Westland Wessex

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Westland Wessex adalah helikopter versi bertenaga turbin Inggris dari Sikorsky S-58 "Choctaw" , dikembangkan di bawah lisensi oleh Westland Aircraft (kemudian Westland Helicopters), awalnya untuk Royal Navy, dan kemudian untuk Royal Air Force (RAF). Wessex dioperasikan sebagai anti-kapal selam dan helikopter serba guna utilitas dalam beberapa negara, mungkin yang paling terkenal di Inggris untuk layanan sebagai pencarian dan penyelamatan (SAR) helikopter. Jenis pertama memasuki layanan pada tahun 1961.

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