Westland Whirlwind HAS.7


This model is a version of whirlwind

c/n wa270


Year 1959






Helicopter Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 Serial wa270 Register XN258 used by Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy) Flambards Experience. Built 1959. Aircraft history

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ID
united kingdom XN258
Fleet Air Arm
Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA270, f/f: 29Aug59
del Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm as XN258, 18Sep59
conv HAR.9, 1966
wfu 1975
pres NEAM, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, 1993.
united kingdom XN258
Fleet Air Arm
ff 29 Aug 1959, tropical trials use, then dd RN May 1960
705 NAS/522 by Aug 1960
Lossiemouth SAR Flt/934 by Oct 1962
to Weston-super-Mare Oct 1964 for conv to HAR.9
united kingdom XN258
Fleet Air Arm
Westland Whirlwind HAR.9
conv completed Dec 1965. Assigned to Hermes SAR Flt/336-H by Mar 1966 (after her 1964 refit), until c Nov 1966
(829 Sq/449-PR Protector Flt by May 1967 ???)
Culdrose Stn Flt/589-CU by Jul 1969 until at least 1974.
Aircraft Retired / Not available by 1975
united kingdom XN258
Flambards Experience
UK Clodgey Lane Exhibit ( dec-75 )
to Cornwall Aero Park Dec 1975 as HAR.9 /589-CU. Still 1986, more lately Flambards Experience, until 1993
XN258
NEAM called North East Land Sea and Air Museum, Sunderland by Nov17


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