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  • Westland Wessex HC.2


    This model is a version of Wessex



    c/n wa131


    Year 1963




    Helicopter Westland Wessex HC.2 Serial wa131 Register XR506 used by Royal Air Force RAF. Built 1963. Aircraft history and location



    Helicopter Westland Wessex HC.2 Serial wa131 Register XR506 used by Royal Air Force RAF. Built 1963. Aircraft history and location

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    XR506

    united kingdom Royal Air Force

    ff 30 Oct 1963
    dd 23 Dec 1963
    18 Sq/H by Jun 1968 still by Feb 1970
    72 Sq/AV by Sep 1974
    72 Sq/V by May 1984 still Feb 1999
    to 9343M GI 1 SoTT RAF Cosford, to DARA Shawbury by Mar 2000 18 Squadron
    1980-04-17AEGVO noted at RAF Odiham
    1997-07-13BEHVB 72Sqn./V 72 Squadron
    I was groundcrew in Victor on the last flight into Shawbury 02. On landing had a pretty nasty OM15 leak around the transmission tunnel but as she was not going to fly again, no worries. Low on torque but still sad to see its demise.
    2002-03-2727mar02 last flown, total airframe hours: 17.343 hrs 35 mins
    as Nov.2011 located as static stand on Longmoor Training Camps Urban Operations area
    2012-06CEGDRas June 2012 located at RNAS Culdrose, reason unknown.

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    2013-01Jan13 on sale on ebay by jetartaviation.co.uk




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