Westland Wessex  HAS.1

The Westland Wessex is a British-built turbine-powered development of the Sikorsky H-34 (in US service known as Choctaw). It was developed and produced under licence by Westland Aircraft (later Westland Helicopters). One of the main changes from Sikorsky's H-34 was the replacement of the piston-engine powerplant with a turboshaft engine. Early models were powered by a single Napier Gazelle engine, while later builds used a pair of de Havilland Gnome engines.

The Wessex was initially produced for the Royal Navy (RN) and later for the Royal Air Force (RAF); a limited number of civilian aircraft were also produced, as well as some export sales. The Wessex operated as an anti-submarine warfare and utility helicopter; it is perhaps best recognised for its use as a search and rescue (SAR) helicopter. The type entered operational service in 1961, and had a service life in excess of 40 years before being retired in Britain.

Wessex HAS.1

RN utility, anti-submarine warfare, later air-sea rescue only, 140 built, some later converted to HAS.3.




Fixed a number of path errors that  may  have caused FG to crash or the  Wessex to load incorrectly.

Added MP Crew option.

Includes basic HDR compatibility.


This model  was granted to FGUK  by Peter Darley. Sadly  Peter passed away before it was  completed.

This initial release is portraying the model in  its original colours as created by Peter. It has no livery selection.

This represents the single engine HAS1 ( Mk1 ) Wessex. 

Performance can be marginal. VNE is around 115 kts and is obtainable with care and   management of Gross weight, especially if you want to fly at altitude.

Compositor lighting is fitted internally and externally.

ALS Rain on Glass effects.

Rotor wash on Grass effects.

Limited Autopilot functions.