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  • Saunders Roe Saro P.531





    c/n s2/5267


    Year 1958 to 1961




    Helicopter Saunders Roe Saro P.531 Serial s2/5267 Register XN333 G-APNU used by Fleet Air Arm RN (Royal Navy) ,Westland. Built 1958. Aircraft history and location






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    G-APNU

    united kingdom Westland

    P.531 O/N built at Eastleigh, ff 20 Jul 1958. 1st prototype, with 400shp Turbomeca Turmo 603 derated to 325 shp. To UK Royal Navy for trials. Used by Westland as an aerodynamic prototype.

    XN333

    united kingdom Fleet Air Arm

    1961-07-19 Accident d/d 20 Oct 1959 as 2nd trials airframe, bird strike 11 Nov 1959 and recovered to HMS Undaunted
    w/o 19 Jul 1961 during submarine detection trials with an experimental magnetic anomaly detector, west of Portland Bill, wreck recovered.
    1962-05 G I Airframe to Arbroath (A2519) by May 1962
    Lee by Jan 1964
    Middle Wallop fire dump.



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