Westland wessex

Wessex HAS.31


Export version of Wessex HAS.1 for Royal Australian Navy. Twenty-seven Mk.31A examples delivered with more powerful 1,540 shp Napier Gazelle NGa 13/2 Mk.162 turboshaft engine. Flown by 725 Sqn (training) and 817 Sqn (ASW).


Engine: 1 x Napier Gazelle Mk.162 1540shp
Length: (m) 20.03
Height: (m) 4.39
Blades: 4
Rotor diam.: (m) 17.07
Disc area: (m2) 228.85
Weight: (kgs) Empty: 3560     Max: 6120
Speed: (km/h)
Range: (km)
Ceiling: (m) 4300
Rate/Climb: (m/min) 482

List of Operators of Westland Wessex HAS.31

From Organisation with model Wessex HAS.31
australia Fleet Air Arm (RAN)
    wessex 27 1963/91

Construction Numbers on database of Wessex HAS.31


Construction Numbers

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wa200 1962 AU N7-200 : Built at Yeovil, f/f 9 Aug 62, d/d RAN 4 Sep 62. Initia+
Westland Wessex HAS.31, c/n WA200, f/f 09/08/62; del RA+
took part in relief operations as HS-817/810, from HMAS+
wa201 1962 AU N7-201 : Westland Wessex HAS.31A, c/n WA201, f/f:14/08/62; del R+
wa202 1962 AU N7-202 : Westland Wessex HAS.31A, c/n WA202, f/f:31/08/62; del R+
took part in relief operations as HS-817/812, from HMAS+
US N7-202 : to Darwin Aviation Museum as one of the founding exhibi+
wa203 1962 AU N7-203 : Westland Wessex HAS.31A, c/n WA203, f/f:26/09/62; del R+
wa204 1962 AU N7-204 : Westland Wessex HAS.31A, c/n WA204, f/f:22/10/62; del R+
wa205 1962 AU N7-205 : Westland Wessex HAS.31, c/n WA205, f/f 26/10/62; del RA+
wa206 1962 AU N7-206 : Westland Wessex HAS.31A, c/n WA206, f/f:15/11/62; del R+
wa207 1962 AU N7-207 : Westland Wessex HAS.31A, c/n WA207, f/f:20/11/62; del R+
wa208 1962 AU N7-208 : Westland Wessex Mk.31A, c/n WA208, f/f:28/11/62; del RA+
wa209 1962 AU N7-209 : Westland Wessex Mk.31A, c/n WA209, f/f:15/12/62, del RA+
Burnt at Nowra fire dump
Maintenance crew also aboard during the ditching were: +
wa210 1962 AU N7-210 : Westland Wessex Mk.31, c/n WA210, f/f:20/12/62, del RAN+
wa211 1963 AU N7-211 : Westland Wessex Mk.31A f/f 14jan63; RAN d/d 02dec63 as+
1969 ditching, if my memory serves me correct, there wa+
wa212 1963 AU N7-212 : Westland Wessex Mk.31A, c/n WA212, f/f:18/01/63; del RA+
US N7-212 : preserved at Richard Winterburn aircraft museum at Heat+
wa213 1963 AU N7-213 : Westland Wessex Mk.31A, c/n WA213, f/f:18/02/63; del RA+
wa214 1963 AU N7-214 : Westland Wessex Mk.31A, c/n WA214, f/f:18/02/63; de; R+
US N7-214 : Nov17 at Caboolture, QLD stored outside
wa215 1963
AU N7-215 : Westland Wessex Mk.31A, c/n WA215, f/f:07/03/63; del RA+
This aircraft did not crash at night!
I flew out to the rig on 825 with my team (SASR) for a +
Airframe preserved at Schneider Collection, Rupanyup, b+
wa216 1963 AU N7-216 : Westland Wessex Mk.31A, c/n WA216, f/f:14/03/63; del RA+
Preserved at Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydne+
wa217 1963 AU N7-217 : Westland Wessex Mk.31A, c/n WA217, f/f:08/04/63; del RA+
On loan to Queensland Air Museum at Caloundra in March +
wa218 1963 AU N7-218 : Westland Wessex Mk.31A, c/n WA218, f/f:09/04/63; del RA+
wa219 1963 AU N7-219 : Westland Wessex Mk.31A, c/n WA219, f/f:24/04/63; del RA+
US N7-219 : at Dubbo Military Museum, until collection auctioned of+
wa220 1963 AU N7-220 : Westland Wessex Mk.31A, c/n WA220, f/f:09/05/63; del RA+
wa221 1963 AU N7-221 : Westland Wessex Mk.31A, c/n WA221, f/f:23/05/63; del RA+
US N7-221 : to Fleet Air Arm Museum, Nowra in Navy colours as N7-22+
wa222 1963 AU N7-222 : Westland Wessex Mk.31A, c/n WA222, f/f:21/06/63; del RA+
wa223 1963 AU N7-223 : Westland Wessex Mk.31A, c/n WA223, f/f:22/07/63; del RA+
wa224 1963 AU N7-224 : Westland Wessex Mk.31A, c/n WA224, f/f:06/08/63; del RA+
Preserved at SAAM, Port Adeliade since at least 2000. S+
wa225 1963 AU N7-225 : Westland Wessex Mk.31A, c/n WA225, f/f:13/08/63; del RA+
wa226 1963 AU N7-226 : Westland Wessex Mk.31A, c/n WA226, f/f:16/08/63; del RA+
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