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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 |
|Construction Numbers on database of sioux or its versions |
| Construction Numbers of this Model: ||Help Us |
|Airframes conv to new variant |
20 C/N found.
| wa310 || XT151 : AAC Historic Flight |
| wa311 || XT152 : AAC Sioux AH.1 |
| wa316 || XT157 : AAC Sioux AH.1 |
| wa317 || XT158 : AAC Sioux AH.1 |
| wa318 || XT159 : AAC |
| wa320 || XT161 : AAC |
| wa322 || XT163 : AAC |
| wa323 || 1965 || XT164 : AAC |
| wa325 || XT166 : AAC |
| wa328 || XT169 : AAC |
| wa330 || 1965 || XT171 : AAC |
| wa332 || 1967 || XT173 : AAC |
| wa333 || XT174 : AAC; w/o 18apr73 hit telephone lines at Caledon, Tyrone+ |
| wa338 || 1965 || XT179 : AAC |
G-BFYF : private at Doncaster, Yorkshire Aug78-Jul79;
VH-HMK : Australia from Nov85;
conv to Westland-Bell-Soloy 47G-3+
VH-HMK : McDermott Aviation from Jun06
| wa423 || 1966 || XT511 : Took part in Police use of Helicopter trials (1967) wea+ |
| wa447 || 1967 || XT558 : AAC 652 Sq by Aug 1977. Broken up Wroughton, 1978 |
| wa518 || 1966 || 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 || XT815 : AAC 652 Sq by Aug 1977. To OE-AXX. |
| wa606 || 1967 || XT844 : AAC Sioux AH.1 |
G-BERO : Autair ltd Apr77-Mar78
HB-XHM : Althaus Fritz Mar/Apr 1978;
Heliba Apr/Aug 1978
HB-XHM : Heliswiss Aug78-Mar81, conv to Soloy 47G-3B1
PMU-6 : Lesotho Police Mobile Unit from Apr81; to Lesotho Defen+
ZS-RTO : South Africa, ex LDF-6
VH-OBY : Australia from 13dec06;
| wa723 || 1969 || G-17-8 : Westland/Bell 47G-4A, to G-AXKS |
G-AXKS : Bristow Helicopter Ltd Jul69-Sep82; preserved at Museum+