Taken aboard HMNZS Southland at the Port of Tauranga, August 1991. This view shows the Wasp from the starboard nose. Its clearly a tight fit, with little space between the ceiling and the flotation gear/ rearward folded rotors atop the aircraft. Apparently the aircraft can be launched in less than two minutes. A Mark 46 practice torpedo (painted orange) is mounted below the aircraft.
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