Westland Whirlwind HAS.7

This model is a version of Whirlwind

c/n wa 91

Year 1957

Helicopter Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 Serial wa 91 Register XG596 used by Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy). Built 1957. Aircraft history


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united kingdom XG596
Fleet Air Arm
RN type HAS.7
24jul93 preserved at International Helicopter Museum (IHM), Weston-Super-Mare as 661
united kingdom XG596
Fleet Air Arm
dd 24 May 1957 to 700Sq as /508-H
737Sq/775-PO by Feb 1961
829Sq by 1965
705Sq/563-CU by Dec 1966, 705Sq/566-CU by late 1971. Landed near Falmouth after mid-flight incident and lifted to RNAS Culdrose by Sea King XV660 Jun 1973. To GI A2651.
UK Weston-super-Mare ( dec-76 )
acquired by Weston-super-Mare Dec 1976, for British Rotorcraft Museum.
UK Weston-super-Mare Exhibit ( jun-78 )
at British Rotorcraft Museum (now IHM) Jun 1978, still Jun 1979
UK Yeovil Restoration ( oct-93 )
To Yeovil for restoration by Westland, on behalf of the IHM Weston-super-Mare
UK Weston-super-Mare ( apr-13 )
Apr13 at The Helicopter Museum, Weston super Mare
UK Weston-super-Mare Reserve Collection ( 22-sep-18 )
unlikely that the restoration at Yeovil was completed. Stored outside IHM at Weston-super-Mare as / 66, by Sep 2018

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