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  • Westland dragonfly

    Dragonfly HR.1

    1950










    Specifications


    Engine: 1 x Alvis Leonides 50 540 shp
    Capacity: 1 + 4
    Length: (m) 17.54
    Height: (m)
    Blades: 3
    Rotor diam.: (m) 14.63
    Disc area: (m2) 168.1
    Weight: (kgs) Empty: 2004     Max: 2675
    Speed: (km/h)
    Range: (km) 482
    Ceiling: (m)
    Rate/Climb: (m/min)


    List of Operators of Westland Dragonfly HR.1


    From Organisation with model Dragonfly HR.1
    1950
    united kingdom Fleet Air Arm
        dragonfly 71 1950/67
    1953
    united kingdom Royal Air Force
        dragonfly 16 1953/58

    Construction Numbers on database of Dragonfly HR.1

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    Construction Numbers

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    C/NYearHistory
    wa/h/008 1949 UK VX595 : HR.1 ff 18 Jun 1949, rotor development airframe at Yeov+
    Assignments at AFEE Beaulieu Jul and Nov 1949, and Jan +
    hr.3 conv HR.3 at Yeovil by 1953
    hr.5 conv HR.5 at RNAY Donibristle from Nov 1956 to Jun 195+
    UK VX595 : to RAF Museum store at Henlow / 29, by Jun 1975, still +
    UK VX595 : Spent time in storage variously at Fleetlands, Gosport +
    wa/h/009 1949 UK VX596 : 705Sq Jun 1950, 705Sq/710-GJ by Jul 1951; Warrior Flt +
    hr.3 Centaur Flt/902-C Apr 1954 to Mar 1955; 705Sq/535 by Ma+
    hr.5 Eagle Flt/974-J by Aug 1957; 705Sq/532 by Nov 1957; For+
    to Arbroath (A2465) by Jun 1958, soc Oct 1959, still 19+
    wa/h/010 1949 UK VX597 : Built as HR.1 ff Oct 1949. 705Sq by Jan 1950, Indomitab+
    hr.3 HR.3 conv by Mar 1953. Culdrose Stn Flt/901 by Jun 1953+
    hr.5 HR.5 conv by May 1958. Centaur SAR Flt Jan 1959, 700Sq+
    VX597 : Open storage at Blackbushe by ; sold to Yateley Commerc+
    wa/h/021 1950 UK VZ962 : ff 18 May 1950 and del RNAS Gosport 13 Oct 1950. 705Sqn+
    hr.3 Repaired Westland and con to HR.3 by 1953. 705Sqn/703-G+
    hr.5 To Lee-on-Solent by Oct 1956 for conv to HR.5. Brawdy +
    To RNEC Manadon Jun 1968 until c Aug 1972.
    To BRNC Dartmouth for much of 1974, G I Airframe at Nor+
    UK VZ962 : To Cornwall Aero Park by Jul 1981 (marked /912-CU) and +
    VZ962 : to British Rotorcraft Museum W-s-M by , still Dec 1993.+
    wa/h/022 1950 UK VZ963 : ff 14 Jun 1950, dd 3 Oct 1950 Gosport to 705 Sq;RFA For+
    Engine failure immediately after take off from Seaton B+
    705 Sq/704-GJ by Apr 1952
    noted visiting from HMS Illustrious, 2 Jun 1952
    hr.3 to RNAY Donibristle 10 Mar 1953 for HR.3 conv.; 705 Sq/+
    Crashed Ichenor Sailing Club 25 May 1955; soc 10 Jun 19+
    wa/h/023 1950 UK VZ964 : ff Aug 1950. 705 Sq by Jan 1951; shipped to Far East ab+
    wa/h/024 1950 UK VZ965 : ff Sep 1950, 705 Sq Nov 1950; Indomitable Flt 12 Jan 19+
    hr.3 conv HR.3 at Ilchester Mar 1953; Albion Flt/901-Z Sep 1+
    hr.5 conv to HR.5 Nov 1956 at Lee, CU Stn Flt/911-CU by Nov +
    7 C/N.