Ah yes the Mighty King! If it’s good we’ll buy it from the Americans, if it’s exceedingly good we’ll licence build it as is the case with the Sea King! The versatile ‘King’ had a wide range of roles in HM forces ranging from SAR and AEW, to ferrying steely-eyed dealers of death to and from operations - finally ending service last year.
The Sea King used to be a relatively common sight and if you ever twisted a sock out and about in the Cairngorms or any other inaccessible place (until last year) you may have seen this particular variant.
AG1 activates winch (viva la 1.8)
Trim down lowers winch
Well goggles on chaps, keep that hand on the collective!
I’m not going to lie, that landing below took me many, many attempts. Credit and hats off to any whirly bird drivers out there!
- Created On iOS
- Wingspan 57.6ft (17.6m)
- Length 69.1ft (21.1m)
- Height 19.5ft (5.9m)
- Empty Weight 15,571lbs (7,062kg)
- Loaded Weight 17,849lbs (8,096kg)
- Power/Weight Ratio 8.324
- Wing Loading 321.6lbs/ft2 (1,570.3kg/m2)
- Wing Area 55.5ft2 (5.2m2)
- Drag Points 13119
- Number of Parts 330
- Control Surfaces 0