Westland Whirlwind

Whirlwind HAR.1


Initial Whirlwind for Royal Navy with Pratt & Whitney Wasp R-1340-40 engines. used for search and rescue, 10 built.


Engine: PW R-1340-40 600 shp
Length: (m) 12.71
Height: (m)
Blades: 3
Rotor diam.: (m) 16.15
Disc area: (m2) 204.96
Weight: (kgs) Empty: 2400     Max: 3400
Speed: (km/h) Cruise: 138     Max: 177
Range: (km) 465
Ceiling: (m)
Rate/Climb: (m/min)

List of Operators of Westland Whirlwind HAR.1

From Organisation with model Whirlwind HAR.1
united kingdom Fleet Air Arm
    Whirlwind 167 1953/77
united kingdom Royal Air Force
    135 1955/81
united kingdom Flambards Experience
    1 1976/02
Construction Numbers on database of Whirlwind HAR.1


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wa 1 1952 UK XA862 : f/f 12nov52 as Srs.1 G-AMJT; f/f 01aug53 as HAR.1; 705+
to RN AMS Seafield Park by Jul 1971 until c Jun 1975
to Lee by Jun 1975; to Wroughton store by Jan 1976
to Baginton May 1981, awaiting restoration there by Jul+
pictured at International Helicopter Museum, Weston-su+
The Yorkshire Helicopter Preservation Group discovered +
wa 2 1953 UK XA863 : Westland Whirlwind HAR.1, WA2, f/f 28Nov53; del Fleet A+
wa 3 1953 UK XA864 : Westland Whirlwind HAR.1, WA3, f/f 28Sep53; del MoD as +
wa 5 1954 UK XA865 : Westland Whirlwind HAR.1, WA5, f/f 12May54; del Royal N+
wa 6 1954 UK XA866 : Westland Whirlwind HAR.1, cn WA5, f/f 11Mar54; del Roya+
to Gosport Aug 1954, to Sembawang for RN and RAF hot we+
MX XA866 : Sold to The Donington Collection in 1973, still there b+
wa 7 1954 UK XA867 : Westland Whirlwind HAR.1, cn WA5, f/f 31Mar54; del ROya+
to Protector Flt/940 by Aug 1961, until crashed and w/o+
wa 8 1954 UK XA868 : Westland Whirlwind HAR.1, cn WA8, f/f 02Apr54; del Roya+
spent significant amount of its career either allocated+
MX XA868 : Remains at Arnolds Scrapyard Horsham by Dec 1984, still+
Acquired by the then British Rotorcraft Museum (now IHM+
wa 9 1954 UK XA869 : Westland Whirlwind HAR.1, cn WA9, f/f 01May54; del Roya+
Protector Flt
to A2541 at Fleetlands May 1966.
to SAH Culdrose by Jul 1966, still Jan 1968
to Fire School, Predannack by Aug 1970
wa 16 1954 UK XA870 : Westland Whirlwind HAR.1, cn WA16, f/f 18May54; del Roy+
701 Sq Protector Flt / 911 by Oct 1955, recoded /991 c +
Fleetlands until c Apr 1966; to Lee (A2543) by May 1966+
1955 one of the first two (along with XA866) Royal Navy+
pictured at Aeroventure, Doncaster as /911 Protector F+
UK XA870 : to Cornwall Aero Park by , then as Flambards Experience+
wa 17 1954 UK XA871 : Westland Whirlwind HAR.1, cn WA17, f/f 30Sep54; del Roy+
to Arbroath (A2468) Jan 1958 still Jun 1958, still Jul +
10 C/N.