Bristol Type 192 Belvedere

Derived from Type 173


The Bristol Type 192 was a development of the unsuccessful Type 173, designed in response to an RAF requirement for a general purpose, land based, heavy lift helicopter. It first flew on 5 Jul 1958 at Filton with tandem wooden rotor blades, a completely manual control system and a castored, fixed quadricycle undercarriage.
From the fifth airframe, the rotors fitted were all-metal, 4 bladed units. Production model controls and instruments allowed night operations and a true single engine-out flight, if one of the 1465hp Napier Gazelle engines failed. The Belvedere could take 30 seated passengers or 6000lb (2700kg) of internal freight. An external freight hook was fitted, allowing a 5250lb (2380kg) load to be underslung.


Engine: 2 x Napier Gazelle 1100 shp
Capacity: 3 + 19
Length: (m) 16.56
Height: (m) 5.18
Blades: 4
Rotor diam.: (m) 14.9
Disc area: (m2) 303.9
Weight: (kgs) Empty: 5159     Max: 8600
Speed: (km/h) Cruise: 220
Range: (km) 720
Ceiling: (m) 3660
Rate/Climb: (m/min) 259

List of Operators of Bristol Type 192 Belvedere

From Organisation with model Type 192 Belvedere
united kingdom Royal Air Force
    26 1960/69

Construction Numbers on database of Type 192 Belvedere or its versions

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C/NBuilt asYearHistory
13342 1958 UK XG447 : Single prototype airframe ff 5 Jul 1958 at Bristols Wes+
13343 1959 UK XG448 : RAF
del RAF as Belvedere HC.1, XG448, 20Nov59; served with +
13344 1959 UK XG449 : RAF 72 Sqdn; went to 66 sqdn; broken up 1969 Seletar
del RAF as Belvedere HC.1 XG449, Nov59; soc & scr at No+
13345 1960 UK XG450 : RAF
del RAF as Belvedere HC.1, XG450, 07Dec60; scr Westland+
flown extensively at Weston-super-Mare during with add+
13346 1960 UK XG451 : RAF
del RAF as Belvedere HC.1 XG451, 1960; soc and scr at N+
66 Sq / C by 1960, 66 Sq / E by 1966
13347 1960 UK XG452 : 5th development Belvedere. Used to rectify handling iss+
UK XG452 : Ternhill, then 7997M.
Nov 1975 arrived at Westland Old Mixon factory, for res+
To Weston-super-Mare 5 Nov 1974 for British Rotorcraft +
RAF Belvedere Type 192 HC.1; 24jul93 pictured preserved+
UK G-BRMB : xfer UK Civil register as G-BRMB, pres as XG452
13348 1960 UK XG453 : RAF
del RAF as Belvedere HC.1 XG453, 17Oct60; w/o 18Mar69.
handed over to Belvedere Trials Unit ( BTU ) at Oldmixo+
66 Sq / D by 1966; 18 Mar 1969 damaged by fire on Star+
13349 1960 UK XG454 : 7th pre-production airframe; handed over to Belvedere T+
to RAF Museum store at Henlow, by Jun 1975
Nov 1982 to (then) Manchester Air and Space Museum; sti+
pictured at the Air and Space Hall, Manchester Museum +
13350 1963 UK XG455 : RAF Belvedere HC.1 d/d 15feb63; 16mar69 soc and scr +
11feb66 recovery of wreckage of Avro Vulcan B. Mk.2 XH5+
13351 1960 UK XG456 : RAF
handed over to Belvedere Trials Unit ( BTU ) at Oldmixo+
del RAF as Belvedere HC.1 XG456, 17Oct60; soc and scr a+
13352 1961 UK XG457 : RAF
ff: 10Feb61; del RAF as Belvedere HC.1 XG457, 31Aug61; +
1st fully production equipped Belvedere HC.1. to Belved+
13353 1961 UK XG458 : RAF
del RAF as Belvedere HC.1 XG458, 15Sep61; soc and scr a+
13354 1961 UK XG459 : RAF
del RAF as Belvedere HC.1 XG459, 28Sep61; soc and scr a+
13355 1961 UK XG460 : RAF
del RAF as Belvedere HC.1 XG460, 01Nov61; soc and scr a+
13356 1960 UK XG461 : RAF; w/o 31dec64
del RAF as Belvedere HC.1 XG461, 03Oct61; w/o 31Dec64; +
Belvedere Trials Unit by Jul 1960; 26Sq/G by May 1964, +
13357 1961 UK XG462 : del RAF as Belvedere HC.1 XG462, 02Oct61; w/o 05Oct63; +
dd Sep 1961 as 66Sq/H. To 72Sq/H by Nov 1961. Mid air r+
RAF; preserved (nose) at Weston-Super-Mare helicopter m+
13358 1961 UK XG463 : del RAF as Belvedere HC.1, XG463, 03Nov61; w/o 30Oct64.
crashed E of Lahij following failure of forward engine +
13359 1961 UK XG464 : del RAF as Belvedere HC.1 XG464, 06Dec61; soc and scr a+
13360 1961 UK XG465 : del RAF as Belvedere HC.1 XG465, 06Dec61; w/o 30Jul62.
27 Apr 1962, As 66 Sq / J this aircraft placed the flè+
30 Jul 1962 crashed near Warendorf, after rotor struck +
13361 1962 UK XG466 : del RAF as Belvedere HC.1 XG466, 10Jan62; soc and scr +
66 Sq / L by 1966; soc and reduced to spares May 1968 a+
13362 1962 UK XG467 : del RAF as Belvedere HC.1 XG467, 08Mar62; soc and scr +
72 Sq; 26 Sq; 66 Sq
Loading and lifting trials as /C at Abingdon with the +
13363 1962 UK XG468 : del RAF as Belvedere HC.1 XG468, 20Feb62; w/o 25Jan68; +
13364 1962 UK XG473 : del RAF as Belvedere HC.1 XG473, 29May62; w/o 04May63.
w/o 4 May 1963 nr Lawas (Tusan Valley) in Borneo, while+
10 Apr 2018 partial fuselage section and rotor blade fr+
wreckage pictured at National Army Museum
This was the aircraft that my step dad's father was+
13365 1962 UK XG474 : del RAF as Belvedere HC.1 XG474, 08Jun62; soc 20Mar69; +
66 Sq/O Jun 1962, 66 Sq/B and detached to Brunei by Dec+
Jul 1974 as /O at RAF Museum, Hendon
pictured in 66 Squadron / O markings at RAF Museum, He+
13366 1962 UK XG475 : del RAF as Belvedere HC.1 XG475, 10May62; w/o 05Dec63; +
13367 1962 UK XG476 : del RAF as Belvedere HC.1 XG476, 11Oct62; soc and scr a+
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