Westland Wessex  WS-65

Westland Wessex

Product code WS-65

Westland

€ 16.47

Series Warpaint Series No 65

Publisher/Brand Hall Park

Author Charles Staffrace

Format A4

No. Pages 25

Version Soft cover

Category Aviation Books

Subcategory UK Helicopters

Availability only 1 remaining

Add this product to my wishlist

This product was added to our database on Tuesday 19 february 2008.

Share this product

Your reliable Aviation Book Source since 1989


Also in this series:
product Publisher/Brand Series/scale Price €
Avro Lincoln Avro LincolnHall ParkWarpaint Series No 34€ 15.55
Bristol Beaufort Bristol BeaufortHall ParkWarpaint Series No 50€ 16.47
Bristol Brigand Bristol BrigandHall ParkWarpaint Series No 68€ 12.80
Consolidated PBY Catalina Consolidated PBY CatalinaHall ParkWarpaint Series No 79€ 21.06
Fiat G91 Fiat G91Hall ParkWarpaint Series No 49€ 14.63
General Dynamics F111 Aardvark and EF111A Raven General Dynamics F111 Aardvark and EF111A RavenHall ParkWarpaint Series No 104€ 22.89
Ilyushin IL28 "Beagle" Ilyushin IL28 "Beagle"Hall ParkWarpaint Series No 130€ 20.14
McDonnell Douglas F4K and F4M Phantom McDonnell Douglas F4K and F4M PhantomHall ParkWarpaint Series No 31€ 15.55
Mikoyan Gurevich MiG15 Mikoyan Gurevich MiG15Hall ParkWarpaint Series No 120€ 17.39
Westland Scout & Wasp Westland Scout & WaspHall ParkWarpaint Series No 110€ 16.47
Product description

Following closely after the all-embracing monograph on the F-102 this latest Warpaint on the Westland Wessex is again a very comprehensive history of the type. For 40 years the mainstay of Britain's helicopter forces as an anti-submarine, air-sea-rescue and commando carrier, the Wessex was evolved from the Sikorsky S-58 but there the similarity ended. It used newly developed jet power in the Gnome or Gazelle engine which gave it enhanced performance. A veteran of Cyprus, the Middle East, Borneo, the Falklands war and the Northern Ireland troubles the helicopter was both versatile as it was strongly constructed. Wessex helicopters served in every theatre of operations that saw the use of British troops or naval forces taking part. The Wesex was also sold to overseas countries and others were seconded from ex-RAF or RN stocks. Uruguay, Brunei, Oman, Ghana and above all the Australian Navy all had the Wessex on strength. Its most prestigious job was that of the Queen's Flight whose bright overall red colour schemes were frequently seen on Royal occasions. This book written by Charles Starface covers every aspect of the Wessex's career and in addition features each squadron and unit including the research establishments who had it on strength. Richard J.Caruana has produced a great variety of colour side views and 1:72nd scale plans.



Shopping cart

Your shopping cart is empty.
 

Shop near Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport. LOOK INSIDE !

When in the Netherlands,
visit our shop near
Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport.

Click on the image below for
extended tour.

 

  • aviationshopsupplies.com
  • aviationmegatrade.com