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  • 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 Ministry of Defence (MoD) Aeroplane & Armaments Experimental Establishment (A&AEE) ,Fleet Air Arm RN (Royal Navy). Built 1965. Aircraft history and location






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    XT257

    united kingdom Fleet Air Arm

    Westland Wessex HAS.3 pre-production, WA241, f/f 09/05/1967
    del Royal Navy as XT257, 1967
    to 8719M.
    19818719MAEGWN G I Airframe 1 SoTT RAF Halton by 1981, still Apr 1982, to 8719M at Halton by Aug 1983 still May 1984, still Feb 1990
    1994-128719MBEGWC G I Airframe to 2 SoTT RAF Cosford by Dec 1994 leaving shortly after Sep 1998
    1998-10CCharlwood Preserved pres. East Grinstead by Oct 1998
    2005-01-20DBournemouth Aviation Museum Exhibit to Bournemouth Aviation Museum on 20 Jan 2005 (painted in RAF rescue yellow c/s) still Nov 2008, still Mar 2016
    united kingdom 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 Aeroplane & Armaments Experimental Establishment



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