Westland WS-51A Widgeon

Light Utility Helicopter

Westland WS-51A Widgeon Series 2, Bristow Helicopters, G-AOZE, c/n WA/H/141 © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Westland WS-51A Widgeon is a single engine five seat light utility helicopter produced by the British manufacturer Westland Aircraft.
The Westland WS-51A Widgeon is a civil development of the Westland WS-51 Dragonfly, a license-produced Sikorsky S-51, with enlarged cabin and the rotor system of the Westland Whirlwind.
Crew1
Passengers4
Propulsion1 Radial Engine
Engine ModelAlvis Leonides 521/1
Engine Power388 kW520 hp
max. Cruise Speed143 km/h77 kts
  89 mph
max. Speed (vne)167 km/h90 kts
  104 mph
Service Ceiling3.597 m11.800 ft
Rate of climb293 m/min960 ft/min
Range482 km260 NM
299 mi.
Empty Weight1.986 kg4.378 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight2.676 kg5.900 lbs
Rotor Blades (main/tail)4 / 3
Main Rotor Diameter14,99 m49 ft 2 in
Tail Rotor Diameter2,57 m8 ft 5 in
Rotor Disc Area176,5 m1900 ft
Length (Fuselage)12,75 m41 ft 10 in
Length13,87 m45 ft 6 in
Height4,07 m13 ft 4 in
First Flight23.08.1955
Production Statusout of production
Total Production15
Developed fromWestland WS-51 Dragonfly (Sikorsky S-51)
Data for (Version)Westland WS-51A

[Photo-ID: 1079] Karsten Palt 2008-07-11
Westland WS-51A Widgeon Series 2, Bristow Helicopters, G-AOZE, c/n WA/H/141, Karsten Palt, 2008Westland
WS-51A Widgeon Series 2
Bristow Helicopters
Reg.: G-AOZE
c/n: WA/H/141
 
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