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Sud Aviation S-58 1
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Westland Whirlwind 16

YearVersionC/N
1958 47g-2 1988 Heeresflieger PA+118 : w/o 08.01.58 crashed Niedermendig
1958 C.30 705 G-ACUI : C.30A built by AV Roe (1934). Reg G-ACUI Aug 1935.
Royal Air Force HM581 : impressed into RAF service by Sep 1942.
G-AHTZ : To G-AHTZ Jun 1946, w/o 4 Mar 1958. Reg marked wfu Jul 1958.
1958 Dragonfly 1A wa/h/123 Aeronautica Militare Italiana MM80040 : EL-2 G-17-16 » G-AMOX
1958 hc.4 wa/h/105 Royal Air Force XF259 : HC.4 built at Yeovil. Del RAF Apr 1954
Royal Air Force XF259 : w/o 15 May 1958, rolled over after forced landing in Gloucestershire, while with CFS. soc Jun 1959.
1958 hr.3 wa/h/083 Fleet Air Arm WP498 : dd Jul 1953 to RNAS Gosport as HR.3. 4 month loan to RAN aboard HMAS Sydney as /-K during Korean War from Jan 1954.
Fleet Air Arm WP498 : conv to HR.5 1958.
Fleet Air Arm WP498 : Ditched in sea off Northern Ireland Dec 1958.
1958 H-34A SA.6 Armée de l'Air SA.6 : Sikorsky H-34A c/n 58-494; del as components to Sud Aviation, c/n SA.6; del France Armee de lAir as SA.6, 06Nov57; armed with cannon; destroyed by fire 15Feb58
1958 h-34a 58-280 Armée de l'Air SKY.280 : Sikorsky H-34A c/n 58-280, ff:?; del France Armee de lAir as SKY.280, coded LD, 12Apr56; w/o when suffered accident, 21Mar58.
1958 h-34a 58-281 Armée de l'Air SKY.281 : Sikorsky H-34A c/n 58-281, ff:?; del France Armee de lAir as SKY.281, 12Mar56; suffered accident 13Aug58; sos 28Nov58.
1958 h-34a 58-334 Armée de l'Air SKY.334 : Sikorsky H-34A c/n 58-334; del France Armee de lAir as SKY.334, 16Jul56; coded LL, unk; w/o explosion 30Apr58.
1958 h-34a 58-397 Armée de l'Air SKY.397 : Sikorsky H-34A c/n 58-397; del France Armee de lAir as SKY.397, 08Jan57; coded GK; destroyed by fire 12May58.
1958 h-34a 58-585 Armée de l'Air SKY.585 : Sikorsky H-34A c/n 58-585; del France Armee de lAir as SKY.585, 17Jun57; coded LN, unk; accident, 03May58; destroyed by fire, 21Sep58.
1958 h-34a 58-594 Armée de l'Air SKY.594 : Sikorsky H-34A c/n 58-594; del France Armee de lAir as SKY.594, 20Jun57; mid-air collision, 24Jun58.
1958 h-34a 58-747 US Army Aviation 56-4332 : del US ARMY as H-34A, 56-4332, 09Jan58; not on DA2410, status unk.
US Army Aviation 56-4332 : w/o 29apr58
1958 HO4S-3 55-474 US Navy 133742 : Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-474, ff:?; acc BuAerRep (BAR) East Hartford, CT, 30Jun53; del USN as HO4S-3, 133742, 09Jul53.
Fleet Air Arm WV202 : MAP to UK/Royal Navy as WV202, Ex BuAer 133742, f/f 09Jun53, d/d 26Sep53; w/o 11Dec58, broken up as spares and produce at RNAY Fleetlands.
1958 HO4S-3 55-887 Royal Canadian Navy  (1945-1968) 55887 : HO4S-3; RCN d/d 26jul55; w/o 04nov58 McNabs island Halifax harbour
1958 hr2s-1 56-020 US Marine Corps 140320 : Sikorsky S-56, c/n 56-020, ff:?; del USMC as HR2S-1, 140320, 27Mar57; w/o unk.
US Marine Corps 140320 : w/o 03dec58 in the Potomac River
1958 hr2s-1 56-032 US Marine Corps 141604 : Sikorsky S-56, c/n 56-032, ff:?; del USMC as HR2S-1, 141604, 20Jun57; w/o unk.
US Marine Corps 141604 : w/o 19may58
1958 hr2s-1 56-059 US Marine Corps 141611 : Sikorsky S-56, c/n 56-059, ff:?; del USMC as HR2S-1, 141611, 12Feb58; w/o unk.
US Marine Corps 141611 : w/o 9dec58
1958 hr2s-1 56-060 US Marine Corps 141612 : Sikorsky S-56, c/n 56-060, ff:?; del USMC as HR2S-1, 141612, 12Feb58; w/o unk.
US Marine Corps 141612 : w/o 11apr58
1958 hr2s-1 56-106 US Marine Corps 145868 : Sikorsky S-56, c/n 56-106, ff:?; del USMC as HR2S-1, 145868, 31Oct58; w/o unk.
US Marine Corps 145868 : w/o 3nov58
1958 HRS-2 55-166 US Marine Corps 129048 : Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-166, ff:?; del USMC as HRS-2, 129048, 05Jun52
US Marine Corps 129048 : 20may55
US Marine Corps 129048 : w/o 05feb58
1958 HRS-2 55-318 US Marine Corps 130205 : Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-318, ff:?; del USMC as HRS-2, 130205, 09Dec52
US Marine Corps 130205 : 24apr56
US Marine Corps 130205 : w/o 12feb58 USS Neptune
US Navy 130205 : w/o 12feb58
1958 hss-1 58-211 US Navy 141577 : Sikorsky HSS-1, cn 58-211, ff:?; del USN as HSS-1, 141577, 12Feb56; w/o asgd to HS-9 aboard USS Leyte (CVS-32), 05Sep58.
1958 hss-1 58-228 US Navy 141582 : Sikorsky HSS-1, c/n 58-228, ff?; del US Navy as HSS-1, 141582, 13Mar56; w/o HS-8, 16Aug58; [Also reported w/o NARTU, NAS New Orleans, 17Mar62.]
1958 hss-1 58-231 US Navy 141585 : Sikorsky HSS-1, c/n 58-231, ff?; del US Navy as HSS-1, 141585, 27Mar56; w/o HS-8, NAS Ream Field, 16Aug58.
1958 hss-1 58-25 US Navy 158480 : Sikorsky HSS-1, c/n 58-25, ff?; del US Navy as HSS-1 138480, 22Aug55; w/o VX-6, Quonset Point, 10Jul58.
1958 hss-1 58-689 Aéronautique Navale SKY.689 : Sikorsky HSS-1 c/n 58-689, ff?; del France Aeronavale as HSS-1 SKY.689, 16Nov57; accident 15Jun58; soc 26Aug58.
1958 hus-1 58-606 US Marine Corps 144651 : Sikorsky HUS-1, cn 58-606, ff:?; del USMC as HUS-1, 144651, 29Jun57; xfer HMRL-261, unk; w/o MCAS New River, NC, 22Mar58.
1958 hus-1 58-840 US Marine Corps 145749 : Sikorsky HUS-1, cn 58-840, ff:?; del USMC as HUS-1, 145749, 04Feb58; status unk.
US Marine Corps 145749 : w/o 24nov58
1958 hus-1 58-891 US Marine Corps 145766 : Sikorsky HUS-1, cn 58-891, ff:?; del USMC as HUS-1, 145766, unk;
US Marine Corps 145766 : w/o 10jul58
1958 hus-1a 58-805 US Marine Corps 145718 : Sikorsky HUS-1A, cn 58-805, ff:?; del USMC as HUS-1A, 145718, 04Mar58; status unk.
US Marine Corps 145718 : w/o 29aug58
1958 S-55 55-585 Comando de Aviacion Naval Argentina 0369 : ARA d/d 10nov53 as HG-1; 18sep55 as 2-HT-1; w/o 26feb58 Antarctica
1958 S-55A 55-824 Aviation Légère de l'Armée de Terre 8 000 031 : Sikorsky S-55A, c/n 55-824, ff:?; del SNCASE 24Nov54; del ALAT as H-19A, 8 000 031, 17Mar55; asgd GH No1, 18Mar55; dpt France for Algerie abd PA Arromanches, 19Apr55.
Aviation Légère de l'Armée de Terre AVA : xfer GH No2, AVA, 23Dec58; severely damaged in accident, 23Dec58; w/o 17Feb59.
1958 S-55C 55-1134 Japan Ground Self-Defense Force 40011 : Sikorsky S-55C, c/n 55-1134, ff?; del JGSDF as UH-19C 40011 26Sep57; unit xfers unk; w/o 30Jan58.
1958 s-58b 58-456 N861 : Sikorsky S-58B, c/n 58-456, ff?; del Humble Oil as N861, 19Feb57; destroyed after emergency water landing near Grand Isle, LA, 01Feb58.


1958 s-58b 58-539 N864 : Sikorsky S-58B, c/n 58-539, ff?; del Humble Oil as N864, 04May57; destroyed in crash at sea near Grand Isle, LA on 01Jun58.
1958 se3130 1059 Armée de l'Air 59 : M55. w/o 10jun58
1958 se3130 1069 Aviation Légère de l'Armée de Terre 1069 : w/o 28nov58
1958 se3130 1119 Schweizer Luftwaffe V-42 : Swiss AF; w/o 27may58 Kindhausen
1958 SO-1221 Djinn 1005 ANSETT-ANA VH-INP : Ansett d/d 1957; w/o May58; preserved Queensland Air Museum
1958 Sycamore 3 12896 G-ALTB : ntu to RAF WT939, c Feb 1953
Ministry of Defence (MoD) WT939 : Cold weather trials. w/o 4 Jan 1958 at Boscombe Down while with A&AEE
1958 Sycamore 4 13194 G-AMWK : Reg ntu ? to RAF as XE313 c Sep 1953
Royal Air Force XE313 : HR.14 to RAF
Royal Air Force XE313 : w/o 6 Jan 1958, after losing height on take off and crashing into Jungle, while with 194 Sq.
1958 Sycamore 4 13248 Royal Air Force XJ361 : HR.14 del RAF Mar 1955
Royal Air Force XJ361 : w/o 2 Sep 1958 following tail rotor failure at Khormaksar, while with Khormaksar SAR Flt
1958 Sycamore 4 13379 Royal Air Force XG539 : HR.14 built at Filton. Del RAF Jan 1956.
Royal Air Force XG539 : w/o 1 Aug 1958 after tail rotor struck cables in the central Troodos Mountains, while with 284 Sq.
1958 Sycamore 4 13381 Royal Air Force XG541 : HR.14 built at Filton. Del RAF Feb 1956
Royal Air Force XG541 : w/o 20 Jul 1958 when struck ground during forced landing, while with 284 Sq.
1958 Sycamore 4 13382 Royal Air Force XG542 : HR.14 built at Filton. Del RAF Jun 1956.
Royal Air Force XG542 : w/o 4 Jun 1958, when rolled over after snagging tail rotor, while with 284 Sq.
1958 Sycamore 4 13383 Royal Air Force XG543 : HR.14 built at Filton. Del RAF Mar 1956
Royal Air Force XG543 : w/o 23 Sep 1958 tail rotor struck tree and crashed, while with 194 Sq.
1958 Sycamore 4 13389 Royal Air Force XG549 : HR.14 built at Weston-super-Mare. Del RAF Oct 1956
Royal Air Force XG549 : w/o 16 Apr 1958 following forced landing after engine failure, while with 194 Sq.
1958 Sycamore 4 13405 Royal Air Force XJ896 : HR.14 built at Weston-super-Mare. Del RAF Nov 1956
Royal Air Force XJ896 : w/o 10 Feb 1958 when crashed into mountain in Cyprus, while with 284 Sq.
1958 mk.52 13440 Bristol Aeroplane Company G-18-123 : Mk.52 built at Oldmixon. To West Germany as AS+324
Luftwaffe AS+324 : To West Germany, FFS-S / AS+324; 19 May 1958 crashed in the Retterschwanger Tal, near Bad Hindelang
1958 mk.52 13464 Luftwaffe AS+325 : HR.52 built at Oldmixon, del Jul 1957 to WGAF; FFS-S / AS+325; w/o 2 Oct 1958
1958 Type 171 Sycamore 13201 G-AMWS : Built as HR.14B, reg G-AMWS on 1 Dec 1952. To Belgian Air Force (UK civil registration withdrawn 11 Mar 1954).
Force Aérienne Belge B-3 : ex G-AMWS. To FAB with call sign OT-ZKC; w/o 20 Jan 1958 nr Kamina, Belgian Congo.
1958 uh-12b 544 Fleet Air Arm XB515 : ex USN 134734. d/d 8 Feb 1954 to RN. w/o 4 Nov 1958.
Royal Air Force XB515 : used by 1906 (Helicopter) Flt during 1954 to cover VIP flights while its Scyamore HC.11s were grounded.
1958 V43 WG 2 Luftwaffe AS + 302 : w.o. 02.05.58 crashed Memmingen HS-Museum, Bückeburg?
1958 V43 WG 25 Heeresflieger PA+220 : w.o. 03.10.58 at Frtizlar during a Tanktransport (M41)
1958 har.2 wa101 Royal Air Force XJ730 : Westland Whirlwind HAR.2, c/n WA101, ff: 26Nov55; del Royal Air Force as XJ730, 08Dec55; w/o 15May58 22Sqn crash on water 600 yards off Crane Pier, Felixstowe, Suffolk due fuel starvation
1958 har3 wa 76 Fleet Air Arm XG581 : Westland Whirlwind HAR.3, c/n WA76, ff: 25Oct55; del Royal Navy FAA as XG576, 02Nov55; w/o 20Jan58; wfu as A2469, unk; scr 1960's.
Fleet Air Arm XG581 : Eagle SAR Flt / 973-J, conducted rescue operations for downed aircrew
Fleet Air Arm XG581 : 21 Jan 1958 while operating from HMS Bulwark with 701 NAS, damaged landing at Donibrislte after control failure.
Fleet Air Arm XG581 : to AIU Lee by Feb 1958; to RNAY Donibristle by Mar 1958; to Arbroath by Jun 1958, SoC Jul 1958.
1958 har.4 wa 28 Royal Air Force XD185 : Westland Whirlwind HAR.4, c/n WA28, f/f:09Aug54; del RAF as XD185, 19Nov54; w/o 31Jan58.
1958 har.4 wa 47 Royal Air Force XD800 : Westland Whirlwind Ser.1, c/n WA47, ntu Royal Air Force as Whirlwind HAR.4, XD800 [duplicate Sabre 4 serial].
Royal Air Force XJ431 : ff: 31May55; del Royal Air Force as Whirlwind HAR.4, XJ431, 02Jun55; w/o 01Aug58.
1958 has7 wa161 Fleet Air Arm XK934 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA161, ff: 14Jul57; del Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm as XK934, 22Jul57; w/o 07May58.
Fleet Air Arm XK934 : 820 Sq /325 /T Jan 1958; 7 May 1958 ditched and sank in Lough Foyle while with 820 Sq
1958 has7 wa195 Fleet Air Arm XL833 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA195, ff: 15Oct57; del Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm as XL833, 09Dec57; w/o 08Sep58, scr Arbroath, unk.
Fleet Air Arm XL833 : 845 NAS Whirlwind XL833/390/A suffered engine failure while storing HMS Bulwark and ditched in Aden inner harbour, 8 Sep 1958. Airframe recovered but jettisoned next day.
1958 has7 wa196 Fleet Air Arm XL834 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA196, ff: 21Oct57; del Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm as XL834, 09Dec57; w/o 15Aug58.
1958 has7 wa200 Fleet Air Arm XL838 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA200, ff: 29Oct57; del Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm as XL838, 01Apr58; w/o 06Nov58, soc 11Dec58.
Fleet Air Arm XL838 : HAS.7 824Sqn/332-V and /P Apr 1958. Ditched and sank off Malta while operating from HMS Victorious on 6 Nov 1958.
1958 has7 wa204 Fleet Air Arm XL842 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA204, ff: 02Dec57; del Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm as XL842, 17Feb58; w/o 30Aug58.
1958 has7 wa210 Fleet Air Arm XL848 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA210, ff: 24Feb58; del Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm as XL848, 05Mar58; w/o 27Sep58.
Fleet Air Arm XL848 : HAS.7 824Sqn/334 Apr 1958 until May 1958. Returned to 824Sq as /336 to replace XL844 on unit strength Sep 1958. Ditched and sank off Portland 27 Sep 1958 while operating from HMS Victorious and replaced in turn by the now repaired XL844.
1958 has7 wa219 Fleet Air Arm XL869 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA219, ff: 24Apr58; del Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm as XL869, 02May58; w/o 28Oct58.
1958 has7 wa221 Fleet Air Arm XL871 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA221, ff: 14May58; del Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm as XL871, 29May58; w/o 23Oct58, soc 30Oct58.
1958 has7 wa227 Fleet Air Arm XL877 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA227, ff: 14Jul58; del Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm as XL877, 22Jul58; w/o 21Oct58. [Note: lifespan of only 97 days!]
1958 srs.1 wa 19 Westland G-ANJT : Westland Whirlwind Ser.1, c/n WA19, ff: 1953; reg Westland Helicopters Ltd as G-ANJT, 16Dec53; del South Georgia Company Ltd as G-ANJT, 16Jul54; w/o 09Apr58.
1958 srs2 wa122 Sud-Est WAD93 : Westland Whirlwind Ser.2 c/n WA122, ff:?; del SNCASE as Whirlwind HAS.7, WAD93, c/n F5, 28Nov55.
Armée de l'Air WAD93 : xfer AdlA, WAD93, 26Jan56.
Aviation Légère de l'Armée de Terre 8 000 103 : xfer ALAT as 8 000 103, 12Mar56; asgd GH No2, AVL, 12Mar56-18Jan58; 18Jan58 Crashed on take-off in darkness, heavy rain and gusty wind in attempt to recover the helicopter from sudden floods during flood relief mission ivo Wadi Kabir, Masqat, Oman. Bodies of Lt Francois Boscheron and André Morisset found 13Feb58.; airframe susequently w/o 10Feb59.
1958 srs2 wa132 Sud-Est WAD123 : Westland Whirlwind Ser.2, c/n WA132, ff:?; del SNCASE as Whirlwind HAS.7, WAD123, c/n F14, 31May56.
Aviation Légère de l'Armée de Terre 8 000 089 : xfer ALAT as 8 000 089, 10Jul56; asgd GH No2, AVJ, 10Jul56; xfer EA.ALAT, BAF, unk; suffered accident, Sidi-bel-Abbés, Algeria, 21Jan58; wfu & soc: ??? TTH, 14Apr59.
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