Westland Wessex HU.5


This model is a version of Wessex



c/n wa162


Year 1964




Helicopter Westland Wessex HU.5 Serial wa162 Register XS488 used by Gunsmoke Paintball Royal Marines Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy). Built 1964. Aircraft history and location



Helicopter Westland Wessex HU.5 Serial wa162 Register XS488 used by Gunsmoke Paintball Royal Marines Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy). Built 1964. Aircraft history and location
Helicopter Westland Wessex HU.5 Serial wa162 Register XS488 used by Gunsmoke Paintball Royal Marines Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy). Built 1964. Aircraft history and location
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XS488

united kingdom Fleet Air Arm

Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA162, f/f:?
del Royal Navy as XS488, 04/1964
to 9056M, GIA Gosport, Hampshire, unk.
707Sq/X-CU by Jan 1965
707Sq/T-CU by Dec 1966, still Jul 1970
845Sq/E-B by May 1972. 707 NAS
1977-03-20AOse845Sq/E-H by Sep 1973
crashed 1 nm NW of Ose, Gratangen, in Norway during a whiteout, while with 845Sqdn
Repaired at Weston by summer 1979
772Sq/625-PO by Aug 1981
to RNAY Wroughton Mar 1982
NASU VL Apr 1982
707Sq/XK May 1982
847Sq B Flt/XK May 1982
771Sq Aug 1982
RNAY Wroughton by Sep 1982 771 NAS
1991-01BEGWNto 1 SoTT Halton (9056M) by Jan 1991, still Jul 1992 (gone by Mar 1994).
1996-04CEGUWto Wattisham by Apr 1996
2003-04DHMS Sultanto 9056M, G.I. Gosport /XK-F by Apr 2003
still Apr 2007.
2006DHMS Sultan (top) at HMS Sultan/Gosport

united kingdom Royal Marines

reactivated 847 NAS 07may-24sep 1982 as /XK 847NAS
1982-05-13EHMS Raleigh847Sq /XK noted here on 13 May 1982, to join mv Atlantic Causeway later that day for South Atlantic. 847NAS Operation Corporate
united kingdom Gunsmoke Paintball

2013-09-2121sep13 at a residential address in Shropshire
2014-01FLayer WoodAirframe has been extensively patched during BDRT and the main fuselage is now a composite with the tail of XR497/F (qv). Nose still bears /XK code from its 847 NAS service
11 (bot) at Layer Wood, NE of Tiptree





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