Saunders Roe Skeeter 5


This model is a version of Skeeter



c/n SR.907


Year 1953






Helicopter Saunders Roe Skeeter 5 Serial SR.907 Register G-AMDC G-AMTZ XG303 used by Ministry of Defence (MoD). Built 1953. Aircraft history





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G-AMDC
Allocated G-AMDC in early 1952 (ntu ?), to G-AMTZ Aug 1952
G-AMTZ
UK Southampton ( jun-53 )
first Skeeter to be built with a SARO construction number (the previous ones had been Weir/Cierva) and first flown Jun 1953
G-AMTZ
UK Farnborough Farnborough Air Show 1953 ( sep-53 )
to SBAC Farnborough Air Show Sep 1953
G-AMTZ
G-AMTZ
united kingdom XG303
Ministry of Defence (MoD)
UK Boscombe Down Trials ( mar-54 )
Allocated XG303 in Mar 1954 for trials by A&AEE Boscombe Down, in camouflage paint scheme.
XG303
Saunders Roe Skeeter 6
Conv, to Skeeter 6 (with a Gypsy Major 200 engine) from Skeeter 5, during 1955 and reverted to G-AMTZ.
G-AMTZ
UK Southampton HTP booster fit ( may-57 )
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.
G-AMTZ
UK Farnborough Farnborough Air Show 1957 ( sep-57 )
attended SBAC Farnborough Air Show Sep 1957
G-AMTZ
UK Dunsborough Park Helicopter Party ( jun-58 )
Attended a well publicised Helicopter Garden Party in Jun 1958 (in all white paint scheme and with peroxide assist system removed).
G-AMTZ
Sold to Army Air Corps and civil registration cancelled, 7 Dec 1959.


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