Developed from the Dragonfly HR.5., the aircraft was Westland Aircraft's first production helicopter design.

Source: "Westland WS-51, Series 2, Widgeon", David Gibbings, AHS History Calendar 2015

A detailed drawing of the aircraft can be found in the following,

Source: "Westland Widgeon", FLIGHT Staff, FLIGHT 22 Feb 1957, Pages 238-239

Overview

Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: Westland Aircraft Ltd

Primary manufacturer: Westland Aircraft Ltd

Parent type: Westland S-51

Aircraft status: No longer flying

Configuration

Primary flight and mechanical characteristics

VTOL type: Helicopter

Lift devices: 1 Single main rotor

Dedicated control device: 1 Tail rotor

Crew required: 1 in Single seater arrangement

Landing gear: Wheels (non-retractable)

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Aircraft Details

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