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The Vulcan Story 1947-2002

by
Tim Laming


 

Whirlwind HAR 10

Powered by a single Gnome Turboshaft (as in the later Wessex), 1050 SHP.
Based on the American Sikorsky S-55.


Fitted with Decca Navigator mk8,
E2B emergency compass,
G4 Gyro-compass,
PTR175 vhf/uhf,
VHF Homer system.


Crew of 3, Pilot, Navigator and Winchman.


Information and pictures kindly provided by Richard Castle,
email: r_castle@battle.tp-net.co.uk


Whirlwind HAR 10 statistics

  • Range : 90 nautical miles
  • Max speed : 90 kts
  • Max height : 14,000'
  • Rotor Diameter: 53'
  • Length: 44' 2"
  • Fuel: 2000 lbs. max av-tur f34/35
  • Max weight : 13,600 lbs.
  • First production model : 1952
  • First based at Valley : 1955