Bristol 171 Sycamore

Light Utility Helicopter

Bristol Sycamore, WE+543 © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Bristol 171 Sycamore is a single-engine five-seat light utility helicopter produced by the British manufacturer Bristol Aeroplane Company. Bristol Type 171 is the civil designation, Bristol Sycamore is the military designation.
Crew2
Passengers3
Propulsion1 Radial Engine
Engine ModelAlvis Leonides 73
Engine Power410 kW550 hp
Speed204 km/h110 kts
  127 mph
Service Ceiling4.877 m16.000 ft
Range532 km287 NM
330 mi.
Empty Weight1.728 kg3.810 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight2.540 kg5.600 lbs
Rotor Blades (main/tail)3/3
Main Rotor Diameter14,81 m48 ft 7 in
Rotor Disc Area172,2 m1854 ft
Length (Fuselage)14,07 m46 ft 2 in
Length18,62 m61 ft 1 in
Height3,71 m12 ft 2 in
First Flight27.07.1947
Production Statusout of production
Total Production160
ICAO CodeSYCA
Data for (Version)Bristol Sycamore HR.14
VariantsType 151 Mk 3, Mk 3A, Mk 4, Sycamore HC10, HC11, HR12, HR14, HR14, Mk 14, Mk 50, HC51, Mk 52

[Photo-ID: 1440] Karsten Palt 2008-09-27
Bristol 171 Sycamore, German Air Force / Luftwaffe, 78+33, c/n 13492, Karsten Palt, 2008Bristol
171 Sycamore
German Air Force / Luftwaffe
Reg.: 78+33
c/n: 13492
 
D-HFUM
Flugausstellung L.+P. Junior [Hermeskeil]
[Photo-ID: 1094] Karsten Palt 2008-07-11
Bristol 171 Sycamore HC Mk.14, Royal Air Force, XL829, c/n 13474, Karsten Palt, 2008Bristol
171 Sycamore HC Mk.14
Royal Air Force
Reg.: XL829
c/n: 13474
 
The Helicopter Museum [Weston-super-Mare]
[Photo-ID: 6580] Karsten Palt 2013-04-01
Bristol 171 Sycamore HR Mk.14, Royal Air Force, XG547, c/n 13387, Karsten Palt, 2013Bristol
171 Sycamore HR Mk.14
Royal Air Force
Reg.: XG547
c/n: 13387
 
Koninklijk Legermuseum [Brussel]
[Photo-ID: 1005] Karsten Palt 2008-07-07
Bristol 171 Sycamore HR Mk.14, Royal Army Air Corps, XG502, c/n 13147, Karsten Palt, 2008Bristol
171 Sycamore HR Mk.14
Royal Army Air Corps
Reg.: XG502
c/n: 13147
 
Museum of Army Flying [Middle Wallop, Hampshire]
[Photo-ID: 1287] Karsten Palt 2008-07-16
Bristol 171 Sycamore HR.12, Royal Air Force, WV783, c/n 12900, Karsten Palt, 2008Bristol
171 Sycamore HR.12
Royal Air Force
Reg.: WV783
c/n: 12900
 
Royal Air Force Museum [London-Hendon]
[Photo-ID: 6647] Karsten Palt 2013-05-17
Bristol 171 Sycamore HR.14, Royal Air Force, XJ918, c/n 13414, Karsten Palt, 2013Bristol
171 Sycamore HR.14
Royal Air Force
Reg.: XJ918
c/n: 13414
 
Royal Air Force Museum Cosford [Shifnal, Shropshire]
[Photo-ID: 3468] Karsten Palt 2010-06-12
Bristol 171 Sycamore HR.52, German Air Force / Luftwaffe, 78+04, c/n 13442, Karsten Palt, 2010Bristol
171 Sycamore HR.52
German Air Force / Luftwaffe
Reg.: 78+04
c/n: 13442
 
Luftwaffenmuseum [Berlin - Gatow]
[Photo-ID: 7745] Karsten Palt 2013-09-01
Bristol 171 Sycamore HR.52, German Air Force / Luftwaffe, 78+20, c/n 13478, Karsten Palt, 2013Bristol
171 Sycamore HR.52
German Air Force / Luftwaffe
Reg.: 78+20
c/n: 13478
 
Hubschraubermuseum Bueckeburg [Bueckeburg]
[Photo-ID: 1077] Karsten Palt 2008-07-11
Bristol 171 Sycamore Mk.3, Bristol Aircraft, G-ALSX, c/n 12892, Karsten Palt, 2008Bristol
171 Sycamore Mk.3
Bristol Aircraft
Reg.: G-ALSX
c/n: 12892
 
The Helicopter Museum [Weston-super-Mare]
[Photo-ID: 1795] Karsten Palt 2009-04-03
Bristol 171B Sycamore HR Mk.52, , HB-RXB, c/n 13475, Karsten Palt, 2009Bristol
171B Sycamore HR Mk.52
Reg.: HB-RXB
c/n: 13475
 
AERO Friedrichshafen 2009 [Friedrichshafen (EDNY / FDH)]
[Photo-ID: 3056] Hartmut Ehlers 2009-12-16
Bristol Sycamore H.R.50, Royal Australian Navy, XA220, c/n 13064, Hartmut Ehlers, 2009Bristol
Sycamore H.R.50
Royal Australian Navy
Reg.: XA220
c/n: 13064
 
RAN Fleet Air Arm Museum, Nowra NSW [NAS Nowra - HMAS Albatross (YSNW / NOA)]
[Photo-ID: 3055] Hartmut Ehlers 2009-12-16
Bristol Sycamore H.R.51, Royal Australian Navy, XD653, c/n 13071, Hartmut Ehlers, 2009Bristol
Sycamore H.R.51
Royal Australian Navy
Reg.: XD653
c/n: 13071
 
RAN Fleet Air Arm Museum, Nowra NSW [NAS Nowra - HMAS Albatross (YSNW / NOA)]
[Photo-ID: 103] Karsten Palt 2006-08-26
Bristol Sycamore HR.52, German Navy / Marine, WE+543, c/n 13446, Karsten Palt, 2008Bristol
Sycamore HR.52
German Navy / Marine
Reg.: WE+543
c/n: 13446
 
ex D-HEMD
Aeronauticum [Nordholz]
[Photo-ID: 104] Karsten Palt 2006-08-26
Bristol Sycamore HR.52, German Navy / Marine, WE+543, c/n 13446, Karsten Palt, 2008Bristol
Sycamore HR.52
German Navy / Marine
Reg.: WE+543
c/n: 13446
 
ex D-HEMD
Aeronauticum [Nordholz]