Westland Wessex


The helicopter Westland Wessex was a British version of the well known Sikorsky H-34. They were used both by the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force from 1961 to the early 1990's. Its estimated that 382 were built between 1958 and 1970. Some were also exported to other countries. On the north side of Stoney Cove, the skeleton of a Wessex helicopter rest on a depth of 20 to 22 meter. Also see the Nautilus submarine in Stoney Cove in Leicestershire.

Former names:
Westland Wessex

65,1 x 15,1 x f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
3,7 tons ( empty )
Yeovil ( UK )
( UK )
52°32'35.3"N 1°16'26.9"W
( Approximate location )

Picture: Westland Wessex helicopters in 1968
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Last updated: August 2019