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 and location





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G-AMDC
Allocated G-AMDC in early 1952 (ntu ?), to G-AMTZ Aug 1952
G-AMTZ
jun53 UK Southampton first Skeeter to be built with a SARO construction number (the previous ones had been Weir/Cierva) and first flown Jun 1953
G-AMTZ
sep53 UK Farnborough Farnborough Air Show 1953 to SBAC Farnborough Air Show Sep 1953
G-AMTZ
G-AMTZ
united kingdom XG303
Ministry of Defence (MoD)
mar54 UK Boscombe Down Trials Allocated XG303 in Mar 1954 for trials by A&AEE Boscombe Down, in camouflage paint scheme. Aeroplane & Armaments Experimental Establishment
XG303
Saunders Roe Skeeter 6
1955 Conv, to Skeeter 6 (with a Gypsy Major 200 engine) from Skeeter 5, during and reverted to G-AMTZ.
G-AMTZ
may57 UK Southampton 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.
G-AMTZ
sep57 UK Farnborough Farnborough Air Show 1957 attended SBAC Farnborough Air Show Sep 1957
G-AMTZ
jun58 UK Dunsborough Park Helicopter Party 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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