scr a+
    13356 1961 Royal Air Force XG461 : RAF; w/o 31dec64
del RAF as Belvedere HC.1 XG461, 03Oct61; w/o 31Dec64; +
    13357 1961 Royal Air Force XG462 : RAF; preserved (nose) at Weston-Super-Mare helicopter m+
del RAF as Belvedere HC.1 XG462, 02Oct61; w/o 05Oct63; +
    13358 1961 Royal Air Force XG463 : del RAF as Belvedere HC.1, XG463, 03Nov61; w/o 30Oct64.
crashed E of Lahij following failure of forward engine +
    13359 1961 Royal Air Force XG464 : del RAF as Belvedere HC.1 XG464, 06Dec61; soc and scr a+
    13360 1961 Royal Air Force XG465 : del RAF as Belvedere HC.1 XG465, 06Dec61; w/o 30Jul62.
    13361 1962 Royal Air Force XG466 : del RAF as Belvedere HC.1 XG466, 10Jan62; soc and scr +
    13362 1962 Royal Air Force XG467 : del RAF as Belvedere HC.1 XG467, 08Mar62; soc and scr +
    13363 1962 Royal Air Force XG468 : del RAF as Belvedere HC.1 XG468, 20Feb62; w/o 25Jan68; +
    13364 1962 Royal Air Force 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 Royal Air Force 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 Royal Air Force XG475 : del RAF as Belvedere HC.1 XG475, 10May62; w/o 05Dec63; +
    13367 1962 Royal Air Force XG476 : del RAF as Belvedere HC.1 XG476, 11Oct62; soc and scr a+
    26 C/N found.




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