HC Deb 28 January 1959 vol 598 c1048
17. Mr. Strachey

asked the Secretary of State for Air if he has now considered the Army's requirements for a heavy helicopter; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Ward

The B.192 is being produced to meet the Army's requirement for a heavy helicopter.

Mr. Strachey

Does that mean that the Army and the Air Ministry have decided against anything of the Rotodyne type and are going in entirely for the orthodox helicopter type of aircraft?

Mr. Ward

No Sir. It does not quite mean that. It means that we shall be getting the B.192 at the end of the year and the others, of course, come very much later.