Westland Sea King

Sea King Mk.41

1969








Westland Sea King Mk.41

In 1969 Germany ordered 22 Sea Kings to replace H-34G and SH-34J Helicopters. The Mk 41s built for Germany were equipped with much the same navigation and radar equipment as found in the RNs Mk 1s but all the sonar gear was removed and with it the cable-mode hover facility. Additional equipment fitted related to the SAR requirement of searching for very small objects - as small as a human head in a boundless sea. It included the Decca Mk 19 navigator, VOR/ILS (VHF omni-directional range/instrument landing system), ADF370 (automatic direction finding) radio compass and a pack of communication radios compatible with West German ground and air frequencies. Cabin heating system was beefed up - an important feature in SAR operations when survivors are frequently suffering from hypothermia. The Main Cabin was increased from 5.9m to 7.6m and an additional fuel tank was fitted to provide for a total amount of 3000 liter. The Mk.41 Sea King was the pattern for all SAR Sea Kings used by RNoAF, BAF and even the No. 202 Squadron RAF. In 1987 a modernizing program was started. Sea Spray MK3 Radar, Radarwarning AN/ALR 68, Chaff-/Flareanlage M-130 and the capability for firing Sea Skua rockets were implemented. In between the Sea Skua were sent to MFG3 Nordholz and used by the Westland Sea Lynx Mk.88A.




Specifications


Engine: 2 x RR Gnome H1400-1 1660 shp
Capacity: 4 + 19
Length: (m) 16
Height: (m) 4
Blades: 5
Rotor diam.: (m) 18
Disc area: (m2) 280
Weight: (kgs) Empty: 6207     Max: 9525
Speed: (km/h) Cruise: 209
Range: (km) 1230
Ceiling: (m) 3048
Rate/Climb: (m/min)
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List of Operators of Westland Sea King Mk.41


From Organisation with model Sea King Mk.41
1973
germany Marineflieger
    Sea King 23 1973/   


Construction Numbers on database of Sea King Mk.41

23mk41




Construction Numbers

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C/NYearHistory
wa 744 1972 DE 89+50 : Marineflieger
4-10 Sep 1972, participated in Farnborough air show 197+
Marineflieger; maintenance Eurocopter
Marineflieger; 23 MFG5
wa 745 1972 DE 89+51 : Took part in rescue from Merc Enterprise in the western+
Marineflieger Mk41 MFG-5; 26 pictured at RNAS Culdrose +
23 MFG5
MFG5 100 years celebration Marineflieger
wa 756 1973 DE 89+52 : Marine; 1970s pictured in original livery as MFG5 SAR a+
MFG5 100 years celebration Marineflieger
wa 757 1973 DE 89+53 :
Marineflieger; maintenance Eurocopter
MFG5 100 years celebration Marineflieger
wa 758 1973 DE 89+54 :
Marine; 24+25jul99 Fairford air show
MFG5 Tag der Heeresflieger
07-12mar07 MFG5
MFG5 100 years celebration Marineflieger
wa 759 1972 DE 89+55 : Took part in rescue from Merc Enterprise in the western+
MFG; 13+14jun92 MFG5
pictured (top) at RAF Mildenhall, UK
To MFG5. Carried special 30 years of the Sea King paint+
pictured (middle) during Helidays 2005 at Weston Super+
23 MFG5 special c/s
pictured (bot) at RIAT air show, UK with special c/s o+
MFG5 100 years celebration Marineflieger
wa 760 1973 DE 89+56 :
Marineflieger; 23 MFG5
MFG5 100 years celebration Marineflieger
wa 761 1973 DE 89+57 : Marineflieger Mk41 MFG-5
Jul80 pictured (pic1) at Kiksijde Belgium for NATO SAR +
with MFG5, pictured (pic2) at Weston-super-Mare Beach +
pictured (pic3) at RNAS Culdrose for Air Day, UK
at Cuxhaven, Elbe (A511) ship inspection
6 Sep 2018 MFG3 visited Helioperations at Portland, aft+
Visited Exeter on 10 Sep 2018 from MFG5.
wa 762 1973 DE 89+58 :
07-12mar07 MFG5
wa 763 1973 DE 89+59 : 89+59 was dropped into the north sea by a CH-53G due to+
wa 764 1973 DE 89+60 :
Marineflieger; 23 MFG5
MFG5 100 years celebration Marineflieger
wa 765 1974 DE 89+61 : w/o after a test flight at Westland. Used for Training +
wa 766 1973 DE 89+62 :
wa 767 1973 DE 89+63 :
Marineflieger; 23 MFG5
MFG5 100 years celebration Marineflieger
wa 768 1973 DE 89+64 : pictured (pic2) during SAR-MEET in Kiel-Holtenau. It w+
pictured (pic4) at Weston-Super-Mare Helidays 2008
Marineflieger Mk41 MFG-5; 29 pictured (pic1) at RNAS RN+
pictured (pic3) at Beauvechain, Belgium during Heliday+
wa 769 1973 DE 89+65 : Sea King Mk.41 Marineflieger
pictured (top) at RIAT 2013 RAF Fairford, UK
pictured (bot) at RNAS Culdrose, UK. Wessex XT761 on b+
MFG5 100 years celebration Marineflieger
wa 770 1974 DE 89+66 : Marineflieger Mk41 MFG-5; 04 pictured (top) at RNAS Por+
pictured (bot) at RAF Fairford airshow, UK
23 MFG5
wa 771 1974 DE 89+67 : Marineflieger Mk41 MFG-5
pictured (top) at RNAS Yeovilton Air Day
MFG5 Flugtag im Nordholz
28 pictured (bot) during preparations for rotor fold/un+
MFG5 100 years celebration Marineflieger
wa 772 1974 DE 89+68 : pictured at Greenham Common Air Tattoo
MFG5 100 years celebration Marineflieger
wa 773 1973 DE 89+69 : Marineflieger, pictured
asg MFG-5 static display at Culdrose Air Show 1979
wa 774 1974 DE 89+70 : Marine 8970
Marineflieger Mk41 MFG-5; pictured (pic1) at RNAS Culd+
MGF5 Flugtag im Nordholz
MFG-5 at Skrydstrup Airshow
maintenance Eurocopter
May.09 MFG5 participated in SAR-Meet 2009 at Leeuwarden+
23 MFG5
MFG5 100 years celebration Marineflieger
pictured (pic2) on display at Fairford 2017
wa 775 1974 DE 89+71 : Marineflieger
Marineflieger; 23 MFG5
wa 830 1974 DE 89+61 : Replace for WA 765
MFG5 100 years celebration Marineflieger
23 C/N.


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