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Aircraft Stats:

Powerplant: 1 x 710 shp RR-Bristol Nimbus 503 turboshaft
Speed: 193 kph, 120mph mph
Range: 488km, 303miles
Seats: 2+3
Length: 9.24m, 30ft 4in
Span: 9.83m, 3ft 3in
Empty Weight: 1 566kg, 3,542lb
Max T/O Weight: 2 495kg, 5,500lb
Period of Service: 1976 - 1990

Weapons:
None specified

Squadrons:
None specified

Attrition:
1 incidents recorded

Scout

 
Status: Retired
Manufacturer: Westland
Country of Manufacture: United Kingdom
Role: Utility
 
Description:

The Scout is the land-counterpart of the Wasp, with skid landing gear, non-folding airframe and a horzontal tailplane.

The Scout never flew in SAAF service and was acquired from the Bahrain State Police (ex BSP-1) as a gearbox testbed for the Scout, hence the SAAF serial 'GT'.