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  • 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
    wa 745 1972 DE 89+51
    wa 756 1973 DE 89+52
    wa 757 1973 DE 89+53
    wa 758 1973 DE 89+54
    wa 759 1972 DE 89+55
    wa 760 1973 DE 89+56
    wa 761 1973 DE 89+57
    wa 762 1973 DE 89+58
    wa 763 1973 DE 89+59
    wa 764 1973 DE 89+60
    wa 765 1974 DE 89+61
    wa 766 1973 DE 89+62
    wa 767 1973 DE 89+63
    wa 768 1973 DE 89+64
    wa 769 1973 DE 89+65
    wa 770 1974 DE 89+66
    wa 771 1974 DE 89+67
    wa 772 1974 DE 89+68
    wa 773 1973 DE 89+69
    wa 774 1974 DE 89+70
    wa 775 1974 DE 89+71
    wa 830 1974 DE 89+61
    23 C/N.


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