Westland Wessex HAS.1


This model is a version of Wessex



c/n wa 31


Year 1961 to 1981






Helicopter Westland Wessex HAS.1 Serial wa 31 Register XM872 used by Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy). Built 1961. Aircraft history





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united kingdom XM872
Fleet Air Arm
Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA031, f/f:?
del Royal Navy as XM872, 17/07/1961
conv HAS.3, unk
w/o 11/03/1981.
united kingdom XM872
Fleet Air Arm
819 Sq/320 by Jan 1962, still 1965.
united kingdom XM872
Fleet Air Arm
noted 22jul79 at HMS Osprey RNAS Portland coded 662-PO
united kingdom XM872
Fleet Air Arm
Westland Wessex HAS.3
To Westland early 1966 for conv to HAS.3, completed mid 1967. 706Sq/569-CU by summer 1967, RNAY Wroughton by Feb 1973, 737 Sq/662-PO by Jan 1976, w/o 11 Mar 1981 with 737 Sq when ditched off Portland, following an engine fire.


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