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  • Westland Sea King

    Sea King Mk.48


    Search and rescue version for the Belgian Air Force. 5 built
    When the UK cancelled an Eqyptian order for Sea Kings, 5 were available for Belgium to snap up, to replace its ageing S-58 / HSS-1 SAR fleet.

    Model News

    Koksijde SAR Meet 2016, 07-Oct-16 : Belgium with Austria, Germany and Poland taking part of Search and Rescue SAR Meet 2016 at Koksijde, October 10-14

    List of Operators of Westland Sea King Mk.48

    From Organisation with model Sea King Mk.48
    united kingdom Westland
        Sea King 1969/00
    belgium Force Aérienne Belge
        5 1976/18

    Construction Numbers on database of Sea King Mk.48


    Construction Numbers

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    wa 831 1975 UK G-BDNH : Manufacturer test serial; to Belgium Jul 1976
    BE RS01 : Sea King Mk.48 ex G-BDNH, to Belgian Air Force Nov 1976+
    From December 2008 preserved in - Brussel air museum -
    17dec08 RS01 last flight after 10585 flight hours
    pictured preserved at Musee Royal de l Armee et d Hist+
    wa 832 1976 BE RS02 : 08apr76 first flight, ex G-BDNI/G17-2; 20may76 handed o+
    Jul80 pictured (pic1) at Koksijde SAR meeting
    picture at Middle Wallop, UK
    14feb95 40sm at Valkenburg
    40sm. Operational Intergration Exercise, photo call
    BAF 40sm participated in SAR-Meet 2009 from Leeuwarden+
    40Sq, noted 26 Aug 2009, visiting Manston
    02 visit Oxford (London) Airport
    May 2012 visit to Oxford / Kidlington for participation+
    at Florennes air show
    pictured (pic2) at Valenciennes-Denain, France
    makes its 3,000th scramble during an organ transport t+
    pictured (pic3) at Semmerzake ATCC Open Door
    pictured (pic4) on display at Fairford 2017
    For sale at Koksijde AB by
    wa 833 1976 BE RS03 : Apr76 first flight, ex G-BDNJ/G-17-3; 28may76 handed ov+
    06jul08 pictured at Kleine Brogel airbase (EBBL) during+
    29 taken out of service after severe metal fatigue was +
    Mar16 aircarft suffered metal fatigue but was set in op+
    Will be presented to the city of Koksijde to be used as+
    wa 834 1976 BE RS04 : 07may76 first flight, ex G-BDNK/G17-4; 14jul76 handed +
    26aug09 pictured (top) at Koksijde airbase
    pictured (bot) at Koksijde
    participant in International SAR meet 2014 in the Nethe+
    at Bevekom airshow, Beauvechain
    out of order due to problems with the airframe structu+
    Aug16 back in service, tests autorotation
    For sale at Koksijde AB by
    wa 835 1976 BE RS05 : 07jun76 first flight, ex G-BDNL/G-17-5; 02jul76 handed +
    pictured (pic1) at RAF St Mawgan, UK
    40sm. participated in SAR meet 94 from Leeuwarden air +
    24+25jul99 Fairford air show, UK
    18aug06 pictured (pic2) at Eastbourne, UK with 25 yrs c+
    with 40 Sma, pictured (pic3) at Weston-super-Mare Beac+
    Jun08 pictured (pic4) at SAR-MEET in Kiel-Holtenau, Ger+
    pictured (pic5) at Koksijde
    arrived 27 Jul for RNAS Culdrose Air Day, on 28 Jul 201+
    pictured (pic6) during Belgian Air Force Days 2018 at +
    Given to VLOC (flight school) in Ostend. Will be used f+
    5 C/N.