Westland Whirlwind (helicopter)
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The Westland Whirlwind helicopter was a British licence-built version of the U.S. Sikorsky S-55-H-19 Chickasaw. It primarily served with the Royal Navy's Fleet Air Arm in anti-submarine and search and rescue roles.

Westland Whirlwind HAR10 - Click here for a bigger picture and more information Photographer: Kev Slade Location: Upper Hill, Herefordshire, UK 1
The Westland Whirlwind was designed and built to fill the RAF's need for a "cannon fighter" during the late 1930's.2
Airfix 1/72 Westland Whirlwind Model Kit Starter Set Description - The Airfix 1/72 Westland Whirlwind Starter Set from the plastic aircraft model gift set range accurately recreates the real 3
The Westland Whirlwind entered service in 1940 and was one of the most advanced fighters of the time.4
The Westland Whirlwind was the first twin engined fighter to enter RAF service.5
Westland Whirlwind belongs to that category of aircraft which entered production but failed to live up to their designers' expectations.6
However, this Westland Whirlwind is the early fighter design for RAF in WW2.7
The Westland Whirlwind first flew in November 1952 and was a licence built version of the Sikorsky S-55s with it's engine upgraded to the more powerful Alvis Leonides Major twin 8
Though obsolete by 1944, the Westland Whirlwind was a twin-engine design ahead of its time when it appeared in 1938.9
The Westland Whirlwind was the first single-seat, twin-engine fighter to service with the Royal Air Force.10
The Westland Whirlwind was the first twin engine fighter to enter RAF service. When it first appeared it was faster at low altitude than any single seater fighter.11
The Westland Whirlwind was designed to meet Air Ministry specification F.37/35 calling for a single seat day and night fighter with between four and eight 20 mm cannons.12
View Westland Whirlwind pictures in Duxford gallery on FlightGlobal AirSpace http://www.flightglobal.com/airspace/resized-image.ashx/__size/128x128/__key/CommunityServer.Components.PostAttachments/ Whirlwind Heavy Fighter www.flightglobal.13
The Westland Whirlwind was plagued by unreliable engines.1,3 Cockpit The Whirlwind's cockpit afforded the pilot excellent views.14
The Westland Whirlwind helicopter was a British licence-built version of the U.S. Sikorsky S-55/H-19 Chickasaw.15

Made by Westland Aircraft.

It is the successor of the Sikorsky H-19 .

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From PikkaWikiJump to: navigation, search The Westland Whirlwind is a helicopter in av8.S55.17
Westland Whirlwind Video - Cockpit - At Duxford Airshow = Westland Whirlwind Aircraft Information = Westland Whirlwind 18
license-built by Westland Aircraft as the Westland Whirlwind in the United Kingdom. United St...19
1/72 Rotorcraft RC-72002 Westland Whirlwind HAS Mk.9 Search articles and connect with scale modelers Search Helicopters on airliners.20
Westland Whirlwind Appreciation Society Rob52240 Silver Member **** Reg: Apr 2010 Posts: 1525 Offline 21
Westland Whirlwind HAR9, XN298, Ken Fern Collection 42 Hits Westland Whirlwind HAR9 - Click here for a bigger picture and more information Photographer: 22
the Westland Whirlwind was licensed in 1950 and first flew in August 1953.23
Kit D-06 Westland Whirlwind is a 1/18 scale display model that uses the Box and Former method of building. Includes a vacuum-formed canopy and markings.24
Westland Whirlwind | Great Britain | 137 Sqn RAF | Whirlwind Mk.I | SF-S (P7055) 21/02/2005 - Whirlwind Mk.25
The Westland Whirlwind day fighter design was initiated in 1936 along with designs from Bristol and Hawker to an Air Staff specification F.37/35.26
* Westland Whirlwind HAS Mk VII, XN387 - Royal Naval Air Service Eglinton 1961 The Aviation Archive 27
Westland Whirlwind HAS Mk VII, XN387 - Royal Naval Air Service Eglington 1961 NEW (AA39102) by Corgi 2011 April to September Corgi Apr Sep 2011 28
Description:Designed by Mark Rittinger, the Westland Whirlwind is a semi-scale, low-wing twin electric that is easy to build.29
The Westland Whirlwind Pearson, Bob; The Aviation Profiles of Bob Pearson & Chris Banya-Riepl, 1999 http://members.ncbi.com/_XMCM/profileart/quarter2/whirlwinds.30
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Royal Air Force
Height Main
Height Alt
4.76 m
Sikorsky H-19
Length Alt
12.72 m
Max Takeoff Weight Main
Jet Or Prop
Range Main
334 miles
Max Speed Alt
Type Of Prop
Loading Main
Power/mass Main
Developed From
Sikorsky H-19
Power/mass Alt
Max Speed Main
109 mph
Max Takeoff Weight Alt
Ceiling Main
Number Built
Two pilots
* 1x Mark 30 or Mark 44 torpedo or Depth charges
Area Main
Primary user
Span Alt
16.15 m
Plane Or Copter?
Power Alt
Alvis Leonides Major 755
First Flight
August 1953
United Kingdom
National Origin
United Kingdom
Climb Rate Main
Power Main
750 hp
Number Of Props
Climb Rate Alt
4.6 m-s
Length Main
Span Main
Area Alt
205 m²
Range Alt
Similar Aircraft
* Mil Mi-4
* Sikorsky H-19
Empty Weight Main
Ceiling Alt
960 m
Empty Weight Alt
Loading Alt

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