Westland Wessex HAS.3

This model is a version of Wessex

c/n wa241

Year 1965

Helicopter Westland Wessex HAS.3 Serial wa241 Register XT257 used by Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy) Ministry of Defence (MoD). Built 1965. Aircraft history


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united kingdom XT257
Fleet Air Arm
Westland Wessex HAS.3 pre-production, WA241, f/f 09/05/1967
del Royal Navy as XT257, 1967
to 8719M.
united kingdom XT257
Fleet Air Arm
1 SoTT RAF Halton by 1981, still Apr 1982, to 8719M at Halton by Aug 1983 still May 1984
to 2 SoTT RAF Cosford by Dec 1994 leaving shortly after Sep 1998.
united kingdom XT257
Fleet Air Arm
UK Charlwood Preserved ( oct-98 )
pres. East Grinstead by Oct 1998
united kingdom XT257
Fleet Air Arm
UK Bournemouth Aviation Museum Exhibit ( 20-jan-05 )
to Bournemouth Aviation Museum on 20 Jan 2005 (painted in RAF rescue yellow c/s) still Nov 2008, still Mar 2016
united kingdom XT257
Ministry of Defence (MoD)
converted to HAS.3 prototype while on HAS.1 line, Westland and ff 9 May 1965
A&AEE by Jul 1966
major overhaul at Westland by Mar 1972
A&AEE by May 1972 until c Nov 1977, soc Sep 1981
Aircraft Retired / Not available by 1981

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