Westland Whirlwind HAR.1

This model is a version of Whirlwind

c/n wa 6

Year 1954 Scr 1985

Helicopter Westland Whirlwind HAR.1 Serial wa 6 Register XA866 used by Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy). Built 1954. Aircraft history and location


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united kingdom XA866
Fleet Air Arm
Westland Whirlwind HAR.1, cn WA5, f/f 11Mar54
del Royal Navy as XA866, 29Apr54
to A2550, unk
scr Donington Car Museum, 1985.
united kingdom XA866
Fleet Air Arm
to Gosport Aug 1954, to Sembawang for RN and RAF hot weather trials (both disappointing) by Oct 1954, returned Gosport c Aug 1955
701 Sq Protector Flt/910 by Sep 1955, Protector Flt/990 by Sep 1956 until c Apr 1957
705 Sq/524 by Jun 1959 until c Sep 1959
Protector Flt/920 by Nov 1961, Protector Flt/448 by Sep 1965 until c Apr 1966
to AES Arbroath by Jun 1966 as A2550 (still wearing /448)
to Lee (when AES moved) still as A2550 Aug 1970
Aircraft Retired / Not available by 1966
1979 UK Donington Park Exhibit Sold to The Donington Collection in 1973, still there by . Scrapped 1985.

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