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The Wessex was used between 1964 and 1984 by the Australian Navy in Australia and Oceania.
Manufactured in Britain from a USA design, the Wessex was jet powered (Napier Gazelle), a multi-role helicopter used in air sea rescue, anti-submarine, ambulance, troop and freight carrying. Dependent on the mission profile, the aircraft carried a crew from three to five including two pilots.
Inscriptions & markings
Includes a full set of Royal Australian Navy insignia and carries the Serial No. N7-221 and Navy Side No. 31.
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