Sea King HAR Mk3 "RAF Rescue"
A dedicated search and rescue (SAR) version, the HAR3, was developed for the RAF Search and Rescue Force. The type entered service in 1978 to replace the Westland Whirlwind HAR.10. A 16th helicopter was ordered shortly after, and following the Falklands War of 1982, three more examples were purchased to enable operation of a SAR flight in the islands, initially from Navy Point on the north side of Stanley harbour, and later from RAF Mount Pleasant. In 1992, six further helicopters were ordered to replace the last remaining Westland Wessex helicopters in the SAR role, entering service in 1996. The six Sea King HAR3As featured updated systems, including a digital navigation system and more modern avionics
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- Sea King HAR Mk3 "RAF Rescue" - RAF No.202SQ Code XZ585, 1984
- Sea King HAR Mk3 "RAF Rescue" - RAF No.202SQ Code XZ589, 1984
- Sea King HAR Mk3 "RAF Rescue" - RAF No.202SQ Code XZ592
- Sea King HAR Mk3 "RAF Rescue" - Extra ZX594 and ZX596
- Lang; 363.5 mm.
- Breed; 393 mm.