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  • Westland Wessex
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    uruguay Aviacion Naval Uruguaya


    Uruguayan Navy





    Del'd: 8 - 1991 to 2010






    Aviacion Naval Uruguaya Wessex

    3 Wessex Mk 60 (ex Bristow Helicopters) delivered with long range fuel tanks between 1991 and 1994 replacing ex USN SH-34Js. Also some ex UK Royal Air Force HC.2 airframes, 2 ? in 1997, 5 in Feb 1998. Based at Curbelo AB in Laguna del Sauce on the southern tip of Uruguay.
    Westland refused to support these aircraft (probably due to distance, age, parts availability etc), and they are supported by Sikorsky. As a result, they are known as Sikorsky S-58s, despite their heritage as Wessex from a factory in the UK.


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    1991/10Escuadron de Helicopteros Laguna del Sauce



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    C/NModBuiltID     In this OrgIn other Org

    wa504 mk.53 1966     063: From Bristow Helicopters in part exchange for Navy SH-34J in+
    ghana air force 9G-631: Westland Wessex Mk.53, c/n WA504, ff?; del Ghana Air Fo+

    ghana air force G-631: Wessex Mk.53 Delivered 1966 ?. Sold to Bristow as G-BG+

    Bristow G-BGWT: ex G-631. Became G-BGWT Aug 1979. De-reg Jan 1990 on ex+
    wa563 mk.54 1966     064: Replaced ex USN SH-34J with the same serial in Aug 1991. wfu+
    Royal Brunei Air Force AMDB-106: Wessex Mk.54

    To Brunei Jan 1967. Replaced by Bell 212 1971.

    Bristow G-BAWJ: ex Brunei Govt. To Bermuda 1971 as VR-BEA, possibly wit+
    wa503 mk.53 1966     065: From Bristow Helicopters in part exchange for SH-34J (which +
    ghana air force 9G-630: Westland Wessex Mk.53, c/n WA503, ff?; del Ghana Air Fo+

    ghana air force G-630: Wessex Mk.53 Delivered 1966. Sold to Bristow as G-BGER+

    Bristow G-BGER: ex G-630. To VH-BHI Mar 1979 on a Bristow contract in A+
    wa130 hc.2 1963     081: To Uruguay Jan 1998. Delivered 20 Feb 1998.
    Royal Air Force XR505: First flew 1 Oct 1963, delivered 18 Oct 1963; SRCU/N by+

    at 1969 Air Show

    18 Sq/BS by 1976

    2FTS / WA and named Aries by Dec 1983

    attended Heart of England Autumn Fair, using the playin+

    still with 2FTS Sep 1992

    at RIAT 1995

    at RNAS Yeovilton International Air Day

    wfu and stored at RAF Shawbury
    wa143 hc.2 1963     082: To Uruguay Jan 1998. Delivered 20 Feb 1998.
    Royal Air Force XR521:

    First flew 16 Apr 1964 as HC.2, delivered 30 Apr 1964. +

    at 1966 Air Show

    Flew her a lot on 72Sqn between joining 02jun69 and 10d+

    18 Sq; 2FTS

    RAF; 1993 2FTS
    wa195 hc.2 1965     083: To Uruguay Jan 1998. Delivered 20 Feb 1998.
    Royal Air Force XS676: First flew 15 Feb 1965 as HC.2, delivered 24 Mar 1965.

    at 1969 AIr Show

    240 OCU / BV at Farnborough air show 1972

    2FTS / WJ by Feb 1983

    at 1998 Air Show

    at 1992 Air Show

    wfu and stored at RAF Shawbury.
    wa198 hc.2 1965     084: To Uruguay Jan 1998. Delivered 20 Feb 1998.
    Royal Air Force XS679: RAF HC.2 f/f 28apr65 as HC.2, d/d 05may65; 18 Sq/BP by +

    pictured (top) as 18 Sq/BP at Gutersloh, Germany duri+

    Jul91 /WG 2FTS; 1992 pictured (top) at Boscombe Down d+
    wa530 hc.2 1966     085: To Uruguay Jan 1998. Delivered 20 Feb 1998.
    Royal Air Force XT603: First flew 10 Jun 1966 as HC.2, delivered 29 Jun 1966; +

    Farnborough Airshow 1970 72Sqn /AD


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