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  • Westland Whirlwind HAS.7


    This model is a version of Whirlwind



    c/n wa228


    Year 1958 to 1968




    Helicopter Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 Serial wa228 Register XL878 used by Fleet Air Arm RN (Royal Navy). Built 1958. Aircraft history and location






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    XL878

    united kingdom Fleet Air Arm

    1958-07-14Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA228, ff: 14Jul58
    del Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm as XL878, 22Jul58
    w/o 17May68, soc 23Jan70.
    HAS.7 824Sqn/334-V Nov 1958, replacing XL848 on unit strength until Apr 1959.
    HAS.7 824Sqn/330-R Nov 1959, /330-C by Apr 1961 until Dec 1961, to 825 NAS.
    HAS.7 825 NAS/318-V Dec 1961, replacing XN380 on unit strength, until Apr 1962.
    Nov 1962 to Hermes SAR Flt / 986-H
    1968-05-17AGBPTL Accident Feb 1967 to 829 Sq / 514-PO
    Jun 1967 to 771 Sq / 514-PO
    17 May 1968 ditched and sank in Portland Harbour, wreck retrieved to AIU Lee-on-Solent
    The hulk was set alight as a demonstration of fire-fighting at Fleetlands on 13 Jun 1970. 771 NAS



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