Sikorsky S-56 Original Drawings

TsrJoe

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Sikorsky S.56 passenger variant ? ... https://api.parliament.uk/historic-hansard/commons/1954/may/12/sikorsky-s56-helicopter?fbclid=IwAR3NGNeA1XCptR9ophVT-Q5qfqkgcH6Vq-eZaWjo5bm2pEedTX6-I57gpF8
 

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Maybe that's right my dear TsrJoe ?.
 

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Norman Dodds, the MP asking the question doesn't seem to have had an aviation background. He does seem to have been a colourful character though.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_Dodds

Perhaps he was lobbying? Westland had tried to secure a licence for the S-56 in 1954 but the Ministry of Supply did not support their proposal. It took another 4 years for them to get the licences for the main transmission elements and begin their own private venture. In hindsight, had the Westminster been started 3-4 years earlier would have had a greater chance of success? A what-if question but an interesting one.
 

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a further snippet re a passenger S.56 ... https://www.flightglobal.com/FlightPDFArchive/1954/1954%20-%202738.PDF
 

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https://www.sikorskyarchives.com/S+56%20HR2S-1H-37.php
 

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TsrJoe said:
https://www.sikorskyarchives.com/S+56%20HR2S-1H-37.php
Thank you my dear TsrJoe.
 

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