Westland’s king of the sea

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ritain’s Koval Navy Ixiught a total of І52 Mk l. 2, 5 and 6 Sea Kings, most < >1 them as anti-submarine aircraft. Ten of the helicopters have lx*en іжхІіГк-d with side-iiu muted radomes to :ict ;ls alilvmie early-warning (AIAV) aircraft, a lonvcnsion which was inmxluced as a icsult of experience gainetl dnnng the Falkland*. War The RAF usc-s tlte Mk 5 lor аіг-sca rescue, and inoa – than HO Sea Kings have Ixvn

Sea King Mk 48

Belgium received five Soa Kings which were roughly equivalent to German ond Norwegian SAR specialised aircraft.

Above: The pnmary role of Royal Navy Sea Kings is ASW. However, some HAS. Mk 5s have been converted to SAR HAR. Mk 5s by the removal of anti-submarine equipment.

entered service, with current aircraft compatible with a range ot imxlem weapons, including the Sea liagk* anti-ship missile.

Armament: four torpedoes or depth charges, or Soa Skua, Sea Eagle or Exocet anti-ebo missiles

Dimensions:

rotor diameter 16.9 m (62 ft.)

length 22.15 m (72 tt. 8 In.)

height 5-13m 11611 10 in)

main rotor disc area 280.47 rn’ (3,018 sq ft.)

ACTION DATA

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Westland’s king of the sea
Westland’s king of the sea

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ANTI-SUBMARINE WARFARE: Using ns dipping sonar m combination with dropped sooobuoys, the Sea King is аЫе to detect a submarine from the acoustic echoes it produces

 

Westland’s king of the sea

AIRBORNE EARLY WARNING AND CONTROL: A,

woit as providing advanced warning ot an attack, the AEW. MK 2 is capable of controlling the ar war.

 

Westland’s king of the sea

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