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Country of Origin: Britain


A British-built scout/anti-submarine warfare (ASW) helicopter, the Westland Wasp has served in the navies of several countries. It is now being phased out as more capable ASW helicopters become available. The Scout was the Wasp's British army counterpart (see separate database entry).

The Wasp and the Scout share the same layout, differing primarily in landing gear and armament. The four-blade, fully articulated main rotor has the blades mounted well out from the hub on short...

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