Historical information

The Wessex was used between 1964 and 1984 by the Australian Navy in Australia and Oceania.

Physical description

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.