Westland Sea King
germany Marineflieger

German Navy

Del'd: 23 - 1973 to present


  • Marineflieger Sea King
  • Marineflieger Sea King

Marineflieger Sea King
The Mk.41 was the first export sale of the Westland Sea King. Twenty-two were ordered in May 1969 fitted for Search and Rescue (SAR) with an enlarged cabin, more fuel and without sonar. First example flew in March 1972 and they were all delivered between April 1973 and September 1974 to MFG 5. One early write off (Jan 1974) resulted in a replacement airframe being delivered.

They were upgraded between 1986 and 1988 receiving a Ferranti Seaspray radar in a nose radome adding the capability to carry Sea Skua anti-ship missiles.

On March 2015, after years of delay, 18 NH90 NFH Sea Lion maritime helicopters were authorized as replacement for both the Sea King and Lynx of MFG 3.

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German Navy Sea King Simulator Upgrade, 16-May-17 : CAE announced at the International Training and Education Conference (ITEC) that completed a major upgrade on the German Navy’s Sea King MK41 helicopter simulator located at Nordholz Naval Airbase

Koksijde SAR Meet 2016, 07-Oct-16 : Belgium with Austria, Germany and Poland taking part of Search and Rescue SAR Meet 2016 at Koksijde, October 10-14


YearsUnitsbold : Current base of the Unit
1973/74Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy)
RNAS Culdrose
1973/    MFG5 Nordholz


AO 404 Elbe class
AO 702 Class

List of Aircraft

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    wa 768 mk41 1973     89 64: 27jun08 pictured (pic2) during SAR-MEET in Kiel-Holtenau. It+
    wa 744 mk41 1972     89+50:
    wa 745 mk41 1972     89+51: Marineflieger Mk41 MFG-5; 26jul96 pictured at RNAS Culdrose +
    wa 756 mk41 1973     89+52: Marine; 1970s pictured in original livery as MFG5 SAR at Kie+
    wa 757 mk41 1973     89+53:
    wa 758 mk41 1973     89+54:
    wa 759 mk41 1972     89+55: To MFG5. Carried special 30 years of the Sea King paint sche+
    wa 760 mk41 1973     89+56:
    wa 761 mk41 1973     89+57: 31jul07 pictured (bot) at RNAS Culdrose for Air Day, UK
    wa 762 mk41 1973     89+58:
    wa 763 mk41 1973     89+59: 89+59 was dropped into the north sea by a CH-53G due to prob+
    wa 764 mk41 1973     89+60:
    wa 765 mk41 1974     89+61: w/o after a test flight at Westland. Used for Training at MT+
    wa 830 mk41 1974     89+61: Replace for WA 765
    wa 766 mk41 1973     89+62:
    wa 767 mk41 1973     89+63:
    wa 769 mk41 1973     89+65: Sea King Mk.41 Marineflieger
    wa 770 mk41 1974     89+66: Marineflieger Mk41 MFG-5; 04Aug87 pictured (top) at RNAS Por+
    wa 771 mk41 1974     89+67: 13aug95 MFG5 Flugtag im Nordholz
    wa 772 mk41 1974     89+68: 25jun77 pictured at Greenham Common Air Tattoo
    wa 773 mk41 1973     89+69:
    wa 774 mk41 1974     89+70: May.09 MFG5 participated in SAR-Meet 2009 at Leeuwarden air +
    wa 775 mk41 1974     89+71:

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