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  • Westland Whirlwind HAR.3

    This model is a version of Whirlwind

    c/n wa 72

    Year 1956 Scr 2001

    Helicopter Westland Whirlwind HAR.3 Serial wa 72 Register XG577 used by Fleet Air Arm RN (Royal Navy). Built 1956. Aircraft history and location


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    1956-03-28Westland Whirlwind HAR.3, c/n WA72, ff: 28Mar56
    del Royal Navy FAA as XG577, 16Apr56
    wfu as A2571, unk
    xfer Leconfield as 9050M, unk.
    1956-08979-Zassigned to Albion SAR Flt early Aug 1956
    1957-09-17 Accident damaged in cable strike while en route Brawdy to HMS Albion. Subsequently repaired
    1957-10assigned to 701 NAS C Flt on HMS Victorious, late Oct 1957 for short duty. 701 NAS
    1957-11assigned to 701 NAS B Flt on HMS Ark Royal, mid Nov 1957 until c Jul 1958 701 NAS
    1958-07531AEGHF 705 NAS to Lee-on-Solent with 705 NAS / 531, until c late Nov. 705 NAS
    1959-01301BEGDP 815 NAS assigned to 815 NAS / 301 at Portland, as the base was nearing completion of building work but before the main body of the unit flew in trom Eglinton, that Apr. 815 NAS
    1959-08762BEGDP 737 NAS to 737 NAS / 762 at Portland 737 NAS
    1961-12528CEGDR 705 NAS after series of mods, maintenance and communications upgrades, issued to 705 NAS as /528. 705 NAS
    1967-03DRM Condor G I Airframe to Arbroath (A2571) by Mar 1967, still Jul 1968.
    1970-06AEGHF G I Aiframe to Lee (A2571) Jun 1970, until May 1974
    1974-06EEGSUto IWM Duxford Jun 1974 (but was damaged on arrival), until c Apr 1980
    1980-05-21FLLAM Castle Donington Exhibit Preserved at Loughborough Leicestershire Aviation Museum May 1980
    1983-12EEGSUreturned to IWM Duxford during Dec 1983
    1986-03GEGUK Preserved preserved at Waterbeach by 39 RE REGT by Mar 1986 still Feb 1989
    returned to Duxford by Sep 1989 for storage.
    1990-10HEGXV Fire dump to Leconfield dump as 9050M by Oct 1990
    sold for scrapping 2001

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