Bristol 192 Belvedere

Medium Transport Helicopter

Bristol Belvedere HC1, ex Royal AF, Reg XG474, c/n 13365, Royal Air Force Museum © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Bristol 192 Belvedere is a twin-engined tandem rotor medium transport helicopter produced by the British manufacturer Bristol Helicopters and later Westland Helicopters. The Belvedere was only in service with the Royal Air Force under the designation Belvedere HC.Mk 1.
The Bristol 192 Belvedere is a development of the Bristol Type 173, a cancelled project.
Propulsion2 Turboshaft Engines
Engine ModelNapier Gazelle N.Ga 2
Engine Power (each)1092 kW1464 shp
Speed222 km/h120 kts
  138 mph
Service Ceiling7.010 m23.000 ft
Range741 km400 NM
460 mi.
Empty Weight5.028 kg11.085 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight8.600 kg18.960 lbs
Rotor Blades (main/tail)4/4
Main Rotor Diameter14,91 m48 ft 11 in
Tail Rotor Diameter14,91 m48 ft 11 in
Rotor Disc Area174,6 m1879 ft
Length (Fuselage)16,56 m54 ft 4 in
Length27,36 m89 ft 9 in
Height5,26 m17 ft 3 in
First Flight05.07.1958
Production Statusout of production
Total Production26
Developed fromBristol Type 173
Data for (Version)Bristol Belvedere HC.1

[Photo-ID: 1291] Karsten Palt 2008-07-16
Bristol Belvedere HC1, Royal Air Force, XG474, c/n 13365, Karsten Palt, 2008Bristol
Belvedere HC1
Royal Air Force
Reg.: XG474
c/n: 13365
Royal Air Force Museum [London-Hendon]