Breda Nardi Hughes NH.500M
in Armed Forces of Malta service


Key Facts

Total Delivered: 2
Total Still Active: 0
Total Now Stored: 2
Service Entry: 1992
Retirement: 2004
Main Role: Utility
Origin: Italy


Two NH.500M (Hughes 369HM) obtained from the Italian Guardia Di Finanza and delivered June 1992. Used for patrol/SAR duties.

Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
AS9213 620220M MM80848 1992 Initially serialled 9H-ABY. stored Sept 2004
AS9214 1220227M MM80854 1992 Initially serialled 9H-ABZ. stored Feb 2002


NH.500M 9H-ABY.
(photo: R De Wit via Roberto Benetti)

More Information


  • World Air Power Journal No.9
  • European Air Forces Directory 2001/02 (Mach III)
  • Air Pictorial April 2002
  • European Air Forces Directory 2005/06 (Mach III)
  • European Air Forces Directory 2012/13 (Mach III)
  • Scramble Military Database

Other Sources

To be added.

See other operators of the Hughes 369

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