Saunders Roe Saro P.531





c/n s2/5311


Year 1959




Helicopter Saunders Roe Saro P.531 Serial s2/5311 Register ZK-HJG G-APVL XP166 used by Army Air Corps (British Army) Westland. Built 1959. Aircraft history and location



Helicopter Saunders Roe Saro P.531 Serial s2/5311 Register ZK-HJG G-APVL XP166 used by Army Air Corps (British Army) Westland. Built 1959. Aircraft history and location
By Dave Taskis


Helicopter Saunders Roe Saro P.531 Serial s2/5311 Register ZK-HJG G-APVL XP166 used by Army Air Corps (British Army) Westland. Built 1959. Aircraft history and location





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G-APVL

united kingdom Westland

P.531-2 as second tranche of prototype, with 1050shp Bristol Siddeley Nimbus engine derated to 635shp. ff 9 Aug 1959. To UK Army Air Corps for trials.

XP166

united kingdom Army Air Corps

AAC Scout AH.1 prototype
1960 reworked from P.531-2 to pre-production version of Scout AH.1
For further information, see under Westland Scout.
1968-09-20AEGLF1968 Displayed at Farnborough Airshow
1975-02-2626feb75 damaged hit by flying wooden debris at Farnborough Hants
1978AEGLFAug 1975 noted on Farnborough dump
Recovered into storage by , still 1980

G-APVL

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2009-07-11Aug02-Aug10 2 private owners
at RNAS Yeovilton Air Day 2009. Note the lack of a full width tailplane beneath the rear fuselage and the odd, box-like structure under the nose, distinguishing it from the main production runs Scout AH.1


ZK-HJG

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2011-02-17private at Wanaka, New Zealand from 17feb11
13may11 change of Paint Scheme
2016-03-27BNZWF at Wings Over Wanaka





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