Westland Dragonfly HR.1


This model is a version of dragonfly



c/n wa/h/008


Year 1949




Helicopter Westland Dragonfly HR.1 Serial wa/h/008 Register VX595 used by Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy) Royal Air Force Ministry of Defence (MoD). Built 1949. Aircraft history and location





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united kingdom VX595
Ministry of Defence (MoD)
HR.1 ff 18 Jun 1949, rotor development airframe at Yeovil but also time spent at AFEE Beaulieu, A&AEE Boscombe Down and Yeovil until c Mar 1952. Aeroplane & Armaments Experimental Establishment
united kingdom VX595
Ministry of Defence (MoD)
jul49 UK Beaulieu Trials Assignments at AFEE Beaulieu Jul and Nov 1949, and Jan 1950 for trials.
united kingdom VX595
Ministry of Defence (MoD)
Westland Dragonfly HR.3
apr52 UK Yeovil HR.3 conversion conv HR.3 at Yeovil by 1953
united kingdom VX595
Ministry of Defence (MoD)
Westland Dragonfly HR.5
nov56 UK Donibristle HR.5 conversion conv HR.5 at RNAY Donibristle from Nov 1956 to Jun 1957
at ETPS and RAE Farnborough for trials until c Mar 1964. SoC Oct 1964 ETPS
Aircraft Retired / Not available by 1964
united kingdom VX595
Royal Air Force
jun75 UK RAF Henlow Stored to RAF Museum store at Henlow / 29, by Jun 1975, still present Mar 1986.
united kingdom VX595
Fleet Air Arm
nov98 UK RNAS Yeovilton Exhibit Spent time in storage variously at Fleetlands, Gosport and Portland, until sent to FAA Museum in Nov 1998. In Hall 1 of the FAA Museum Jul 2019.


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