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  • Westland Wessex

    Wessex HU.5



    Military transport version of the Wessex HC.2 for the Royal Navy.
    The Wessex HU.5 was a development of the HAS.1, replacing its single Gazelle engine with a pair of coupled Gnome turbines (similar to the RAFs HC.2). The HU.5 introduced the AS.12 wire-guided, anti-ship missile and GPMG door guns. In 1964, the more powerful Wessex HU.5 replaced the HAS.1 as a Commando Support Helicopter. The HU.5 was itself replaced by the Sea King HC.4 between Dec 1979 - Oct 1986 as a Commando Support Helicopter. The HU.5 was re-tasked for Search and Rescue operations and was eventually withdrawn from RN service on 31 Mar 1988.

    List of Operators of Westland Wessex HU.5

    From Organisation with model Wessex HU.5
    united kingdom Ministry of Defence (MoD)
        Wessex 1956/??
    united kingdom Westland
        Wessex 11 1958/80
    united kingdom Fleet Air Arm
        Wessex 250 1961/88
    united kingdom Royal Air Force
        Wessex 77 1963/03
    united kingdom Royal Marines
        Wessex 32 1969/82
    bangladesh Bangladesh Biman Bahini
        Wessex 2 1973/94
    Construction Numbers on database of Wessex HU.5


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