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westland Wessex HC.2

in uruguay Fuerza Aerea Uruguaya


Uruguayan Air Force

Del'd: 11 - 1997 to 2007







Wessex HC.2 Fuerza Aerea Uruguaya

History of this Model in this Organisation:




Wessex were first operated by the Uruguayan Navy. In 1997 the navy was negotiating a second batch of these helicopters at a very low price of adquisition. The Uruguayan Air Force showed interest on buy some at the same time and finally the Royal Air Force sold five units for the Air Force and three for the Navy. They were on service on the FAU from 1997 to 2003.



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Units with this Model in this Organisation:

YearsUnitsbold : Current base of the Unit
1997/07Escuadron Aereo 5 (Helicopteros) Carrasco
Escuela Militar de Aeronautica








Construction Numbers of this Model in this Organisation: Help Us    

C/NBuiltID     In this OrganisationIn other Org

    wa137 1963     070: FAU d/d jun97; ex RAF XR515
Royal Air Force XR515: Westland Wessex HC.2, c/n WA137, f/f: 15/01/1964, del R+
    wa144 1964     071: FAU d/d jun97; ex RAF XR522; Gate Guardian Grupo 1 FAU at Ca+
Royal Air Force XR522: ff 22 Apr 1964, dd 1 May 1964 . 78 Sq/O by 1965, HOCF/B+
    wa532 1966     072: FAU d/d jun97; ex RAF XT605
Royal Air Force XT605: Westland Wessex HC.2, c/n WA532, f/f: 20/07/1966; del R+
    wa543 1966     073: FAU d/d jun97; ex RAF XT675
Royal Air Force XT675: Westland Wessex HC.2, c/n WA543, f/f: 24/01/1967; del R+
    wa541 1966     074: FAU d/d jun97; ex RAF XT673
Royal Air Force XT673: Westland Wessex HC.2, c/n WA541, f/f: 14/12/1966; del R+

Farnborough Airshow 1970 72Sqn /AY
    wa546 1967     075: FAU d/d jun97; ex RAF XT678
Royal Air Force XT678: Westland Wessex HC.2, c/n WA546, f/f: 26/02/1967; del R+
    wa122 1963     076: FAU d/d 20jun02; ex RAF XR497; sep02 in service with EA5
Pictured (bot) in Uruguay during firefighting duties, very g+
Royal Air Force XR497: RAF d/d 28feb63; SAR duty at RAF Valley with 202 Sq by+

First flown by me on 02aug68 on 78Sqn at Sharjah. This +

202 Sqn was NEVER at RAF Valley, However 22 Sqn was

Jul80 pictured (top) at Koksijde, Belgium
    wa618 1968     077: FAU d/d 2002; ex RAF XV723
Royal Air Force XV723: Westland Wessex HC.2, c/n WA618, f/f 08jan68; del Royal+

14may95 pictured as /Q 72 Sqd at North Weald Air Show

Farnborough Airshow 1970 72Sqn /AQ
    wa536 1966     078: FAU d/d 2003; ex RAF XT668
Royal Air Force XT668: Westland Wessex HC.2, c/n WA536, f/f: 06/10/1966; del R+

Farnborough Airshow 1970 72Sqn /AS
    wa544     079: FAU d/d 2003; ex RAF XT676
Royal Air Force XT676: RAF; 2003 to Uruguay as 079
    wa616 1967     080: FAU d/d 2003; ex RAF XV721
Royal Air Force XV721: Westland Wessex HC.2, c/n WA616, f/f:?; del Royal Air F+

RAF; 24+25jul99 72Sqn./H Fairford air show

Farnborough Airshow 1970 72Sqn /AK
    11 C/N found in this Organisation






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