westland sioux


Derived from agusta ab47

1965        


Model History:

Westland produced version of the Agusta Bell 47G, primarily for the Army Air Corps, Royal Marines and Royal Air Force.
3 seat observation and basic training machine, with large forward plexiglass bubble canopy and a skeletal, triangular section tail boom with a small ventral fillet. Powered by a single Lycoming piston engine, fed with fuel from two high level mounted external tanks and driving a 2 bladed single rotor with short inertial stabilising minor blades.
Built at the Old Mixon (Weston-super-Mare) and Hayes (Middlesex) factories, with the first Westland model flying on 9 Mar 1965.


Organisations with this Model:

From Organisation with model sioux
1965

united kingdom Royal Marines
    23 1965/75
united kingdom Army Air Corps
    193 1965/78
 


Construction Numbers on database of sioux or its versions

20sioux




Construction Numbers of this Model: Help Us    

Airframes conv to new variant  

C/NBuilt asYearHistory
    wa310 Army Air Corps XT151 : AAC Historic Flight
    wa311 Army Air Corps XT152 : AAC Sioux AH.1
    wa316 Army Air Corps XT157 : AAC Sioux AH.1
    wa317 Army Air Corps XT158 : AAC Sioux AH.1
    wa318 Army Air Corps XT159 : AAC
    wa320 Army Air Corps XT161 : AAC
    wa322 Army Air Corps XT163 : AAC
    wa323 1965 Army Air Corps XT164 : AAC
    wa325 Army Air Corps XT166 : AAC
    wa328 Army Air Corps XT169 : AAC
    wa330 1965 Army Air Corps XT171 : AAC
    wa332 1967 Army Air Corps XT173 : AAC
    wa333 Army Air Corps XT174 : AAC; w/o 18apr73 hit telephone lines at Caledon, Tyrone+
    wa338 1965 Army Air Corps XT179 : AAC
G-BFYF : private at Doncaster, Yorkshire Aug78-Jul79; private at+
VH-HMK : Australia from Nov85; conv to Westland-Bell-Soloy 47G-3+
VH-HMK : McDermott Aviation from Jun06
    wa423 1966 Army Air Corps XT511 : Took part in Police use of Helicopter trials (1967) wea+
    wa447 1967 Army Air Corps XT558 : AAC 652 Sq by Aug 1977. Broken up Wroughton, 1978
    wa518 1966 Army Air Corps XT811 : dd 1966 to AAC. Operating in N Ireland by Nov 1976. Sol+
G-BFOI Helicopter Hire Ltd, Southend : Registered G-BFOI Mar 1978, sold 1983.
G-BFOI CKS AIr Ltd, Southend : Re-registered G-BFOI Feb 1983, w/o 31 Jul 1986.
    wa522 1966 Army Air Corps XT815 : AAC 652 Sq by Aug 1977. To OE-AXX.
    wa606 1967 Army Air Corps XT844 : AAC Sioux AH.1
G-BERO : Autair ltd Apr77-Mar78
HB-XHM : Althaus Fritz Mar/Apr 1978; Heliba Apr/Aug 1978
heliswiss HB-XHM : Heliswiss Aug78-Mar81, conv to Soloy 47G-3B1
Police Mobile Unit PMU-6 : Lesotho Police Mobile Unit from Apr81; to Lesotho Defen+
ZS-RTO : South Africa, ex LDF-6
VH-OBY : Australia from 13dec06; scr
    wa723 1969 Westland G-17-8 : Westland/Bell 47G-4A, to G-AXKS
Bristow G-AXKS : Bristow Helicopter Ltd Jul69-Sep82; preserved at Museum+
    20 C/N found.




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