Westland Wessex HU.5

This model is a version of Wessex

c/n wa173

Year 1964 to 1982

Helicopter Westland Wessex HU.5 Serial wa173 Register XS499 used by Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy). Built 1964. Aircraft history and location


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united kingdom XS499
Fleet Air Arm
Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA173, f/f:?
del Royal Navy as XS499, 1964
w/o 25may82 with loss of Atlantic Conveyor, Falklands War
united kingdom XS499
Fleet Air Arm
dd Jun 1964, 707Sq/Z-CU by Dec 1964, Arctic trials aboard RFA Regent Oct 1966, 846Sq/C-CU Jul 1968 to Oct 1969, 845Sq/S-A by Jan 1970 still 1971, 845Sq/S-H by Sep 1973, 845Sq/(Y)S by Mar 1974, 845Sq/(Y)T by Jan 1978 still Dec 1980, 707Sq/VW by Feb 1982, 848Sq D Flt/WN by Apr 1982
united kingdom XS499
Fleet Air Arm
25may82 Operation Corporate
South Atlantic (AC) mv Atlantic Conveyor 848Sq D Flt/WN, lost when ship was hit by Exocet missile 25 May 1982. Ship subsequently sunk under tow on 30 May. 848 NAS

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