Westland Whirlwind HAR.1

C/N wa 8

Built 1954 - Scrapped 1985

Helicopter Westland Whirlwind HAR.1 Serial wa 8 Register XA868 used by Fleet Air Arm RN (Royal Navy). Built 1954. Aircraft history and location

Aircraft History


united kingdom Fleet Air Arm

1954-04-02Westland Whirlwind HAR.1, cn WA8, f/f 02Apr54
del Royal Navy as XA868, 20Jul54
to A2551, unk
scr Horsham, UK 1984.
spent significant amount of its career either allocated to, or in reserve for HMS Protector Flt. From Jul 1957 as /990, from Apr 1960 as /920, from Sep 1963 as /940 and from Sep 1965 as /449 until Jun 1966. Still marked as /449-PR by Jul 1969.


1974449 A Crawley College G I Airframe in use at Crawley Technical College by 1974, still Sep 1975.
1984-12 Breakers Yard Remains at Arnolds Scrapyard Horsham by Dec 1984, still Jan 1985, scrapped by Aug 1985.
2016-12 B EGFI Tail boom Acquired by the then British Rotorcraft Museum (now IHM) at Weston, late 1981. Some parts used in rebuild of another Whirlwind. At least one of XA868 tail boom still present, Dec 2016.

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