Saunders Roe Saro P.531





c/n s2/5268


Year 1958






Helicopter Saunders Roe Saro P.531 Serial s2/5268 Register G-APNV XN332 used by Westland Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy). Built 1958. Aircraft history



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united kingdom G-APNV
Westland
P.531-1 built at Eastleigh, ff 30 Sep 1958. 2nd prototype, also with 400shp Turbomeca Turmo 603 derated to 325 shp. De-reg on 1 Oct 1959. To UK Royal Navy for trials.
united kingdom XN332
Fleet Air Arm
dd into RN service 2 Oct 1959 as 1st trials airframe. Spent its service life with 700Sq and 771Sq between 1959 and 1963 /759 to A2579, (wfu 1964 ?).
united kingdom XN332
Fleet Air Arm
UK HMS Thunderer G I Airframe ( may-63 )
Moved to RNEC Manadon (HMS Thunderer) Plymouth as a ground instruction (GI) airframe, until it was sent to RNAS Yeovilton in 1971.
united kingdom XN332
Fleet Air Arm
UK RNAS Yeovilton Exhibit ( 1971 )
To Yeovilton 1971 for preservation, still by Aug 1978, still (wearing code /759) Oct 1986
united kingdom XN332
Fleet Air Arm
UK Wroughton Stored ( may-90 )
RNAY Wroughton for storage (by May 1990)
united kingdom XN332
Fleet Air Arm
UK Finningley Loan for display ? ( 18-sep-91 )
To Finningley for its 1991 Battle of Britain Airshow
united kingdom XN332
Fleet Air Arm
UK RNAS Yeovilton Exhibit ( 16-nov-98 )
Arrived FAA Museum (Yeovilton) 24 Sep 1991. Went elsewhere and returned 16 Nov 1998, to the Cobham Hall site by Sep 2002.


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