Saunders Roe Saro P.531
united kingdom Westland

Del'd: 6 - 1958 to 1962

Prototype airframes for the Army Scout and Navy Wasp development programmes and eventually delivered to these Services. One airframe for Indian evaluation eventually diverted to British Army.

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s2/5267 1958     G-APNU: P.531 O/N built at Eastleigh, ff 20 Jul 1958. 1st prototype,+
Royal Navy XN333: d/d 20 Oct 1959 as 2nd trials airframe, bird strike 11 +

to Arbroath (A2519) by May 1962; Lee by Jan 1964; Middl+
s2/5268 1958     G-APNV: P.531-1 built at Eastleigh, ff 30 Sep 1958. 2nd prototype, a+
Royal Navy XN332: dd into RN service 2 Oct 1959 as 1st trials airframe. S+

Moved to RNEC Manadon (HMS Thunderer) Plymouth as a gro+

To Yeovilton 1971 for preservation, still by Aug 1978, +

RNAY Wroughton for storage (by May 1990)

To Finningley for its 1991 Battle of Britain Airshow

Arrived FAA Museum (Yeovilton) 24 Sep 1991. Went elsew+
s2/5311 1959     G-APVL: P.531-2 as second tranche of prototype, with 1050shp Bristol+
British Army XP166: AAC Scout AH.1 prototype; 1960 reworked from P.531-2 to+

1968 Displayed at Farnborough Airshow

26feb75 damaged hit by flying wooden debris at Farnbor+

Aug 1975 noted on Farnborough dump; Recovered into stor+

- G-APVL: Aug02-Aug10 2 private owners; 11jul09 pictured (pic1) a+

- ZK-HJG: private at Wanaka, New Zealand from 17feb11; 13may11 ch+

27mar16 pictured (pic2) at Wings Over Wanaka
s2/5312 1959     G-APVM: P.531-2 built at Eastleigh as second tranche of prototype, w+
British Army XR493: Reworked from P.531-2 to pre-production version Scout A+

Stored at Fleetlands by Jul 1974

from Fleetlands to Middle Wallop by Mar 1976

Royal Air Force of Oman 8040M: preserved at Royal Air Force Oman Museum at Seeb
s2/5270 1958     XN334: P.531 O/N built at Eastleigh, to UK Royal Navy for trials.
Royal Navy XN334: Delivered into RN service 6 Oct 1959 as 3rd trials airf+

To AIU Lee-on-Solent; to Arbroath (A2525) by Sep 1962 s+

to Crawley Technical College by Mar 1990, still Jul 199+

Elsewhere ? Returned FAA Museum (Yeovilton) 22 Nov 1+
s2/8444 1961     XR436: P.531-2 built at Hayes, for evaluation by Indian Government.+
British Army XR436: Reworked from P.531-2 to pre-production version Scout A+