Westland Whirlwind HAR.1

This model is a version of Whirlwind

c/n wa 16

Year 1954

Helicopter Westland Whirlwind HAR.1 Serial wa 16 Register XA870 used by Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy) Flambards Experience. Built 1954. Aircraft history


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united kingdom XA870
Fleet Air Arm
Westland Whirlwind HAR.1, cn WA16, f/f 18May54
del Royal Navy as XA870, 20Jul54
to A2543, unk
pres Aeroventure, Doncaster, UK, unk.
united kingdom XA870
Fleet Air Arm
1955 one of the first two (along with XA866) Royal Navy helicopters to visit the Falklands aboard HMS Protector A146
preserved in the paint scheme of that time (inc hand painted "Penguins in Duffell Coats") at the South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum, Doncaster. Alan Beattie for YHPG
united kingdom XA870
Fleet Air Arm
701 Sq Protector Flt / 911 by Oct 1955, recoded /991 c Sep 1956 to c May 1957.
united kingdom XA870
Flambards Experience
UK Clodgey Lane Exhibit ( 1976 )
to Cornwall Aero Park by 1976, then as Flambards Experience until Nov 2002

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