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) Fleet Air Arm (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)


1957-06AEGDMUsed 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
1961-11BEGVWby 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.
1975-03CEGDNJan 1973 sold to company in Surrey
Mar 1975 to Netheravon for crash / rescue training
burnt pieces still present Aug 1983

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