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    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 AAC (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 AAC (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 AAC (British Army) ,Westland. Built 1959. Aircraft history and location
    By Steve Mills




    Helicopter Saunders Roe Saro P.531 Serial s2/5311 Register ZK-HJG G-APVL XP166 used by Army Air Corps AAC (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
    1975-02-26damaged hit by flying wooden debris at Farnborough Hants
    1978AEGLF Stored Aug 1975 noted on Farnborough dump
    Recovered into storage by 1978, still 1980, still Mar 1990

    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
    2016-03-26BNZWF Wings over Wanaka 2016 at Wanaka Airport on the opening airshow fly by of helicopters

    2016-03-27BNZWF at Wings Over Wanaka




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