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Helicopter - Westland Wessex Model 31B

From the Collection of National Vietnam Veterans Museum 25 Veterans Drive Newhaven Victoria

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.
Length - 20.07m; Weight - 3,767kg; Height - 4.83m.
Object Registration
helicopters, military equipment
Historical information
The Wessex was used between 1964 and 1984 by the Australian Navy in Australia and Oceania.
When Made
Made By
Westland Aircraft (Aircraft manufacturers)
Inscriptions & Markings
Includes a full set of Royal Australian Navy insignia and carries the Serial No. N7-221 and Navy Side No. 31.
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:10AM