176 results found
Registration / Serial:XP330
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-55
Aircraft Generic Type:Westland WS-55 Whirlwind
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-55-3 Whirlwind HAR10
C/n (msn):WA350
Operator / Titles:UK - Air Force
City / Airport:Benson (EGUB / BEX)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:January 1976
Photo by:Ian HowatContact
Photo ID:521789Submit Correction
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XP330 and XP328 setting off on a farewell flight prior to disbandment of the 21 Sqn flight at RAF Benson in January 1976. They were fitted as VIP transports with 5 Britannia seats in the cabin along with carpet and trim/insulation. XP330 was shortly afterwards sent to the Board of Trade Fire School at Stansted and has since moved to Durham/Tees Valley Fire School and just about survives today (Nov 22). XP328 is at North Somercotes in Lincolnshire and is a hulk.
Registration / Serial:XP330
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-55-3 Whirlwind HAR10
C/n (msn):WA350
Operator / Titles:UK - Air Force
City / Airport:Benson (EGUB / BEX)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:January 1976
Photo by:Ian HowatContact
Registration / Serial:XP330
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-55
Aircraft Generic Type:Westland WS-55 Whirlwind
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-55-3 Whirlwind HAR10
C/n (msn):WA350
Operator / Titles:UK - Air Force
City / Airport:Benson (EGUB / BEX)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:January 1976
Photo by:Ian HowatContact
Photo ID:521789Submit Correction
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XP330 and XP328 setting off on a farewell flight prior to disbandment of the 21 Sqn flight at RAF Benson in January 1976. They were fitted as VIP transports with 5 Britannia seats in the cabin along with carpet and trim/insulation. XP330 was shortly afterwards sent to the Board of Trade Fire School at Stansted and has since moved to Durham/Tees Valley Fire School and just about survives today (Nov 22). XP328 is at North Somercotes in Lincolnshire and is a hulk.
Registration / Serial:XP330
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-55-3 Whirlwind HAR10
C/n (msn):WA350
Operator / Titles:UK - Air Force
City / Airport:Benson (EGUB / BEX)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:January 1976
Photo by:Ian HowatContact
Registration / Serial:XJ402
Military Code:61
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-55
Aircraft Generic Type:Westland WS-55 Whirlwind
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-55-2 Whirlwind HAS7
C/n (msn):WA66
Operator / Titles:UK - Navy
City / Airport:Yeovilton (EGDY / YEO)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:16 March 1984
Photo by:Fergal GoodmanContact
Photo ID:514335Submit Correction
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Withdrawn from flying duties in 1967 and used for several years as an instructional airframe at RNEC Manadon, this Whirlwind was moved to Yeovilton in 1976 with the intention that it be preserved in the FAA Museum. However this never happened and it was scrapped in 1988.
Registration / Serial:XJ402
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-55-2 Whirlwind HAS7
C/n (msn):WA66
Operator / Titles:UK - Navy
City / Airport:Yeovilton (EGDY / YEO)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:16 March 1984
Photo by:Fergal GoodmanContact
Registration / Serial:XJ402
Military Code:61
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-55
Aircraft Generic Type:Westland WS-55 Whirlwind
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-55-2 Whirlwind HAS7
C/n (msn):WA66
Operator / Titles:UK - Navy
City / Airport:Yeovilton (EGDY / YEO)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:16 March 1984
Photo by:Fergal GoodmanContact
Photo ID:514335Submit Correction
View count: 24
Withdrawn from flying duties in 1967 and used for several years as an instructional airframe at RNEC Manadon, this Whirlwind was moved to Yeovilton in 1976 with the intention that it be preserved in the FAA Museum. However this never happened and it was scrapped in 1988.
Registration / Serial:XJ402
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-55-2 Whirlwind HAS7
C/n (msn):WA66
Operator / Titles:UK - Navy
City / Airport:Yeovilton (EGDY / YEO)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:16 March 1984
Photo by:Fergal GoodmanContact
Registration / Serial:XN382
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-55
Aircraft Generic Type:Westland WS-55 Whirlwind
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-55-2 Whirlwind HAS7
C/n (msn):WA312
City / Airport:Thruxton (EGHO)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:19 May 1984
Photo by:Chris EnglandContact
Photo ID:508514Submit Correction
View count: 59
Caught in the process of being made to represent a Mil Mi-24, which was intended to be used in a promotional film. Acquired by Bofors in 1987 for use as a target at their base in Sweden, and destroyed there in 1988.
Registration / Serial:XN382
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-55-2 Whirlwind HAS7
C/n (msn):WA312
City / Airport:Thruxton (EGHO)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:19 May 1984
Photo by:Chris EnglandContact
Registration / Serial:XN382
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-55
Aircraft Generic Type:Westland WS-55 Whirlwind
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-55-2 Whirlwind HAS7
C/n (msn):WA312
City / Airport:Thruxton (EGHO)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:19 May 1984
Photo by:Chris EnglandContact
Photo ID:508514Submit Correction
View count: 59
Caught in the process of being made to represent a Mil Mi-24, which was intended to be used in a promotional film. Acquired by Bofors in 1987 for use as a target at their base in Sweden, and destroyed there in 1988.
Registration / Serial:XN382
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-55-2 Whirlwind HAS7
C/n (msn):WA312
City / Airport:Thruxton (EGHO)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:19 May 1984
Photo by:Chris EnglandContact
Registration / Serial:11714
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-55
Aircraft Generic Type:Westland WS-55 Whirlwind
Aircraft Version:Westland S-55-5
Licence-built by:Soko
C/n (msn):WA336
Operator / Titles:Yugoslavia - Air Force
City / Airport:Belgrade - Nikola Tesla (LYBE / BEG)Map
Country:Serbia
Collection:Muzej Vazduhoplovstva Beograd
Photo Date:9 July 2019
Photo by:Peter VercruijsseContact
Photo ID:502702Submit Correction
View count: 30
This Soko-built S-55-5 was taken on charge by the Yugoslav Air Forces as serial 11714 in Dec-1965. On 02-Sep-1974 it flew to the Muzej Vazduhoplovstva Beograd to be displayed. The museum gives the cn as WA9-10-2319.
Registration / Serial:11714
Aircraft Version:Westland S-55-5
C/n (msn):WA336
Operator / Titles:Yugoslavia - Air Force
City / Airport:Belgrade - Nikola Tesla (LYBE / BEG)Map
Country:Serbia
Photo Date:9 July 2019
Photo by:Peter VercruijsseContact
Registration / Serial:11714
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-55
Aircraft Generic Type:Westland WS-55 Whirlwind
Aircraft Version:Westland S-55-5
Licence-built by:Soko
C/n (msn):WA336
Operator / Titles:Yugoslavia - Air Force
City / Airport:Belgrade - Nikola Tesla (LYBE / BEG)Map
Country:Serbia
Collection:Muzej Vazduhoplovstva Beograd
Photo Date:9 July 2019
Photo by:Peter VercruijsseContact
Photo ID:502702Submit Correction
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This Soko-built S-55-5 was taken on charge by the Yugoslav Air Forces as serial 11714 in Dec-1965. On 02-Sep-1974 it flew to the Muzej Vazduhoplovstva Beograd to be displayed. The museum gives the cn as WA9-10-2319.
Registration / Serial:11714
Aircraft Version:Westland S-55-5
C/n (msn):WA336
Operator / Titles:Yugoslavia - Air Force
City / Airport:Belgrade - Nikola Tesla (LYBE / BEG)Map
Country:Serbia
Photo Date:9 July 2019
Photo by:Peter VercruijsseContact
Registration / Serial:G-AOCF
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-55
Aircraft Generic Type:Westland WS-55 Whirlwind
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-55 Whirlwind 1
C/n (msn):WA56
Operator / Titles:Civil Defence Corps / BEA - British European Airways
Aircraft Name:Sir Lionel
City / Heliport:London - Waterloo Air Terminal Heliport (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:14 September 1955
Photo from:Peter de Jong CollectionContact
Photo ID:501731Submit Correction
View count: 190
'To be used for experiments in Civil Defence reconnaissance and communications.' The Civil Defence organisation was to take care of affected areas after a nuclear attack.
Registration / Serial:G-AOCF
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-55 Whirlwind 1
C/n (msn):WA56
Operator / Titles:Civil Defence Corps / BEA - British European Airways
City / Heliport:London - Waterloo Air Terminal Heliport (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:14 September 1955
Photo from:Peter de Jong CollectionContact
Registration / Serial:G-AOCF
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-55
Aircraft Generic Type:Westland WS-55 Whirlwind
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-55 Whirlwind 1
C/n (msn):WA56
Operator / Titles:Civil Defence Corps / BEA - British European Airways
Aircraft Name:Sir Lionel
City / Heliport:London - Waterloo Air Terminal Heliport (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:14 September 1955
Photo from:Peter de Jong CollectionContact
Photo ID:501731Submit Correction
View count: 190
'To be used for experiments in Civil Defence reconnaissance and communications.' The Civil Defence organisation was to take care of affected areas after a nuclear attack.
Registration / Serial:G-AOCF
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-55 Whirlwind 1
C/n (msn):WA56
Operator / Titles:Civil Defence Corps / BEA - British European Airways
City / Heliport:London - Waterloo Air Terminal Heliport (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:14 September 1955
Photo from:Peter de Jong CollectionContact
Registration / Serial:XM665
Military Code:CU-L
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-55
Aircraft Generic Type:Westland WS-55 Whirlwind
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-55-2 Whirlwind HAS7
C/n (msn):WA256
Operator / Titles:UK - Navy
City / Airport:Plymouth - City (EGHD / PLH) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Event:Plymouth Air Show 1963
Photo Date:15 June 1963
Photo by:Chris EnglandContact
Photo ID:495885Submit Correction
View count: 55
Written off on 9 October 1968 in a forced landing in a field near Weymouth. Although it was repaired at Fleetlands it never flew again, and it was eventually preserved by the Royal Australian Navy Museum in Nowra, NSW, where it has been since April 1994. The Varsity behind is WJ943/S, and must have been a challenge to land on Plymouth's short grass runway! It was struck off charge in 1976, and was burnt on the RAF Valley fire dump.
Registration / Serial:XM665
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-55-2 Whirlwind HAS7
C/n (msn):WA256
Operator / Titles:UK - Navy
City / Airport:Plymouth - City (EGHD / PLH) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:15 June 1963
Photo by:Chris EnglandContact
Registration / Serial:XM665
Military Code:CU-L
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-55
Aircraft Generic Type:Westland WS-55 Whirlwind
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-55-2 Whirlwind HAS7
C/n (msn):WA256
Operator / Titles:UK - Navy
City / Airport:Plymouth - City (EGHD / PLH) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Event:Plymouth Air Show 1963
Photo Date:15 June 1963
Photo by:Chris EnglandContact
Photo ID:495885Submit Correction
View count: 55
Written off on 9 October 1968 in a forced landing in a field near Weymouth. Although it was repaired at Fleetlands it never flew again, and it was eventually preserved by the Royal Australian Navy Museum in Nowra, NSW, where it has been since April 1994. The Varsity behind is WJ943/S, and must have been a challenge to land on Plymouth's short grass runway! It was struck off charge in 1976, and was burnt on the RAF Valley fire dump.
Registration / Serial:XM665
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-55-2 Whirlwind HAS7
C/n (msn):WA256
Operator / Titles:UK - Navy
City / Airport:Plymouth - City (EGHD / PLH) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:15 June 1963
Photo by:Chris EnglandContact
Registration / Serial:XA870
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-55
Aircraft Generic Type:Westland WS-55 Whirlwind
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-55-1 Whirlwind HAR1
C/n (msn):WA16
Operator / Titles:UK - Navy
City / Airport:Lee-on-Solent (EGHF)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Event:Lee-on-Solent Airshow 1972
Photo Date:29 July 1972
Photo by:Ray PettitContact
Photo ID:485050Submit Correction
View count: 99
One of several aircraft resident at Lee-on-Solent with the Air Engineering School.
Registration / Serial:XA870
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-55-1 Whirlwind HAR1
C/n (msn):WA16
Operator / Titles:UK - Navy
City / Airport:Lee-on-Solent (EGHF)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:29 July 1972
Photo by:Ray PettitContact
Registration / Serial:XA870
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-55
Aircraft Generic Type:Westland WS-55 Whirlwind
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-55-1 Whirlwind HAR1
C/n (msn):WA16
Operator / Titles:UK - Navy
City / Airport:Lee-on-Solent (EGHF)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Event:Lee-on-Solent Airshow 1972
Photo Date:29 July 1972
Photo by:Ray PettitContact
Photo ID:485050Submit Correction
View count: 99
One of several aircraft resident at Lee-on-Solent with the Air Engineering School.
Registration / Serial:XA870
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-55-1 Whirlwind HAR1
C/n (msn):WA16
Operator / Titles:UK - Navy
City / Airport:Lee-on-Solent (EGHF)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:29 July 1972
Photo by:Ray PettitContact
Registration / Serial:XA870
Military Code:911
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-55
Aircraft Generic Type:Westland WS-55 Whirlwind
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-55-1 Whirlwind HAR1
C/n (msn):WA16
Operator / Titles:UK - Navy
City / Airport:Doncaster (EGCI) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Collection:South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum (Aeroventure)
Photo Date:31 July 2022
Photo by:Shaun ConnorContact
Photo ID:483157Submit Correction
View count: 64
Registration / Serial:XA870
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-55-1 Whirlwind HAR1
C/n (msn):WA16
Operator / Titles:UK - Navy
City / Airport:Doncaster (EGCI) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:31 July 2022
Photo by:Shaun ConnorContact
Registration / Serial:XA870
Military Code:911
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-55
Aircraft Generic Type:Westland WS-55 Whirlwind
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-55-1 Whirlwind HAR1
C/n (msn):WA16
Operator / Titles:UK - Navy
City / Airport:Doncaster (EGCI) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Collection:South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum (Aeroventure)
Photo Date:31 July 2022
Photo by:Shaun ConnorContact
Photo ID:483157Submit Correction
View count: 64
Registration / Serial:XA870
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-55-1 Whirlwind HAR1
C/n (msn):WA16
Operator / Titles:UK - Navy
City / Airport:Doncaster (EGCI) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:31 July 2022
Photo by:Shaun ConnorContact
Registration / Serial:XP398
Alternate Serial:8794M
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-55
Aircraft Generic Type:Westland WS-55 Whirlwind
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-55-3 Whirlwind HAR10
C/n (msn):WA386
Operator / Titles:UK - Air Force
City / Airport:Coltishall (EGYC / CLF) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Event:Battle of Britain At Home Day Coltishall 1968
Photo Date:14 September 1968
Photo by:Mike CainContact
Photo ID:481797Submit Correction
View count: 80
First flew 18th July 1962, taken on charge 1st August 1962. To Cyprus Sept.1983 as 8794M but brought back to the UK and stored 1985. Eventually went to the Gatwick Aviation Museum in July 1988 and is reported to have gone from there by June 2013 but with no details as to fate or whereabouts.
Registration / Serial:XP398
Alternate Serial:8794M
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-55-3 Whirlwind HAR10
C/n (msn):WA386
Operator / Titles:UK - Air Force
City / Airport:Coltishall (EGYC / CLF) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:14 September 1968
Photo by:Mike CainContact
Registration / Serial:XP398
Alternate Serial:8794M
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-55
Aircraft Generic Type:Westland WS-55 Whirlwind
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-55-3 Whirlwind HAR10
C/n (msn):WA386
Operator / Titles:UK - Air Force
City / Airport:Coltishall (EGYC / CLF) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Event:Battle of Britain At Home Day Coltishall 1968
Photo Date:14 September 1968
Photo by:Mike CainContact
Photo ID:481797Submit Correction
View count: 80
First flew 18th July 1962, taken on charge 1st August 1962. To Cyprus Sept.1983 as 8794M but brought back to the UK and stored 1985. Eventually went to the Gatwick Aviation Museum in July 1988 and is reported to have gone from there by June 2013 but with no details as to fate or whereabouts.
Registration / Serial:XP398
Alternate Serial:8794M
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-55-3 Whirlwind HAR10
C/n (msn):WA386
Operator / Titles:UK - Air Force
City / Airport:Coltishall (EGYC / CLF) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:14 September 1968
Photo by:Mike CainContact
Registration / Serial:8661M
Alternate Serial:XJ727
Military Code:L
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-55
Aircraft Generic Type:Westland WS-55 Whirlwind
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-55-3 Whirlwind HAR10
C/n (msn):WA98
Operator / Titles:UK - Air Force
City / Airport:Halton (EGWN)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Event:RAF Halton Open Day 1987
Photo Date:20 June 1987
Photo by:Lewis GrantContact
Photo ID:479773Submit Correction
View count: 64
Previously XJ727 with 2 FTS, coded 'L', this Whirlwind was retired to No.1 SoTT at Halton for ground instructional use in 1980.
Registration / Serial:8661M
Alternate Serial:XJ727
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-55-3 Whirlwind HAR10
C/n (msn):WA98
Operator / Titles:UK - Air Force
City / Airport:Halton (EGWN)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:20 June 1987
Photo by:Lewis GrantContact
Registration / Serial:8661M
Alternate Serial:XJ727
Military Code:L
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-55
Aircraft Generic Type:Westland WS-55 Whirlwind
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-55-3 Whirlwind HAR10
C/n (msn):WA98
Operator / Titles:UK - Air Force
City / Airport:Halton (EGWN)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Event:RAF Halton Open Day 1987
Photo Date:20 June 1987
Photo by:Lewis GrantContact
Photo ID:479773Submit Correction
View count: 64
Previously XJ727 with 2 FTS, coded 'L', this Whirlwind was retired to No.1 SoTT at Halton for ground instructional use in 1980.
Registration / Serial:8661M
Alternate Serial:XJ727
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-55-3 Whirlwind HAR10
C/n (msn):WA98
Operator / Titles:UK - Air Force
City / Airport:Halton (EGWN)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:20 June 1987
Photo by:Lewis GrantContact
Registration / Serial:XL847
Military Code:83
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-55
Aircraft Generic Type:Westland WS-55 Whirlwind
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-55-2 Whirlwind HAS7
C/n (msn):WA209
Operator / Titles:UK - Navy
City / Airport:Lossiemouth (EGQS / LMO)Map
Region / Country:Scotland, United Kingdom
Event:Lossiemouth Navy Day 1971
Photo Date:10 July 1971
Photo by:David A. MontgomeryContact
Photo ID:476393Submit Correction
View count: 175
Delivered to the Royal Navy in 1958. Seen here, based at HMS Fulmar, RN Lossiemouth, on static display at the 1971 Lossiemouth Airshow. Scrapped at Middle Wallop in 1998.
Registration / Serial:XL847
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-55-2 Whirlwind HAS7
C/n (msn):WA209
Operator / Titles:UK - Navy
City / Airport:Lossiemouth (EGQS / LMO)Map
Region / Country:Scotland, United Kingdom
Photo Date:10 July 1971
Photo by:David A. MontgomeryContact
Registration / Serial:XL847
Military Code:83
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-55
Aircraft Generic Type:Westland WS-55 Whirlwind
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-55-2 Whirlwind HAS7
C/n (msn):WA209
Operator / Titles:UK - Navy
City / Airport:Lossiemouth (EGQS / LMO)Map
Region / Country:Scotland, United Kingdom
Event:Lossiemouth Navy Day 1971
Photo Date:10 July 1971
Photo by:David A. MontgomeryContact
Photo ID:476393Submit Correction
View count: 175
Delivered to the Royal Navy in 1958. Seen here, based at HMS Fulmar, RN Lossiemouth, on static display at the 1971 Lossiemouth Airshow. Scrapped at Middle Wallop in 1998.
Registration / Serial:XL847
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-55-2 Whirlwind HAS7
C/n (msn):WA209
Operator / Titles:UK - Navy
City / Airport:Lossiemouth (EGQS / LMO)Map
Region / Country:Scotland, United Kingdom
Photo Date:10 July 1971
Photo by:David A. MontgomeryContact
Registration / Serial:XL899
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-55
Aircraft Generic Type:Westland WS-55 Whirlwind
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-55-3 Whirlwind HAR9
C/n (msn):WA238/WAF18
Operator / Titles:UK - Navy
City / Airport:Culdrose (EGDR)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Event:Culdrose Air Day 1966
Photo Date:23 July 1966
Photo by:Mike CainContact
Photo ID:474895Submit Correction
View count: 166
Originally built as a Whirlwind HAS7, f/f 24th October 1958. Delivered to FAA 8th December 1958. Converted to Whirlwind HAR9 by Westland Jan.1965-Feb.1966. Allocated to the flight aboard the Antarctic patrol ship HMS Protector by July 1966 (hence the penguin symbol displayed on the aircraft) to October 1966. Eventually to Predannack by December 1980 and ended its days there in 1993.
Registration / Serial:XL899
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-55-3 Whirlwind HAR9
C/n (msn):WA238/WAF18
Operator / Titles:UK - Navy
City / Airport:Culdrose (EGDR)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:23 July 1966
Photo by:Mike CainContact
Registration / Serial:XL899
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-55
Aircraft Generic Type:Westland WS-55 Whirlwind
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-55-3 Whirlwind HAR9
C/n (msn):WA238/WAF18
Operator / Titles:UK - Navy
City / Airport:Culdrose (EGDR)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Event:Culdrose Air Day 1966
Photo Date:23 July 1966
Photo by:Mike CainContact
Photo ID:474895Submit Correction
View count: 166
Originally built as a Whirlwind HAS7, f/f 24th October 1958. Delivered to FAA 8th December 1958. Converted to Whirlwind HAR9 by Westland Jan.1965-Feb.1966. Allocated to the flight aboard the Antarctic patrol ship HMS Protector by July 1966 (hence the penguin symbol displayed on the aircraft) to October 1966. Eventually to Predannack by December 1980 and ended its days there in 1993.
Registration / Serial:XL899
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-55-3 Whirlwind HAR9
C/n (msn):WA238/WAF18
Operator / Titles:UK - Navy
City / Airport:Culdrose (EGDR)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:23 July 1966
Photo by:Mike CainContact
Registration / Serial:XK911
Military Code:519
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-55
Aircraft Generic Type:Westland WS-55 Whirlwind
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-55-2 Whirlwind HAS7
C/n (msn):WA158
Operator / Titles:UK - Navy
City / Area:Melksham / Riverside Mot Centre [ Off-Airport, gone ]Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:16 July 2009
Photo by:Gert Jan MentinkContact
Photo ID:468464Submit Correction
View count: 53
This was how XK911 had returned after its visit to the Glastonbury festival. The friendly Whirlwind had become a monstrous carnivorous helicopter ;-)
Registration / Serial:XK911
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-55-2 Whirlwind HAS7
C/n (msn):WA158
Operator / Titles:UK - Navy
City / Area:Melksham / Riverside Mot Centre [ Off-Airport, gone ]Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:16 July 2009
Photo by:Gert Jan MentinkContact
Registration / Serial:XK911
Military Code:519
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-55
Aircraft Generic Type:Westland WS-55 Whirlwind
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-55-2 Whirlwind HAS7
C/n (msn):WA158
Operator / Titles:UK - Navy
City / Area:Melksham / Riverside Mot Centre [ Off-Airport, gone ]Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:16 July 2009
Photo by:Gert Jan MentinkContact
Photo ID:468464Submit Correction
View count: 53
This was how XK911 had returned after its visit to the Glastonbury festival. The friendly Whirlwind had become a monstrous carnivorous helicopter ;-)
Registration / Serial:XK911
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-55-2 Whirlwind HAS7
C/n (msn):WA158
Operator / Titles:UK - Navy
City / Area:Melksham / Riverside Mot Centre [ Off-Airport, gone ]Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:16 July 2009
Photo by:Gert Jan MentinkContact
Registration / Serial:XP353
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-55
Aircraft Generic Type:Westland WS-55 Whirlwind
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-55-3 Whirlwind HAR10
C/n (msn):WA369
Operator / Titles:UK - Air Force
City / Airport:Plymouth - City (EGHD / PLH) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Event:Plymouth Air Show 1967
Photo Date:22 July 1967
Photo by:Chris EnglandContact
Photo ID:465242Submit Correction
View count: 123
Flown to Catterick Fire School on 2 November 1981 for "ground instruction" as 8720M. It had perished by 1984.
Registration / Serial:XP353
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-55-3 Whirlwind HAR10
C/n (msn):WA369
Operator / Titles:UK - Air Force
City / Airport:Plymouth - City (EGHD / PLH) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:22 July 1967
Photo by:Chris EnglandContact
Registration / Serial:XP353
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-55
Aircraft Generic Type:Westland WS-55 Whirlwind
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-55-3 Whirlwind HAR10
C/n (msn):WA369
Operator / Titles:UK - Air Force
City / Airport:Plymouth - City (EGHD / PLH) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Event:Plymouth Air Show 1967
Photo Date:22 July 1967
Photo by:Chris EnglandContact
Photo ID:465242Submit Correction
View count: 123
Flown to Catterick Fire School on 2 November 1981 for "ground instruction" as 8720M. It had perished by 1984.
Registration / Serial:XP353
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-55-3 Whirlwind HAR10
C/n (msn):WA369
Operator / Titles:UK - Air Force
City / Airport:Plymouth - City (EGHD / PLH) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:22 July 1967
Photo by:Chris EnglandContact
Registration / Serial:XL853
Military Code:19
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-55
Aircraft Generic Type:Westland WS-55 Whirlwind
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-55-2 Whirlwind HAS7
C/n (msn):WA215
Operator / Titles:UK - Navy
City / Airport:Plymouth - City (EGHD / PLH) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:6 July 1967
Photo by:Chris EnglandContact
Photo ID:462474Submit Correction
View count: 88
Later used for ground instruction at Lee-on-Solent as A2630. Preserved at Yeovilton for the FAA Museum from 7 December 1998.
Registration / Serial:XL853
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-55-2 Whirlwind HAS7
C/n (msn):WA215
Operator / Titles:UK - Navy
City / Airport:Plymouth - City (EGHD / PLH) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:6 July 1967
Photo by:Chris EnglandContact
Registration / Serial:XL853
Military Code:19
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-55
Aircraft Generic Type:Westland WS-55 Whirlwind
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-55-2 Whirlwind HAS7
C/n (msn):WA215
Operator / Titles:UK - Navy
City / Airport:Plymouth - City (EGHD / PLH) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:6 July 1967
Photo by:Chris EnglandContact
Photo ID:462474Submit Correction
View count: 88
Later used for ground instruction at Lee-on-Solent as A2630. Preserved at Yeovilton for the FAA Museum from 7 December 1998.
Registration / Serial:XL853
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-55-2 Whirlwind HAS7
C/n (msn):WA215
Operator / Titles:UK - Navy
City / Airport:Plymouth - City (EGHD / PLH) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:6 July 1967
Photo by:Chris EnglandContact
Registration / Serial:XM665
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-55
Aircraft Generic Type:Westland WS-55 Whirlwind
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-55-2 Whirlwind HAS7
C/n (msn):WA256
Operator / Titles:UK - Navy
City / Airport:Plymouth - City (EGHD / PLH) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:28 May 1967
Photo by:Chris EnglandContact
Photo ID:461819Submit Correction
View count: 116
Written off on 9 October 1968 in a forced landing in a field near Weymouth. Although it was repaired at Fleetlands it never flew again, and it was eventually preserved by the Royal Australian Navy Museum in Nowra, NSW, where it has been since April 1994.
Registration / Serial:XM665
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-55-2 Whirlwind HAS7
C/n (msn):WA256
Operator / Titles:UK - Navy
City / Airport:Plymouth - City (EGHD / PLH) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:28 May 1967
Photo by:Chris EnglandContact
Registration / Serial:XM665
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-55
Aircraft Generic Type:Westland WS-55 Whirlwind
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-55-2 Whirlwind HAS7
C/n (msn):WA256
Operator / Titles:UK - Navy
City / Airport:Plymouth - City (EGHD / PLH) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:28 May 1967
Photo by:Chris EnglandContact
Photo ID:461819Submit Correction
View count: 116
Written off on 9 October 1968 in a forced landing in a field near Weymouth. Although it was repaired at Fleetlands it never flew again, and it was eventually preserved by the Royal Australian Navy Museum in Nowra, NSW, where it has been since April 1994.
Registration / Serial:XM665
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-55-2 Whirlwind HAS7
C/n (msn):WA256
Operator / Titles:UK - Navy
City / Airport:Plymouth - City (EGHD / PLH) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:28 May 1967
Photo by:Chris EnglandContact
Registration / Serial:XP347
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-55
Aircraft Generic Type:Westland WS-55 Whirlwind
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-55-3 Whirlwind HAR10
C/n (msn):WA363
Operator / Titles:UK - Air Force
City / Airport:Newquay - Cornwall (EGHQ / NQY)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Event:RAF St Mawgan Battle of Britain Display 1970
Photo Date:19 September 1970
Photo by:Chris EnglandContact
Photo ID:456619Submit Correction
View count: 108
Seen here in operation with 22 Squadron. Written off in a crash at Koksijde, Belgium, on 3 June 1981, and used for ground instruction at RAF Gutersloh as 8688M. It was scrapped in 1985.
Registration / Serial:XP347
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-55-3 Whirlwind HAR10
C/n (msn):WA363
Operator / Titles:UK - Air Force
City / Airport:Newquay - Cornwall (EGHQ / NQY)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:19 September 1970
Photo by:Chris EnglandContact
Registration / Serial:XP347
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-55
Aircraft Generic Type:Westland WS-55 Whirlwind
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-55-3 Whirlwind HAR10
C/n (msn):WA363
Operator / Titles:UK - Air Force
City / Airport:Newquay - Cornwall (EGHQ / NQY)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Event:RAF St Mawgan Battle of Britain Display 1970
Photo Date:19 September 1970
Photo by:Chris EnglandContact
Photo ID:456619Submit Correction
View count: 108
Seen here in operation with 22 Squadron. Written off in a crash at Koksijde, Belgium, on 3 June 1981, and used for ground instruction at RAF Gutersloh as 8688M. It was scrapped in 1985.
Registration / Serial:XP347
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-55-3 Whirlwind HAR10
C/n (msn):WA363
Operator / Titles:UK - Air Force
City / Airport:Newquay - Cornwall (EGHQ / NQY)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:19 September 1970
Photo by:Chris EnglandContact
Registration / Serial:XK936
Military Code:62
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-55
Aircraft Generic Type:Westland WS-55 Whirlwind
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-55-2 Whirlwind HAS7
C/n (msn):WA163
Operator / Titles:UK - Navy
City / Airport:Duxford (EGSU)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Collection:Imperial War Museum Duxford
Photo Date:19 April 2022
Photo by:Shaun ConnorContact
Photo ID:455257Submit Correction
View count: 38
Registration / Serial:XK936
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-55-2 Whirlwind HAS7
C/n (msn):WA163
Operator / Titles:UK - Navy
City / Airport:Duxford (EGSU)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:19 April 2022
Photo by:Shaun ConnorContact
Registration / Serial:XK936
Military Code:62
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-55
Aircraft Generic Type:Westland WS-55 Whirlwind
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-55-2 Whirlwind HAS7
C/n (msn):WA163
Operator / Titles:UK - Navy
City / Airport:Duxford (EGSU)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Collection:Imperial War Museum Duxford
Photo Date:19 April 2022
Photo by:Shaun ConnorContact
Photo ID:455257Submit Correction
View count: 38
Registration / Serial:XK936
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-55-2 Whirlwind HAS7
C/n (msn):WA163
Operator / Titles:UK - Navy
City / Airport:Duxford (EGSU)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:19 April 2022
Photo by:Shaun ConnorContact
Registration / Serial:XP330
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-55
Aircraft Generic Type:Westland WS-55 Whirlwind
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-55-3 Whirlwind HAR10
C/n (msn):WA350
Operator / Titles:UK - Air Force
City / Airport:London - Stansted (EGSS / STN)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:14 April 1978
Photo by:Chris EnglandContact
Photo ID:454977Submit Correction
View count: 83
In use with the CAA Fire School. It was moved to Teeside Airport on 18 August 1981, after the Fire School moved there in July 1981.
Registration / Serial:XP330
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-55-3 Whirlwind HAR10
C/n (msn):WA350
Operator / Titles:UK - Air Force
City / Airport:London - Stansted (EGSS / STN)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:14 April 1978
Photo by:Chris EnglandContact
Registration / Serial:XP330
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-55
Aircraft Generic Type:Westland WS-55 Whirlwind
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-55-3 Whirlwind HAR10
C/n (msn):WA350
Operator / Titles:UK - Air Force
City / Airport:London - Stansted (EGSS / STN)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:14 April 1978
Photo by:Chris EnglandContact
Photo ID:454977Submit Correction
View count: 83
In use with the CAA Fire School. It was moved to Teeside Airport on 18 August 1981, after the Fire School moved there in July 1981.
Registration / Serial:XP330
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-55-3 Whirlwind HAR10
C/n (msn):WA350
Operator / Titles:UK - Air Force
City / Airport:London - Stansted (EGSS / STN)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:14 April 1978
Photo by:Chris EnglandContact
Registration / Serial:XP350
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-55
Aircraft Generic Type:Westland WS-55 Whirlwind
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-55-3 Whirlwind HAR10
C/n (msn):WA366
Operator / Titles:UK - Air Force
City / Airport:Southend (EGMC / SEN)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:30 April 1965
Photo from:Terry Dann CollectionContact
Photo ID:452914Submit Correction
View count: 108
To Cornwall Aero Park in March 1982. To National Paintball Fields, Bassetts Pole, Sutton Coldfield by September 2006.
Registration / Serial:XP350
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-55-3 Whirlwind HAR10
C/n (msn):WA366
Operator / Titles:UK - Air Force
City / Airport:Southend (EGMC / SEN)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:30 April 1965
Photo from:Terry Dann CollectionContact
Registration / Serial:XP350
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-55
Aircraft Generic Type:Westland WS-55 Whirlwind
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-55-3 Whirlwind HAR10
C/n (msn):WA366
Operator / Titles:UK - Air Force
City / Airport:Southend (EGMC / SEN)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:30 April 1965
Photo from:Terry Dann CollectionContact
Photo ID:452914Submit Correction
View count: 108
To Cornwall Aero Park in March 1982. To National Paintball Fields, Bassetts Pole, Sutton Coldfield by September 2006.
Registration / Serial:XP350
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-55-3 Whirlwind HAR10
C/n (msn):WA366
Operator / Titles:UK - Air Force
City / Airport:Southend (EGMC / SEN)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:30 April 1965
Photo from:Terry Dann CollectionContact