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  • Westland Whirlwind HAS.7

    This model is a version of Whirlwind

    c/n wa153

    Year 1957

    Helicopter Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 Serial wa153 Register XK906 used by Ministry of Defence (MoD) Aeroplane & Armaments Experimental Establishment (A&AEE) ,Fleet Air Arm RN (Royal Navy). Built 1957. Aircraft history and location


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    1957-05-21Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA153, ff: 21May57
    del Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm as XK906, 12Jun57
    wfu & sold UK as G-AYXT [ntu]
    perished Netheravon dump, unk.
    united kingdom Ministry of Defence (MoD)


    1957-06AEGDM Trials Used mostly for trials
    Jun 1957 to A&AEE Boscombe Down
    Jan 1959 to Westland for mods and back to A&AEE for trials Aeroplane & Armaments Experimental Establishment
    1961-11BEGVW Trials by Nov 1961 to RAE Bedford for various trials and rotor research until c Jun 1970 (eventually replaced by Wessex XM300)
    Bedford dump by Sep 1972.
    1975-03CEGDN G I Airframe Jan 1973 sold to company in Surrey
    Mar 1975 to Netheravon for crash / rescue training
    burnt pieces still present Aug 1983

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