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Westland Wessex HU5

XT482/ZM/VL - Westland Wessex HU5 built at Yeovil to contract KK/M/70/CB25(a) - C/n WA304

05/05/1966 - to RNAS Culdrose - 4.30hrs
08/06/1966 - to 707NAS at RNAS Culdrose - 6.10hrs
25/06/1973 - to RNAY Fleetlands - 2358.15 hours
16/07/1973 - to 707NAS at RNAS Yeovilton - 2358.15hrs
11/11/1974 - RNAY Fleetlands - 2729.25hrs
14/03/1979 - to 771NAS at RNAS Culdrose coded 527/CU - 2919.25hrs
27/02/1980 - to NASU at RNAS Yeovilton - 3116.45hrs
12/1980 - noted with 771NAS at RNAS Culdrose coded 527/CU
1981 - to NASU RNAS Culdrose
29/03/1982 - at NASU RNAS Yeovilton
26/04/1982 - to 707NAS at RNAS Yeovilton and coded WL in low viz marks - 3129.00hrs
06/05/1982 - 847NAS - 3149.40hrs
07/05/1982 - noted coded XL
09/05/1982 - allocated to 'A' Flt and left RNAS Yeovilton for RFA Engadine at Devonport
10/05/1982 - ship sailed for the South Atlantic
09/06/1982 - ashore at FOB Port San Carlos
25/06/1982 - moved to Navy Point
27/09/1982 - 845NAS Falkland Islands Det - 3513.10hrs
06/11/1982 - embarked MV Astronomer off Port Stanley
14/11/1982 - ship sailed for the UK
25/11/1982 - allocated to 707NAS - 3645.25hrs
03/12/1982 - arrived at Devonport and unloaded overnight
04/12/1982 - by road to RNAS Yeovilton and then to 707NAS
06/03/1985 - noted with 707NAS and coded ZM/VL
10/05/1985 - at RNAS Culdrose with 771NAS
17/07/1985 - NASU at RNAS Yeovilton - 4276.40hrs
24/07/1985 - to RNAY Wroughton - 4276.40hrs
04/09/1986 - allocated to AES at RNAS Lee on Solent - 4276.40hrs
18/11/1986 - to AES at RNAS Lee on Solent as Class GRB and allocated A2745 with engine numbers E4799 and E4800
1993 - re-allocated A2656 with engine numbers E4744 and E4745
23/02/1994 - to FAAM

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Role - Commando transport and search and rescue helicopter

Manufacturers - Westland

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

Rotor Diameter - 56ft

Length - 48.36ft

Height - 16.17ft

Weight - 13,492lbs loaded

Max Speed - 132 knots

Range - 416 nautical miles

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


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