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Westland Wessex HC.2


This model is a version of wessex

c/n wa122


Year 1963






Helicopter Westland Wessex HC.2 Serial wa122 Register 076 XR497 used by Fuerza Aerea Uruguaya (Uruguayan Air Force) Royal Air Force. Built 1963. Aircraft history




  • Westland Wessex HC.2 c/n wa122
  • Westland Wessex HC.2 c/n wa122


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ID
united kingdom XR497
Royal Air Force
RAF d/d 28feb63
SAR duty at RAF Valley with 202 Sq by 1977
22 Sq by Aug 1979 still by Sep 1986
72 Sq/F by Mar 1998 still Sep 1999
wfu and sold to Uruguay AF
united kingdom XR497
Royal Air Force
RAF Sharjah ( 02-aug-68 )
First flown by me on 02aug68 on 78Sqn at Sharjah. This ac was the first Mk 2 built for the RAF
united kingdom XR497
Royal Air Force
202 Sqn was NEVER at RAF Valley, However 22 Sqn was
united kingdom XR497
Royal Air Force
RAF Leuchars ( 02-sep-78 )
noted at RAF Leuchars airshow 02sep78
united kingdom XR497
Royal Air Force
Koksijde / Coxyde ( 17-jul-80 )     NATO SAR Meeting 1980
Jul80 (top) at Koksijde, Belgium
uruguay 076
Fuerza Aerea Uruguaya
Carrasco ( sep-02 )
FAU d/d 20jun02
ex RAF XR497
sep02 in service with EA5
uruguay 076
Fuerza Aerea Uruguaya
Pictured (bot) in Uruguay during firefighting duties, very good machine!


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