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Bristol Type 192 Belvedere HC1
Registration: XG452 / G-BRMB
Country of origin: UK
Built: Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, UK, 1960
Manufacturer: Bristol Aircraft Helicopter Division
Constructor's Number: 13347
Engines: Two 1,650shp Napier Gazelle 100 turboshaft engines
Type: Heavy transport twin-rotor helicopter
Note: Designed and built here at Weston-super-Mare the Belevedere twin-rotor helicopter served with British forces 18 years before the Chinook. In 1962 a Belvedere lowered the 80ft tall spire onto the rebuilt Coventry cathedral.
Bristol Type 192 Belvedere HC1
Registration: XG462
Country of origin: UK
Built: Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, UK, 1961
Manufacturer: Bristol Aircraft Helicopter Division
Constructor's Number: 13357
Engines: Two 1,650shp Napier Gazelle 100 turboshaft engines
Type: Heavy transport twin-rotor helicopter
Note: Nose section from a Belvedere that crash landed in the desert in Libya
Bristol Type 171 Sycamore Mk.3
Registration: G-ALSX / G-48-I
Country of origin: UK
Built: Filton, Bristol, UK, 1951
Manufacturer: Bristol Aircraft Helicopter Division
Constructor's Number: 12892
Engines: One 520 hp Alvis Leonides 73 piston engine
Type: General purpose helicopter
Note: The Bristol Sycamore was one of the world's first successful production helicopters. This one was used as a sales demonstrator, VIP transport and later privately owned in Africa before returning to the UK
Bristol Type 171 Sycamore Mk.14
Registration: XL829
Country of origin: UK
Built: Weston-super-Mare, UK, 1957
Manufacturer: Bristol Aircraft Helicopter Division
Constructor's Number: 13447
Engines: One 520hp Alvis Leonides 524/1 engine
Type: General purpose helicopter
Note: One of 82 Sycamores made here at Weston-super-Mare by the Bristol Helicopter Division under designer Raoul Hafner. This one was the last to be delivered to the RAF
Campbell Cricket
Registration: G-BYMP
Country of origin: UK
Built: Kit-build Newtownwards, UK, 1999
Manufacturer: Campbell Aircraft
Constructor's Number: PFAG/03-1265
Engines: One 75hp Volkswagen 4 piston engine.
Type: Single seat light autogyro
Note: The Cricket was developed in the UK based on the Bensen autogyro
Campbell Cricket
Registration: G-AXRA
Country of origin: UK
Built: Kit-build Membury Wilts, UK, 1970
Manufacturer: Campbell Aircraft
Constructor's Number: CA.321A
Engines: One 75hp Volkswagen 4 piston engine.
Type: Single seat light autogyro
Note: 33 Crickets were produced by Campbell Aircraft Ltd. between 1969 and 1971
Campbell Cougar
Registration: G-BAPS
Country of origin: UK
Built: Weston-super-Mare, UK, 1973
Manufacturer: Campbell Aircraft
Constructor's Number: CA.6000
Engines: One 130hp Rolls-Royce/Continental O-240-A flat-four piston engine.
Type: Single / twin seat autogyro
Note: The sole prototype Cougar was built here at Weston-super-Mare
Cierva C-30A
Registration: G-ACWM / AP506
Country of origin: UK
Built: Manchester, UK, 1935
Manufacturer: Cierva Autogiro Company
Constructor's Number: 715
Engines: One 140hp Armstrong Siddeley Genet Major 1A
Type: Two seat autogiro
Note: Remains of one of the the oldest autogiros in existence. Found in a garage near Tewkesbury and displayed in un-restored condition
Cierva Rotorcraft Grasshopper III
Registration: G-AWRP
Country of origin: UK
Built: Redhill, Surrey, UK, 1969
Manufacturer: Cierva Rotorcraft
Constructor's Number: GB-1
Engines: Two 205hp Rolls-Royce Continental IO-360 engines
Type: Experimental 5 seat coaxial rotor light helicopter
Note: The Grasshopper had two engines, advanced composite construction and coaxial main rotors requiring no tail rotor. This was the only one completed
Cranfield Vertigo
Registration: BAPC 213
Country of origin: UK
Built: Yeovil, UK, 1980-1984
Manufacturer: Cranfield
Constructor's Number:
Engines: Man-powered
Type: Experimental man-powered helicopter
Note: Attempt to win the prize for the first man-powered helicopter to hover for one minute
Fairey Rotodyne
Registration: XE521
Country of origin: UK
Built: Hayes, UK, 1957
Manufacturer: Fairey Aviation
Constructor's Number:
Engines: Two 2800shp Napier Eland turbine turboprops plus 4 rotor tip jets
Type: Civil heavy transport helicopter
Note: These are the only surviving major components from the sole prototype of the unique Rotodyne compound helicopter
Fairey Ultralight
Registration: G-AOUJ / XJ928
Country of origin: UK
Built: Hayes, UK, 1956
Manufacturer: Fairey Aviation
Constructor's Number: F.9429
Engines: One 256shp Turbomeca Palouste turbine
Type: Two seat observation helicopter
Note: This experimental desgn was powered by tip-jets using a mixture of compressed air from the engine air and fuel ignited at the rotor tips. Currently under restoration
Husband Hornet 500 Gyroplane
Registration: BAPC 339
Country of origin: UK
Built: Sheffield, UK, 2002
Manufacturer: Richard Husband
Constructor's Number:
Engines: One 65hp Arrow GT500 engine.
Type: Single-seat autogyro
Note: Sole prototype privately developed by engineer Richard Husband. This unsual design has a near vertical jump take-off capability
Julian CD Wombat
Registration: G-WBAT / G-BSID
Country of origin: UK
Built: St. Merryn, Cornwell, UK, 1991
Manufacturer: Chris Julian
Constructor's Number:
Engines: One 62hp Rotax 532-VL2V 2 stroke engine
Type: Single seat light autogyro
Note: Sole prototype of a development of the Bensen autogyro design by UK speedway rider Chris Julian
Murray M.1
Registration: BAPC 60
Country of origin: UK
Built: Salford, UK, 1954
Manufacturer: John Murray
Constructor's Number:
Engines: One 26hp JAP99 piston engine
Type: Experimental single seat helicopter
Note: Home designed and built prototype. Engine missing
Saunders-Roe Skeeter AOP Mk 12
Registration: XL811
Country of origin: UK
Built: Eastleigh, UK, 1958
Manufacturer: Saunders-Roe
Constructor's Number: S2/5096.
Engines: One 215hp De Havilland Gipsy Major 215 engine
Type: Two seat observation helicopter
Note: The Skeeter was the first helicopter in service with the British Army Air Corps. It was designed to replace fixed wings in the observation role, and be transportable on a standard Army 3-ton truck
Slingsby Tutor T Mk.8
Registration: BGA1759 / RAFGSA 178
Country of origin: UK
Built: Kirkbymoorside, Yorkshire pre 1955
Manufacturer: Slingsby
Constructor's Number:
Engines: Glider
Type: Single seat sports glider
Note: On display in the pilots block as part of the Weston Aviation Exhibition and history of gliding here at Weston airfield
Watkinson C.G4
Registration: BAPC 128
Country of origin: UK
Built: Bexhill, Sussex, UK, 1973
Manufacturer: Herbert Watkinson
Constructor's Number:
Engines: Man-powered
Type: Single-seat man powered autogyro
Note: Sole prototype constructed in an attempt to win the $50,000 Kremer prize for man powered rotary-wing flight
Westland Dragonfly HR. Mk.5
Registration: WG719
Country of origin: UK
Built: Yeovil, England, 1952
Manufacturer: Westland Helicopters
Constructor's Number: WA/H/50
Engines: One 500hp Alvis Leonides 521/1 radial piston engine
Type: General purpose helicopter
Note: The first helicopter produced by Westland, the Dragonfly was built under licence from Sikorsky and used by the Royal Navy for Search and Rescue. This one took part in the rescue effort during the Dutch Flood disaster in Feb 1953.
Westland WS-51A Widgeon Series 2
Registration: G-AOZE/5N-ABW
Country of origin: UK
Built: Yeovil, England, 1957
Manufacturer: Westland Helicopters
Constructor's Number: WA/H/141
Engines: One 520hp Alvis Leonides 521/1 piston engine
Type: 5 seat civil passenger helicopter
Note: Used by Bristow Helicopters in Bahrain and in Nigeria for offshore oil rig support. In 1967 during the Biafran civil War it was kept on one of the oil rigs so the Biafran Army could not requisition it
Westland Scout AH.1
Registration: XP165
Country of origin: UK
Built: Eastleigh, England, 1960
Manufacturer: Westland Helicopters
Constructor's Number: S2/8437
Engines: One 968 shp Blackburn Nimbus turboshaft
Type: Military 4/5 seat transport / scout helicopter
Note: The Scout was developed from the Skeeter and had common components with the naval Wasp. This one is an early example used for trials and later by the Empire Test Pilots School at Boscombe Down
Westland Wasp HAS Mk.1
Registration: XT443
Country of origin: UK
Built: Hayes, England, 1966
Manufacturer: Westland Helicopters
Constructor's Number: F.9613
Engines: One 968shp Blackburn Nimbus turboshaft
Type: Light anti-submarine helicopter
Note: The Wasp had a unique quad undercarriage for landing on a heaving deck. This one served on naval frigates and was damaged during the 1975 Icelandic 'Cod War'
Westland Whirlwind HAS Mk.7
Registration: XK940/G-AYXT
Country of origin: UK
Built: Yeovil, England, 1957
Manufacturer: Westland Helicopters
Constructor's Number: WA/H/167
Engines: One 750hp Alvis Leonides Major 755 radial piston engine
Type: Anti-submarine helicopter
Note: This Whirlwind served on Royal Navy ships including HMS Bulwark, HMS Centaur, HMS Ark Royal and HMS Victorious
Westland Whirlwind HAR Mk.10
Registration: XD163
Country of origin: UK
Built: Yeovil, England, 1954
Manufacturer: Westland Helicopters
Constructor's Number: WA 20
Engines: One 1050 shp Rolls-Royce Gnome turboshaft engine
Type: 12 seat transport helicopter
Note: This was first Whirlwind delivered to the RAF. It operated in Malaya, and was later converted at Weston-super-Mare to turbine power for Search and Rescue duties in Cyprus and Aden
Westland Whirlwind HCC Mk.12
Registration: XR486
Country of origin: UK
Built: Yeovil, England, 1964
Manufacturer: Westland Helicopters
Constructor's Number: WA 418
Engines: One 1050 shp Rolls-Royce Gnome turboshaft engine
Type: One of only two VVIP Whirlwinds built for The Queens Flight
Note: This helicopter was frequently piloted by HRH Prince Philip and The Prince of Wales. The Queen did not fly in a helicopter until the Whirlwind was replaced by the twin-engined Wessex
Westland WS-55 Whirlwind Series 1
Registration: G-ANFH
Country of origin: UK
Built: Yeovil, England, 1954
Manufacturer: Westland Helicopters
Constructor's Number:
Engines: One 600 hp Pratt & Whitney Wasp R-1340-40 nine-cylinder radial piston engine
Type: 12 seat civilian transport
Note: This helicopter was operated by Britrish European Airways (BEA) and appeared in several films including the Beatles 'A Hard Day's Night'. Awaiting restorarion. Tail fin only on currently display
Westland WS-55 Whirlwind Series 3
Registration: G-AODA
Country of origin: UK
Built: Yeovil, England, 1955
Manufacturer: Westland Helicopters
Constructor's Number: WA/113
Engines: One 1050shp Rolls-Royce Gnome turboshaft engine
Type: 12 seat transport helicopter
Note: Owned by Shell and operated by Bristow this Whirlwind was used for charter work including oil rig support in the Gulf, Far East and North Sea
Westland Wessex HAS Mk.1
Registration: XM330
Country of origin: UK
Built: Yeovil, England, 1959
Manufacturer: Westland Helicopters
Constructor's Number: WA11
Engines: One 1450shp Napier Gazelle NGa13 turboshaft engine
Type: Anti-submarine warfare helicopter
Note: An early pre-production example of the Wessex used by the Royal Aircraft Establishment for flight and weapon trials
Westland Wessex HAS Mk.3
Registration: XM328
Country of origin: UK
Built: Yeovil, England, 1963
Manufacturer: Westland Helicopters
Constructor's Number: WA9
Engines: One 1600shp Napier Gazelle 161 turboshaft engine
Type: Anti-submarine warfare helicopter
Note: This Wessex served aboard ships during the Icelandic 'Cod War', and on HMS Antrim in the South Atlantic following the Falklands Crisis
Westland Wessex HCC Mk.4
Registration: XV733
Country of origin: UK
Built: Yeovil, England, 1969
Manufacturer: Westland Helicopters
Constructor's Number: WA628
Engines: Two 1350shp Rolls-Royce Gnome H1200 turboshaft engines
Type: One of only two VVIP Wessex aircraft built for The Queen's Flight.
Note: This was the first helicopter to have flown HM The Queen, and was piloted by Prince Andrew when he came to officially open the Helicopter Museum
Westland Wessex Series 60
Registration: G-AVNE/PK-HBQ/VH-BHC
Country of origin: UK
Built: Yeovil, England, 1964
Manufacturer: Westland Helicopters
Constructor's Number: WA561
Engines: Two 1350shp Rolls Royce Gnome turboshaft engines
Type: 16 seat passenger transport helicopter
Note: This long-range commercial version of the Wessex was used by Bristow for oil-rig support in the North Sea, and in Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia and Nigeria
Westland WG-13
Registration: XW839
Country of origin: UK
Built: Yeovil, England, 1970
Manufacturer: Westland Helicopters
Constructor's Number: 2/09
Engines: Two 900shp Rolls-Royce BS360 (Gem) turboshaft engines
Type: Military utility helicopter
Note: This is the 5th protoype WG-13 / Lynx and the oldest original complete Lynx in existence
Westland Lynx AH-1
Registration: G-LYNX / ZB500
Country of origin: UK
Built: Yeovil, England, 1979
Manufacturer: Westland Helicopters
Constructor's Number: 102
Engines: Demonstrator aircraft successively powered by 2x 900shp Rolls-Royce Gem, 2x 1120shp Gem 4, 2x 1200shp Gem 60 and 2x 1350shp LHTEC T800 turboshaft engines
Type: Military utility helicopter
Note: This helicopter G-LYNX / ZB500 is the current holder of the Helicopter World Speed Record at 400.87Km/h (249.09mph)
Westland Lynx WG-13 Lynx HAS 2
Registration: XX910
Country of origin: UK
Built: Yeovil, England, 1974
Manufacturer: Westland Helicopters
Constructor's Number: 3/16
Engines: Two 900shp Rolls Royce BS360 (Gem) turboshaft engines
Type: Anti-Submarine and Surface Strike helicopter
Note: This is the second prototype of the naval version of the Lynx. It was used for radar and performance testing, and was the first to fly a complete loop
Westland Lynx 3
Registration: G-17-24/ZE477
Country of origin: UK
Built: Yeovil, England, 1984
Manufacturer: Westland Helicopters
Constructor's Number: 319/001P
Engines: Two 1260shp Rolls-Royce Gem 60 turboshaft engines
Type: Military battlefield attack/utility helicopter
Note: ZE477 was the only Lynx 3 ever built. It was a stretched advanced anti-tank version of the Lynx with many new features, but did not go into production
Westland WG-30 Series 100
Registration: G-BGHF
Country of origin: UK
Built: Yeovil, England, 1979
Manufacturer: Westland Helicopters
Constructor's Number: 001
Engines: Two 1135shp Rolls-Royce Gem 41-1 turboshaft engines
Type: Civil/military 17 seat transport
Note: This was the first prototype WG-30 and used by Westland for development and as a demonstrator. It was taken to India for sales demonstrations
Westland WG-30 Series 100
Registration: G-BKGD/G-BKBJ
Country of origin: UK
Built: Yeovil, England, 1979
Manufacturer: Westland Helicopters
Constructor's Number: 002
Engines: Two 1135shp Rolls-Royce Gem 41-1 turboshaft engines
Type: Civil transport helicopter
Note: Delivered to British Airways Helicopters for trials and operated in the North Sea for offshore oil and gas rig support and by British International Helicopters on the Penzance / Scilly Isles ferry service. On display outside the Helicopter Museum building.
Westland WG-30 Series 160
Registration: N114WG/G-EFIS/G-17-18
Country of origin: UK
Built: Yeovil, England, 1984
Manufacturer: Westland Helicopters
Constructor's Number: 014
Engines: Two 1260 shp Rolls-Royce Gem 60-3 turboshaft engines
Type: Civil transport helicopter
Note: Operated by Airspur on shuttle services between Orange County's John Wayne Airport and Los Angeles International Airport. Located in the children's playground outside the Helicopter Museum
Westland WG-30 Series 200
Registration: G-BKNV/G-ELEC
Country of origin: UK
Built: Yeovil, England, 1983
Manufacturer: Westland Helicopters
Constructor's Number: 007
Engines: Two 1712shp General Electric CT7-2B turboshaft engines
Type: Civil/military/rescue transport helicopter
Note: One-off Series 200 demonstrator used for testing the more powerful engine and transmission for the ultimate Series 300. On display outside the Helicopter Museum building.
Westland WG-30 Series 300
Registration: G-HAUL
Country of origin: UK
Built: Yeovil, England, 1986
Manufacturer: Westland Helicopters
Constructor's Number: 020
Engines: Two 1712shp General Electric CT7-2B turboshaft engines
Type: Battlefield transport
Note: This was the sole prototype series 300 designed for the battlefield transport role to succeed the Wessex and Puma. It did not enter production
Westland WG-25 Sharpeye
Registration: ZS782
Country of origin: UK
Built: Yeovil, England, 1981
Manufacturer: Westland Helicopters
Constructor's Number:
Engines: Two 18hp Westlake 2-stroke engines
Type: Experimental remote-piloted helicopter
Note: Mock-up only
Westland WG-25 / WR-06 Wisp
Registration: (BAPC 446)
Country of origin: UK
Built: Yeovil, England, 1976
Manufacturer: Westland Helicopters
Constructor's Number: WA.01
Engines: Two 5hp Korba engines
Type: Experimental remote-piloted helicopter
Note: First prototype
Westland WG-25 / WR-05 Mote
Registration: (BAPC 444)
Country of origin: UK
Built: Yeovil, England, 1975
Manufacturer: Westland Helicopters
Constructor's Number:
Engines: Two 1.4hp Veeco engines
Type: Experimental remote-piloted helicopter
Note: Sole prototype
Westland WG-25 / WR-07 Wideye
Registration: (BAPC 445)
Country of origin: UK
Built: Yeovil, England, 1979
Manufacturer: Westland Helicopters
Constructor's Number:
Engines: Two 18hp Weslake 2-stroke engines
Type: Remote-piloted surveillance helicopter
Note: Pre-production example
Westland WG33
Registration: (BAPC 153)
Country of origin: UK
Built: Yeovil, England, 1978
Manufacturer: Westland Helicopters
Constructor's Number:
Engines: Plessey Meon turboshaft engine
Type: Two seat observation helicopter
Note: Full-scale mock-up of proposal but development was abandoned in 1979