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Westland: Whirlwind (Helicopter)

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August 1951. S-55 Helicopter.
January 1952. S-55 Helicopter.
1959. "Whirlwind" with G.E. T-58 power unit in place of piston engine.

Note: This is a sub-section of Westland.

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.[1]


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