Westland WS-55 Whirlwind Series 3   G-ATKV.
A source of spares for the restoration of other WS-55s..

WS-55/3  G-ATKV
Westland WS-55 Whirlwind Series 3, c/n WA/493,  G-ATKV was first registered in November 1965, when purchased by Bristow Helicopters. In 1967 it was exported to Iran, re-registered as EP-HAN, and served with the Iranian Helicopter Company. It was soon returned to Bristow, with registration restored as G-ATKV, and spent most of its working life in Dubai, on contract to Shell.  From 1974, bearing the  Helicopter Rentals (Bermuda) logo, it was re-registered as VR-BEU. It returned to Redhill in 1980 and was eventually acquired by The Helicopter Museum and delivered to Weston-super-Mare, still carrying its Bermuda registration.

Please note that, for safety reasons, this helicopter is not normally on display to visitors.

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