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  • Westland Wessex HC.2


    This model is a version of Wessex



    c/n wa123


    Year 1963




    Helicopter Westland Wessex HC.2 Serial wa123 Register XR498 used by Royal Air Force RAF. Built 1963. Aircraft history and location



    Helicopter Westland Wessex HC.2 Serial wa123 Register XR498 used by Royal Air Force RAF. Built 1963. Aircraft history and location
    By Dave Taskis



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    XR498

    united kingdom Royal Air Force

    1969-05May69 as 72Sqn /M participated in Daily Mail Trans Atlantic Air Race 72 Squadron Daily Mail Atlantic Air Race
    1970 as 72Sqn /AM at Farnborough Airshow 72 Squadron
    1997-06-22XAEGAA Air Show 1997 in Aldergrove Air Show static display while with 72 Sq / X 72 Squadron
    1999 72Sqn /X 72 Squadron
    2016-12BEGHQRAF St Mawgan, Cornwall
    Painted in SAR colours and was to have been stilted on the gate by Dec16
    2017-06-11CEGWC at RAF Cosford Air Show, minus tail rotor. RAF Cosford Air Show 2017




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