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  • Saunders Roe Skeeter 5


    This model is a version of Skeeter



    c/n SR.907


    Year 1952




    Helicopter Saunders Roe Skeeter 5 Serial SR.907 Register XG303 G-AMTZ G-AMDC used by Ministry of Defence (MoD) Aeroplane & Armaments Experimental Establishment (A&AEE). Built 1952. Aircraft history and location






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    G-AMDC

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    1952

    Allocated G-AMDC in early 1952 (ntu ?), to G-AMTZ Aug 1952

    G-AMTZ

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    aug52

    1953-06AEGHIfirst Skeeter to be built with a SARO construction number (the previous ones had been Weir/Cierva) and first flown Jun 1953
    1953-09BEGLF Farnborough Air Show 1953 to SBAC Farnborough Air Show Sep 1953
    1954-09BEGLF Farnborough Air Show 1954 to SBAC Farnborough Air Show Sep 1954
    1955AEGHI Conv to Skeeter 6
    Saunders Roe Skeeter 6 Conv, to Skeeter 6 (with a Gypsy Major 200 engine) from Skeeter 5, during 1955.

    XG303

    united kingdom Ministry of Defence (MoD)

    mar54

    1954-03CEGDM Trials Allocated XG303 in Mar 1954 for trials as Skeeter 5 by A&AEE Boscombe Down, in camouflage paint scheme. Aeroplane & Armaments Experimental Establishment

    G-AMTZ

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    may54

    1957-05AEGHI HTP booster fit May 1957 modified to fit a Napier NRE.19 peroxide tank above the rotor hub and with rotor tip nozzles to improve hot and high performance.
    1957-09BEGLF Farnborough Air Show 1957 attended SBAC Farnborough Air Show Sep 1957
    1958-06DDunsborough Park Helicopter Party Attended a well publicised Helicopter Garden Party in Jun 1958 (in all white paint scheme and with peroxide assist system removed).
    1959-12civil registration cancelled, 7 Dec 1959.

    XG303

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    1960

    1960-04Sold to AAC and reverted to XG303
    G.I. until at least Jul 1962
    SoC before 1978
    1978-10EEGHODumped (?) at Thruxton late 1978



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