Westland whirlwind

Whirlwind SRS.3


Civil conversion of Whirlwind Ser. 1&2 and new build with Gnome turbine engine.

List of Operators of Westland Whirlwind SRS.3

From Organisation with model Whirlwind SRS.3
united kingdom Westland
    whirlwind 1952/??
united kingdom Bristow
    whirlwind 1954/??
brazil Força Aeronaval da Marinha do Brasil
    whirlwind 1960/82
ghana ghana air force
    5 1962/   
qatar Qatar Emiri Air Force
    2 1968/76
Construction Numbers on database of Whirlwind SRS.3


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wa 24 1954 UK G-ANJV : srs.1 Westland 16Dec53-30Sep54; del South Georgia Company Ltd+
UK G-ANJV : Bristow Helicopters 05Jul61, conv to Whirlwind Ser.3 19+
BM VR-BET : Helicopter Rentals, Bermuda 08Jan74-1977
UK VR-BET : Bristow 1977-1981; donated Helicopter Museum, Weston-su+
UK G-ANJV : 17apr10 pictured at the IHM Weston-Super-Mare Museum
wa 39 UK G-ANUK : srs.1 Westland Whirlwind Ser.1, c/n WA39, ff:?; del Bristow H+
conv to Whirlwind Ser.3, unk.
wa 65 1955 UK XD771 : har3 Westland Whirlwind HAR.3, c/n WA65, ntu Royal Navy FAA +
UK XJ401 : ff: 24Aug55; del Royal Navy FAA as XJ401, 13Sep55.
UK G-AYTK : wfu & conv Ser.3, Bristow UK as G-AYTK, unk.
to G-AYTK by Feb 1971, to Bermuda as VR-BFG by Oct 1974
UK VR-BFG : reg Bermuda as VR-BFG, unk; b/u Redhill, UK, 1978.
AU VH-BFG : reg Bristow Australia as VH-BFG, unk.
wa 71 1955 UK XG576 : har3 Westland Whirlwind HAR.3, c/n WA71, ff: 16Aug55; del Ro+
UK G-AYNP : sold Bristow UK as G-AYNP, unk; conv Ser.3, unk; lsd Co+
wa 78 1955 UK XG583 : har3 Westland Whirlwind HAR.3, c/n WA78, ff: 24Feb56; del Ro+
UK G-BAGD : sold UK as G-BAGD, unk; conv Ser.3, unk; to VR-BES, unk+
wa 82 1956 UK XG587 : har3 Westland Whirlwind HAR.3, c/n WA82, ff: 23Sep56; del Ro+
UK G-AYYI : wfu & xfer Bristow, UK as G-AYYI, unk; conv Whirlwind S+
NG 5N-AIS : xfer Bristow Nigeria as 5N-AIS, unk; scr, unk.
wa 83 1956 UK XG588 : har3 Westland Whirlwind HAR.3, c/n WA83, ff: 30Sep56; del Ro+
to Warrior SAR Flt/995-J, Nov 1956 for Grapple deployme+
UK G-BAMH : Bristow Helicopters from 1969; Jan/Oct 1973 as Whirlwin+
BM VR-BEP : Bermuda, ex G-BAMH
XG588 : preserved at East Midlands Aeropark as RAF SAR aircraft
wa113 1955 UK G-AODA : srs.1 Westland aircraft Ltd May/Sep 1955. One of two series 1+
UK G-AODA : Shell UK, Sep55-Oct61
1959 pictured when I worked for Robert H Ray Co, an Ame+
US G-AODA : World Wide Helicopters (UK) Ltd Oct61-Oct64
UK G-AODA : Bristow Helicopters from May65; Jul65 conv Ser.3 with a+
TT 9Y-TDA : Bristow Trinidad & Tobago 1969-1974
IR EP-HAC : leased Iranian Helicopter Co as EP-HAC, unk; operated i+
UK G-AODA : 21may77 at Redhill
1980 used by BAe Dynamics and GEC/Marconi in developmen+
wa114 1955 UK G-AODB : srs.1 Westland WS-55 Whirlwind Ser.1, c/n WA114, ff: Aug55; d+
NG 5N-AJJ : xfer Bristow Nigeria as 5N-AJJ, unk; fate unk.
wa115 1955 UK G-AOCZ : srs.1 Westland Whirlwind Ser.1, c/n WA115, ff: Aug55; reg Wes+
wa117 1955 UK G-AODP : srs.1 Westland Whirlwind Ser.1, c/n WA117, ff: 1955; reg West+
UK G-AODP : Airwork Helicopters, Ltd 05May56-02Nov60
VR-NDL : VR-NDL ??? during Autair and before first lease to Nige+
UK G-AODP : sold Bristow Helicopters, Ltd as G-AOPD, 31Jan63; conv +
TT VP-TCN : Bristow Caribbean, Port-au-Spain
NG 5N-ABP : lsd Bristow, Nigeria as 5N-ABP, 25Oct68; w/o unk.
wa125 1955 FR WAD97 : srs2 Westland Whirlwind Ser.2 c/n WA125, ff:?; del SNCASE as+
FR WAD97 : xfer France Adla, WAD97, 11Feb56.
FR 8 000 106 : xfer ALAT as 8 000 106, 24Feb56; asgd GH No2, AVO, 24Fe+
UK G-ATLZ : sold Bristow Helicopters Ltd, Redhill as G-ATLZ, 22Dec6+
IR EP-HAK : lsd Iran Helicopters as EP-HAK, 18Nov66-30Sep71.
UK G-ATLZ : rtnd Bristow as G-ATLZ, 30Sep71 - 18Oct71.
NG 5N-AJH : xfer Bristow Nigeria as 5N-AJH, 18Oct71; b/u Nigeria, u+
wa191 1957 UK G-AOYB : srs2 Westland WS-55 Whirlwind Ser.2 c/n WA191, ff:1957; reg +
UK VR-BBN : conv Whirlwind Ser.3, unk; del Helicopter Rentals (Berm+
wa240 1958 UK G-AOZK : srs.1 Westland Whirlwind Ser.1, c/n WA240, ff: 1958; del Bri+
VR-NDK : xfer VR-NDK, unk
NG 5N-ABD : xfer Bristow Nigeria as 5N-ABO, unk
UK G-AOZK : rtnd Bristow UK as G-AOZK, unk
VR-BEQ : xfer Helicopter Rentals, Bermuda as VR-BEQ, Jan74; w/o +
wa241 1958 UK G-APDY : srs.1 Westland Whirlwind Ser.1 Westland Jul57-Nov66
UK G-APDY : Fison-Airwork Ltd, Sywell 14Apr62
UK G-APDY : 1966 in sci-fi horror film Island of Terror with Peter +
UK G-APDY : Bristow Nov66-Sep67, Ser.3 type
NG 502 : Nigerian Air Force NAF-502 from Sep67; b/u unk
wa298 1959 UK G-APWN : srs.1 Westland Whirlwind Ser.1, c/n WA298, ff: 1959; reg West+
UK G-APWN : 21may77 at Redhill
Preserved Midland Air Museum, Coventry in Bristow colou+
wa394 1962 BR N-7008 : Marinha; Whirlwind WS-55 srs.1; w/o 17aug64
wa395 1962 BR N-7009 : Westland Whirlwind Ser.3, c/n WA395, ff: Oct62; del Bra+
wa396 1962 BR N-7010 : Westland Whirlwind Ser.3, c/n WA396, ff: Oct62; del Bra+
wa397 1962 GH G-600 : Westland Whirlwind Ser.3, c/n WA397, ff: 1962; del Ghan+
wa398 1962 GH G-601 : Westland Whirlwind Ser.3, c/n WA398, ff: 1962; del Ghan+
wa399 1962 GH G-602 : Westland Whirlwind Ser.3, c/n WA399, ff: 1962; del Ghan+
wa400 1962 GH G-603 : Westland Whirlwind Ser.3 c/n WA400, ff: 1962; del Ghana+
wa401 1962 GH G-604 : Westland Whirlwind Ser.3 c/n WA401, ff: 1962; del Ghana+
wa402 1962 GH G-605 : Westland Whirlwind Ser.3 c/n WA402, ff: 1962; del Ghana+
UK G-ASOU : Bristow Helicopters Ltd, Redhill G-ASOU, D-HODE, G-ASOU+
DE D-HODE : ex G-ASOU, at Redhill with floats 11 Apr 1964, delivere+
wa490 1964 BN AMDB-100 : Westland Whirlwind Ser.3, c/n WA490, ff: 1964; del Sult+
UK VR-BDL : sold Bristow Helicopters, Bermuda as VR-BDL, unk.
UK PK-HBM : xfer Bristow Indonesia as PK-HBM, unk; rtnd Bristow, Be+
wa491 1964 BN AMDB-101 : Westland Whirlwind Ser.3, c/n WA491, ff: 1964; del Sult+
wa492 1964 BN AMDB-102 : Westland Whirlwind Ser.3, c/n WA492, ff: 1964; del Sult+
UK VR-BDM : sold Bristow Helicopters, Bermuda as VR-BDM, unk.
UK G-AXZS : xfer Bristow UK as G-AXZS, unk.
TT 9Y-TDJ : xfer Bristow Trinindad & Tobago as 9Y-TDJ, unk; scr unk+
wa493 1965 UK G-ATKV : Westland Whirlwind Ser.3, c/n WA493, ff: Nov65; del Bri+
UK EP-HAN : In 1967 it was exported to Iran, re-registered as EP-HA+
UK G-ATKV : rtnd to Bristow as G-ATKV, unk; spent most of its worki+
BM VR-BEU : xfer Helicopter Rentals (Bermuda) as VR-BEU, 1974. It r+
UK G-ATKV : to British Rotorcraft Museum (now IHM), Dec 1981.
wa612 1968 QA QA1 : Westland Whirlwind, c/n WA612, ff?; reg UK as G-17-1, u+
QA 1 : Preserved at Al Udeid, still present Mar 2011
wa613 1968 QA QA2 : Westland Whirlwind, c/n WA613, ff?; reg UK as G-17-2, u+
QA 2 : Spent some of its operational life fitted with floats.
31 C/N.

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