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 XJ399 XD769 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
05nov56 Operation Musketeer
EG Gamil Casevac HMS Eagle SAR Flt/974-J c May 1956 to c Mar 1957
united kingdom XJ399
Fleet Air Arm
nov57 701 Sq C Flt (Lee) by Nov 1957. 701 NAS
united kingdom XJ399
Fleet Air Arm
05feb58 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. 705 NAS
united kingdom XJ399
Fleet Air Arm
sep67 UK RM Condor G I Airframe 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
apr70 UK Lee-on-Solent To AES Lee-on-Solent (road) by Apr 1970. Gone by Oct 1973 (scrapped ?)
united kingdom XJ399
Fleet Air Arm
sep78 UK Farnborough Dumped tailboom noted on dump at RAE Farnborough (original or replacement ?) by Sep 1978.


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