Westland sea king

1969

Sea King Mk.41


1969





Westland Sea King Mk.41

In 1969 Germany ordered 22 Sea Kings to replace H-34G and SH-34J Helicopters. The Mk 41s built for Germany were equipped with much the same navigation and radar equipment as found in the RNs Mk 1s but all the sonar gear was removed and with it the cable-mode hover facility. Additional equipment fitted related to the SAR requirement of searching for very small objects - as small as a human head in a boundless sea. It included the Decca Mk 19 navigator, VOR/ILS (VHF omni-directional range/instrument landing system), ADF370 (automatic direction finding) radio compass and a pack of communication radios compatible with West German ground and air frequencies. Cabin heating system was beefed up - an important feature in SAR operations when survivors are frequently suffering from hypothermia. The Main Cabin was increased from 5.9m to 7.6m and an additional fuel tank was fitted to provide for a total amount of 3000 liter. The Mk.41 Sea King was the pattern for all SAR Sea Kings used by RNoAF, BAF and even the No. 202 Squadron RAF. In 1987 a modernizing program was started. Sea Spray MK3 Radar, Radarwarning AN/ALR 68, Chaff-/Flareanlage M-130 and the capability for firing Sea Skua rockets were implemented. In between the Sea Skua were sent to MFG3 Nordholz and used by the Westland Sea Lynx Mk.88A.


Specifications

Engine: 2 x RR Gnome H1400-1 1660shp
Capacity: 4 + 19
Length: (m) 16
Height: (m) 4
Blades: 5
Rotor diam.: (m) 18
Disc area: (m2) 280
Weight: (kgs) Empty: 6207     Max: 9525
Speed: (km/h) Cruise: 209
Range: (km) 1230
Ceiling: (m) 3048
Rate/Climb: (m/min)
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Organisations

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1973
germany Marineflieger
    sea king 23 1973/now


Construction Numbers on database of Sea King Mk.41

23mk41




Construction Numbers Help Us

C/NYearHistory
wa 744 1972 DE 89+50 :
Marineflieger; Sep99 maintenance Eurocopter
Marineflieger; 23jun12 MFG5
wa 745 1972 DE 89+51 : Took part in rescue from Merc Enterprise in the western+
Marineflieger Mk41 MFG-5; 26jul96 pictured at RNAS Culd+
23jun12 MFG5
17aug13 MFG5 100 years celebration Marineflieger
wa 756 1973 DE 89+52 : Marine; 1970s pictured in original livery as MFG5 SAR a+
17aug13 MFG5 100 years celebration Marineflieger
wa 757 1973 DE 89+53 :
Marineflieger; Sep99 maintenance Eurocopter
17aug13 MFG5 100 years celebration Marineflieger
wa 758 1973 DE 89+54 :
Marine; 24+25jul99 Fairford air show
10sep06 MFG5 Tag der Heeresflieger
07-12mar07 MFG5
17aug13 MFG5 100 years celebration Marineflieger
wa 759 1972 DE 89+55 : Took part in rescue from Merc Enterprise in the western+
MFG; 13+14jun92 MFG5
25may96 pictured (top) at RAF Mildenhall, UK
To MFG5. Carried special 30 years of the Sea King paint+
31jul05 pictured (middle) during Helidays 2005 at Westo+
23jun12 MFG5 special c/s
08jul12 pictured (bot) at RIAT air show, UK with specia+
17aug13 MFG5 100 years celebration Marineflieger
wa 760 1973 DE 89+56 :
Marineflieger; 23jun12 MFG5
17aug13 MFG5 100 years celebration Marineflieger
wa 761 1973 DE 89+57 : Marineflieger Mk41 MFG-5
Jul80 pictured (top) at Kiksijde Belgium for NATO SAR h+
31jul07 pictured (bot) at RNAS Culdrose for Air Day, UK
27jun17 at Cuxhaven, Elbe (A511) ship inspection
wa 762 1973 DE 89+58 :
07-12mar07 MFG5
wa 763 1973 DE 89+59 : 89+59 was dropped into the north sea by a CH-53G due to+
wa 764 1973 DE 89+60 :
Marineflieger; 23jun12 MFG5
17aug13 MFG5 100 years celebration Marineflieger
wa 765 1974 DE 89+61 : w/o after a test flight at Westland. Used for Training +
wa 766 1973 DE 89+62 :
wa 767 1973 DE 89+63 :
Marineflieger; 23jun12 MFG5
17aug13 MFG5 100 years celebration Marineflieger
wa 768 1973 DE 89 64 : Marineflieger Mk41 MFG-5; 29jul08 pictured (pic1) at RN+
27jun08 pictured (pic2) during SAR-MEET in Kiel-Holtena+
12apr17 pictured (pic3) at Beauvechain, Belgium during +
wa 769 1973 DE 89+65 : Sea King Mk.41 Marineflieger
21jul13 pictured (top) at RIAT 2013 RAF Fairford, UK
24jul13 pictured (bot) at RNAS Culdrose, UK. Wessex XT7+
17aug13 MFG5 100 years celebration Marineflieger
wa 770 1974 DE 89+66 : Marineflieger Mk41 MFG-5; 04Aug87 pictured (top) at RNA+
21jul96 pictured (bot) at RAF Fairford airshow, UK
23jun12 MFG5
wa 771 1974 DE 89+67 : Marineflieger Mk41 MFG-5
Jul95 pictured (top) at RNAS Yeovilton Air Day
13aug95 MFG5 Flugtag im Nordholz
28jun08 pictured (bot) during preparations for rotor fo+
17aug13 MFG5 100 years celebration Marineflieger
wa 772 1974 DE 89+68 : 25jun77 pictured at Greenham Common Air Tattoo
17aug13 MFG5 100 years celebration Marineflieger
wa 773 1973 DE 89+69 :
MFG-5, in Culdrose Air Show, Static Display 25 Jul 1979
wa 774 1974 DE 89+70 : Marineflieger Mk41 MFG-5; 28jul93 pictured at RNAS Culd+
13aug95 MGF5 Flugtag im Nordholz
Sep99 maintenance Eurocopter
May.09 MFG5 participated in SAR-Meet 2009 at Leeuwarden+
23jun12 MFG5
17aug13 MFG5 100 years celebration Marineflieger
wa 775 1974 DE 89+71 :
Marineflieger; 23jun12 MFG5
wa 830 1974 DE 89+61 : Replace for WA 765
17aug13 MFG5 100 years celebration Marineflieger
23 C/N.

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