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Supermarine Sea Otter ASR.Mk.II * Retired *
Eight aircraft from Royal Navy, delivered October 1949 (3 aircraft) and 18 November 1949 to 14 December 1950 (5 aircraft). The former were refurbished and didn't enter service until 7 March 1951 to 8 August 1952. Serialled 18-1 to 18-8 (later 12-1 to 12-8). Used by 320 sqn for SAR duties, last withdrawn 27 October 1953.
Three other airframes also acquired from the Royal Navy in early 1950 as a source of spares.

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
18-1 S2/04991 JM977/G-AKRF 7 Mar 1951 later 12-1, sold 6 July 1953
18-2 S2/04807 JM818/G-ALVB 4 Apr 1951 later 12-2, sold 19 Sept 1953
18-3 S2/02954 JM966/G-AKYH 8 Aug 1952 later 12-3, sold 27 Oct 1953
18-4 S2/05005 JN107 17 Nov 1949 later 12-4, sold 1 Feb 1951
18-5 S2/05034 JN141/G-15-77 11 Jan 1950 later 12-5, sold 26 Jan 1953
18-6 S2/05035 JN142 12 May 1950 later 12-6, accident 24 Apr 1952
18-7 S2/05039 JN186 30 June 1950 later 12-7, accident 16 Jan 1952
18-8   JM894/G-15-108 14 Dec 1950 later 12-8, sold 5 May 1953
    JM764/G-AKID 1950 spares source only
    JM826/G-AKIO 1950 spares source only
    JM827/G-ALTX 1950 spares source only

References:

  • Dutch Military Aviation 1945-1978 (1978)
  • 70 Jaar Marineluchtvaartdienst by N. Geldhof (1987)


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