NZDF-SERIALS
Australian & New Zealand Military Aircraft Serials & History

RNZAF Westland Wasp HAS.1 Series 4
NZ3901 to NZ3909 plus UK Serials

     
 

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Serial c/n Aircraft history
NZ3901 F.9678 Handed over to RNZN in Britain August 1966.
Delivered to New Zealand by RNZAF Hercules arriving at Whenuapai 06 October 1966.
Radio call sign ZMZUV.
HMNZS Waikato, HMNZS Canterbury and HMNZS Monowai.
Undercarriage damaged in heavy landing on HMNZS Waikato 21 October 1977.
Repaired in Auckland.
Crashed into Waitemata Harbour 07 April 1993 after engine failure.
Crew uninjured but Wasp written off.
Currently stored at Dairy Flat with Don Subrizky / Classic Aircraft Collection.
NZ3902 F.9679 Handed over to RNZN in Britain August 1966.
Joined HMNZS Waikato at Portland for delivery to New Zealand in December 1966.
Radio call sign ZMZUW.
HMNZS Waikato, HMNZS Canterbury and HMNZS Monowai.
Retired from service April 1998 and retained for RNZAF Museum.
Donated to Royal NZ Navy Museum who have loaned it to MOTAT.
Will return to Navy Museum after a new museum has been built.
NZ3903 F.9757 Delivered November 1971.
Joined HMNZS Canterbury on its delivery voyage to New Zealand in June 1972.
HMNZS Waikato, HMNZS Canterbury and HMNZS Monowai.
Crashed into Waitemata Harbour after engine failure 30 November 1973.
Crew unhurt.
Wasp recovered to Devonport Naval Base and written off after only 400 hours flying time.
NZ3904 F.9587 Previously XT417.
Delivered to Fleet Air Arm 03 December 1964 and served with No.829 Squadron.
HMNZS Waikato, HMNZS Canterbury and HMNZS Monowai.
On loan from FAA April 1974 - August 1975 and October 1977 - 09 February 1979 as replacement for ditched '03'.
Sold to Royal New Zealand Navy 09 September 1979.
Crashed at Taupo 20 November 1992 when a tarpaulin was sucked up into the rotor blades as it was hover taxiing.
Severely damaged by fire and written off.
NZ3905 F.9669 Ex XT787. Delivered to Fleet Air Arm 06 February 1967.
To Royal New Zealand Navy 28 September 1982.
Retired from service 1997 and sold to Westlands.
Registered G-KAXT on 05 March 2002 to T.J. Manna, Royston, United Kingdom.
Total hours 2661.
Flying in Royal Navy colours as XT787.
NZ3906 F.9570 Ex XS543. Delivered to Fleet Air Arm 03 April 1964.
To Royal New Zealand Navy 03 December 1982.
Retired from service 1995 and sold to Westland.
Donated to RNZAF Museum in 1998 and presently on display in Storage Hangar.
NZ3907 F.9605 Ex XT435. Delivered to Fleet Air Arm 12 October 1965. To Royal New Zealand Navy 1983.
Operated from HMNZS Canterbury in all over red colour scheme during Bouganville peacekeeping operations.
Retired from service April 1998 and sold to Westlands.
Arrived in UK February 1999 and registered G-RIMM on 11 March 1999 to T. Martin and M. Grimshaw, London, United Kingdom.
Total Hours 3841. Flying in Royal Navy colours as XT435.
NZ3908 F.9663 Ex XT781. Delivered to Fleet Air Arm 1966.
To Royal New Zealand Navy 1983.
Retired from service April 1998 and sold to Westlands.
Arrived in UK on 11 March 1999 and registered as G-KAWW on 29 March 1999 to T. Manna.
To G. Williams, Swansea, United Kingdom. Total hours 4769.
Flying in Royal Navy colours as XT781.
To S, Davies, Doncaster, United Kingdom on 29 December 2003.
NZ3909 F.9664 Ex XT782. Delivered to Fleet Air Arm 04 October 1966.
To Royal New Zealand Navy for spares but rebuilt using parts from NZ3901 and NZ3904, entering service in 1994.
Retired from service 1997 and sold to Westlands.
Arrived in United Kingdom late 1998.
Stored at Cranfield in non flyable condition with Kennet Aviation Collection.
Departed Cranfield for North Weald 10 November 2002.
Still in storage at North Weald with Kennet Aviation in December 2003.
XS528 F.9544 Delivered to Fleet Air Arm 1963.
To Royal New Zealand Navy 1985 for spares
XT428 F.9598 Delivered to Fleet Air Arm 13 May 1965.
To Royal New Zealand Navy 1985 for spares.
XS532 F.9559 Delivered to Fleet Air Arm 1963.
To Royal New Zealand Navy 1985 for spares.
Remains stored with Don Subritzky/Classic Aircraft Collection at Dairy Flat in Auckland.
XS536 F.9563 Delivered to Fleet Air Arm 1963.
To Royal New Zealand Navy 28 September 1983 for spares.
XV622 F.9717 First flight 17 January 1968 and delivered to Fleet Air Arm shortly after.
To Royal New Zealand Navy May 1983 for spares.
XV634 F.9729 Delivered to Fleet Air Arm 04 February 1969.
To Royal New Zealand Navy 1989 for spares.
XS566 F.9577 Delivered to Fleet Air Arm 04 June 1964.
To Royal New Zealand Navy 20 October 1989 for spares.
Remains stored with Don Subritzky/Classic Aircraft Collection at Dairy Flat in Auckland.
XT432 F.9602 Delivered to Fleet Air Arm 22 June 1965.
To Royal New Zealand Navy 20 October 1989 for spares.
XT415 F.9585 Delivered to Fleet Air Arm 23 October 1965.
SOC April 1987.
To Royal New Zealand Navy for spares.
 

Author: Ivan Prince (Updated by Brendan Cowan)

Sources: AHSNZ publications 1974-1993, United Kingdom CAR, NZ Navy, RNZAF Museum, UK Serials database. ABIX.

Emails: Les Billcliff. A. Allen, Martin Edwards, Brendan Cowan,

Updated 03 December 2013

     
     

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