After the Second World War the British company formerly known as "Cierva" developed a small two seat helicopter, the Skeeter. Design W.14 was eventually manufactured by Saunders Roe that took over the Cierva company. The helicopter was at that time new technology so several development problems had to be solved. It was the Cold War and the West German army BundesWehr placed an order for a dozen helicopters. It later also served in the British Army Air Corps for mainly "air observation post" duties with the AOP.12 being the most important. Less than 100 were manufactured.

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Saunders-Roe Skeeter  

This Skeeter has a British Army paint scheme, coded "XN348".  It is well preserved in the Hubschraubermuseum in B├╝ckeburg, Germany.

Photographed Summer 2018 by Meindert de Vreeze (C) Copyright IPMS Nederland

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One plastic scale model is known: in 1/72 from Aeroclub

 

This walk around page was first published July 2019 by M. de Vreeze