Westland Sea King HAS.2


This model is a version of Sea King



c/n wa 841


Year 1976 to 1982






Helicopter Westland Sea King HAS.2 Serial wa 841 Register XZ573 used by Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy). Built 1976. Aircraft history





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RN Sea King HAS.2 f/f 05aug76, d/d 13sep76
w/o 18may82 asg 826Sqn during Falklands/Malvinas War, 2 m off HMS Hermes
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HAS.2 826Sq/141-TG by Feb 1977
826Sq/141-B by May 1979 still Jun 1979
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UK RMB Bickleigh ( 06-jun-79 )
826Sq /141, noted at Bickleigh 6 Jun 1979
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UK RNAS Culdrose ( 25-jul-79 )
RN HAS.2 noted 25jul79 at RNAS Culdrose Air Day coded 143-B with 826NAS
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Westland Sea King HAS.5
conv to HAS.5 from Jun 1980
706Sq/593-CU by Jan 1981
820Sq/22 Apr 1982
826Sq by May 1982
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w/o 17may72 lost off HMS Hermes. The crew were rescued and she was sunk by RN gunfire. The cause is recorded as "unserviceable Radar Altimeter" which is believed to be a euphemism for the wrong Range Computer being fitted to the Transmitter/Receiver (i.e. card #6 missing), which would (in an RN Sea King) lead to the Indicators reading 10 times the actual range (in this case, height above sea level).


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