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Westland Wessex HC.Mk.2


Crew : Two
Accommodation : 8 stretchers, or 12 paratroops, or 16 troops


Number Of Engines : Two
Powerplant type : Rolls Royce/Bristol Gnome Mk 110 and Mk 111 turboshaft engines


Height, Rotors Turning : 4.93m (16ft 2in)
Main Rotor Diameter : 17.07m (56ft)
Main Rotor Disc Area : 228.81m2 (2,463sq ft)
Tail Rotor Diameter : 2.90m (9ft 6in)


Empty Weight : 3,767kg (8,304lb)
Max Take-off Weight : 6,123kg (13,500lb)
Internal fuel load : 1,100kg (2,425lb)
Maximum external load : 1,814kg (4,000lb)

Landing Gear

Type : Fixed tailwheel type with a single wheel on each unit
Wheel Track : 3.66m (12ft)


Service Ceiling : 10,000ft (3,050m)
Hover Out Of Ground Effect : 4,000ft (1,220m)

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