Aircraft Data Sheet: Sea King HAR MK 3, MK 41, 43 & 48 (1972)

Sea King HAR MK 3, MK 41, 43 & 48
First flight:  
Rotor diameter: 18.9m/62ft 0ins
Length: 22.15m/72ft 8ins
Max weight: 9,707kg/21,400lb
Max speed: 209kph/113knots
Power: Two 1,500shp/1,119kW
Rolls-Royce Gnome 1400 turboshafts
Accommodation: Pilot plus three( ASW). Two + 28 troops
No Built: 330 (All versions)

The Search and Rescue Sea King proved to be an ideal helicopter for the use in the Search and Rescue role. The first SAR versions were produced for the German Navy and the Royal Norwegian Air Force. The Sea King HAR Mk3 is operated by the Royal Air Force and has saved many lives at sea and in the mountains around the UK.