Westland Whirlwind HAS.7

This model is a version of Whirlwind

c/n wa163

Year 1957

Helicopter Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 Serial wa163 Register XK936 used by Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy). Built 1957. Aircraft history


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united kingdom XK936
Fleet Air Arm
Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA163, ff: 18Jul57
del Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm as XK936, 01Aug57
pres Imperial War Museum, Duxford, Cambridgeshire, unk.
united kingdom XK936
Fleet Air Arm
dd 1 Aug 1957 RNAS Lee-on-Solent
845Sq by Sep 1957 until Jan 1958
820 Sq /327 /V Jan 1958 Jan until May 1958
701Sq RNAS Lee-on-Solent Jun 1958, embarked HMS Albion Jul 1958 until May 1960
to RNAS Hal Far May 1960 until c Jan 1961
848 Sq by Jan 1961 until Dec 1961
RNAHU Tengah Dec 1961
848Sq by Dec 1962
RNAY Fleetlands by Oct 1964 to c Dec 1964
847Sq by Dec 1964 until Oct 1966
AHU Fleetlands by Oct 1966 until Nov 1967
705Sq by Nov 1967 until c Dec 1968
RNAY Fleetlands Dec 1968 until c Feb 1969
705Sq by Dec 1974
RNAY Wroughton store
Aircraft Retired / Not available by 1975
UK Duxford Exhibit ( oct-75 )
transferred to IWM in Oct 1975 (as a replacement for XG577, which was damaged on arrival). Still present 2011.

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