Westland Wasp





c/n f.9605


Year 1965




Helicopter Westland Wasp Serial f.9605 Register G-RIMM NZ3907 XT435 used by Royal New Zealand Navy Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy). Built 1965. Aircraft history and location



Helicopter Westland Wasp Serial f.9605 Register G-RIMM NZ3907 XT435 used by Royal New Zealand Navy Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy). Built 1965. Aircraft history and location
By Steve Mills




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XT435

united kingdom Fleet Air Arm

oct65

Delivered to RN as XT435 Oct 1965.
1978-10-2121oct78 noted in store RNAY Wroughton
Royal Navy HAS1 type
to New Zealand

NZ3907

new zealand Royal New Zealand Navy

1983

1984-03-12ANZHB Accident To RNZN 1983. Crashed after engine failure at RNZAF Hobsonville 12 Mar 1984, suffering extensive damage. Repaired using spares from XS536 and XV622.
3 Sq/Southland Flt by 1991. Operated in Bougainville for peacekeeping duties, when it was painted overall red and known as the Orange Sprat. Retired Apr 1998. Sold to Westlands. Became G-RIMM and flies painted as XT435.
1997-04-2424apr97 asg to HMNZS Canterbury landing on HMS Beaver


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mar99

1999-03from Mar99



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