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

Aircraft Details

Key Facts

Total Delivered: 5
Total Still Active: 2
Total Now Stored: 3
Service Entry: 1989
Retirement: current
Main Role: Utility
Origin: Australia


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


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

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