449 Squadron
Cyprus Air Command


Key Facts

Short Name:
Nickname: 449 Mira
Main Role: Attack
Secondary Role: Utility
First Formed: n/a
Parent Unit: Air Force HQ
Current Status: Active


449 Mira Antiarmatikon Elikopteron (Anti-Tank Helicopter Squadron) was formerly part of Mira Elikopteron-Aeroskafon, before it was split into two in May 2002. The unit comprises two platoons, operating the Gazelle and Bell 206L respectively.

Subordinate Units

1st Platoon
2nd Platoon

1st Platoon
Anti-tank unit.


Type Qty Service Example Serials
SA 342L Gazelle 6 May 2002 – Present 351, 354

2nd Platoon
Transport unit.


Type Qty Service Example Serials
Bell 206L 2 May 2002 – Present 111, 112
Bell UH-1H 4 May 2002 – 2005 EΣ-623

Unit Markings



Main Bases

Base Duration
Lakatamia Air Base May 2002 – Present


SA.342L Gazelle.
(photo: Cyprus Air Force)

More Information


  • European Air Forces Directory 2012/13 (Mach III Publishing)
  • Air Forces Monthly October 2003 p.56-57

Other Sources

To be added.

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