Westland Wessex HAS.1


This model is a version of Wessex



c/n wa 9


Year 1959




Helicopter Westland Wessex HAS.1 Serial wa 9 Register XM328 used by Westland Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy). Built 1959. Aircraft history and location



Helicopter Westland Wessex HAS.1 Serial wa  9 Register XM328 used by Westland Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy). Built 1959. Aircraft history and location
By Dave Taskis




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XM328

united kingdom Fleet Air Arm

RN HAS.1 d/d Feb60
1979-07-2222jul79 coded 653-PO
As HAS.3, 737 Sq/522-PO by Jul 1968 still Jul 1971
737 Sq Norfolk Flt/407-NF by Feb 1973 until at least Mar 1974
737 Sq Glamorgan Flt/400-GL (joined ship in Singapore, after loss of XM871) Sep 1975 until c Mar 1978
737Sq HQ Flt/653-PO by Jul 1978 still Jul 1982
737Sq Antrim Flt/406-AN Aug 1982 to Feb 1983
772Sq/406-AN Feb 1983 until at least Sep 1983
To RNAY Wroughton store A2644 Jan 1984
to A2727 SAHU/SFDO Culdrose (as /653-PO) by Nov 1987 still Jul 1997
appeared in static display as /653-PO for decommissioning of HMS Osprey Jul 1998
returned to Culdrose still there Jul 2003
united kingdom Westland

1968-02
Westland Wessex HAS.3 Westlands Oct59 before first flight
A&AEE Sep61
Westland as HAS.3 development airframe c Jan65. During Type 195 sonar trials, was fitted with outsized flotation bags and known as Bootsie
Conv to full HAS.3 standard Jun66 to
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2004acquired in by the Helicopter Museum, Weston-super-Mare
2016-11AEGFINov16 completed 7-year restoration at The Helicopter Museum Restored Wessex Goes on Display
2016-12-03AEGFI at International Helicopter Museum, after restoration





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