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  • 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 RN (Royal Navy). Built 1957. Aircraft history and location



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



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    XG596

    united kingdom Fleet Air Arm

    1993-07-24RN type HAS.7
    24jul93 preserved at International Helicopter Museum (IHM), Weston-Super-Mare as 661

    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.
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    1976-12AEGFIacquired by Weston-super-Mare Dec 1976, for British Rotorcraft Museum.
    1978-06AEGFI Exhibit at British Rotorcraft Museum (now IHM) Jun 1978, still Jun 1979
    1993-10BEGHG Restoration To Yeovil for restoration by Westland, on behalf of the IHM Weston-super-Mare
    2013-04AEGFI at The Helicopter Museum, Weston super Mare
    2018-09-22AEGFI Reserve Collection unlikely that the restoration at Yeovil was completed. Stored outside IHM at Weston-super-Mare as / 66, by Sep 2018



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