Westland Whirlwind HAS.7

This model is a version of Whirlwind

c/n wa235

Year 1958 to 1964

Helicopter Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 Serial wa235 Register XL896 used by Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy). Built 1958. Aircraft history and location


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united kingdom XL896
Fleet Air Arm
Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA235, ff: 25Sep58
del Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm as XL896, 06Oct58
w/o 02Jun64, soc 14Jul64, scr, unk.
united kingdom XL896
Fleet Air Arm
Lee store Nov 1958, to Hal Far store Jan 1959, 814 Sq / 286-H by Dec 1960 (replaced XN307 on unit strength), sent back to UK from Far East Apr 1961 after repeated engine problems,
united kingdom XL896
Fleet Air Arm
By Aug 1962 to 846 Sq / P-A until c Dec 1962
Culdrose SAR Flt / 912-CU by May 1963, crashed 2 Jun 1964 nr Mullion
soc Jul 1964.
Aircraft Retired / Not available by 1964

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