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  • 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 : 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 : Spent c 4 years on various A&AEE and Westland test prog+
    trials included drooping tail boom, minesweeping equipm+
    UK XJ401 : ff: 24Aug55; del Royal Navy FAA as XJ401, 13Sep55.
    Aug 1959 to 737 Sq continuing trials of minesweeping ge+
    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 G-AYTK : 1971 converted to civilian SAR by Bristow Helicopters; +
    UK VR-BFG : reg Bermuda as VR-BFG, unk; b/u Redhill, UK, 1978.
    VR-BFG :
    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+
    wfu 1967
    UK G-AYNP : ex XG576; to Bristow Dec 1970 as G-AYNP; to South Afric+
    sold Bristow UK as G-AYNP, unk; conv Ser.3, unk; lsd Co+
    ex ZS-HCY; returned to UK Jul 1977
    UK G-AYNP : converted to civilian SAR by Bristow Helicopters; Jun7+
    UK G-AYNP : to International Helicopter Museum store
    By Jun 1994, to Aero-Park Brandenburg as static exhibit+
    by , to Heinz Nickel on display at its offices in Zweib+
    sold in to Sammler und Hobbywelt in Alten-Buseck, for +
    XG576 : Restored by SaHo as Whirlwind HAR.9 in Culdrose Rescue +
    Jan 2015 to PS Aero at Baarlo
    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 1955 UK XG587 : har3 Westland Whirlwind HAR.3 f/f 23Sep55; Royal Navy d/d 1+
    845 NAS / X by Feb 1956, 845 NAS / Z by 28 Nov 1956
    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 : May 1986 to East Midlands aviation museum
    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+
    US G-AODA : Shell UK, Sep55-Oct61
    pictured when I worked for Robert H Ray Co, an America+
    World Wide Helicopters (UK) Ltd Oct61-Oct64
    UK G-AODA : Bristow Helicopters from May65; Jul65 conv Ser.3 with a+
    at Redhill
    1980 used by BAe Dynamics and GEC/Marconi in developmen+
    TT 9Y-TDA : Bristow Trinidad & Tobago 1969-1974
    IR EP-HAC : leased Iranian Helicopter Co as EP-HAC, unk; operated i+
    UK G-AODA : To IHM Weston-super-Mare 7 Aug 1993, still Dec 1993
    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+
    UK G-AOCZ : Bristow helicopters Apr/Aug 1965; [displayed Biggen H+
    Bristow Jul67-Feb69
    IR EP-HAE : Iran Helicopters Aug65-Jul67
    BM VR-BDF : Helicopter Rentals, Bermuda 18Feb69-?
    NG 5N-AIM : Bristow Nigeria; w/o unk
    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+
    rtnd Bristow as G-ATLZ, 30Sep71 - 18Oct71.
    IR EP-HAK : lsd Iran Helicopters as EP-HAK, 18Nov66-30Sep71.
    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+
    to Grampian Fire Service, Aberdeen as a situation train+
    wa240 1958 UK G-AOZK : srs.1 Westland Whirlwind Ser.1, c/n WA240, ff: 1958
    Westland Jan57-Jan58; Airwork helicopter Ltd Jan58-Nov6+
    pictured (pic) at Amposta Marino Norte oil field, off s+
    VR-NDK : Cameroon, unk
    NG 5N-ABD : Bristow Nigeria Nov60
    VR-BEQ : Helicopter Rentals, Bermuda Jan74; w/o unk.
    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 +
    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 : at Redhill
    Preserved Midland Air Museum, Coventry in Bristow colou+
    pictured without main rotors at Midland Air Museum
    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+
    rtnd to Bristow as G-ATKV, unk; spent most of its worki+
    UK EP-HAN : In 1967 it was exported to Iran, re-registered as EP-HA+
    BM VR-BEU : xfer Helicopter Rentals (Bermuda) as VR-BEU, 1974. It r+
    UK G-ATKV : to British Rotorcraft Museum (now IHM), Dec 1981.
    VR-BEU : In use at outdoor activity centre The Big Sheep in Abb+
    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.