Westland Whirlwind HAR.3

C/N wa 63

Built 1955 - Written off 1964

Helicopter Westland Whirlwind HAR.3 Serial wa 63 Register XJ399 XD769 used by Fleet Air Arm RN (Royal Navy). Built 1955. Aircraft history and location

Aircraft History


united kingdom Fleet Air Arm

Westland Whirlwind HAR.3, c/n WA63, ntu Royal Navy FAA as XD769. [duplicate serial]


united kingdom Fleet Air Arm

1955-08-09ff: 09Aug55
del Royal Navy FAA as XJ399, 01Sep55
w/o 16Oct64
wfu as A2578, unk
scr unk.
701 Sq P (HMS Protector) Flt by Sep 1955, until c mid Oct 1955
1956-11-05 A HEPS Casevac HMS Eagle SAR Flt/974-J c May 1956 to c Mar 1957 Operation Musketeer
1957-11 701 Sq C Flt (Lee) by Nov 1957. 701 NAS
1958-02-05 Accident Severed tail boom in landing accident aboard HMS Victorious 5 Feb 1958
RNAY Donibristle (road) Feb 1958
RNAY Fleetlands (road) Jun 1958
815 NAS / 306 by Aug 1959
737 NAS / 761 by Sep 1959
705 NAS / 529 by Mar 1960, 705 NAS / 562 by Feb 1966. 705 NAS
1967-09 B RM Condor G I Airframe RNAY Fleetlands (road) Dec 1966
AES Arbroath (road) as G.I. A2578 Sep 1967.
1970-0462 C EGHF G I Airframe To AES Lee-on-Solent (road) by Apr 1970. Gone by Oct 1973 (scrapped ?)
1978-09 D EGLF Dumped tailboom noted on dump at RAE Farnborough (original or replacement ?) by Sep 1978.

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