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SCOUT, WASP (WESTLAND)

The Scout was first flown in 1958. The UK army took delivery of about 150 Scouts, which were fitted with a skid undercarriage. The Royal Navy received its first deliveries of Wasps in 1963. The Wasp has a wheeled undercarriage and a single tail flat on the right side of the tail boom. The four-blade main rotor is mounted on a shaft behind the cabin and between the cabin and engine. The single turboshaft engine is mounted exposed behind rear of cabin. the fuselage features a rounded nose, stepped-up, glassed-in cockpit, including top, with a slightly tapered rear section and fixed landing gear. The swept-back, tapered fin features a small rotor on the left. Rectangular flats (Army version) are mounted to the underside of the boom below the fin.

Specifications

Country of Origin UK
Builder
RoleUtility
Similar AircraftAlouette II, Alouette III, Gazelle, OH-13 Sioux
Rotor diameter 32 ft, 3 in (9.84 m)
Length 30 ft, 4 in (9.26 m)
Height
Weight
Engine
Maximum speed
Cruising speed
Range
Service Ceiling
ArmamentAccommodations for antitank missiles, cannon, rockets
Crew One
Cost
User Countries Brazil, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, UK

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