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  • Westland Whirlwind HAS.7


    This model is a version of Whirlwind



    c/n wa273


    Year 1959 Scr 1985




    Helicopter Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 Serial wa273 Register XN261 used by Fleet Air Arm RN (Royal Navy). Built 1959. Aircraft history and location



    Helicopter Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 Serial wa273 Register XN261 used by Fleet Air Arm RN (Royal Navy). Built 1959. Aircraft history and location
    By Steve Mills



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    XN261

    united kingdom Fleet Air Arm

    sep59

    1959-08-26Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA273, ff: 26Aug59
    del Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm as XN261, 10Sep59
    wfu as A2652, scrapped by 1985.
    Dec 1959 to 848 Sq / C-B, until c Jan 1963 848 NAS
    1964-01AYEADE SAR Flt Oct 1963 to Centaur SAR Flt / 978-C, until c Aug 1965 Operation Nutcracker
    1975-11BEGHF G I Airframe To AES Lee (A2652) / 61 by Nov 1975
    open store at Lee by Oct 1980
    to Lee dump (minus boom) by Nov 1983, still Jul 1984.
    1983-10-19BEGHF RNAS Lee-on-Solent (EGUS) on the fire dump, RNAS Lee-on-Solent




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