Westland Sea King

Sea King AEW.2



Airborne Early Warning variant rapidly brought into service during the Falklands/Malvinas conflict. The platform offered tactical control to the Sea Harrier providing both aerial and surface radar cover.

The AEW Mk2 variant was also used by the Spanish Navy.

Upgrade to AEW.2A from 1985.

The 13 Royal Navy AEW Mk2 helicopters were used by 849 Squadron and later upgraded to the ASaC Mk 7 type.


Engine: 2 x RR Gnome H1400-1 1660 shp
Capacity: 3
Length: (m) 16.69
Height: (m) 5.2
Blades: 5
Rotor diam.: (m) 18.9
Disc area: (m2) 280
Weight: (kgs) Empty: 6000     Max: 9700
Speed: (km/h)     Max: 208
Range: (km) 1200
Ceiling: (m)
Rate/Climb: (m/min) 615

List of Operators of Westland Sea King AEW.2

From Organisation with model Sea King AEW.2
united kingdom Fleet Air Arm
    Sea King 155 1969/18

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