AgustaWestland Sea King

Sea King HC.4+


By 2007 it was looking like the CHF Sea King HC.4 would be called on to operate in Afghanistan in support of Operation Herrick. Changes were needed to allow the airframes to better cope with the hot, high and dusty conditions in theatre and during late 2007, a modification programme commenced. These included new composite Carson main rotors, a set of new 5 bladed tail rotors, NVG compatibility upgrades in the cockpit, and a decoy and defensive aids fit.

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Commando Sea Kings return from Afghanistan after four years, 12-Oct-11 : It is mission accomplished for veteran Naval helicopters over Afghanistan after a gruelling four-year mission.


Engine: 2 x RR Gnome H1400-1 1660shp
Capacity: 3 + 27
Length: (m) 22
Height: (m) 4.72
Blades: 5
Rotor diam.: (m) 18.9
Disc area: (m2) 280.55
Weight: (kgs) Empty: 6300
Speed: (km/h)     Max: 208
Range: (km)
Ceiling: (m)
Rate/Climb: (m/min)

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wa 914 1981 UK ZA310 : hc.4 RN; 1985 707Sqn /ZS; 1987 846Sqn /VS; 1990 846Sqn /VQ; +
2010 845Sqn /B
13jul13 pictured at 848Sqd /B at RNAS Yeovilton
wa 916 1981 UK ZA312 : hc.4 RN; 1985 707Sqn /ZB; 1994 707Sqn /ZS; jul00 848Sqn /ZS;+
846Sq/VW by Jul 1982; 707Sq/ZB by 1986; 707Sq/ZT by 198+
845 Sq / B embarked HMS Ark Royal for first of type sea+
845 Sq / B, embarked mid May 1992 on HMS Invincible for+
845 Sq / B still (-N) by Sep 1992; 848Sq/ZS by Oct 1999+
HC.4+ by 2008; For sale (engineless) from storage Dec 2+
AL ZA312 : 29nov17 parked up in Gatwick Cargo overnight on the bac+
wa 931 1983 UK ZD476 : hc.4 RN from 1984; 1985 707Sqn./ZA; jul2000 848Sqn./ZU; 2003+
707Sq/ZA by Aug 1984 still 1986;707Sq/ZS by 1988; 846 S+
HC.4+ conv by 2008;848 Sq/WZ by Jul 2009;For sale (engi+
ZD476 : 05mar16 for sale by witham sv. Mod with no en+
wa 967 1986 UK ZF120 : hc.4 RN HC.4 f/f 11nov86
11Nov86 First Flight Westlands Yeovil; 27Nov86 delivere+
04jul88 pictured as /PO.(6)20 of 772Squadron on SAR dut+
12Dec89 to Westlands for update; 27Feb90 to 772Squadron+
22feb93 772Sqn./20
16Mar93 noted RNAY Fleetlands coded -.-20; 10Feb94 note+
1998 845Sqn /K; 2000 845Sqn /K
18Apr05 noted RNAS Yeovilton coded -.VZ of 846Squadron;+
HC.4+ by 2008; For sale (engineless) from storage Dec 2+
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