Agusta-Bell AB47G
in Armed Forces of Malta service

 

Key Facts

Total Delivered: 3
Total Still Active: 0
Total Now Stored: 0
Service Entry: 1972
Retirement: 2012
Main Role: Patrol
Origin: W. Germany

History

Three AB.47G-2 donated by West Germany (ex-HEER) and delivered in May 1972. Used for patrol and Search & Rescue duties. Overhauled at Bergamo, Italy 1975-mid 1976. Two of the AB.47s were put into storage from 1997 and then sold.

Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
AS7201 225 74+02 May 1972 Initially serialled 9H-AAE.
9H-AAF 260 75+18 May 1972 New serial AS7302 not worn. wfu 1999. To F-GLNY Dec 2000.
9H-AAG 262 74+20 May 1972 New serial AS7303 not worn. wfu 20 Nov 1997. Sold to UAE Feb 1998.

Pictures

AB.47G-2 9H-AAF.
(photo: Estelle Calleja via armedforcesofmalta.com)

More Information

References

  • World Air Power Journal No.9
  • European Air Forces Directory 2001/02 (Mach III)
  • European Air Arms 2004 (Mach III)
  • European Air Forces Directory 2005/06 (Mach III)
  • European Air Forces Directory 2012/13 (Mach III)
  • Scramble Military Database

Other Sources

To be added.

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