Saunders Roe Skeeter 3


This model is a version of Skeeter



c/n W.14/4


Year 1951 to 1953




Helicopter Saunders Roe Skeeter 3 Serial W.14/4 Register WF113 used by Ministry of Defence (MoD). Built 1951. Aircraft history and location





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united kingdom WF113
Ministry of Defence (MoD)
1951 UK Southampton second of two Skeeter 3 funded by Ministry of Supply as a development airframe. First flight at Eastleigh in .
united kingdom WF113
Ministry of Defence (MoD)
after trials, re-engined by early 1952 with the Cirrus Bombardier 702 engine and re-designated as a Skeeter 3B.
united kingdom WF113
Ministry of Defence (MoD)
mar53 UK Boscombe Down Trials To A&AEE during Mar 1953, but resonance problems remained. Aeroplane & Armaments Experimental Establishment
united kingdom WF113
Ministry of Defence (MoD)
may53 UK Southampton Destroyed after further resonance reduction research and modification, the aircraft destroyed itself in May 1953, during a ground run trial due to resonance. This was the catalyst for the Ministry of Supply removing further funding from the whole Skeeter programme, until SARO had resolved the problem.


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