Bristol Sycamore HR 50/51

Bristol Sycamore HR 50/51

The Sycamore was the RAN’s first helicopter. Thirteen were obtained between 1953 and 1961 for sea-air rescue duties from shore and from HMA ships Sydney, Vengeance and Melbourne. They were used extensively during natural disaster relief work.

Manufacturer: Bristol
Type: rescue and training helicopter
Delivered: 13 helicopters, 1953-61
Crew: Two. Capacity for up to three passengers in rear cabin
Engine: one 520 hp Alvis Leonides Mk72 7 cylinder radial air-cooled engine
Speed: 127 mph (max)
Range: 238 miles
Withdrawn: 1965

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