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Westland Seaking HAR III Specification Sheet

Type

Air Sea Rescue

Crew

4 - Pilot, Co-pilot, Radar Op(Winch Op),                              Winchman (Paramedic)

Power Plant

2 x H-1400 Rolls Royce Gnome Turboshafts

Armament  

N/A - SAR Role

Rotor Span

62 ft

Height

16 ft 10 in

Length

72 ft 8 in

Weight Empty

15,800 lb

All Up Weight

 21,000 lb

Max Speed

 125 knots

Range

 270 miles

Max Ceiling

 10,000 ft

Description

A dedicated Search and Rescue version (Sea King HAR3) was developed for the Royal Air Force, and the first of 15 entered service from September 1977 to replace the Westland Whirlwind HAR10. A sixteenth aircraft was ordered shortly after, and following the Falklands War of 1982, three more aircraft were purchased to enable operation of a Search and Rescue Flight in the islands, initially from Navy Point on the north side of Stanley harbour, and later from the RAF airfield at Mount Pleasant. 202 Squadron Sea Kings were based at Lossiemouth, Boulmer and Leconfield

Source: Wikipedia