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  • 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 RN (Royal Navy). Built 1955. Aircraft history and location






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    XD769

    united kingdom Fleet Air Arm

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

    XJ399

    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
    1956-11-05AHEPS 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
    1967-09BRM Condor G I Airframe RNAY Fleetlands (road) Dec 1966
    AES Arbroath (road) as G.I. A2578 Sep 1967.
    1970-04CEGHFTo AES Lee-on-Solent (road) by Apr 1970. Gone by Oct 1973 (scrapped ?)
    1978-09DEGLF Dumped tailboom noted on dump at RAE Farnborough (original or replacement ?) by Sep 1978.



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