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Westland Sea King HAS Mk.5


Crew : Four (two pilots and two systems operators)


Number Of Engines : Two
Powerplant type : Rolls Royce Gone H.1400-1 turboshaft
Max Power Rating : 1,238kW (1,660shp)


Length, Rotors Turning : 22.15m (72ft 8in)
Length, Rotors And Tail Folded : 14.40m (47ft 3in)
Height, Rotors Stopped : 4.85m (15ft 11in)
Main Rotor Diameter : 18.90m (62ft)
Main Rotor Disc Area : 280.59m2 (3,020.3sq ft)
Tail Rotor Diameter : 3.16m (10ft 4in)


Empty Weight : 6,201kg (13,672lb)
Max Take-off Weight : 9,525kg (21,000lb)
Internal fuel load : 2,585kg (5,700lb)
Maximum external load : 2,948kg (6,500lb)

Landing Gear

Type : Retractable tailwheel type with twin-wheel main units and a single-wheel tail unit
Wheel Track : 3.96m (13ft)


Max Speed At Sea Level : 112kt (208km/h; 129mph)
Initial Climb Rate : 2,020ft (616m) per minute
Hover In Ground Effect : 5,000ft (1,525m)
Hover Out Of Ground Effect : 3,200ft (975m)

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