Westland Whirlwind HAS.7


This model is a version of Whirlwind



c/n wa237


Year 1958 Scr 1992






Helicopter Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 Serial wa237 Register XL898 used by Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy). Built 1958. Aircraft history



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united kingdom XL898
Fleet Air Arm
Westland Whirlwind HAR.9
Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA237, f/f: 16Oct58
del Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm as XL898, 31Oct58
conv HAR.9, unk
wfu as 8654M, unk
scrapped during 1992.
united kingdom XL898
Fleet Air Arm
HAS.7 824Sqn/337-CU Oct 1960 until transferred to 825 NAS Dec 1961.
united kingdom XL898
Fleet Air Arm
HAS.7 825 NAS/317-V Dec 1961, believed to have replaced XN382 on unit strength, until Apr 1962.
united kingdom XL898
Fleet Air Arm
Westland Whirlwind HAR.9
to Weston-super-Mare for conv HAR.9 by Mar 1965, complete by Mar 1966. Fleetlands and Lee-on-Solent modified for Antarctic operations by Sep 1966. Assigned HMS Endurance.
Aircraft Retired / Not available by 1980
united kingdom XL898
Fleet Air Arm
UK Wroughton ( 21-oct-78 )
RN: Whirlwind HAR.9 noted in storage at RAF Wroughton 21oct78, coded ED-30 ex HMS Endurance Flt
united kingdom XL898
Fleet Air Arm
UK New Byth Preserved ( 1992 )
HAR.9, 8654M. To New Byth, until sold for scrap in 1992.


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