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Westland Wasp HAS1 (XT427)

Westland Wasp HAS1 (XT427)

Built at Hayes to Specification HAS.216D&P, Contract KK/N/49/CB25(a), Construction Number F9597

24/05/1965 - to RNAS Culdrose RHS (11.45hrs)
15/09/1967 - RNAY Fleetlands Aircraft Holding Unit (23.15hrs) 18/10/1968 - 829 NAS at RNAS Portland (26.30hrs)
02/07/1969 - RNAY Fleetlands (137.25hrs)
06/01/1970 - HMS Eskimo Flight, 829 NAS (146.10hrs)
08/07/1971 - 829 NAS at RNAS Portland (443.50hrs)
28/01/1972 - 703 NAS at RNAS Portland (586.25hrs)
11/10/1979 - RNAY Wroughton (2642.55hrs)
25/10/1979 - 703 NAS at RNAS Portland (2642.55hrs)
19/12/1980 - 829 NAS at RNAS Portland (2858.20hrs)
01/12/1981 - with 829 NAS HQ Flight coded 602
26/04/1982 - HMS Rhyl Flight, 829 NAS
13/05/1982 - contender Bezant Flight coded 372, in low visibility markings
18/05/1982 - 029 Flight (3175.00hrs)
20/05/1982 - embarked in the ship
21/05/1982 - sailed from Start Bay on the way to the South Atlantic, had 'one eye the wasp' applied
13/07/1982 - sailed with the ship for the UK from Port William 01/08/1982 - trailing a Red Ensign, escorted ship into Southampton 02/08/1982 - flown off to RNAS Portland
06/08/1982 - 829 NAS HQ Flt at RNAS Portland coded 606 (3304.25hrs)
09/07/1983 - written off Charge (3561.05hrs)
06/09/1983 - ditched off RNAS Portland
09/09/1983 - Aircraft Investigation Unit at RNAS Lee on Solent 28/03/1984 - to FAAM
23/09/1986 - to Cornwall Aero Park on loan
23/04/1999 - returned to FAAM
27/01/2000 - to 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

Rotor diameter - 32ft 3ins

Length - 40ft 4ins

Height - 8ft 10ins

Weight - 5,300lbs loaded

Max speed - 138mph at sea level

Range - 1,315 miles

Armament - Two Mk 44 torpedoes, Mk 11 depth charges or two Nord AS12 air to surface missiles

 

 


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