Westland Scout / Wasp

Light Military Utility Helicopter

Westland Scout AH.1 Royal Army Air Corps XP910 F9511 © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Westland Scout respectively Westland Wasp is a single-engine light military utility and shipboard anti-submarine helicopter produced by the British manufacturer Westland Helicopters. The Scout is the land based utility variant, the Wasp the shipboard anti-submarine variant with 4 wheel landing gear.
The Westland Scout & Wasp are developments of the Saunders-Roe (SARO) P.531. The total production numbers include 150 Scout and 133 Wasp.
Crew2
Propulsion1 Turboshaft Engine
Engine ModelBristol Siddeley Nimbus 103
Engine Power783 kW1050 shp
Speed194 km/h105 kts
  121 mph
Service Ceiling3.719 m12.200 ft
Range491 km265 NM
305 mi.
Empty Weight1.565 kg3.450 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight2.495 kg5.500 lbs
Rotor Blades (main/tail)4/2
Main Rotor Diameter9,83 m32 ft 3 in
Tail Rotor Diameter2,29 m7 ft 6 in
Rotor Disc Area75,9 m817 ft
Length (Fuselage)9,24 m30 ft 4 in
Length12,29 m40 ft 4 in
Height3,56 m11 ft 8 in
First Flight20.07.1958
Production Statusout of production
Total Production283
ICAO CodeSCOU WASP
Data for (Version)Westland Wasp HAS.1
VariantsScout, Wasp

[Photo-ID: 1096] Karsten Palt 2008-07-11
Westland Scout AH Mk.1, Royal Air Force, XP165, c/n S2/8437, Karsten Palt, 2008Westland
Scout AH Mk.1
Royal Air Force
Reg.: XP165
c/n: S2/8437
 
The Helicopter Museum [Weston-super-Mare]
[Photo-ID: 7004] Karsten Palt 2013-05-18
Westland Scout AH.1, Royal Army Air Corps, XP190, c/n S2/8443, Karsten Palt, 2013Westland
Scout AH.1
Royal Army Air Corps
Reg.: XP190
c/n: S2/8443
 
South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum [Doncaster]
[Photo-ID: 1010] Karsten Palt 2008-07-07
Westland Scout AH.1, Royal Army Air Corps, XP847, c/n F9473, Karsten Palt, 2008Westland
Scout AH.1
Royal Army Air Corps
Reg.: XP847
c/n: F9473
 
Museum of Army Flying [Middle Wallop, Hampshire]
[Photo-ID: 1011] Karsten Palt 2008-07-07
Westland Scout AH.1, Royal Army Air Corps, XP910, c/n F9511, Karsten Palt, 2008Westland
Scout AH.1
Royal Army Air Corps
Reg.: XP910
c/n: F9511
 
Museum of Army Flying [Middle Wallop, Hampshire]
[Photo-ID: 6884] Karsten Palt 2013-05-17
Westland Scout AH.1, Royal Army Air Corps, XR635, c/n F9535, Karsten Palt, 2013Westland
Scout AH.1
Royal Army Air Corps
Reg.: XR635
c/n: F9535
 
Midland Air Museum [Coventry]
[Photo-ID: 6644] Karsten Palt 2013-05-19
Westland Scout AH.1, Royal Army Air Corps, XT630, c/n F9639, Karsten Palt, 2013Westland
Scout AH.1
Royal Army Air Corps
Reg.: XT630
c/n: F9639
 
Cold War Jets Collection [Bruntingthorpe, Leicestershire]
[Photo-ID: 3046] Hartmut Ehlers 2009-12-16
Westland Scout AH.1, Royal Australian Navy, WS101, c/n F.9490, Hartmut Ehlers, 2009Westland
Scout AH.1
Royal Australian Navy
Reg.: WS101
c/n: F.9490
 
RAN Fleet Air Arm Museum, Nowra NSW [NAS Nowra - HMAS Albatross (YSNW / NOA)]
[Photo-ID: 1146] Karsten Palt 2008-07-13
Westland Wasp HAS Mk.1, Royal Navy, XS527, c/n F.9543, Karsten Palt, 2008Westland
Wasp HAS Mk.1
Royal Navy
Reg.: XS527
c/n: F.9543
 
Fleet Air Arm Museum [Yeovilton]
[Photo-ID: 1099] Karsten Palt 2008-07-11
Westland Wasp HAS Mk.1, Royal Navy , XT443, c/n F.9613, Karsten Palt, 2008Westland
Wasp HAS Mk.1
Royal Navy
Reg.: XT443
c/n: F.9613
 
The Helicopter Museum [Weston-super-Mare]
[Photo-ID: 1100] Karsten Palt 2008-07-11
Westland Wasp HAS Mk.1, Royal Navy , XT443, c/n F.9613, Karsten Palt, 2008Westland
Wasp HAS Mk.1
Royal Navy
Reg.: XT443
c/n: F.9613
 
The Helicopter Museum [Weston-super-Mare]
[Photo-ID: 7008] Karsten Palt 2013-05-18
Westland Wasp HAS Mk.1, Royal Navy, XT788, c/n F9670, Karsten Palt, 2013Westland
Wasp HAS Mk.1
Royal Navy
Reg.: XT788
c/n: F9670
 
South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum [Doncaster]
[Photo-ID: 7009] Karsten Palt 2013-05-18
Westland Wasp HAS Mk.1, Royal Navy, XT788, c/n F9670, Karsten Palt, 2013Westland
Wasp HAS Mk.1
Royal Navy
Reg.: XT788
c/n: F9670
 
South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum [Doncaster]
[Photo-ID: 3006] Hartmut Ehlers 2009-12-19
Westland Wasp HAS. 1, Royal Malaysian Navy - Tentera Laut (TLDM), M499-04, c/n F9666, Hartmut Ehlers, 2009Westland
Wasp HAS. 1
Royal Malaysian Navy - Tentera Laut (TLDM)
Reg.: M499-04
c/n: F9666
 
Belonged to 499 Sqn of TLDM. Ex-Royal Navy XT-784.
RMAF Museum (Muzium TUDM), Simpang Base [Sungai Besi, Kuala Lumpur (WMKF)]
[Photo-ID: 1299] Karsten Palt 2008-07-16
Westland Wasp HAS1 (P.531-2), Royal Navy, XS567, c/n F9578, Karsten Palt, 2008Westland
Wasp HAS1 (P.531-2)
Royal Navy
Reg.: XS567
c/n: F9578
 
Imperial War Museum [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]