Westland Westminster


private venture heavy lift / transport development. with twin napier eland e220 turboshaft engines, in its day the wg.7 westminster was the western world s largest mechanically driven, twin turbine, single rotor system helicopter. developed at the end of the 1950s, the project was eventually doomed by: 1) westland s acquistion of saunders-roe and the helicopter elements of fairey and bristol with the need to consolidate and reorganise the business; 2) the admiralty s concern over the potential loss of focus on the anti-submarine version of the wessex; 3) a lack-lustre order book, despite appearances at the 1958, 1959 and 1960 aviation showcase sbac airshows at farnborough. only 2 protoypes built.
4) the more progressive technology and commercial potential of the Rotodyne, recently acquired through the purchase of Fairey Aviation.

List of Operators of Westland Westminster

From Organisation with model Westminster
united kingdom Westland
    2 1958/62

Construction Numbers on database of Westminster or its versions


Construction Numbers

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C/NBuilt asYearHistory
wa1 1958 UK G-APLE : ff 15 Jun 1958, registered as G-APLE 27 Feb 1959. De-re+
wa2 1959 UK G-APTX : Registered as G-APTX 5 May 1959, ff 4 Sep 1959. wfu Sep+

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