Westland Whirlwind HAR.3


This model is a version of Whirlwind



c/n wa 63


Year 1955 to 1964




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





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united kingdom XD769
Fleet Air Arm
Westland Whirlwind HAR.3, c/n WA63, ntu Royal Navy FAA as XD769. [duplicate serial]
united kingdom XJ399
Fleet Air Arm
ff: 09Aug55
del Royal Navy FAA as XJ399, 01Sep55
w/o 16Oct64
wfu as A2578, unk
scr unk.
united kingdom XJ399
Fleet Air Arm
701 Sq P (HMS Protector) Flt by Sep 1955, until c mid Oct 1955
united kingdom XJ399
Fleet Air Arm
EG Gamil Casevac ( 05-nov-56 )
Operation Musketeer
HMS Eagle SAR Flt/974-J c May 1956 to c Mar 1957
united kingdom XJ399
Fleet Air Arm
701 Sq C Flt (Lee) by Nov 1957.
united kingdom XJ399
Fleet Air Arm
Severed tail boom in landing accident aboard HMS Victorious 5 Feb 1958
united kingdom XJ399
Fleet Air Arm
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.
united kingdom XJ399
Fleet Air Arm
UK RM Condor G I Airframe ( sep-67 )
RNAY Fleetlands (road) Dec 1966
AES Arbroath (road) as G.I. A2578 Sep 1967.
Aircraft Retired / Not available by 1967
united kingdom XJ399
Fleet Air Arm
UK Lee-on-Solent ( apr-70 )
To AES Lee-on-Solent (road) by Apr 1970. Gone by Oct 1973 (scrapped ?)
united kingdom XJ399
Fleet Air Arm
UK Farnborough Dumped ( sep-78 )
tailboom noted on dump at RAE Farnborough (original or replacement ?) by Sep 1978.


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