Westland dragonfly

Dragonfly HC.2


3 Dragonfly HC.2 were initially ordered by the RAF and all were delivered in Mar 1950. These were based on the Navy Dragonfly HR.1 with composite main rotors but fitted with external stretcher litters for the CasEvac role. A flight of HC.2s was sent to Malaya for service trials. A fourth was delivered in Feb/Mar 1952. Although they saved lives in Malaya (see Operation Firedog), they proved underpowered and gave way to the improved Dragonfly HC4.

List of Operators of Westland Dragonfly HC.2

From Organisation with model Dragonfly HC.2
united kingdom Royal Air Force
    4 1950/54
united kingdom Royal Air Force
    dragonfly 16 1953/58

Construction Numbers on database of Dragonfly HC.2


Construction Numbers

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wa/h/002 1949 UK G-ALEG : Dragonfly 1A reg Westland as G-ALEG, 1949;
rtnd Westland as G-ALEG, 24Feb52; w/o 26Sep52.
UK WZ749 : sold to MoS as Dragonfly HC2, WZ749, 09Nov51;
UK WZ749 : Back to RAF Mar 1952. Damaged during jungle landing, N+
wa/h/007 1949 UK G-ALMC : Dragonfly 1A Westland Dragonfly 1A, G-ALMC, 1949?
UK WF308 : sold MoS as Dragonfly HC.2, WF308, 15Nov50; w/o 24Oct51+
UK WF308 : ex G-ALMC. Del MoS as HC.2 in Mar 1950. To Far East Cas+
24 Oct 1951 crashed on take off in jungle near Raub, pe+
wa/h/016 1950 UK WF311 : dd Mar 1950 to RAF as HC.2; to Far East Casevac Flt; 19+
16 May 1953, tail cut off by main rotors during autorot+
wa/h/017 1950 UK WF315 : HC.2 Del RAF 8 Mar 1950; Far East Casevac Flt; 194 Sq b+
w/o 3 Mar 1954 after loss of control during take off fr+
wa/h/018 1950 UK VZ960 : HC.2 Del RAF c Dec 1950
w/o 3 Nov 1955 after main rotor struck tail boom follow+
5 C/N.