Westland Whirlwind HAS.7


This model is a version of Whirlwind



c/n wa289


Year 1960






Helicopter Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 Serial wa289 Register XN309 used by Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy). Built 1960. Aircraft history



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united kingdom XN309
Fleet Air Arm
Westland Whirlwind HAR.9
Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA289, f/f: 25Jan60
del Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm as XN309, 04Feb60
conv HAR.9, unk
wfu as A2663, unk
scr Baldonnel dump, Ireland, unk.
united kingdom XN309
Fleet Air Arm
814Sq/288-H by Apr 1960 to Sep 1961
united kingdom XN309
Fleet Air Arm
MY SW of Bukok Accident ( 19-dec-62 )
846SqS/T-A May 1962. Hit tail rotor while landing in clearing S of Limbang Dec 1962. Recovered to HMS Albion by a Belvedere of 66 Squadron for repair.
united kingdom XN309
Fleet Air Arm
846Sq/V-A by Jun 1963, Fleetlands by Jan 1964, to Weston-super-Mare for conv to HAR.9 by Apr 1965.
united kingdom XN309
Fleet Air Arm
Westland Whirlwind HAR.9
Culdrose SAR Flt/590-CU by Jan 1968, Culdrose SAR Flt/587-CU by Jul 1970, Lee SAR Flt/810-LS by Oct 1972, 829 Sq Endurance Flt/449-ED by Oct 1972, NASU-CU by Dec 1972, Culdrose SAR Flt/590-CU by Nov 1973.
united kingdom XN309
Fleet Air Arm
Westland Whirlwind HAR.9
UK HMS Thunderer G I Airframe ( jul-75 )
RNEC Manadon by road Jul 1975
united kingdom XN309
Fleet Air Arm
Westland Whirlwind HAR.9
To GI A2663 at SAH Culdrose by Oct 1977.
Aircraft Retired / Not available by 1980
united kingdom XN309
Fleet Air Arm
UK Lasham Exhibit ( jul-81 )
Pres. SWWAPS in Jul 1981, still wearing /590-CU
to Cork, by 1992.


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