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Westland Wasp HAS.1 (AH-12A) * Retired *
Twelve aircraft ordered February 1966 from Westland Helicopters, delivered 15 November 1966 to 7 June 1967. Serialled 235 to 246. One aircraft replacement delivered 18 April 1974, serialled 247. Total of thirteen acquired. Operated from 'Van Speijk' class frigates by 860 sqn, in the ASW role. Last withdrawn 23 March 1981 and sold to Indonesian Navy.

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
235 F9680   15 Nov 1966 tail codes: K,T,TH. in the Atlantic, w/o 28 Jan 1978
236 F9681   15 Nov 1966 tail codes: K,E,IS. wfu 23 Mar 1981, to TNI-AL as HS430
237 F9682   19 Jan 1967 tail codes: K,EV. wfu 8 Jan 1981, to TNI-AL as HS436
238 F9683   1967 tail codes: K,TH. wfu 8 Jan 1981, to TNI-AL as HS437
239 F9684   31 Jan 1967 tail codes: K. in the Atlantic w/o 28 Jan 1978
240 F9685   6 Feb 1967 tail codes: K,N,EV,VN,TH. wfu 9 Jan 1981, to TNI-AL as HS435
241 F9686   3 Mar 1967 tail codes: K,G. in the North Sea w/o 28 Nov 1968
242 F9687   8 Mar 1967 tail codes: K. wfu 8 Jan 1981, to TNI-AL as HS439
243 F9688   13 Apr 1967 tail codes: K,N. wfu 8 Jan 1981, to TNI-AL as HS434
244 F9689   13 Apr 1967 tail codes: K,EV. wfu 23 Mar 1981, to TNI-AL as HS431
245 F9690   25 May 1967 tail codes: K,S. wfu 8 Jan 1981, to TNI-AL as HS438
246 F9691   7 June 1967 tail codes: K,VN. wfu 23 Mar 1981, to TNI-AL as HS432
247 F9692 G-17-18 18 April 1974 tail codes: K. wfu 23 Mar 1981, to TNI-AL as HS433

References:

  • Dutch Military Aviation 1945-1978 (1978)
  • European Air Forces Directory 2007/08 (Mach III Plus)
  • 70 Jaar Marineluchtvaartdienst by N. Geldhof (1987)


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