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    AIRCRAFT TAKING PART IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE



    WESTLAND SEA KING MK.41. CERMAN LUFTMARINE ANTI-SUBMARINE AND SEARCH AND RESCUE AIRCRAFT.



    PILOT - DON FARQUHARSON.



    WESTLAND SEA KING MK.43 NORWEGIAN SEARCH AND RESCUE AIRCRAFT OPERATED BY ROYAL NORWEGIAN AIR FORCE FOR MINISTER OF JUSTICE IN SEARCH AND RESCUE ROLE.



    PILOT - PETER WILSON.



    WESTLAND/AEROSPATIALE PUMA XW231 TACTICAL TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT IN SERVICE WITH ROYAL AIR FORCE.



    PILOT - BERNARD PASQUET OF AEROSPATIALE ATTACHED TO WESTLAND.



    WESTLAND/AEROSPATIALE GAZELLE XW845 GENERAL-PURPOSE LIGHT HELICOPTER. AIRCRAFT SHOWN IS PROTOTYPE NAVAL TRAINER.



    PILOT - MIKE FULLER.



    WESTLAND/AEROSPATIALE LYNX "UTILITY" XX153 GENERAL-PURPOSE TACTICAL HELICOPTER FOR ARMY USE, FINISHED CAMOUFLAGE SKID UNDERCARRIAGE.



    PILOT - ROY MOXAN, DEPUTY CHIEF TEST PILOT, WESTLAND HELICOPTERS.



    LYNX NAVAL PROTOTYPE XX469 FINISHED NAVY BLUE WITH WHEELED UNDERCARRIAGE.



    PILOT - JOHN NORTON.



    LYNX XW837 COLOUR RED SECOND PROTOTYPE.



    PILOT - RON GALLANTLY, CHIEF TEST PILOT.



    A FURTHER LYNX PROTOTYPE COLOUR TURQUOISE MAY ALSO TAKE PART. INFO TO YOU MONDAY, SEPT.4TH.


    2.
    BASIC DATA ON AIRCRAFT.



    A. WESTLAND SEA KING. BASICALLY SIKORSKY S.61 INTEGRATED WEAPON SYSTEM FOR SUBMARINE DETECTION AND ATTACK WITH HOMING TORPEDOES OR DEPTH CHARGES. EXCELLENT SEARCH AND RESCUE FACILITIES. ALL-WEATHER OPERATION. AUTOMATIC FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEM FOR AUTO HOVERING AND MANOEUVRES. RADAR FOR SURFACE DETECTION. SONAR FOR SUB-SURFACE.



    POWER PLANT FROM RR GNOM H1400 1500 SHP ENGINES. NORMAL TAKE-OFF 21,000LB. RANGE 550 NAU???CAL MILES. ??? MORT POTENT SEARCH AND RESCUE HELICOPTER IN WORLD. ALL-WEATHER ???



    ORDERS. R.N.ORDER 56 AIRCRAFT. COMPLETE. 22 ORDERED REPUBLIC OF GERMANY., 10 ORDERED BY NORWAY SAR ROL ONLY., 10 BY AUSTRALIA ASW AND SAR ROLES. 6 IN SERVICE WITH INDIAN NAVY. MORE ORDERED. TOTAL OVERSEAS SALES 51 AIRCRAFT TO DATE. "COMMANDO" VARIENT UNDER DEVELOPMENT. STILL HAS GREAT EXPORT FUTURE, MARKET FOR WESTLAND EXCELLENT SALES NOW NEARLY EQUAL R.N.ORDER. WESTLAND HAVE WON SEVERAL ORDERS IN FACE OF INTENSE COMPETITION INCLUDING SIKORSKY IN MOST INSTANCES.


    B.
    WESTLAND-AEROSPATIALE PUMA. ONE OF 3 AIRCRAFT IN ANGLO-FRENCH HELICOPTER DEAL OF FEBRUARY 1967. POWER PLANT TWIN TURBOMECA TURMO 4B ENGINES 1330 SHP EACH. NORMAL TAKE-OFF WEIGHT 14,000LB. CRUISING SPEED 140 KT. RADIUS OF ACTION 116NM WITH 16 FULLY-ARME MEN PLUS 3500LB FREIGHT. UP TO 20 TROOPS IN HIGH DENSITY. TOTAL SALES 230 PLUS. 40 AIRCRAFT ORDERED BY R.A.F.ORDER ALMOST COMPLETED. PUMA IS IN SERVICE WITH SEVERAL MILITARY AND CIVIL OPERATORS IN FRANCE AND OTHER COUNTRIES. PUMA WAS DESIGNED BY AEROSPATIALE BUT WESTLAND MANUFACTURE 27 PER CENT OF ALL AIRCRAFT.


    C.
    WESTLAND/AEROSPATIALE GAZELLE.CO-OPERATIVE PROJECT. AEROSPATIALE DESIGN. 60 PER CENT MANUFACTURED BY WESTLAND. ON ORDER BY BRITISH ARMY, R.N., R.A.F. GENERAL-PURPOSE LIGHT WEIGHT FIVE SEAT HELICOPTER FOR COMMUNICATIONS, OPERATION, ANTI-TANK ROLE AND TRAINING. TAKE-OFF WEIGHT 3750LB. SINGLE TURBOMECA ASTAZOU 111B ENGINE 600 SHP MAX. CRUISE SPEED 140 KNOTS. TYPICAL OPERATING RANGE 300 NAUTICAL MILES.OVER 300 AIRCRAFT ON ORDER,INCLUDING 142 FOR U.K.FORCES. LICENCE PRODUCTION AGREEMENT FOR 122 AIRCRAFT SIGNED WITH YUGOSLAVIA. 30 PLUS CIVIL GAZELLES SOLD IN U.S.AND ELSEWHERE. FIRST U.K. ORDER FOR CIVIL GAZELLE SHOULD BE ANNOUNCED AT SHOW.


    D.
    LYNX WESTLAND-AEROSPATIALE, WESTLAND DESIGN LEADERSHIP, ONLY CO-OPERATIVE PROGRAMME TO HAVE U.K. DESIGN LEAD. TAKE-OFF WEIGHT 9000LB TYPICALLY. POWER PLANT TWO RR BS.360 ENGINES 930 ENGINES 930 SHP MAX EACH. RANGE TYPICALLY UP TO 400 N.M. CRUISE SPEED 150-160 KT. SEVERAL VARIENTS BEING DEVELOPED. NAVAL FOR R.N.AND FRENCH NAVY WITH WHEELED UNDERCARRIAGE, FOLDING BLADES, SPECIAL DECK ANCHORAGE SYSTEM ROLE IS ANTI-SUBMARINE HELICOPTER FOR ALL-WEATHER OPERATION FROM SMALL SHIPS IN ROUGH SEAS. WILL CARRY BAC CL 834 ANTI-SHIP MISSILE SYSTEM. UTILITY MODEL FOR U.K.ARMY. LENGTHENED NOSE, SKID UNDERCARRIAGE. IN JUNE UTILITY PROTOTYPE ESTABLISHED WORLD CLASS SPEED RECORD AT 200 MPH FOR 15-25 KM CLOSED COURSE AND 198 MPH FOR 100 KM CLOSED COURSE, FLOWN BY ROY MOXAM AS AT SHOW, WILL CARRY HAWKSWING AT MISSILE. CIVIL LYNX WITH LENGTHENED FUSELAGE UNDER DEVELOPMENT FOR EXECUTIVE ROLE,OIL RIG WORK, ETC. WILL SEAT 12 HIGH DENSITY.


    D.
    LYNX IS 70 PER CENT MANUFACTURED IN U.K., 30 PER CENT IN FRANCE. ENTERED FOR U.S.LIGHT AIRBORNE MULTI PURPOSE SYSTEM (LAMPS) REQUIREMENT BY SIKORSKY AFTER FIRST CROSS LICENCE DEAL BY WESTLAND U.K. AND FRENCH REQUIREMENTS TOTAL OVER 350 AIRCRAFT.


    3.
    DISPLAY: PRESUME YOU HAVE BRIEF FROM TECHNICAL SECRETARY AT SBAC. IF NOT I CAN GIVE DETAILS.




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    ONLY A SINGLE SEA KING WILL TAKE PART WEDNESDAY ???TH TO SUNDAY 10TH. REGRET LENGTHOF THESE NOTES BUT NO THIME TO ABBREVIATE

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    Film ID:
    VLVA60OFPKHLC5NLUMPUHU7GGCCV0
    Media URN:
    VLVA60OFPKHLC5NLUMPUHU7GGCCV0
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
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    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
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    N/A

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