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WESTLAND WHIRLWIND HAR MK10 – RAF SEARCH AND RESCUE 22 SQN, RAF FINNINGLEY 1960S

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WESTLAND WHIRLWIND HAR MK10 – RAF SEARCH AND RESCUE 22 SQN, RAF FINNINGLEY 1960S
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The arrival of the Whirlwind Mk 10 with 22 Sqn in 1962 saw a significant increase in the capability of SAR Helicopters.  With up to a 30% increase in fuel/pay load over the earlier piston engined Whirlwinds, this increased the range and could respond to a wider range of tasks.  The Whirlwind was unable to carry out night rescues because it lacked appropriate equipment.   In practice most of the night operations requested were in fact carried out.

XJ729 served with 22 Sqn from 1962 until it was withdrawn from service in 1981.  It was later sold into private ownership, re-registered as G-BVGE and restored in its former SAR colours.  Based in Ireland it is currently the only Whirlwind still flying.


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Dimensions:

  • Length: 0.23
  • Width: 0.23
  • Height: 0.08
  • Products Weight: 0.76

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This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 19 May, 2016.

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