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Westland WG.33

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It was a derivative of the WG.25 drone, somewhere on the net I found the
following text :
"Built in 1977 at Yeovil, Somerset and intend to be a 2-seat light reconnaissance
helicopter powered by either a Plessey Meon turboshaft engine or one/two piston
engines. Following on from experience gained during the development of remotely
piloted helicopters Westland started investigations in 1977 into a light two seat
helicopter that could be used for aerial reconnaissance without the need for a skilled
pilot. The two crew sat side-by-side in a circular fuselage giving excellent all round
visibility. Having built a mock-up in 1977 to show prospective customers, the project
soon faltered due to a lack of interest or funding by the UK Ministry ofDefence and in
early 1979 the project was formally abandoned. The mock-up was placed in storage
before eventually being presented to the Museum for preservation in 1980. It is
currently under restoration and reasssembly. "

And now I must admit, that I don't know the url ... :'(
 

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