Helicopters (Army Requirement)

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Air Force – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 28 January 1959.

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Photo of Mr Evelyn Strachey Mr Evelyn Strachey , Dundee West 12:00, 28 January 1959

asked the Secretary of State for Air if he has now considered the Army's requirements for a heavy helicopter; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Ward:

The B.192 is being produced to meet the Army's requirement for a heavy helicopter.

Photo of Mr Evelyn Strachey Mr Evelyn Strachey , Dundee West

Does that mean that the Army and the Air Ministry have decided against anything of the Rotodyne type and are going in entirely for the orthodox helicopter type of aircraft?

Mr. Ward:

No Sir. It does not quite mean that. It means that we shall be getting the B.192 at the end of the year and the others, of course, come very much later.