Papua New Guinea Defence Force
use of the Bell UH-1H Iroquois

Aircraft Details

History

Four UH-1H donated by Australia in August 1989 under Project Wit Koki. A fifth ex-civil example was delivered in 1992. Used by the Air Transport Wing. Retired in 1991? due to lack of funds. One returned to service in 2006, followed by a second at later date. [Note: Sources differ significantly on the exact c/n to serial tie-ups. Scramble and WAFD agree with each other, but do not match RAAF data. The latter is used here.]


Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
P2-0401 9505 A2-505 Aug 1989  
P2-0402 9506 A2-506 Aug 1989  
P2-0403 9509 A2-509 Aug 1989  
P2-0404 9510 A2-510 Aug 1989  
P2-0405 13934 VH-UHE 1992 AE-424, VP-FBD, G-BMLA, VH-UHE


Pictures


Bell UH-1H P2-0405 (photo, Greg Kozak)


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References

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Panama AF Bell UH-1H Iroquois

In Panama Air Force Service

History

Used by the 2do Escuadrón Aéreo.


Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
101(2) 9371 67-17173 1971  
104 9128 66-16934 2.1970  
105 9131 66-16937 2.1970  
110(1) n/a n/a 1970 wfu
123 9456 67-17258 1995 sold to DOSAW as H-35
124 9866 67-17688 1995 crashed at La Palma on 25.11.1997
125 9968 67-17770 1995 sold to DOSAW as H-38
126 10243 68-15313 1995 sold to DOSAW as H-39
127 11077 68-16418 1995 sold to DOSAW as H-40
128 11105 68-16446 1995 sold to DOSAW as H-41, UH-1V
129 n/a n/a, RoCAF 1997 dump
130 n/a n/a, RoCAF 1997  
131 n/a n/a, RoCAF 1997 dump
132 n/a n/a, RoCAF 1997  
134 n/a n/a, RoCAF 1997  


Pictures

None at present.

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References

  • Central American and Caribbean Air Forces (Daniel Hagedorn)
  • Latin-American Military Aviation (John Andrade)
  • World Air Forces Directory 2004/2005 (Ian Carroll)
  • Scramble Military Serials Americas 2007

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Bell UH-1H Iroquois
in Jamaican Defence Force service

History

Used by 2. Flight in the utility transport role.


Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
JDF H-19 n/a n/a 1989 crashed at Manley IAP/Kingston in 3.1997
JDF H-20 5345 66-0862 1.1989 wfu in 12.2002
JDF H-21 11078 68-16419 1.1989 wfu in 12.2002
JDF H-22 4038 63-08746 1.1989 wfu in 12.2002


Pictures

None at present.

More Information

References

  • Air International May 2001 p.314-317
  • Scramble 389, October 2011, p.127-132

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Bell UH-1H Iroquois

in Uruguayan Air Force Service

History

Used by the Escuadrón Aéreo 5 (Helicopterós).


Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
050/CX-BQC 12110 69-15822 1970 stored at Carrasco, UH-1H
051/CX-BQD 12115 69-15827 1970 stored at Carrasco, UH-1H
052/CX-BQE 13210 72-21511 1973 UH-1H
053/CX-BTP 5541 66-1058 21.7.1998 UH-1H
054/CX-BTO 8695 66-16501 21.7.1998 UH-1H
055/CX-BTN 9494 67-17296 21.7.1998 UH-1H
n/a n/a n/a 21.7.1998 UH-1H
n/a n/a n/a 21.7.1998 UH-1H
n/a n/a n/a 21.7.1998 UH-1H
n/a n/a n/a 21.7.1998 UH-1H
n/a n/a n/a 21.7.1998 UH-1H
059 12427 n/a, FAMET 2008 UH-1H
n/a 12428 n/a, FAMET HU.10-16/ET-253 2008 UH-1H
n/a 12438 n/a, FAMET HU.10-22/ET-259 2008 UH-1H
n/a n/a n/a, FAMET 2008 UH-1H


Pictures

None at present.

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References

  • World Air Forces Directory 2006/07 (Ian Carroll)

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To be added.