Aircraft Data Sheet: Sea King HC MK 4 & Commando (1973)

Sea King HC MK 4 & Commando
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 Commando Sea King is a variant of the Sea King family and it was initially produced as a private venture to respond to a need for a Utility Support Helicopter for export. The most significant change was the introduction of a fixed landing gear. A large number of these aircraft were delivered to the Middle East and later India. The Sea King HC Mk4 also serves with the Royal Navy to support amphibious operations.