Westland Whirlwind HAS.7


This model is a version of Whirlwind



c/n wa278


Year 1959 Scr 2011






Helicopter Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 Serial wa278 Register XN298 used by Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy). Built 1959. Aircraft history



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united kingdom XN298
Fleet Air Arm
Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA278, f/f: 08Oct59
del Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm as XN298, 28Oct59
conv HAR.9, unk
wfu & donated to the RAF Millom Museum, Cumbria, 13Apr08.
united kingdom XN298
Fleet Air Arm
848 Sq/H-B Nov 1959 to Jul 1960 collided with XN305/R-B at Sembawang
846 Sq/X-A from May 1962 to late Jan 1963
Fleetlands store by Mar 1965, to W-s-M for conv to HAR.9 May 1965.
united kingdom XN298
Fleet Air Arm
Westland Whirlwind HAR.9
Lee SAR Flt/(8)10-LS by May 1973 named Faith by Feb 1975
Wroughton store by May 1977
Yeovilton dump by Sep 1980.
Aircraft Retired / Not available by 1980
united kingdom XN298
Fleet Air Arm
UK Wroughton ( 21-oct-78 )
RN: Whirlwind HAR.9 noted in storage at RAF Wroughton 21oct78, coded 10
united kingdom XN298
Fleet Air Arm
UK Winton Playground ( 14-dec-82 )
to Linwood School playground by Dec 1982
united kingdom XN298
Fleet Air Arm
to Helicopter Collection Stoke-on-Trent Mar 1986
XN298
UK Euxton G I Airframe ( may-90 )
G.I. Chorley Fire School May 1990, still Jan 1995, still Oct 2005
XN298
UK Haverigg Exhibit ( 13-apr-08 )
to RAF Millom Museum 13 Apr 2008, still Apr 2010. Believed scrapped in 2011 when the Museum finally wound down.


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