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
P.531-1 built at Eastleigh, ff 30 Sep 1958. 2nd prototype, also with 400shp Turbomeca Turmo 603 derated to 325 shp. 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
To Yeovilton 1971 for preservation, still by Aug 1978. Arrived FAA Museum (Yeovilton) 16 Nov 1998, to the Cobham Hall site by Sep 2002.

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