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  • Westland Whirlwind HAR.3


    This model is a version of Whirlwind



    c/n wa 65


    Year 1955 Scr 1978




    Helicopter Westland Whirlwind HAR.3 Serial wa 65 Register VH-BFG VR-BFG G-AYTK XJ401 XD771 used by Bristow Australia AUSBU ,Bristow ,HM Coastguard (Her Majesty’s Coastguard) ,Fleet Air Arm RN (Royal Navy) ,Ministry of Defence (MoD) Aeroplane & Armaments Experimental Establishment (A&AEE). Built 1955. Aircraft history and location






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    XD771

    united kingdom Fleet Air Arm

    aug55

    Westland Whirlwind HAR.3, c/n WA65, ntu Royal Navy FAA as XD771. [duplicate serial]

    XJ401

    united kingdom Ministry of Defence (MoD)

    sep55

    Spent c 4 years on various A&AEE and Westland test programmes, before being issued to Royal Navy Aeroplane & Armaments Experimental Establishment
    trials included drooping tail boom, minesweeping equipment and alternate instrument arrangements
    united kingdom Fleet Air Arm

    aug59

    1955-08-24ff: 24Aug55
    del Royal Navy FAA as XJ401, 13Sep55.
    Aug 1959 to 737 Sq continuing trials of minesweeping gear, wore codes /780 during spring 1960
    Jun 1960 to 700 Sq / 502 until c Sep 1960
    Sep 1960 returned to 737 Sq until Dec 1960 737 NAS

    G-AYTK

    united kingdom Bristow

    oct69


    Westland Whirlwind SRS.3 wfu & conv Ser.3, Bristow UK as G-AYTK, unk.
    to G-AYTK by Feb 1971, to Bermuda as VR-BFG by Oct 1974
    united kingdom HM Coastguard

    jun71

    1971-06AEGMH1971 converted to civilian SAR by Bristow Helicopters
    Jun71-30sep74 was the primary contract aircraft at RAF Manston on behalf of HM Coastguard and designated /Coastguard 41
    Its sister SAR aircraft for the contract was G-AYNP, designated /Coastguard 40.

    VR-BFG

    united kingdom Bristow

    oct74


    Westland Whirlwind SRS.3 reg Bermuda as VR-BFG, unk
    b/u Redhill, UK, 1978.
    -

    1977

    1977-05-21BEGKRRedhill, England UK

    VH-BFG

    australia Bristow Australia

    1978


    Westland Whirlwind SRS.3 reg Bristow Australia as VH-BFG, unk.



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