Aircraft Data Sheet: Puma HC MK 1 (1968) *First Westland build
|First flight:||25th November 1970
|Rotor diameter:||15.00m/49ft 2ins|
Turbomeca Turmo 3c turboshafts
|Accommodation:||Two crew plus 16 troops|
The First of the three designs which comprised the Package Deal, the Design Authority for the Puma medium transport helicopter remained with Aerospatiale, while Westland manufactured the aircraft for the UK. Pumas entered service with the RAF in 1971.