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Westland Sea King HAS Mk.5 helicopter

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General
Manufacturer Westland
Type Sea King HAS Mk.5
Introduced 5/7/1969
In production? No
Units produced 344
Price US $ 0.00
Dimensions
Overall Length 72.7 ft
Length 54.8 ft
Height 15.5 ft
Width 0 ft
   
   
Description

The WS-61 Sea King HAS Mk. 5 Is a medium-lift transport and utility helicopter built under licence by Westland Helicopters. It first took flight in 1969. The HAS Mk.5 variant first entered service in 1981.

As with the Dragonfly and Whirlwind, the Sea King is a British-made version of an American Sikorsky helicopter. In this case the Sikorsky S-61.

Following the success of anti-submarine helicopters such as the Whirlwind HAS.7, there was quite a bit of enthusiasm for improving this method of keeping the seas safe from the enemy.

While the HAS.7, which was introduced in the mid-50s, had to work in hunter-killer groups, this new generation of ASW helicopter could hunt and kill all by itself.

It can carry four Mk. 46 torpedoes. Alternatively it can also be armed with Mk.11 depth charges. The HAS Mk.5 also has more powerful Rolls-Royce Gnome engines that produce 1 660 shaft horsepower each.

The Sea King HAS Mk.5 uses submersible hydro-acoustic buoys and long range radar, coupled with advanced acoustic processing technology.

Around 85 HAS Mk.5 units were built. Of these 30 were entirely new and 55 were converted from earlier Sea King Models. Of these some were yet again converted into the HAR.5 search and rescue variant.

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Design features
  • All metal, semi-monocoque, watertight hull
  • Retractable tricycle landing gear
  • Two lateral site sponsons with flotation bags
  • All metal rotor blades
  • British-made anti-submarine warfare systems
  • Fully computerised flight control system
Description

The WS-61 Sea King HAS Mk. 5 Is a medium-lift transport and utility helicopter built under licence by Westland Helicopters. It first took flight in 1969. The HAS Mk.5 variant first entered service in 1981.

As with the Dragonfly and Whirlwind, the Sea King is a British-made version of an American Sikorsky helicopter. In this case the Sikorsky S-61.

Following the success of anti-submarine helicopters such as the Whirlwind HAS.7, there was quite a bit of enthusiasm for improving this method of keeping the seas safe from the enemy.

While the HAS.7, which was introduced in the mid-50s, had to work in hunter-killer groups, this new generation of ASW helicopter could hunt and kill all by itself.

It can carry four Mk. 46 torpedoes. Alternatively it can also be armed with Mk.11 depth charges. The HAS Mk.5 also has more powerful Rolls-Royce Gnome engines that produce 1 660 shaft horsepower each.

The Sea King HAS Mk.5 uses submersible hydro-acoustic buoys and long range radar, coupled with advanced acoustic processing technology.

Around 85 HAS Mk.5 units were built. Of these 30 were entirely new and 55 were converted from earlier Sea King Models. Of these some were yet again converted into the HAR.5 search and rescue variant.

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Design features:
  • All metal, semi-monocoque, watertight hull
  • Retractable tricycle landing gear
  • Two lateral site sponsons with flotation bags
  • All metal rotor blades
  • British-made anti-submarine warfare systems
  • Fully computerised flight control system
Performance
Persons 21
Max. Range 764 mi
Cruise Speed 0 mph
Max. Speed 130 mph
Max. rate of Climb 2020 ft/min
HOGE ceiling 0 ft
Service Ceiling 10000 ft
Gross Weight 20999 lb
Empty Weigt 13684 lb
Useful Load 7315 lb
Dynamic system
Fuel Capacity 0 gallons
Number of Engines 2
Engine Type Turbine
Engine Code Rolls-Royce Gnome H.1400-1
Horse Power 1660
Rotorhead Fully articulated
Number of rotorblades 5
Rotor Diameter 62 ft
Number of tail rotorblades 6
Tailrotor Diameter 10.6 ft
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