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    Skeeter 3


    Two Skeeter 3 were in build as Cierva was being taken over by Saunders Roe during Jan 1951 and both (including a single Skeeter 4) were funded by the Ministry of Supply as development units. They were provided with de Havilland Gypsy Major 8 engines, changes to the rotor head and further improvements to the undercarriage. After disappointing service trials with the Army and Royal Navy, in early 1952 they were re-engined with the Cirrus Bombardier 702 (like the Skeeter 4) and were re-designated as the Skeeter 3B.


    Length: (m) 8.66
    Height: (m) 2.99
    Blades: 3
    Rotor diam.: (m) 9.75
    Disc area: (m2) 74.72
    Weight: (kgs) Empty: 658     Max: 953
    Speed: (km/h) Cruise: 149     Max: 156
    Range: (km) 418
    Ceiling: (m)     Max: 3688
    Rate/Climb: (m/min)

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    W.14/3 1951 UK WF112
    W.14/4 1951 UK WF113

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