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Westland Wasp (XS527)

XS527 first production Wasp. Built at Hayes to Spec HAS.216D&P - C/n F9543 - to contract KK/N/011/CB25(a)

01/1963 - first flight at White Waltham as G-17-3
28/05/1963 - MoA WHL at White Waltham - 7.30hrs
15/07/1963 - to A&AEE at Boscombe Down - 30.45hrs 
03/10/1963 - back to WHL at White Waltham - 95.45hrs 
10/07/1964 - A&AEE Boscombe Down - 116.30hrs 
17/03/1965 - to WHL Hayes
10/01/1968 - to RNAS Culdrose NASU - 242.45hrs
05/05/1968 - to RNAY Fleetlands - 245.05hrs
11/06/1968 - to HMS Rothesay Flt, 829NAS via NASU - 252.05hrs
14/12/1970 - to RNAY Fleetlands - 808.25hrs 
11/10/1971 - HMS Rhyl Flt, 829NAS - 814.45hrs
03/12/1972 - with HMS Rhyl Flt ditched - 998.05hrs 
11/12/1972 - AIU at RNAS Lee on Solent - 998.05hrs 
28/03/1973 - to RNAY Fleetlands - 998.05hrs 
05/06/1974 - to RNAY Wroughton - 1004.50hrs
11/08/1976 - back to RNAY Fleetlands - 1010.00hrs 
13/09/1976 - HMS Endurance Flt,829NAS - 1010.45hrs
07/06/1978 - to RNAY Fleetlands - 1451.45hrs 
18/04/1979 - to RNAY Wroughton - 1474.45hrs
07/03/1980 - to 703NAS at RNAS Portland - 1474.45hrs
15/05/1980 - HMS Endurance Flt,829NAS - 1482.05hrs 
29/03/1982 - with HMS Endurance Flt off South Georgia coded '434' 
Date unknown - Cammo applied to airframe 
25/04/1982 - attacked Argentine submarine Santa Fe in entrance to Cumberland Bays with AS12 missiles (3 hits) 
16/07/1982 - sailed with the ship for UK 
19/08/1982 - ship arrived in Weymouth Bay, aircraft did not disembark  20/08/1982 - arrived off Chatham, escorted ship into harbour with 3 other Wasps then left to fly to RNAS Portland
Date unknown - to RNAY Wroughton
14/09/1984 - to 829NAS at RNAS Portland - 2284.45hrs 
21/02/1985 - to HMS Lowestoft Flt, 829NAS - 2306.30hrs 
01/05/1985 - back to 829NAS at RNAS Portland - 2333.00hrs
08/11/1985 - to RNAY Wroughton - 2338.00hrs
05/06/1986 - tx to FAAM - 2338.45hrs 
31/07/1986 - into FAAM by road
27/01/2000 - to Cobham Hall 
16/02/2005 - moved back to Hall 1 and put in Falklands exhibition
2012 - in Reserve Collection at Cobham Hall Store

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Role - Anti submarine and surface vessel helicopter

Manufacturers - Westland Helicopters Ltd

Power plant - One 710 shp Rolls Royce Nimbus 103 or 104 Ro

 

 


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