Westland sea king

1977

Sea King HAS.2A


1977





Surviving 48x Sea King HAS.1 modified to HAS.2A standard (very close to new build HAS.2 with improved Gnome H.1400-1 engines, increased fuel capacity, a 6 bladed tail rotor and air intake deflectors/filters) by NASU Culdrose and RNAY Fleetlands from c 1976. Programme complete by c Aug 1978.


Organisations

From Organisation with model Sea King HAS.2A
1969
united kingdom Fleet Air Arm
    sea king 155 1969/now




Construction Numbers Help Us

C/NYearHistory
wa 630 1969 XV642 : has.1 Westland Sea King HAS.1 f/f 07/05/1969, upgraded to HAS+
wa 631 1969 XV643 : has.1 HAS.1 f/f 10jun69, d/d 29oct73; conv to HAS.2A; then t+
XV643 : f/f 10 Jun 1969, HAS.1 A&AEE Boscombe Down by Aug 1969
XV643 : d/d RN 29 Jan 1973, 814Sq/270-H by Apr 1973, 824Sq/055-+
HAS.2A 819Sq/305-PW by Mar 1978 still May 1979 still Ju+
has.5 HAS.5, 820Sq/015-R by Jun 1986, 820Sq/009-R by 1988, 81+
has.6 HAS.6 819Sq/703-PW by Mar 1993 still Feb 1999, until c +
XV643 : G.I. BDRF DARA St. Athan /262 by Aug 2002 still 2003 st+
wa 635 1969 XV647 : has.1 ff 6 Sep1969, dd 26 Sep 1969 to RN as HAS.1 700Sq(S) Sq+
Converted to HAS.2A from mid 1976, 820Sq/412-BL by Apr +
Ditched in the gulf of mexico in 1978,engine failure wh+
820Sq/413-BL by Jul 1979, 820Sq/360-N by Jul 1980
has.5 Converted to HAS.5 from spring 1982. 826Sq/527 by May 1+
hu.5 Conv to HU.5 mid 1987; 771Sq/820-CU by Feb 1988 still M+
RN; 1994 type:HAS.5U 771Sqn./R-820; 1996 771Sqn./20
771Sq Gannet SAR Flt//707-WP by Dec 2001, still May 200+
771Sq /828-CU involved in MSC Napoli rescue on 18 Jan 2+
Gannet SAR Flt /828 by Dec 2008 still May 2009; to Flee+
wa 636 1969 XV648 : has.1 RN, ff 14 Sep 1969, dd 6 Oct 1969 to RN as HAS.1; 700Sq+
Conv HAS.2A between Oct 1978 and c Jul 1979; 706Sq/594-+
has.5 Conv HAS.5 from Mar 1986; 706Sq/587 by Oct 1987; 706Sq/+
13mar88 pictured (pic1) (pic2) as HAS.5 type 706Sqn /(5+
1994 HAS.5U type 706Sqn /CU-82
hu.5 Conv HU.5 c 1994, 819Sq/708-PW by Jan 1999 still Sep 20+
08apr08 pictured (pic3) as HU5 rescue type as /(7)18 77+
2009 HU.5S type 771Sqn /18
771 Sq /18. Stencilled with Trawler Trevessa on sponson+
23jul13 pictured (pic4) as 771Sq /18 duty SAR at RNAS C+
Sep14 stored at Vector Aerospace Fleetlands
Dismantled by Aug16
wa 637 1969 XV649 : has.1 RN; f/f 21sep69, d/d 06oct69 Built as HAS.1, conv to H+
HAS.1 700Sq(S) Sq/587-CU 1969; Non-stop flight from Lan+
arrived in Devonport on 3 Apr, aboard RFA Olmeda as 824+
aew.2 Conv to AEW.2A at Fleetlands by 1986; 849Sq/183-R by 19+
18-22mar88 type:AEW2 849Sqn./R-183 embarked HMS Ark Roy+
aew.2 Converted by 1984; 13Feb85 noted RNAS Lee-on-Solent unc+
1996 type:AEW2A embarked aboard HMS Invincible (R05). 8+
28Sep99 type:AEW2A 849Sqn./L-184 embarked aboard HMS Il+
2000 type:AEW2A 849Sqn./L-183
asac.7 Conv to ASaC.7, 849Sq HQ Flt/180-CU by Jul 2003; still+
2003 type:ASaC7 849Sqn./CU-180; 2004 type:ASaC7 849Sqn.+
2009 type:ASaC7 849Sqn./180
18oct12 pictured as /cu-80 at RAF Northolt
First Seaking to reach 10,000 flying hours
wa 642 1969 XV654 : has.1 f/f 9 Dec 1969; d/d 5 Jan 1970 as HAS.1; 824Sq/050-R F+
706Sq/585
825Sq/85 landed on mv Atlantic Causeway evening of 13 M+
has.5 Conv to HAS.5; 706Sq/588 by 1986; 820Sq/018-R by 1988 s+
has.5 18-22mar88 type:HAS.5 820Sqn./R-018 embarked HMS Ark Ro+
XV654 : MoD; 08jun91 type:HAS.6 NARO./R-018 ex 820Sqn.
XV654 : has.6 RN HAS.1 type; conv HAS.2A; conv HAS.5; conv HAS.6; a+
wa 645 1969 XV657 : has.1 RN; 1985 type:HAS.6 706Sqn./CU-89; 2010 i/a SFDO./DD-13+
f/f 21 Jan 1970, d/d 11 Feb 1970, HAS.1 824Sq/053-R Mar+
With 706 Sq/596-CU, took part in rescue from Merc Enter+
09jun79 /CU-580 with 706Sqn at Fleetlands
Conv to HAS.2A. 706Sq/589 by 1984 still Aug 1985, to NA+
has.5 Conv to HAS.5. RNAY Fleetlands by 1987, /132 Westland b+
wa 646 1970 XV658 : has.1 f/f 03/02/1970; d/d 26/02/1970; conv HAS.5, unk; w/o 03+
f/f 3 Feb 1970, d/d 26 Feb 1970 as HAS.1, 824Sq/054-R b+
Conv to HAS.2A, 819 Sq/304-PW by May 1979.
has.5 Conv to HAS.5. 706Sq/596 by Sep 1982, 820Sq/016-N by De+
wa 647 1970 XV659 : has.1 f/f 13/02/1970, d/d 03/03/1970, conv HAS.6, unk; to AES+
dd 3 Mar 1970. 824Sq/055-R Mar 1970 still Aug 1972.
824 Sq/055-R Mar 1970 still Aug 1972. conv HAS.2A
824 Sq/053-R by Nov 1978; 824 Sq/577 by May 1979; 706S+
825Sq/84 landed on mv Atlantic Causeway evening of 13 M+
wa 648 1970 XV660 : has.1 f/f 27/02/1970, d/d 26/03/1970, conv HAS.6, unk, GIA AE+
706Sq/595-CU by Jun 1970 still Sep 1977. RNAY Fleetland+
824Sq/584 by Mar 1979, 824 Sq/536 by Dec 1979, 824 Sq A+
has.5 HAS.5 810Sq/507 by May 1984 still 1986 still 1988, RNAY+
has.6 HAS.6 810Sq/503 by Sep 1990;819Sq A Flt/698-CL by Aug 1+
wa 665 1970 XV677 : has.1 HAS.1 f/f 18dec70, d/d 22jan71; conv HAS.2A; conv HAS.5+
HAS.1 820Sq /410-BL by Jan 1973, 814Sq /270-H by Mar 19+
Fleetlands for HAS.2A conv Nov 1977, 706Sq/595-CU by A+
noted 25jul79 at RNAS Culdrose Air Day coded 595-CU wit+
has.5 Fleetlands for HAS.5 conv Jul 1984. NASU CU by May 1985+
has.6 Fleetlands for HAS.6 conv May 1989 810Sq /501 by May 19+
RN in 1996 on HMS Invincible R05 type:HAS.6 /N-269 814S+
to A2619 /269 by Jul 1999 G.I. Gosport still there Mar+
XV677 : The airframe is currently stored at HMS Sultan awaiting+
25/07/06 - Moved to AeroVenture, Doncaster, UK, home of+
wa 667 1971 XV696 : has.1 RN HAS.1 f/f 18jan71 d/d 04feb71
HAS.1 820Sq/411-BL by Dec 1972 still Sep 1973 still Feb+
conv. HAS.2A RNAY Fleetlands 1977; 814Sq/265-H by Aug 1+
825Sq/68 landed on mv Atlantic Causeway evening of 13 M+
Toppled over following landing in a bog on Falkland Isl+
has.5 conv to HAS.5 1983, 810Sq/503 by 1986 still 1988, /503 +
has.6 conv HAS.6 1991, 826Sq B Flt/132 by Jan 1992 still Mar +
wa 668 1971 XV697 : has.1 RN HAS.1, f/f 18Feb71, d/d 10Mar71
25Jun77 noted RNAS Yeovilton coded TG.142 of 826Squadro+
824Sq, participated in Fastnet Race rescue on 13-14 Aug+
/534-CU (?) noted visiting the RNH on 1 Dec 1980
aew.2 02Jun83 noted RNAY Fleetlands coded-.354 on AEW.2A conv+
18-22mar88 type:AEW.2 849Sqn./R-184 embarked HMS Ark Ro+
1996 AEW2A type at 849Sqn /8
10Sep96 delivered to 849 Squadron, B Flt, HMS Illustrio+
17may97 pictured (pic1) as 849Sqn B flight /183-L on HM+
asac.7 2003 type:ASaC.7 849Sqn./CU-181
22jul10 pictured (pic2) as /81 at Farnborough air show
26nov14 pictured (pic3) as /81 at RNAS Culdrose
10may15 pictured (pic4) as 849Sq/181 aboard HMS Ocean +
19jul15 pictured (pic5) at RIAT 2015
02oct15 type:ASaC7 849NAS./81 tdy 15oct15 at Lossiemout+
14mar16 pictured (pic6) asg 849Sq over Cornwall
wa 669 1971 XV698 : has.1 Royal Navy HAS.1 f/f 19mar71, d/d 02apr71; conv HAS.2A
706Sq/592-CU by Jul 1972 still Jul 1973
With 706 Sq/592-CU, took part in rescue from Merc Enter+
conv to HAS.2A 824Sq/050-R by Nov 1978; 824Sq A Flt/351+
wa 671 1971 XV700 : has.1 RN HAS.1 f/f 09apr71, d/d 27may71; conv HAS.2; 09jun84 +
814Sq/272-H by Aug 1974, conv HAS.2A
HAS.2A 706Sq/589-CU by Aug 1978 still Jul 1979 (in/out?+
825Sq/64 landed on mv Atlantic Causeway evening of 13 M+
has.5 18-22mar88 type:HAS.5 820Sqn./R-011 embarked HMS Ark Ro+
has.6 1994 HAS.6 type 810 Sqn /CU-008; 1996 HAS.6 810 Sqn /+
hc.6 2007 HC.6CR type 846Sqn /ZC
Retired AESS Gosport (HMS Sultan)
wa 676 1971 XV705 : has.1 RN; 1994 type:HAR.5U 771Sqn./CU-821; 1996 type:HAR.5 77+
HAS.1 824Sq/051-R by May 1972, 824Sq/056-R by Feb 1973 +
HAS.2A 814Sq/266-H by Feb 1978, 814Sq/265-B by Aug 1980+
has.5 HAS.5 Conv Dec 1985
hu.5 HU.5 conv Aug 1987; 771Sq/821-CU by Feb 1988
24jul96 pictured (pic1) as HU.5 type 771Sqn /CU-821 at +
To A2618 /821-CU stored HMS Sultan, to DARA Fleetlands +
28jul10 pictured (pic2) as /29 at RNAS Culdrose Air Day
flying with 771 NAS for the second time that day to the+
26nov14 pictured (pic3) as /CU-829 at RNAS Culdrose
XV705 : 13aug17 at Mackleys Industrial Estate BN5 9XE outside B+
wa 681 1972 XV710 : has.1 f/f 19/01/1972, d/d 01/03/1972, to DCAE Cosford as 9325+
819Sq /310-PW, 1st aircraft to land aboard HMS Invinci+
RN; 1994 type:HAS.6 814Sqn./CU-70
17 C/N.

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