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Westland WS-55 Whirlwind HCC Mk.12 XR486
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No: 19538   Contributor: Peter Langsdale   Year: 2013   Manufacturer: Westland   Country: United Kingdom
Westland WS-55 Whirlwind HCC Mk.12 XR486

Royal helicopter c/n WA418 photographed in The Helicopter Museum, Weston-super-Mare on 20 April 2013.
This Mk.12 was the first production example, built in 1964 and one of only two VVIP aircraft built for the Queens Flight. the interior was fitted with special soundproofing, luxury fittings, chrome trim and a high gloss exterior finish. During its operational duty the helicopter seen here was piloted by HRH Prince Philip and The Prince of Wales. XR486 joined the museum collection in June 2000.
Picture added on 11 October 2013 at 08:05
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