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  • 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 RN (Royal Navy) ,Royal Air Force RAF ,Ministry of Defence (MoD) Aeroplane & Armaments Experimental Establishment (A&AEE) ,ETPS. Built 1949. Aircraft history and location


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    united kingdom 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
    1949-07ABeaulieu Trials Assignments at AFEE Beaulieu Jul and Nov 1949, and Jan 1950 for trials.
    1952-04BEGHG HR.3 conversion
    Westland Dragonfly HR.3 conv HR.3 at Yeovil by 1953
    1956-11CDonibristle HR.5 conversion
    Westland Dragonfly HR.5 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
    united kingdom Royal Air Force

    1975-06DEGWE Stored to RAF Museum store at Henlow / 29, by Jun 1975, still present Mar 1986. Departed Feb 1990.
    united kingdom Fleet Air Arm

    1990-02-09EEGVF Exhibit Fleetlands Museum from Feb 1990
    1998-11FEGDY 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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