united kingdom Royal Aerospace Establishment

Ministry of Defence (MoD)


RAE

1988 to 1991    




Reflecting its wider role and the incorporation of the National Gas Turbine Establishment, the Royal Aircraft Establishment was reorganised and renamed the Royal Aerospace Establishment in 1988.

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Locations

YearsLocationICAO/FAA
1988/91FarnboroughEGLF
1988/91Bedford (Thurleigh)EGVW

Models Login to Edit

YearsModels
Aerospatiale SA330E Puma
Sikorsky s-51 / R-5 / H-5
Sikorsky S-61L
Westland Dragonfly HR.1
Westland Sea King HC.4
Westland Wessex HAS.1
Westland Wessex HC.2
Westland Wessex HU.5


Construction Numbers for RAE Help Us

C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn other Org
51-26 s-51 1948 VW209 : MoD, 10oct47 to RAE Farborough; w/o 26sep51 heavy landing, tailcone collap+
Westland G-AJOP : Sikorsky S-51 f/f 02jun47 at Stratford, CT, USA; to UK as pattern aircra+
Royal Navy VW209 : to A2339, unk; scr Abbotsinch, UK, 1961; last seen apr63
wa/h/008 hr.1 1949 VX595 : conv HR.5 at RNAY Donibristle from Nov 1956 to Jun 1957; at ETPS and RAE +
Royal Navy VX595 : Spent time in storage variously at Fleetlands, Gosport and Portland, until+
wa 2 has.1 1958 XL728 : RAE Farnborough by May 1971 still Sep 1972 still 1980 still Sep 1984, to P+
Royal Navy XL728 : Westland Wessex HAS.1 f/f 16sep58; conv to Mk.5 (hybrid); to Brawdy Fire D+
Westland XL728 : industrial airframe for engine development from 1958, with spells at Napie+
wa 5 has.1 1959 XM300 : dd Feb 1960 A&AEE Boscombe Down. This was predominantly a trials airframe,+
Royal Navy XM300 : Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA005, f/f: 30/04/1959; del Royal Navy as XM300+
wa 11 has.1 1959 XM330 : Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA011, f/f:?; del MoD as XM330, Dec59; (Dave Ta+
: noted visiting RNEC Manadon on 21 May 1979, while with RAE
- XM330 : to International Helicopter Museum, May 1994
: 12jul15 pictured at The International Helicopter Museum, Weston-super-Mare+
wa128 hc.2 1963 XR503 : Engine filter trials in N Africa Aug 1966, RAE by Sep 1968, RAE Bedford by+
: RAE noted on display at SBAC Farnborough Airshow 1968
Royal Air Force XR503 : Westland Wessex HC.2, c/n WA128, f/f: 23/08/1963; del Royal Air Force as X+
: RAF type:HC.2; 2008 FSCTE Manston
wa156 hu.5 1963 XS482 : /D-A at RAE Farnborough Apprentice School by Apr 1986. To CTE Manston 24 N+
Royal Navy XS482 : 700V Sq/D by Jan 1964, 848Sq/D-A by May 1964. 707Sq/D by Nov 1967, A&AEE D+
: RN in 1996 seen Manston preserved /A-D.; 2009 preserved museum Manston.
61-393 S-61L 1966 XV370 : Shipped to UK Oct 1966, with GE T-58-GE-10 engines, subsequently replaced +
Sikorsky Helicopters N306V : Sikorsky S-61L-2, c/n 61-393, ff:?; reg Sikorsky as N306V, 10May68.
Westland G-ATYU : converted to S-61D-1 & sold to Westland; reg G-ATYU Aug66-Oct66; to MoD as+
Her Majesty's Government G-ATYU : Built as SH-3D. Shipped to Avonmouth (UK), reassembled and flown to Yeovil+
1659 sa330e 1981 ZA941 : f/f 13 May 1981, d/d 16 Jun 1981. The last Westland built Puma. RAE Farnbo+
wa 927 hc.4 ZB506 : Sea King Mk.4X f/f 19nov82, d/d 23dec82 Deld straight to RAE Bedford sti+
: Jul89 with Royal Aircraft Establishment ( RAE ) at Bedford. Used as test b+
QinetiQ ZB506 : QinetiQ, conv to Mk.4X type; 23jul02 noted
: 11jul09 pictured at RNAS Yeovilton
wa 928 hc.4 1982 ZB507 : f/f 19 Jan 1983 as Mk.4X to RAE/DRA/DERA Farnborough by 1986 still 1993, E+
Royal Navy ZB507 : After conversion from Mk.4X at Fleetlands by Jun 1998, to 848Sq/ZN by Sep +
: RN; jul00 848Sqn./ZN
: 23jan01 848Sqn./ZN
: 848 NAS/WN noted in Hangar 10 at RNAS Yeovilton
: 2007 846Sqn./F
: 846Sq /F aboard HMS Bulwark during Navy Days 2009
: 23jun12 pictured as 848Sqd /F at the RNAS Yeovilton airshow
11 serials found for RAE


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