Aerospatiale SA 316B Alouette III
in Suriname Air Force service

History

Used by the Air Element / SAF.


Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
300 1857 FAP 9386 1986 sold as N63574
400 1706 FAP 9350 1986 sold as N6353F


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None available at present.

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References

  • World Air Forces Directory 2004/2005 (Ian Carroll)

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Sud Aviation SE3130 Alouette II

in Lebanese Air Force service

History

Three SE3130 delivered in 1959. An additional example was loaned by France for three years. Used by 3 Squadron for the light transport role. Withdrawn from service circa 1981. Reserialled to L-301 etc.

Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
L-201 1597   1959  
L-202 1598   1959  
L-203 1599   1959  
L-204 1757   1962 Loaned by France 1962-65
L-302   L-202?   Preserved Rayak Feb 2006

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Sud Aviation Alouette III

in Lebanese Air Force service

History

Eight SE3160 delivered from 1961, plus five SA316B received in 1969, making a total of 13 examples. Used by 3 Squadron for the utility transport role. Withdrawn from service after 1993. Initially serialled L-220 onwards, but some later reserialled.

Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
L-220 1393   1961  
L-221 1085   1961  
L-322 1084   1961 ex L-222, wfu Rayak Feb 2006
L-223 1086   1961  
L-224 1118   1961  
L-325 1119   1961 ex L-225, wfu Rayak Feb 2006
L-226 1448   1961 w/o 16 Jan 1968
L-227 1875   1961  
L-328 1963   1969 ex L-225, wfu Rayak Feb 2006
L-329 1980   1969 ex L-229, preserved Rayak Feb 2006
L-330 1930   1969 ex L-230, wfu Rayak Feb 2006
L-331 1931   1969 ex L-231
L-332 1938   1969 ex L-232, wfu Rayak Feb 2006

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Aerospatiale SA 316B Alouette III
in Armed Forces of Malta service

History

Three LARAF SA.316B Alouette IIIs were left behind by the Libyans after their hasty departure in August 1980. Unfortunately, they had to be put into storage as the Libyans had taken with them all the log books and maintenance records of these machines. On 11 June 1991, the missing documents were formally handed over to Malta, and in 1992 the three Alouettes were then sent abroad for overhaul. Two more Alouettes were acquired from Royal Netherlands Air Force in 1996, although some references describe these as SE3160 variants. Used for Patrol, Search and Rescue and Medical Evacuation duties.

Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
AS9315 2288 LC-2288 1992 Initially serialled 9H-AAV.
AS9211 2295 LC-2295 1992 Initially serialled 9H-AAW.
AS9212 2315 LC-2315 1992 Initially serialled 9H-AAX.
AS9617 1209 A-209 1996 Initially serialled 9H-ADA. stored Sept 2004
AS9618 1399 A-399 1996 Initially serialled 9H-ADB.

Pictures

Alouette III AS9211 at Luqa.
(photo: Pierre Gillard by courtesy of armedforcesofmalta.com)

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References

  • World Air Power Journal No.9
  • Worldmil(1988)
  • European Air Forces Directory 2001/02 (Mach III)
  • European Air Forces Directory 2005/06 (Mach III)
  • European Air Forces Directory 2012/13 (Mach III)
  • Scramble Military Database

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