Westland Wessex

Medium Transport Helicopter

Westland Wessex HC.Mk 2 © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Westland Wessex is a twin-engined medium transport-helicopter produced by the British manufacturer Westland Aircraft (later, Westland Helicopters). The Wessex was also used as anti-submarine and SAR-helicopter.
The Westland Wessex is a twin-turbshaft powered development of the Sikorsky S-58.
Crew2
Propulsion2 Turboshaft Engines
Engine ModelBristol Siddeley Gnome Mk110/111
Engine Power (each)1007 kW1350 shp
Speed211 km/h114 kts
  131 mph
Service Ceiling3.048 m10.000 ft
Range778 km420 NM
483 mi.
Empty Weight3.767 kg8.305 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight6.123 kg13.499 lbs
Rotor Blades (main/tail)4/4
Main Rotor Diameter17,07 m56 ft 0 in
Tail Rotor Diameter2,90 m9 ft 6 in
Rotor Disc Area228,9 m2464 ft
Length (Fuselage)14,75 m48 ft 5 in
Length20,04 m65 ft 9 in
Height4,93 m16 ft 2 in
First Flight20.06.1958
Production Statusout of production
Total Production376
Developed fromSikorsky S-58
ICAO CodeWESX
Data for (Version)Westland Wessex HC.Mk 2

[Photo-ID: 1095] Karsten Palt 2008-07-11
Westland Wessex HAS Mk.1, Royal Aircraft Establishment, XM330, c/n WA11, Karsten Palt, 2008Westland
Wessex HAS Mk.1
Royal Aircraft Establishment
Reg.: XM330
c/n: WA11
 
The Helicopter Museum [Weston-super-Mare]
[Photo-ID: 1301] Karsten Palt 2008-07-16
Westland Wessex HAS.1, Royal Navy, XS863, c/n WA243, Karsten Palt, 2008Westland
Wessex HAS.1
Royal Navy
Reg.: XS863
c/n: WA243
 
Imperial War Museum [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]
[Photo-ID: 13138] Karsten Palt 2016-07-10
Westland Wessex HAS.1, Royal Navy, XS863, c/n WA243, Karsten Palt, 2016Westland
Wessex HAS.1
Royal Navy
Reg.: XS863
c/n: WA243
 
Imperial War Museum [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]
[Photo-ID: 7010] Karsten Palt 2013-05-18
Westland Wessex HAS.1, Royal Navy, XS887, c/n WA267, Karsten Palt, 2013Westland
Wessex HAS.1
Royal Navy
Reg.: XS887
c/n: WA267
 
South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum [Doncaster]
[Photo-ID: 11999] Karsten Palt 2001-07-27
Westland Wessex HC 2, Royal Air Force, XV726, c/n WA621, Karsten Palt, 2001Westland
Wessex HC 2
Royal Air Force
Reg.: XV726
c/n: WA621
 
Royal International Air Tattoo 2001 [Royal Air Force Station Cottesmore (EGXJ)]
[Photo-ID: 6758] Karsten Palt 2013-05-17
Westland Wessex HC Mk.2, Royal Air Force, XR525, c/n WA147, Karsten Palt, 2013Westland
Wessex HC Mk.2
Royal Air Force
Reg.: XR525
c/n: WA147
 
Royal Air Force Museum Cosford [Shifnal, Shropshire]
[Photo-ID: 1510] Karsten Palt 2008-09-27
Westland Wessex HC Mk.2, Royal Air Force, XR527, c/n WA149, Karsten Palt, 2008Westland
Wessex HC Mk.2
Royal Air Force
Reg.: XR527
c/n: WA149
 
Flugausstellung L.+P. Junior [Hermeskeil]
[Photo-ID: 1511] Karsten Palt 2008-09-27
Westland Wessex HC Mk.2, Royal Air Force, XR527, c/n WA149, Karsten Palt, 2008Westland
Wessex HC Mk.2
Royal Air Force
Reg.: XR527
c/n: WA149
 
Flugausstellung L.+P. Junior [Hermeskeil]
[Photo-ID: 7675] Karsten Palt 2013-09-19
Westland Wessex HC Mk.2, Royal Air Force, XT604, c/n WA531, Karsten Palt, 2013Westland
Wessex HC Mk.2
Royal Air Force
Reg.: XT604
c/n: WA531
 
East Midlands Airport Aeropark [Castle Donington]
[Photo-ID: 1305] Karsten Palt 2008-07-16
Westland Wessex HCC Mk.4, Royal Air Force, XV732, c/n WA627, Karsten Palt, 2008Westland
Wessex HCC Mk.4
Royal Air Force
Reg.: XV732
c/n: WA627
 
RAF Queens Flight
Royal Air Force Museum [London-Hendon]
[Photo-ID: 1101] Karsten Palt 2008-07-11
Westland Wessex HCC Mk.4, Royal Air Force, XV733, c/n WA628, Karsten Palt, 2008Westland
Wessex HCC Mk.4
Royal Air Force
Reg.: XV733
c/n: WA628
 
RAF Queens Flight
The Helicopter Museum [Weston-super-Mare]
[Photo-ID: 7011] Karsten Palt 2013-05-18
Westland Wessex HU5, Royal Navy, XS481, c/n WA155, Karsten Palt, 2013Westland
Wessex HU5
Royal Navy
Reg.: XS481
c/n: WA155
 
South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum [Doncaster]
[Photo-ID: 1054] Karsten Palt 2008-07-10
Westland Wessex HU5, Royal Navy, XS511, c/n WA180, Karsten Palt, 2008Westland
Wessex HU5
Royal Navy
Reg.: XS511
c/n: WA180
 
Tangmere Military Aviation Museum [Tangmere]
[Photo-ID: 3047] Hartmut Ehlers 2009-12-16
Westland Wessex Mk.31B / HAS.31A, Royal Australian Navy, N7-221, c/n WA.221, Hartmut Ehlers, 2009Westland
Wessex Mk.31B / HAS.31A
Royal Australian Navy
Reg.: N7-221
c/n: WA.221
 
RAN Fleet Air Arm Museum, Nowra NSW [NAS Nowra - HMAS Albatross (YSNW / NOA)]