The latest model of the helicopter the Westland Widgeon has recently been flown to Bonn, Germany, and tested in operation before officers and officials of the German Army.
G.V. German Army Officers inspecting a Westland Widgeon helicopter.
C.U. Pilot explains helicopter to officer.
Shot. Officer looking into helicopter
S.V. Officers talking to officials.
G.V. Shot between two men, helicopter in mid-air.
T.V. Two persons being rescued, holding on to rope.
L.V. The two people being hauled up.
S.V. Climbing aboard, helicopter flies away.
S.C.U. German Army Officer looking up at helicopter.
G.V. Helicopter in flight, officials in foreground.
Initials AW A.W./P.B
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Background: The latest model of the helicopter the Westland Widgeon has recently been flown to Bonn, Germany, and tested in operation before officers and officials of the German Army. The West German Ministry of Defence is watching an eight day performance of this craft, which derives from the DRAGONFLY and the WHIRLWIND machines made by the same company.
The WIDGEON has a 515 bhp at 3,000 r.p.m. Alvis Leonides engine, 521/1 air cooled, 9 cylinder radial. It can carry four passengers in addition to the pilot, or two stretchers and a medical attendant. it has duel control, and is fitted with a winch hoist for two people. The officers of the West Germany Army have watched a flight with 450 kgs of baggage.