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  • lauriebe
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Jan 2000
    • 573

    Westland Whirlwind HAR 10, G-BKHC.

    Does anyone know if this helicopter is still extant?

    I believe it was de-registered around 1989.

    BR

    Laurie.
    pb::
  • David Burke
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Jan 2000
    • 10032

    #2
    Laurie - It might well be the machine stored by the Wings of Eagles museum in New York . They were formerly called the National Warplane Museum.

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    • Jagx204
      Rank 5 Registered User
      • Mar 2005
      • 566

      #3
      Laurie, I have this as still being at a location at Tattershall Thorpe, Lincolnshire, its ex RAF Serial being XP328.
      The one in New York I have as G-BKHA Ex XJ763.

      Regards
      Mark Ray
      Mark Ray
      WWW.Demobbed.org.uk

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      • skytrain
        Rank 5 Registered User
        • Sep 2005
        • 21

        #4
        I think the Whirlwind in New York is G-BKHA/XJ763. G-BKHC/XP328 was/is with Lodge Road Flying Services at Tattershall Thorpe, Lincolnshire
        www.friendsofthedc3.20m.com

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        • lauriebe
          Rank 5 Registered User
          • Jan 2000
          • 573

          #5
          Thanks guys.

          I believe that the Tattershall Thorpe site was pretty well cleared out some time ago and was wondering where HC went from there.

          The Wings of Eagles site just mentions a stored Whirlwind without giving details so I have emailed and asked the identity.

          BR

          Laurie.
          Last edited by lauriebe; 1st February 2006, 01:11.
          pb::

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          • skytrain
            Rank 5 Registered User
            • Sep 2005
            • 21

            #6
            XJ763 on Airliners.net in NY
            www.friendsofthedc3.20m.com

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            • lauriebe
              Rank 5 Registered User
              • Jan 2000
              • 573

              #7
              Thanks, Skytrain, now we know which one is in New York.
              pb::

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              • HaveQuick2
                Rank 5 Registered User
                • Nov 2006
                • 115

                #8
                Originally posted by lauriebe View Post
                Thanks guys.

                I believe that the Tattershall Thorpe site was pretty well cleared out some time ago and was wondering where HC went from there.

                The Wings of Eagles site just mentions a stored Whirlwind without giving details so I have emailed and asked the identity.

                BR

                Laurie.
                XP328 is still there according to a photo on www.demobbed.org.uk
                HQ2 out

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                • sycamore
                  Rank 5 Registered User
                  • Mar 2004
                  • 409

                  #9
                  And they got the tail-rotor rotation direction wrong on XJ763...!.

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                  • J Boyle
                    With malice towards none
                    • Oct 2004
                    • 9812

                    #10
                    Circa 1989 I met a fellow who had a Whirlwind.
                    I saw it somewhere and he allowed me to sit in the PIC seat...not without some scalp blood shed caused by hitting something on entry.

                    IIRC, he was the head of a USAF base flying club.

                    I think the helicopter was soon damaged in a roll-over.

                    Anyone with any details? Was it BKHC?
                    There are two sides to every story. The truth is usually somewhere between the two.

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                    • Rigga
                      Rank 5 Registered User
                      • Dec 2010
                      • 89

                      #11
                      Originally posted by sycamore View Post
                      And they got the tail-rotor rotation direction wrong on XJ763...!.

                      erm...like it mattered when they dumped it there.

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                      • VX927
                        Rank 5 Registered User
                        • Feb 2006
                        • 901

                        #12
                        There are still 2 whirlwinds at Tattershall... I saw them last month when I flew over!

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                        • merkle
                          Rank 5 Registered User
                          • Jan 2006
                          • 1125

                          #13
                          so whats happening to the Tattershall Thorpe Whirlwinds ??

                          are they dumped, available, or up for gate gaurd/restoration by the owner ??.

                          any one have any Idea ??
                          coke cans a bottle tops

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                          • VX927
                            Rank 5 Registered User
                            • Feb 2006
                            • 901

                            #14
                            Originally posted by merkle View Post
                            so whats happening to the Tattershall Thorpe Whirlwinds ??

                            are they dumped, available, or up for gate gaurd/restoration by the owner ??.

                            any one have any Idea ??
                            It's a very poor quality photo but you can see the two Whirlwinds in this photo.

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                            • Rigga
                              Rank 5 Registered User
                              • Dec 2010
                              • 89

                              #15
                              Wow! Is (was) that an HCC12?

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                              • merkle
                                Rank 5 Registered User
                                • Jan 2006
                                • 1125

                                #16
                                Many Thanks for the Photo of the Whirlwinds, VX927 ..

                                very interesting, I did email the scrap yard, but as of yet I have not recieved a reply .

                                but the photo is great VX927.. Hmm, wonder what is in store for these to old birds
                                coke cans a bottle tops

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                                • David Burke
                                  Rank 5 Registered User
                                  • Jan 2000
                                  • 10032

                                  #17
                                  No its not an HCC.12 they are all accounted for.

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                                  • WL747
                                    aye, right....
                                    • Feb 2006
                                    • 463

                                    #18
                                    Originally posted by merkle View Post
                                    Many Thanks for the Photo of the Whirlwinds, VX927 ..

                                    very interesting, I did email the scrap yard, but as of yet I have not recieved a reply .

                                    but the photo is great VX927.. Hmm, wonder what is in store for these to old birds
                                    The fact they are in a scrappy may suggest a future, but of course isn't necessarily final....

                                    Kind Regards
                                    Scotty
                                    "I've never killed a man, but I've read many obituaries with a great deal of satisfaction" - Mark Twain

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                                    • David Burke
                                      Rank 5 Registered User
                                      • Jan 2000
                                      • 10032

                                      #19
                                      Roger Windley has delt with all sorts of aircraft over the years as an insurance store and himself as an operator. The reason they still exist is that its a bit removed from being a traditional 'scrappy' !

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