Westland Wasp

Manufacturer AgustaWestland
Country United Kingdom

The Westland Wasp is a small 1960s British turbine powered, shipboard anti-submarine helicopter.


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Westland Wasp Specifications

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1962 - 1966
United Kingdom

Aircraft performance

1x Rolls-Royce Nimbus 103
710 HP
Max Cruise Speed:
104 Kts
193 Km/h
Travel range:
265 Nm
491 Kilometers
Service Ceiling:
12,200 feet
Rate of Climb:
1440 feet / minute
7.32meter / second

Weight & dimensions

Max Take Off Weight:
2,495 Kg
5,500 lbs
Max Payload:
360 Kg
794 lbs
Fuel Tank Capacity:
186 gallon
704 liter

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About the Westland Wasp

The Westland Wasp is a small 1960s British turbine powered, shipboard anti-submarine helicopter. Produced by Westland Helicopters, it came from the same P.531 programme as the British Army Westland Scout, and is based on the earlier piston-engined Saunders-Roe Skeeter. It fulfilled the requirement of the Royal Navy for a helicopter small enough to land on the deck of a frigate and carry a useful load of two homing torpedoes.

The Wasp sank one ship in combat, seriously damaging the ARA Santa Fe submarine in 1982 during the Falklands war.

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