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Westland Sioux AH1 (XT176)

Built to Spec H.240 to Contract KK/191/033/CB25(a), Construction Number WA335; built at Yeovil

21/08/1965 - first flight
01/09/1965 - 2 Maintenance Unit, Sealand
1965 - Shipped to Far East
09/1966 - noted at 390 Maintenance Unit, Seletar
01/1967 - with Air Platoon 2nd KEO Gurkha Rifles (2 Gurkha Rifles at Sena Camp)
09/1969-1975 Aircraft Workshops for major overhaul (completed 18/12/1969); believed to have served with the Army Air Corps Flying Instruction Element (FIE) in Singapore coded R
19/11/1970 - 15 Maintenance Unit, Wroughton
17/09/1971 - delivered to Development and Trials Squadron, Middle Wallop
07/1973 - noted still with D&TS
12/1973 - by now with 3 Commando Brigade Air Squadron (CBAS) at Coypool
29/01/1974 - noted coded U with 3 CBAS
21/07/1976 - RNAY Wroughton
05/12/1977 - back to Coypool for display at Royal Marine Museum at Eastney, Hampshire (doubted to have left Coypool)
27/01/1983 - moved by road to RNAS Yeovilton
1984 - presented to FAAM by 3 CBAS
31/05/1994 - on show at Bath and West Show, displayed on FAAM stand
06/06/1994 - left showground and taken to FAAM store at Wroughton 27/07/1999 - back to RNAS Yeovilton by road and put into store on Air Station
27/01/2000 - to Cobham Hall Store

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Role - Three seat light helicopter

Manufacturers - Westland Helicopters Ltd

Power plant - One 260hp Avco Lycoming TVO-435-A1A

Rotor diameter - 37ft 1.5ins

Length
- 43ft 2.5ins

Height
- 9ft 3.75ins

Weight
- 2,950lbs loaded

Max speed
- 105mph

 

 


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