Westland Sea King

Commando

1973







Model



Westland Commando

Tactical assault derivative developed from the Sea King HAS.1, with all the AS gear removed (including the radome aft of the main rotor) fixed undercarriage and removal of sponsons for 21 fully equipped troops or Medevac, ground attack or SAR role. Mk1 first flew September 12, 1973.
The Commando Mk.2 first flew January 16, 1975 (as G-17-12), was developed from the Sea King HAS.2, but with Anti-Submarine gear and sponsons removed, leaving a fixed main undercarriage. Flotation bags added to the Sea King HC.4 (as the Commando Mk.2 is known in Royal Navy service) because of likely extensive over water operations.




Specifications


Engine: 2 x RR Gnome H1400-1 1660 shp
Capacity: 2 + 28
Length: (m) 22.15
Height: (m) 5.13
Blades: 5
Rotor diam.: (m) 18.9
Disc area: (m2) 280.55
Weight: (kgs) Empty: 5700     Max: 9525
Speed: (km/h) Cruise: 208
Range: (km) 445
Ceiling: (m)
Rate/Climb: (m/min) 616
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List of Operators of Westland Commando


From Organisation with model Commando
1969
united kingdom Westland
    Sea King 1969/00
1975
egypt El Qūwāt El Gawīyä El Maṣrīya
    1975/   
qatar Qatar Emiri Air Force
    12 1975/   
Construction Numbers on database of Commando

40Commando






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