Saunders Roe Saro P.531

c/n s2/5312

Year 1959

Helicopter Saunders Roe Saro P.531 Serial s2/5312 Register 8040M XR493 G-APVM used by Silāḥ al-Jaww as-Sulṭāniy ‘Umān (Royal Air Force of Oman) Army Air Corps (British Army) Westland. Built 1959. Aircraft history and location


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united kingdom Westland

P.531-2 built at Eastleigh as second tranche of prototype, with de Havilland Gnome H.1000 turbine derated to 685shp. ff 3 May 1960.
Westland Scout AH.1 Converted to pre-production Scout AH.1 at Hayes in .
Westland Feb62-Oct68


united kingdom Army Air Corps

Reworked from P.531-2 to pre-production version Scout AH.1 (re-engined with Nimbus) at Hayes during 1960. For further information, see under Westland Scout.
1974-07BEGVFStored at Fleetlands by Jul 1974
1976-03CEGVPfrom Fleetlands to Middle Wallop by Mar 1976
1979-09CEGVPto AETW Middle Wallop by Sep 1979 AETW


oman Silāḥ al-Jaww as-Sulṭāniy ‘Umān

preserved at Royal Air Force Oman Museum at Seeb

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