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  • Westland Wessex

    Wessex HAS.3


    Improved ASW version of Wessex HAS.1 with more powerful 1,600 shp NGa.18 Mk.165 Napier Gazelle turboshatft engine. Three prototypes built and 42 conversions from HAS.1.
    During 1965, Rolls Royce bought out the Napier engine company (manufacturers of the Gazelle), which resulted in a shortage of engine spares and subsequent problems with Wessex operations on HMS Bulwark and HMS Kent.


    Engine: 1 x Napier Gazelle Mk.165 1600 shp
    Capacity: 4
    Length: (m)
    Height: (m)
    Rotor diam.: (m)
    Disc area: (m2)
    Weight: (kgs)     Max: 6170
    Speed: (km/h)     Max: 222
    Range: (km)
    Ceiling: (m)
    Rate/Climb: (m/min)

    List of Operators of Westland Wessex HAS.3

    From Organisation with model Wessex HAS.3
    united kingdom Ministry of Defence (MoD)
        Wessex 1956/??
    united kingdom Westland
        Wessex 11 1958/80
    united kingdom Fleet Air Arm
        Wessex 250 1961/88
    Construction Numbers on database of Wessex HAS.3


    Construction Numbers

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    wa 8 1959 UK XM327 : has.1 RN Wessex HAS.1 f/f 22sep59, d/d 05oct59; scr Warsash C+
    22jul79 coded 401-KE with HMS Kent
    HAS.3 819 Sq/531 by May 1968; 820Sq/411-BL by Feb 1972+
    15 Jun 1972 Aboard HMS Blake as 820 Sq / 411-BL, while +
    UK XM327 : HAS.1 Westland development & trials airframe from late +
    XM327 : to College of Maritime Studies, Warsash by Dec 1982 sti+
    wa 9 1959 UK XM328 : has.1 RN HAS.1 d/d Feb60
    22jul79 coded 653-PO
    As HAS.3, 737 Sq/522-PO by Jul 1968 still Jul 1971; 7+
    UK XM328 : Westlands Oct59 before first flight; A&AEE Sep61; Westl+
    XM328 : acquired in by the Helicopter Museum, Weston-super-Mar+
    Nov16 completed 7-year restoration at The Helicopter Mu+
    pictured at International Helicopter Museum, after res+
    wa 14 1960 UK XM833 : has.1 Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA014, f/f:?; del Royal Navy+
    dd 27 Sep 1960, HAS.1 700Sq(H)/507 by Jun 1960, 706Sq/5+
    814Sq/272-V by Jul 1968, 814Sq/272-H by 1969, 820Sq/412+
    28 Aug 1971 Aboard HMS Blake as 820 Sq / 412-BL, while +
    15 Jun 1972 Aboard HMS Blake as 820 Sq / 412-BL, while +
    737Sq/656-PO by Aug 1974; SoC Nov 1981; Wroughton store+
    Pres. SWWAPS Lasham by Mar 1983 still Jul 1985 still Ma+
    preserved North East Aircraft Museum, Sunderland by Apr+
    14may19 South Wales Aviation Museum at Picketston by St+
    wa 15 1960 UK XM834 : has.1 Westland Wessex HAS.1 del Royal Navy 29sep60; conv HAS.+
    700Sq(H)Sq/508 by Oct 1960, 706Sq/508 by Jan 1962, 814S+
    A&AEE Boscombe Down by Dec 1966, 700H Sq/580-CU by May +
    to Odiham dump still as /570 by Jan 1976
    wa 17 1961 UK XM836 : has.1 Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA017, f/f:?; del Royal Navy+
    700H Sq/510 by Apr 1961, 706Sq/510-CU by Jan 1962
    737 Sq Fife Flt/404-FF by Oct 1971 still Oct 1972, 737 +
    22jul79 coded 651-PO
    UK XM836 : ff 25 May 1960, HAS.1 Westland for cold weather trials.
    to Westland for prototype HAS.3 conv Oct 1964 to Jun 19+
    wa 18 1961 UK XM837 : has.1 Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA018, f/f:?; del Royal Navy+
    Now HAS.3, 814Sq/271-V by Oct 1967, 814Sq/271-H by May +
    2 Jul 1971 Aboard HMS Blake as 820 Sq / 411-BL, while i+
    737 Sq Norfolk Flt/407-NF by Jan 1975, deployed from No+
    737 Sq Norfolk Flt/407-NF, flying at Navy Days, 26 and +
    737Sq/400-GL noted at Culdrose, 11 Mar 1982
    As HAS.3 737 Sq/400-GL on HMS Glamorgan, when destroyed+
    UK XM837 : spent winter of 1960/61 in Churchill, Canada with A&AEE+
    UK XM837 : Westland trials and evaluation airframe until very earl+
    wa 19 1961 UK XM838 : has.1 Westland Wessex HAS.1 d/d 09jul61; conv HAS.3
    706Sq/508-CU by 1965, 706Sq/570-CU by Jul 1965. Conv to+
    737 Sq/520-PO by Sep 1968 still 1969. 820Sq/412-BL by A+
    1975-1978, XM838 in its Mk 3 Anti submarine role whilst+
    22jul79 coded 605-LN with HMS London
    At AES Lee May 1984. Perished Predannack 08/1995.
    06 pictured at Predannack Airfield, Cornwall
    wa 25 1961 UK XM844 : has.1 Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA025, f/f:?; del Royal Navy+
    815Sq/302-R by Sep 1961, 815Sq/302-C by Mar 1963, 814Sq+
    to Westland for HAS.3 conversion 1965 completed by 1967+
    28 Aug 1971 Aboard HMS Blake as 820 Sq / 413-BL, while +
    15 Jun 1972 Aboard HMS Blake as 820 Sq / 413-BL, while +
    RNAY Wroughton by Jan 1973. RNAY Fleetlands by Mar 1975+
    737Sq Devonshire Flt/403-DV by Sep 1976. crashed on tak+
    wa 30 1961 UK XM871 : has.1 Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA030, f/f:?; del Royal Navy+
    HAS.1 700H Sq/507 by Aug 1961, 706Sq/507-CU by Jan 1962+
    Conv HAS.3 Sep 1964-Mar 1966
    As HAS.3, 820Sq/410-BL by Aug 1971 until at least Sep 1+
    15 Jun 1972 Aboard HMS Blake as 820 Sq / 410-BL, while +
    Engadine Flt/410-EN by Dec 1973, 737 Sq Glamorgan Flt/4+
    As HAS.3, w/o 21 Aug 1975 with 737 Sq/400-GL when it cr+
    wa 31 1961 UK XM872 : has.1 Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA031, f/f:?; del Royal Navy+
    819 Sq/320 by Jan 1962, still 1965.
    noted 22jul79 at HMS Osprey RNAS Portland coded 662-PO
    To Westland early 1966 for conv to HAS.3, completed mid+
    wa 40 1961 UK XM919 : has.1 Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA040, f/f:?; del Royal Navy+
    HAS.1, 814Sq/342-H by Jan 1962, 814Sq/342-V by Jul 1963+
    RNAY Sembawang by Aug 1970, 737 Sq Glamorgan Flt/400-GL+
    UK XM919 : conv HAS.3 by May 1967, trials in USA and Canada. dd Fl+
    wa 41 1961 UK XM920 : has.1 Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA041, f/f:?; del Royal Navy+
    HAS.1 trials aboard HMS Devonshire between 13 Nov and 2+
    HAS.3 826 Sq / 143-E by Oct 1968, heavy landing SW of +
    to Arbroath (A2594) by May 1969
    to Lee by Jul 1970
    to scrapyard in Birmingham by mid
    Conversion to HAS.3 between Mar 1967 and Aug 1968 at Ye+
    wa 44 1961 UK XM923 : has.1 Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA044, f/f:?; del Royal Navy+
    Devonshire Flt /989-D by Mar 1962, attended launch of H+
    Ark Royal SAR Flt/052-R by Jul 1965. To Westland Yeovil+
    At SBAC Farnborough Air Show Sep 1968 as Wessex HAS.3, +
    wa 48 1962 UK XM927 : has.1 Westland Wessex HAS.1 d/d 08jan62; conv HAS.3; to Shawb+
    705 Sq/05-CU by May 1964
    HAS.3 conversion, 737 Sq/430-PO by 1968, 737 Sq/660-PO +
    22jul79 coded 660-PO
    Oct92 pictured on the fire dump at RAF Shawbury
    wa 54 1962 UK XP103 : has.1 Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA054, f/f: 20/01/1962; del +
    845Sq/A-A by Apr 1962, 845Sq/W-B by Apr 1964; 737 Sq/52+
    HAS.3 706Sq/571-CU by Mar 1969, w/o 11 Feb 1970 with 7+
    Wreckage recovered to Falmouth; to AIU Lee Feb 1970; fo+
    wa 55 1962 UK XP104 : has.1 Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA055, f/f:?; del Royal Navy+
    845Sq/B-A by May 1962, heavy landing after losing powe+
    HAS.3 820Sq/412-BL by Apr 1969, 820Sq/410-BL by Sep 19+
    2 Jul 1971 Aboard HMS Blake as 820 Sq / 410-BL, while i+
    w/o 6 Jan 1972 with 820Sq, ditched in the Mediterranean+
    wa 56 1962 UK XP105 : has.1 Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA056, f/f:?; del Royal Navy+
    ff 7 feb 1962. 845Sq/C-A "Claude" by Jun 1962. After se+
    conv to HAS.3 by Jun 1967; 706Sq/567-CU by Oct 1967; 81+
    737 Sq Devonshire Flt/403-DV by Apr 1974 and served in +
    Still /403-DV Devonshire Flt Feb 1977, ditched off Port+
    Wreck to AES Lee-on-Solent by Aug 1978 and used as GI A+
    wa 61 1962 UK XP110 : has.1 Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA061, f/f:?; del Royal Navy+
    HAS.1 del RN Apr 1962; 737 Sq /776-PO Jul 1962, later b+
    to Yeovil for HAS.3 conversion Nov 1965. completed May +
    HAS.3 706 Sq / 568-CU Jul 1967; Wroughton store by Apr +
    737 Sq / 665-PO by May 1976; 737 Sq Antrim Flt (loan ?+
    w/o 15sep78 ditched into the English Channel 15m off Po+
    Wreck recovered and repairs at Fleetlands started Oct 1+
    737 Sq/655-PO in flying display at RNAY Fleetlands Jun +
    Wroughton by Jan 1984; Fleetlands by Apr 1985 as G I. A+
    Noted at AESS HMS Sultan coded 55-FL
    Instructional airframe HMS Sultan repainted as XP142 "H+
    wa 70 1962 UK XP137 : has.1 Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA070, f/f:?; del Royal Navy+
    22jul79 coded 652-PO
    HAS.1 737 Sq/770-PO by Aug 1962, 737 Sq/520-PO by Jan 1+
    to Yeovil for conversion to HAS.3 by Mar 1966, complete+
    HAS.3 737 Sq Antrim Flt/406-AN Aug 1970 still May 1971+
    HAS.3 737 Sq Norfolk Flt by Sep 1974; 737 Sq Devonshir+
    Wroughton store by Dec 1982; AES Lee (A2710) by Oct 19+
    G.I. Predannack 12 May 2004, still Aug 2005 (upright), +
    wa 75 1962 UK XP142 : has.1 Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA075, f/f: 18/06/1962; del +
    HAS.1 845Sq/J-A by Aug 1962, 845Sq/J-B by Jun 1964; (A+
    conv to HAS.3 by Sep 1967 complete by Jul 1969; 814 +
    HAS.3 led insertion of Special Forces as 737 Sq/406-AN+
    as 737 Sq/406-AN, attacked and damaged ARA Santa Fe out+
    Damaged when HMS Antrim attacked in Falkland Sound, rep+
    in low vis marking at Fleet Air Arm Museum by Jul 2012
    wa 83 1962 UK XP150 : has.1 RN Wessex HAS.1 d/d 05oct62; conv HAS.3; to Moreton-in-+
    706Sq/506-CU by Mar 1964, 706Sq/576-CU by Dec 1965, to +
    814Sq/273-V by Mar 1968, 814Sq/273-H by 1969, 737 Sq Ke+
    25aug78 pictured as 737 NAS /406-AN with Fishery Protec+
    22jul79 coded 606-AN with HMS Antrim
    737Sq HQ Flt uncoded by Mar 1982 until Dec 1982, 737 Sq+
    XP150 Fire Service College : G.I. National Fire College Moreton-in-Marsh by Apr 1993+
    wa 86 1962 UK XP153 : has.1 Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA086, f/f:?; del Royal Navy+
    706Sq/502-CU by Sep 1963, to Yeovil c May 1967 for HAS.+
    826Sq/143-E by Dec 1968, w/o 25 Nov 1969 with 826Sq (HM+
    wa 89 1962 UK XP156 : has.1 Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA089, f/f:?; del Royal Navy+
    HAS.1 Hampshire Flt / 902-HA, recoded /472-HA by Jan 19+
    826Sq/144-E by Dec 1968, 737 Sq/663-PO by Jul 1976 stil+
    noted 22jul79 at HMS Osprey RNAS Portland coded 663-PO +
    R.I.P:; CRADDOCK, Roger A, Lieutenant C021043W; LEWIS,+
    wa 98 1963 UK XS119 : has.1 Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA098, f/f:?; del Royal Navy+
    1964 with HMS Eagle to far east as 292-E
    Conversion to HAS.3, completed Dec 1966
    HAS.3 700H Sq/583-CU by May 1967; 814 NAS /273-V by O+
    Aug 1973 to Fleetlands
    Jul 1974 to Wroughton store
    737 NAS / 665-PO by Feb 1976. On 3 May 1976, undercarr+
    22jul79 coded 655-PO
    Nov 1982 to AES Lee-on-Solent, still in 737 Sq marks as+
    to Predannack around May/Jun 1986 minus tail section. S+
    wa100 1963 UK XS121 : has.1 Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA100, f/f:?; del Royal Navy+
    HAS.1 A&AEE by Aug 1964, 820Sq/295-E by Nov 1964, ditch+
    UK for repair and became 3rd conversion to HAS.3, 700H +
    w/o 16 Feb 1972 with 737 Sq/435-PO, ditched in English +
    wa101 1963 UK XS122 : has.1 820Sq/290-E by Jul 1965, 820Sq/060-E by 1966, to Yeovil+
    819 Sq/532 by Jun 1968, 737 Sq/435-PO by Mar 1972, 737S+
    RNEC Manadon by May 1980 until at least 1993.
    Noted within grounds of HMS Sultan, Gosport coded 655-+
    To A2707 Lee-on-Solent by Jun 1994, to A2632 G.I. Fort +
    Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA101, f/f:?; del Royal Navy+
    wa105 1963 UK XS126 : has.1 Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA105, f/f:?; del Royal Navy+
    820Sq/294-E by Nov 1964, 815Sq/056 by Aug 1966, to Yeov+
    826Sq/142-E by Nov 1968, w/o 9 Sep 1969 with 826Sq, dit+
    wa108 1963 UK XS149 : has.1 Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA108, f/f:?; del Royal Navy+
    HAS.1 845Sq/O-B by Mar 1965, 819 Sq/530 by Jan 1966 sti+
    Conv to HAS.3 829Sq Fife Flt/403-FF by May 1969, 737Sq +
    departed Valletta aboard HMS Fife for Lime Jug.
    737Sq Devonshire Flt/403-DV by 1972; 737 Sq/661-PO by J+
    24jul93 pictured preserved at International Helicopter +
    22 Sep 2018 in open storage, partially covered by tarpa+
    wa112 1963 UK XS153 : has.1 Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA112, f/f:?; del Royal Navy+
    706Sq/T Jan 1964, 845Sq/T by Mar 1964, crashed Sarawak +
    700H Sq/581-CU by Mar 1967, 814Sq/272-V by Jan 1968, 73+
    To G.I. RNEC Manadon by Jul 1987
    G.I. Sennelager, Germany by Dec 1991.
    wa239 1964 UK XT255 : Westland Wessex HAS.3 pre-production, WA239, f/f 03/11/+
    Jun65 engine handling trials carried out at Boscombe
    to RAF Carlisle as crash / rescue GI trainer by Jun 198+
    wa240 1965 UK XT256 : Westland Wessex HAS.3 pre-production, WA240, f/f 1965; +
    AES Lee (A2615) by Mar 1978, still Mar 1980.
    RN noted 21jul79 at HMS Daedalus RNAS Lee-on-Solent wit+
    wa241 1965 UK XT257 : Westland Wessex HAS.3 pre-production, WA241, f/f 09/05/+
    1 SoTT RAF Halton by 1981, still Apr 1982, to 8719M at +
    pres. East Grinstead by Oct 1998
    to Bournemouth Aviation Museum on 20 Jan 2005 (painted +
    UK XT257 : converted to HAS.3 prototype while on HAS.1 line, Westl+
    wa242 1965 UK XS862 : has.1 Westland HAS.1, c/n WA242, f/f: 15/04/1965, del Royal N+
    22jul79 coded 650-PO
    To Westland Yeovil for HAS.3 conv Dec 1966, NASU Culdro+
    HAS.3 to NBCDC Winterbourne Gunner by Nov 1989; at DSTL+
    XS862 : to Air and Ground, Hixon autumn 2000. Gone by Dec 2010
    33 C/N.