Cessna O-1E Bird Dog
in Armed Forces of Malta service

 

Key Facts

Total Delivered: 5
Total Still Active: 0
Total Now Stored: 0
Service Entry: 1992
Retirement: 2000
Main Role: Utility
Origin: Italian Army

History

Five O-1E (L-19E) acquired from the Italian Army via the USA, and delivered from 4 February 1992. Used for coastal patrol, SAR and pilot training duties. Withdrawn from service in May 2000 and sold in the USA to civilian owners.

Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
AS9206 0018 MM61-2972 1992 Initially serialled 9H-ACA. Sold as N619SB Jan 2001.
AS9207 0029 MM61-2983 1992 Initially serialled 9H-ACB. w/o 5 May 1993. Spares recovery. To Ta’Qali Museum Oct 2001
AS9208 0032 MM61-2986 1992 Initially serialled 9H-ACC. Sold as N320DA Jan 2001.
AS9209 0038 MM61-2990 1992 Initially serialled 9H-ACD. Sold as N119AJ Jan 2001.
AS9210 0035 MM61-12281 1992 Initially serialled 9H-ACE. Sold as N119LH Jan 2001.

Pictures

Cessna O-1E 9H-ACA.
(photo: Roberto Benetti)

More Information

References

  • World Air Power Journal No.9
  • World Air Power Journal No.10 p.18
  • European Air Forces Directory 2001/02 (Mach III)
  • Air Pictorial April 2002
  • 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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