Sea King combat helicopters for the Armed Forces

Sea King combat helicopters for the Armed Forces

The helicopters will help Ukrainian fighters to conduct search and rescue operations.

Ukraine will receive Sea King combat helicopters from Britain / screenshot Ukraine will receive Sea King combat helicopters from Britain / screenshot

Great Britain has trained 10 Ukrainian helicopter crews and will soon deliver Sea King combat helicopters to the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

About this reports The Ministry of Defense of Great Britain, publishing a video from the military exercises of Ukrainian soldiers.

It is noted that Ukrainian crews have been training in the United Kingdom for the past six weeks.

Sea King helicopters will help the Armed Forces conduct search and rescue operations.

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Sea King combat helicopters: general information

Westland WS-61 Sea King is a British licensed version of the American Sikorsky S-61 twin-engine deck helicopter. Designed to combat submarines.

The Westland Sea King differs from the American version, in particular, in Rolls-Royce Gnome engines, as well as British anti-submarine defense systems. In addition, British helicopters are fully computerized.

Sea King helicopters: characteristics

  • Crew: 2-4 people
  • Length: 17.02 m
  • Height: 5.13 m
  • Weight of the empty helicopter: 6,373 kg
  • Maximum take-off weight: 9,707 kg
  • Speed: 207 km/h
  • Range: 1,230 km

In Britain, the Sea King was used by both the Royal Air Force and the Royal Navy. At the same time, the last helicopter was decommissioned by the Navy in 2018.



Fuente: espreso.tv

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