Westland dragonfly

1950

Dragonfly HR.1


1950





Specifications

Engine: 1 x Alvis Leonides 50 540shp
Capacity: 1 + 4
Length: (m) 17.54
Height: (m)
Blades: 3
Rotor diam.: (m) 14.63
Disc area: (m2) 168.1
Weight: (kgs) Empty: 2004     Max: 2675
Speed: (km/h)
Range: (km) 482
Ceiling: (m)
Rate/Climb: (m/min)

Organisations

From Organisation with model Dragonfly HR.1
1950
united kingdom Fleet Air Arm
    dragonfly 71 1950/67


Construction Numbers on database of Dragonfly HR.1

7hr.1




Construction Numbers Help Us

C/NYearHistory
wa/h/008 1949 UK VX595 : HR.1 ff 18 Jun 1949, rotor development airframe at Yeov+
Assignments at AFEE Beaulieu Jul and Nov 1949, and Jan +
hr.3 conv HR.3 at Yeovil by 1953
hr.5 conv HR.5 at RNAY Donibristle from Nov 1956 to Jun 195+
UK VX595 : Spent time in storage variously at Fleetlands, Gosport +
wa/h/009 1949 UK VX596 : 705Sq Jun 1950, 705Sq/710-GJ by Jul 1951, Warrior Flt N+
hr.3 Centaur Flt/902-C Apr 1954 to Mar 1955, 705Sq/535 by Ma+
hr.5 Eagle Flt/974-J by Aug 1957, 705Sq/532 by Nov 1957, For+
wa/h/010 1949 UK VX597 : Built as HR.1 ff Oct 1949. 705Sq by Jan 1950, Indomitab+
hr.3 HR.3 conv by Mar 1953. Culdrose Stn Flt/901 by Jun 1953+
hr.5 HR.5 conv by May 1958. Centaur SAR Flt Jan 1959, 700Sq+
wa/h/021 1950 UK VZ962 : ff 18 May 1950 and del RNAS Gosport 13 Oct 1950. 705Sqn+
hr.3 Repaired Westland and con to HR.3 by 1953. 705Sqn/703-G+
hr.5 To Lee-on-Solent by Oct 1956 for conv to HR.5. Brawdy +
To RNEC Manadon Jun 1968 until c Aug 1972.
To BRNC Dartmouth for much of 1974, airframe incomplete+
UK VZ962 : To Cornwall Aero Park by Jul 1981 (marked /912-CU) and +
wa/h/022 1950 UK VZ963 : ff 14 Jun 1950, dd 3 Oct 1950 Gosport to 705 Sq;RFA For+
Engine failure immediately after take off from Seaton B+
705 Sq/704-GJ by Apr 1952
noted visiting from HMS Illustrious, 2 Jun 1952
hr.3 to RNAY Donibristle 10 Mar 1953 for HR.3 conv.; 705 Sq/+
Crashed Ichenor Sailing Club 25 May 1955; soc 10 Jun 19+
wa/h/023 1950 UK VZ964 : ff Aug 1950. 705 Sq by Jan 1951; shipped to Far East ab+
wa/h/024 1950 UK VZ965 : ff Sep 1950, 705 Sq Nov 1950; Indomitable Flt 12 Jan 19+
hr.3 conv HR.3 at Ilchester Mar 1953; Albion Flt/901-Z Sep 1+
hr.5 conv to HR.5 Nov 1956 at Lee, CU Stn Flt/911-CU by Nov +
7 C/N.

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