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  • Westland Whirlwind HAR.3


    This model is a version of Whirlwind



    c/n wa 76


    Year 1955 to 1958




    Helicopter Westland Whirlwind HAR.3 Serial wa 76 Register XG581 used by Fleet Air Arm RN (Royal Navy). Built 1955. Aircraft history and location






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    XG581

    united kingdom Fleet Air Arm

    1955-10-25Westland Whirlwind HAR.3, c/n WA76, ff: 25Oct55
    del Royal Navy FAA as XG576, 02Nov55
    w/o 20Jan58
    wfu as A2469, unk
    scr 1960's.
    1956-11 SAR Eagle SAR Flt / 973-J, conducted rescue operations for downed aircrew Operation Musketeer
    1958-01-21ADonibristle Accident 21 Jan 1958 while operating from HMS Bulwark with 701 NAS, damaged landing at Donibrislte after control failure. 701 NAS
    to AIU Lee by Feb 1958
    to RNAY Donibristle by Mar 1958
    to Arbroath by Jun 1958, SoC Jul 1958.



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