Aircraft Data Sheet: Scout AH MK 1 (1960)

Scout AH MK 1 (1960)
First flight: 4th August 1960
Rotor diameter: 9.83m/32ft 3ins
Length: 12.29m/40ft 4ins
Max weight: 2,404 kg/5,300lb
Max speed: 211kph/114knots
Power: One I,050shp/783kW
Rolls-Royce Nimbus 101 turboshaft
Accommodation: Pilot plus four
No Built: 149

A five seat general purpose helicopter, the result of continued development of the Saunders-Roe P 531 for the British Army. Design and manufacture of the Scout was the responsibility of the Fairey Division at Hayes. Production aircraft went mainly to the Army with a few examples sold for export.

The Scout remained in service with the Army until 1994 giving the Army Air Corps its introduction to the operation of turbine powered helicopters, serving in the Middle East, Hong Kong and the Falklands.