Westland Whirlwind HAR.3

C/N wa 72

Built 1956 - Scrapped 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

Aircraft History


united kingdom Fleet Air Arm

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
1958-07531 A EGHF 705 NAS to Lee-on-Solent with 705 NAS / 531, until c late Nov. 705 NAS
1959-01301 B EGDP 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
1959-08762 B EGDP 737 NAS to 737 NAS / 762 at Portland 737 NAS
1961-12528 C EGDR 705 NAS after series of mods, maintenance and communications upgrades, issued to 705 NAS as /528. 705 NAS
1967-03 D RM Condor G I Airframe to Arbroath (A2571) by Mar 1967, still Jul 1968.
1970-06 A EGHF G I Aiframe to Lee (A2571) Jun 1970, until May 1974
1974-06 E EGSUto IWM Duxford Jun 1974 (but was damaged on arrival), until c Apr 1980
1980-05-21 F LLAM Castle Donington Exhibit Preserved at Loughborough Leicestershire Aviation Museum May 1980
1983-12 E EGSUreturned to IWM Duxford during Dec 1983
1986-03 G EGUK Preserved preserved at Waterbeach by 39 RE REGT by Mar 1986 still Feb 1989
returned to Duxford by Sep 1989 for storage.
1990-10 H EGXV Fire dump to Leconfield dump as 9050M by Oct 1990
sold for scrapping 2001

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