Rolls Royce Gnome
Helicopter Turbine Guide Vane Stage
As fitted to Sea King Helicopters
Great piece of mountable Aviation Wall Art – Ideal for creating A mirror or clock!
S/N: L233 08
Size: 38cm diam x 7.5 high Approx.
Good used as removed condition. Ideal condition for creating unusual Aviation Wall Art. Please see pictures.
The Westland WS-61 Sea King is a British licence-built version of the American Sikorsky S-61 helicopter of the same name, built by Westland Helicopters. The aircraft differs considerably from the American version, with Rolls-Royce Gnome engines, British-made anti-submarine warfare systems and a fully computerised flight control system. The Sea King was primarily designed for performing anti-submarine warfare (ASW) missions. A Sea King variant was adapted by Westland as troop transport known as the Commando.
In British service, the Westland Sea King provided a wide range of services in both the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force. As well as wartime roles in the Falklands War, the Gulf War, the Balkans conflict, the Iraq War and the Afghanistan War, the Sea King is perhaps most well known in its capacity as a Royal Navy Search and Rescue (red and grey livery) and RAF Search and Rescue Force (yellow livery) helicopter. The Sea King was also adapted to meet the Royal Navy’s requirement for a ship-based airborne early warning platform.
Last picture illustrates Sea King helicopter in service.
Our ref 16051352