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  • Westland Whirlwind HAR.3


    This model is a version of Whirlwind



    c/n wa 62


    Year 1955




    Helicopter Westland Whirlwind HAR.3 Serial wa 62 Register XJ398 G-BDBZ XD768 used by Westland Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy). Built 1955. Aircraft history and location



    Helicopter Westland Whirlwind HAR.3 Serial wa 62 Register XJ398 G-BDBZ XD768 used by Westland Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy). Built 1955. Aircraft history and location
    By Dave Taskis




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    XD768

    united kingdom Fleet Air Arm

    Westland Whirlwind HAR.3, c/n WA62, ntu Royal Navy FAA as XD768. [duplicate serial]

    XJ398

    united kingdom Fleet Air Arm

    1957-05-04ff: 04May57
    del Royal Navy FAA as XJ398, unk.
    united kingdom Westland

    Held by Westland as engines trials aircraft and never issued to RAF (or RN FAA). Used as development airframe for the Rolls Royce Gnome turboshaft engine. Sold to Autair 10 Apr 1975

    G-BDBZ

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    1975-04AEGGWApr 1975 Reg G-BDBZ to Autair, Luton
    1978-05BEGTK G I Airframe Ground Training School at Kidlington May 1978, still there by 1984. de-reg 28 Mar 1985.
    1999-08-25CEGYKto Elvington (from Kidlington) 25 Aug 1999.
    2003-06DEGCI Exhibit to G-BDBZ, unk
    pres. AeroVenture, Doncaster, UK.

    XJ398

    -

    1999-08CEGYK Exhibit From Kidlington to Yorkshire Air Museum 25 Aug 1999. Restoration project by Yorkshire Helicopter Preservation Group. Still there Feb 2002.
    2003-06EEGUB Stored May 2002 into storage at RAF Benson. To Doncaster Jun 2003
    2019-09-05DEGCI Exhibit at Aeroventure, Doncaster in RAF SAR colour scheme




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