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  • Westland Whirlwind HAS.7

    This model is a version of Whirlwind

    c/n wa258

    Year 1959 to 1972 Scr 1993

    Helicopter Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 Serial wa258 Register XM667 used by Fleet Air Arm RN (Royal Navy). Built 1959. Aircraft history and location


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    1959-01-21Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA258, ff: 21Jan59
    del Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm as XM667, 02Feb59
    w/o 26Apr72, wfu as A2629, perished 1993.
    1959-02AEGVF Stored RNAY Fleetlands store by Feb 1959
    HAS.7 824Sqn/332-R Nov 1959 until Nov 1961, to 825 NAS.
    HAS.7 825 NAS/312-V Nov 1961, replacing XL882 on unit strength until Apr 1962.
    1963-12AEGVF Stored Shipped back to UK Nov 1963
    Reconditioned by Fleetlands by early 1964 after Far East service and into storage
    705 Sq /(5)56 by Aug 1966
    26 Apr 1972, forced landing after engine failure just N of Culdrose still with 705 Sq. Returned to Culdrose, underneath Sea King XV661.
    1978-03BEGHF G I Airframe AES Lee, still as /56-CU (A2629) by Mar 1978, still Mar 1980.
    1990CEGDO G I Airframe to Predannack by

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