3 Wessex Mk 60 (ex Bristow Helicopters) delivered with long range fuel tanks between 1991 and 1994 replacing ex USN SH-34Js. Also some ex UK Royal Air Force HC.2 airframes, 2 ? in 1997, 5 in Feb 1998. Based at Curbelo AB in Laguna del Sauce on the southern tip of Uruguay.
Westland refused to support these aircraft (probably due to distance, age, parts availability etc), and they are supported by Sikorsky. As a result, they are known as Sikorsky S-58s, despite their heritage as Wessex from a factory in the UK.
|Construction Numbers||Help Us|
|C/N||Mod||Built||ID In this Organisation||In other Org|
|wa504||mk.53||1966|| 063: From Bristow Helicopters in part exchange for Navy SH-34J in+|| 9G-631: Westland Wessex Mk.53, c/n WA504, ff?; del Ghana Air Fo+ |
G-631: Wessex Mk.53 Delivered 1966 ?. Sold to Bristow as G-BG+
G-BGWT: ex G-631. Became G-BGWT Aug 1979. De-reg Jan 1990 on ex+
|wa563||mk.54||1966|| 064: Replaced ex USN SH-34J with the same serial in Aug 1991. wfu+|| AMDB-106: Wessex Mk.54 |
To Brunei Jan 1967. Replaced by Bell 212 1971.
G-BAWJ: ex Brunei Govt. To Bermuda 1971 as VR-BEA, possibly wit+
|wa503||mk.53||1966|| 065: From Bristow Helicopters in part exchange for SH-34J (which +|| 9G-630: Westland Wessex Mk.53, c/n WA503, ff?; del Ghana Air Fo+ |
G-630: Wessex Mk.53 Delivered 1966. Sold to Bristow as G-BGER+
G-BGER: ex G-630. To VH-BHI Mar 1979 on a Bristow contract in A+
|wa130||hc.2||1963|| 081: To Uruguay Jan 1998. Delivered 20 Feb 1998.|| XR505: First flew 1 Oct 1963, delivered 18 Oct 1963 . SRCU/N+ |
|wa143||hc.2||1963|| 082: To Uruguay Jan 1998. Delivered 20 Feb 1998.|| XR521: First flew 16 Apr 1964 as HC.2, delivered 30 Apr 1964. + |
Flew her a lot on 72Sqn between joining 02jun69 and 10d+
RAF; 1993 2FTS
|wa195||hc.2||1965|| 083: To Uruguay Jan 1998. Delivered 20 Feb 1998.|| XS676: First flew 15 Feb 1965 as HC.2, delivered 24 Mar 1965. + |
|wa198||hc.2||1965|| 084: To Uruguay Jan 1998. Delivered 20 Feb 1998.|| XS679: RAF HC.2 f/f 28apr65 as HC.2, d/d 05may65; 18 Sq/BP by + |
08sep80 pictured (top) as 18 Sq/BP at Gutersloh, Germa+
Jul91 /WG 2FTS; 1992 pictured (top) at Boscombe Down d+
|wa530||hc.2||1966|| 085: To Uruguay Jan 1998. Delivered 20 Feb 1998.|| XT603: First flew 10 Jun 1966 as HC.2, delivered 29 Jun 1966. + |
Farnborough Airshow 1970 72Sqn /AD