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Role: Light Transport Aircraft
National origin: United Kingdom
Manufacturer: Westland Aircraft
First flight: 22 February, 1929
Primary user: Sabena
Number built: 10

For a helicopter, see Westland Wessex.

The Westland IV and Westland Wessex were high wing, three-engined light transport aircraft built by Westland Aircraft.

The Westland IV first flew on 21 February 1929 at which time it was powered by the 95 hp Cirrus engine. The Wessex of 1930 used more powerful Armstrong Siddeley Genet Major engines as well as some other changes; the two Westland IV were subsequently converted to Wessexes giving 10 aircraft in total.

Operators

Egypt

Egyptian Air Force

United Kingdom

Royal Air Force
AST Ltd, Hamble, taken on by RAF and used as navigation trainers from 1939

Specifications (Wessex (Genet Major 1A)

Data from British Civil Aircraft 1919-1972: Volume III

General characteristics

Crew: Two
Capacity: Four passengers
Length: 38 ft 0 in (11.59 m)
Wingspan: 57 ft 6 in (17.53 m)
Height: 9 ft 6 in (2.89 m)
Wing area: 490 ft (45.5 m)
Empty weight: 3,891 lb (1,769 kg)
Loaded weight: 6,300 lb (2,864 kg)
Powerplant: 3x Armstrong Siddeley Genet Major 1A 7-cylinder air cooled radial engine, 140 hp (104 kW) each

Performance

Maximum speed: 122 mph (106 knots, 196 km/h)
Cruise speed: 100 mph (87 knots, 161 km/h)
Range: 420 mi (365 NM, 676 km)
Service ceiling: 14,900 ft (4,540 m)
Rate of climb: 680 ft/min (3.46 m/s)
Wing loading: 12.9 lb/ft (62.9 kg/m)
Power/mass: 0.067 hp/lb (0.11 kW/kg)

Jackson, A.J. British Civil Aircraft 1919-1972: Volume III. London, Putnam, 1988. ISBN 0 85177 818 6.
British Aircraft directory accessed 2 Feb 2007

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