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Westland Wessex HU5 (XS508)

Built at Westland Helicopters Ltd, Yeovil with Construction Number WA177

25/08/1964 - RNAY Fleetlands (5.20hrs)
22/10/1964 - 706 NAS, RNAS Culdrose (10.10hrs)
04/11/1964 - Aircraft Handling Unit, RNAS Culdrose (25.20hrs) 08/03/1966 - RNAY Fleetlands (28.05hrs)
11/09/1968 - Sembawang (33.10hrs)
19/09/1968 - 848 NAS, HMS Albion coded M (36.00hrs)
08/10/1969 - RNAY Fleetlands (176.30hrs)
28/11/1969 - 848 NAS (181.00hrs)
21/08/1970 - RNAY Fleetlands
16/10/1970 - 848 NAS coded ZE (425.15hrs)
09/07/1975 - Naval Aircraft Support Unit (NASU), RNAS Yeovilton (1464.25hrs)
07/08/1975 - 848 NAS (1489.20hrs)
27/08/1975 - NASU, RNAS Yeovilton (1676.15hrs)
05/07/1976 - 772 NAS, RNAS Portland coded 517/PO (1685.20hrs) 22/05/1980 - ditched at sea, salvaged intact
28/05/1981 - noted with 772 NAS, RNAS Portland coded 617/PO 01/12/1981 - coded 627/PO
25/03/1982 - RNAY Wroughton (2876.35hrs)
06/05/1982 - RNAY Fleetlands (2876.35hrs)
24/08/1982 - 707 NAS, RNAS Yeovilton (2878.00hrs)
04/1983 - noted with 707 NAS coded ZE/VL
03/07/1984 - noted as ZP/VL
26/04/1985 - RNAY Fleetlands (3684.35hrs)
10/10/1985 - noted at RNAY Fleetlands in Search and Rescue Scheme; 14/02/1986 - NASU, RNAS Yeovilton (3689.45hrs)
14/04/1988 - Air Engineering School, RNAS Lee on Solent as A2766 with engine numbers E4828/E4829 (3788.15hrs)
1993 - re-allocated to A2677 with engines E4772/E4773
28/06/1993 - transported to FAAM by road
08/11/1999 - into Cobham Hall Store

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Role - Commando transport and search and rescue helicopter  

Manufacturers - Westland Helicopters Ltd

Power plant - Two 1,350shp Rolls Royce Bristol Gnome H-1200

Rotor diameter - 56ft

Length - 48.36ft

Height - 16.17ft

Weight - 13,492lbs loaded

Max speed - 132knots

Range - 416 nautical miles

Armament - 7.62mm machine guns, 2in rocket pods, two or four AS12 wire guided missiles

 

 


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