Westland dragonfly

1950

Dragonfly HC.2


1950





3 Dragonfly HC.2 were initially ordered by the RAF and all were delivered in Mar 1950. These were based on the Navy Dragonfly HR.1 with composite main rotors but fitted with external stretcher litters for the CasEvac role. A flight of HC.2s was sent to Malaya for service trials. A fourth was delivered in Feb/Mar 1952. Although they saved lives in Malaya (see Operation Firedog), they proved underpowered and gave way to the improved Dragonfly HC4.


Organisations

From Organisation with model Dragonfly HC.2
1950
united kingdom Royal Air Force
    4 1950/54
1953
united kingdom Royal Air Force
    16 1953/58



Construction Numbers Help Us

C/NYearHistory
wa/h/002 1949 UK G-ALEG : Dragonfly 1A reg Westland as G-ALEG, 1949;
UK WZ749 : sold to MoS as Dragonfly HC2, WZ749, 09Nov51;
UK G-ALEG : rtnd Westland as G-ALEG, 24Feb52; w/o 26Sep52.
wa/h/007 1949 UK G-ALMC : Dragonfly 1A Westland Dragonfly 1A, G-ALMC, 1949?
UK WF308 : sold MoS as Dragonfly HC.2, WF308, 15Nov50; w/o 24Oct51+

2 C/N.





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