Westland Wessex

Wessex HU.5

1963





Model




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 The HU.5 was re-tasked for Search and Rescue operations and was eventually withdrawn from RN service on 31 Mar 1988.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
1956
united kingdom Ministry of Defence (MoD)
    Wessex 1956/??
1958
united kingdom Westland
    Wessex 11 1958/80
1961
united kingdom Fleet Air Arm
    Wessex 250 1961/88
1963
united kingdom Royal Air Force
    Wessex 77 1963/03
1969
united kingdom Royal Marines
    Wessex 32 1969/82
1973
bangladesh bangladesh biman bahini
    Wessex 2 1973/94
Construction Numbers on database of Wessex HU.5

101hu.5





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