Bristol Sycamore 3

This model is a version of Type 171 Sycamore

c/n 12892

Year 1951

Helicopter Bristol Sycamore 3 Serial 12892 Register G-ALSX. Built 1951. Aircraft history


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Built at Filton. Sea trials on HMS Triumph during 1952
assisted in Dutch flood rescues 1953
To Williamson Diamonds (Nairobi) as VR-TBS Feb 1958 shipped by Bristol Freighter, returned UK 1 Dec 1959
G-ALSX March 1960 and used by Bristol in the Type 192 development programme
G-48-1 for use in the wooden rotor blade clearance and evaluation
wfu May 1969
Aircraft Retired / Not available by 1969
UK Staverton Exhibit ( jul-69 )
Acquired May 1969 by the British Rotorcraft Collection, (The International Helicopter Museum), and loaned to Skyfame Museum as G-48/1 in Jul 1969.
UK Duxford Exhibit ( feb-78 )
transferred to Imperial War Museum Duxford on 5 Feb 1978, when the Skyfame Museum collection was being dispersed.
UK Weston-super-Mare Exhibit ( jul-15 )
12Jul15 at International Helicopter Museum, Weston-super-Mare

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