Bell 47


1945

1945





A two-bladed, single engine based on the previous Model 30 prototype. Designed by Arthur Young, the Bell 47 became the first helicopter certified for civilian use on 8 March 1946. More than 5.600 were produced, including licenses by Agusta, Kawasaki and Westland (sublicense from Agusta). The Bell 47J Ranger is modifed version with a fully enclosed cabin and fuselage.


Derivatives

ModelYearHistory
47B
47D
47G-1
47G-3
47G-4
47G-5
47H
47J
H-13E Sioux
HTL-7
OH-13H Sioux
OH-13S Sioux
TH-13T Sioux
47D-1 1949
KHI 47 1952
Agusta ab47 1952
47G-2 1957

Organisations

From Organisation with model 47
1949
argentina Comando de Aviacion Naval Argentina
    9 1949/69
1951
canada Royal Canadian Navy (1945-1968)
    6 1951/68
1952
denmark Flyvevåbnet
    3 1952/58
france Aviation Légère de l'Armée de Terre
    1952/86
1953
chile Fuerza Aerea de Chile
    3 1953/??
italy Aeronautica Militare Italiana
    4 1953/??
united kingdom British European Airways
    1 1953/65
1954
spain Arma Aerea de la Armada Española
    10 1954/87
1955
uruguay Aviacion Naval Uruguaya
    7 1955/97
uruguay Fuerza Aerea Uruguaya
    2 1955/63
1956
germany Bundespolizei
    1956/now
1957
germany Heeresflieger
    47G-2 6 1957/65
1958
brazil Força Aeronaval da Marinha do Brasil
    1958/74
1959
venezuela fuerza aerea de venezuela
    4 1959/86
1960
austria Österreichische Luftstreitkräfte
    OH-13H Sioux 17 1960/76
germany Luftwaffe
    47G-2 8 1960/74
spain Ejercito del Aire
    25 1960/90
1961
greece Elliniki Aeroporia Stratou
    54 1961/96
1962
argentina Prefectura Naval Argentina
    2 1962/??
germany Landespolizei
    1962/64
usa State of California
    1962/now
1963
jamaica Jamaica Defence Force
    47G-3 2 1963/??
1964
spain Fuerzas Aeromóviles del Ejército de Tierra
    16 1964/85
sweden Rikspolisstyrelsen
    47G-2 1964/??
1965
argentina Aviacion de Ejercito Argentino
    7 1965/83
australia Australian Army Aviation
    47G-3 65 1965/75
israel Heil Ha'Avir
    1965/??
new zealand Royal New Zealand Air Force
    13 1965/10
peru Fuerza Aerea del Peru
    27 1965/80
switzerland Air Glaciers SA
    1965/now
1972
malta Forzi Armati ta' Malta
    1 1972/now
1974
malaysia Tentara Udara Diraja Malaysia
    47G-5 9 1974/98
1975
ecuador Fuerza Aerea Ecuatoriana
    3 1975/??
1983
venezuela ejercito de venezuela
    2 1983/95
1998
malaysia Malaysian Experimental Aircraft Association
    47G-5 2 1998/now
2007
canada Blackcomb Helicopters
    1 2007/10
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Construction Numbers on database of 47 or its versions

5047
547b
747d
347D-1
447g-1
2347g-2
2947g-3
647g-4
1747g-5
247h
847j
1h-13e
1htl-7
32oh-13h
24oh-13s
6th-13t




Construction Numbers Help Us

C/NBuilt asYearHistory
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13 47b US N17H : Bell 47B; conv to 47D1; conv to Continental Copters El +
05aug09 pictured near Yorkville, Illinois
20 47b 1947 NZ ZK-HAJ : ex N100B, to VH-UTU
AU VH-UTU : to N415DP
US N415DP : 47B, conv to 47D1 type; Taz Air Service Inc at Middleto+
24 47b US NX170B : 47b Bell 47D, to NC170B
US N170B : to CF-GSL
CF-GSL : Associated Airways Canada 1950; conv to 47G-2 type
31aug14 pictured preserved at Alberta Air Museum, Edmon+
27 47b US NC107B : Bell 47B; to N107B
US N107B : to CF-JBQ
CA CF-JBQ : Spartan Air Services; 1963 pictured at RCAF Station Bir+
US N2772 : Jun69-Feb90, conv to 47G type
52 47b 1947 US NC132B : Bell 47B-3; to CF-FJA
CF-FJA : to N74098
US N74098 : conv to 47G-2A; to N652HA
US N652HA : Helicopter Applicators from Jul11
254 US 51-2516 : US Army H-13D then OH-13D; to N755E
US N755E : w/o 28sep98; 27mar99 pictured wreck near Jackson AP, TN
286 47D-1 1953 IT MM80041 : AMI first helicopter, ex I-MAFO; conv to Agusta AB47G.+
620 47d 1952 US N924B : Bell 47D-1; to Honduras
HN HR-FU-41 : Honduras, to N12086
US N12086 : Clemens Aircraft at Benton, KS
CA C-GFAQ : private at Mansfield, ON, Canada from Jul07; Jan15 stil+
626 47D-1 IT MM80043 : conv. to Agusta AB47G c/n 288 El-5
627 47D-1 IT MM80042 : conv. to Agusta AB47G c/n 285 El-4
630 47d CL H-01 : fach d/d 1953 Bell 47D-1
631 47d CL H-02 : fach d/d 1953 Bell 47D-1; preserved?
637 47d CL H-03 : fach d/d 1953 Bell 47D-1; preserved Los Cerrillos
27mar14 pictured preserved at Santiago during FIDAE 201+
646 47d FI OH-HIA : On display at Finnish Aviation Museum, at least 1987 - +
668 1953 CH HB-XAG : ex. F-BGXS crashed 26oct1953 3 fatalities
689 1954 CH HB-XAE :
710 FR 710 : built as 47G, to ALAT
Musee de l Air et de l Espace by 1988
displayed at ALAT Museum, Dax by May 2010
Musee de l Air et de l Espace by Apr 2010, marked /BCV +
730 h-13e US 51-13965 : US Army H-13E then OH-13E; 24mar99 preserved at 45th In+
1254 UY BR-001 : FAU d/d 1955; ex BuNo 53-3805
1284 VE 8436 : Ejercito 1984-1995
1289 1954 CL 01 : Naval. First navy helicopter. preserved vina del mar
1314 47g-1 FR 1314 : ESALAT / BDM
displayed at ALAT Museum, Dax by 1986, still there May +
1316 47g-1 FR 1316 : AdlA; to F-GCCK
FR F-GCCK : 13sep08 pictured at La Ferte-Allais (Aeroport de Cerny)+
1325 PE FAP-611 : FAP d/d 1965
1371 47h US N2827B : Bell 47H-1; to CF-TOI
CF-TOI : Canada
1399 47g-2 1955 US N986B : to N471SB
US N471SB : Scotts Helicopter Service at Le Sueur, MN, May99; conv +
1411 UY A-051 : Aviacion Naval d/d 1955; ANU-001
1412 UY A-052 : Aviacion Naval d/d 1955; ANU-002
1425 47j IT I-AGUS :
FR F-BNPQ Heli-Verdon : ex F-OBPQ; 19jun11 pictured at static meeting Aerien ae+
This aicraft played a role of Gendarmerie in the famous+
1426 47j 1957 CH HB-XAU : Air Glaciers from 1sep1965 to may1968 toward new owner +
CH HB-XAU : HeliSwiss from 3may1968 to w/o jun1971
1458 47g-2 FR 1458 : ALAT, to F-BVXD
FR F-BVXD : PBHélicoptères; 15apr13 pictured (top) at Royan. Duri+
26jul14 pictured (bot) with floats at Royan
1459 47g-2 CR TI-BGH : Heli Green of Costa Rica; w/o 18sep17 during spraying a+
1526 47g-1 US N2801B : 2005 pictured in Casa Grande, AZ
1538 47h 1957 BE OO-SHW : Bell 47H-1; 1958 pictured at Brussels with Sikorsky S-5+
SE SE-HBE : to LN-OQG
NO LN-OQG : to G-AZYB
UK G-AZYB : Twyford Moors Helicopters Jul72-Feb73; George Watt Feb7+
24jul93 picture at International Helicopter Museum (IH+
BE OO-SHW : Preserved at International Helicopter Museum (IHM), Wes+
1567 47j CA CF-MYY : Ontario Hydro, noted 1971, ex N2892B
US N711JW : Joyce Western Corp at Andover, NY May73-Apr74
1617 47g-2 DE 74+27 : also seen as AS+381, w/o 02.03.70 Collision Fassberg wi+
1619 47g-2 DE 74+28 : also seen as AS+382,last seen as D-HAGL
1620 47g-2 DE 74+29 : also seen as PA+118,QW+755,QF+458,AS+389,AS+389,last se+
1621 47g-2 DE 74+30 : also seen as AS+384,last seen as D-HAIN
1633 47g-2 1956 FR 1633 : ALAT, ex N2852B
US N6764 : USA, to EP-HAV
IR EP-HAV : Iran, to G-BEUG
UK G-BEUG : Bristow May77-Feb82
FR F-GANU : France, many owners Apr82-Apr10
TG 5V-TWT : Togo Faune, Reserve de Djamde 2010-?
BE OO-MBE : 12apr17 pictured at Beauvechain, Belgium during Heliday+
1638 47g-2 BE OO-LRL Busse Helicopters : 1957 N2857B; ex 1638, F-BXXG; Busse Helicopters OO-LRL+
1660 AR AE-396 : Ejercito; BuNo 55-4631; preserved Museo Historico del E+
1706 47g-1 1958 US N7895B : Bell 47G; w/o 03may14 at Whittier Narrows, Rosemead, CA
1734 47j US N2896B : Bell 47J Ranger, c/n 1734, ff:?; del New York Airways a+
1752 47j US N6737D : Era Helicopters Nov59-May69
CF-YUM : Canada unk Jun69-May75
US N62883 : Webbs Auto Parts at San Bernardino, CA Jun75-Feb77
1771 VE 5HR1 : FAV d/d 1959; 1966 as FAV 7387
1782 VE 6HR1 : FAV d/d 1959
1783 VE 7HR1 : FAV d/d 1959
1784 VE 8HR1 : FAV d/d 1959
1806 47j AR PM-21 : Prefectura Nacional Maritima; ex N8402E; ex LV-GYE; w/o+
1883 oh-13h GR ES737 : Hellenic Army Aviation FMS 56-2171; 10sep96 last flight+
1959 47g-5 MY M26-08 : Preserved at Kuala Lumpur Air Base.
1962 47g-5 MY M26-06 : to 9M-ELR
MY 9M-ELR : ex M26-06
1964 VE 8335 : Ejercito 1983-1995
1967 47g-2 DE AS+385 : w/o 29.05.57 crashed
1968 47g-2 DE 74+31 : also seen as AS+386,last seen as D-HORN
1969 47g-2 DE 74+32 : also seen as AS+387,last seen as F-BUYV
1970 47g-2 DE 74+33 : also seen as AS+388,LA+108,last seen as D-HAEM
1986 47g-2 DE 74+34 : also seen as PA+117,QW+756,QF+459,AS+390,last seen as D+
1988 47g-2 DE PA+118 : w/o 08.01.58 crashed Niedermendig
1991 47g-2 DE 74+35 : also seen as PB+117,QW+757,QF+460,AS+394,last seen Malt+
DE 74+35 : ex AS+394, to 74+35. To Malta Land Forces.
MT 9H-AAH : MLF ex 74+35 re-registered to AS7204
MT AS7204 : ex Luftwaffe 74+35. Reg to MLF as 9H-AAH in Jul 1972, t+
1992 47g-2 DE 74+36 : also seen as PA+120,YA+031,QW+758,QW+458,AS+395,last se+
2006 47g-2 DE 74+37 : also seen as PA+122,QW+759,QB+459,AS+398,YA+032,last se+
2007 47g-2 DE 74+38 : also seen as PB-122, AS+399, QB+460, QW+760, last seen+
2050 UY A-053 : Aviacion Naval d/d 1971; ex BuNo 57-1812
2096 oh-13h GR ES725 : Hellenic Army; BuNo 57-1858 second hand; 29nov71 ff
ES HE.7A-36 : H-13H-BF; ex ES725; w/o 06jul84
2119 htl-7 US 145842 : US Navy HTL-7 then TH-13N; AMARC/HI003; 16mar93 picture+
2145 oh-13h GR ES734 : Hellenic Army Aviation FMS BuNo 57-6216
2171 oh-13h GR ES728 : Hellenic Army; H-13H-BF US Army BuNo 57-6242 second han+
2383 oh-13h US 58-5370 : US Army
US N4690 : conv ot 47G-2 type; w/o 10aug14 Jeanerette, Louisiana. +
2416 47g-2 CA C-FLMD : ex CF-LMD, to F-GLID
FR F-GLID : PBHélicoptères; 15apr13 pictured at Royan
2448 47g-2 1959 SE SE-HCC private : 03jun12 pictured at Linkoping-Malmen Flygdag air show
2479 oh-13h AT 3B-HA : OL w/o 21Feb66
On display at the Heeresgeschichtliches Museum by 1987
2480 oh-13h AT 3B-HB : OL w/o 28Dec64
2481 oh-13h AT 3B-HC : OL wfu 1976
2482 oh-13h AT 3B-HD : OL wfu 1976
Instructional airframe at the Technische Schule, by May+
2483 oh-13h AT 3B-HE : OL w/o 2Oct63
2484 oh-13h AT 3B-HF : OL wfu 1976
2485 oh-13h AT 3B-HG : OL w/o 7Oct70
2486 oh-13h AT 3B-HH : OL wfu 1976
2487 oh-13h AT 3B-HI : OL wfu 1976
2488 oh-13h AT 3B-HJ : OL wfu 1976
2489 oh-13h AT 3B-HK : OL wfu 1976
2490 oh-13h AT 3B-HL : OL w/o 9Feb65
2491 oh-13h AT 3B-HM : OL w/o 13May62
2492 oh-13h AT 3B-HN : OL wfu 1976
2493 oh-13h AT 3B-HO : OL wfu 1976
on display at Technical Museum for Arts and Crafts, by +
2632 47g-3 US N8444E : 08feb1961 female helicopter pilot record for highest al+
2682 oh-13h AT 3B-HP : OL wfu 1976
2683 oh-13h AT 3B-HQ : OL w/o 10Nov66
2684 oh-13h 1961 GR ES101 : Hellenic Army; MDAP 60-6037; 28aug61 f/f as 37; 09nov6+
2685 oh-13h GR ES102 : Hellenic Army; MDAP 60-6038; 29aug61 f/f as 38; 08nov61+
2686 oh-13h GR ES103 : Hellenic Army; MDAP 60-6039; 09may61 f/f as 039 with SA+
2687 oh-13h GR ES104 : Hellenic Army; MDAP 60-6040; 24may61 f/f as 40; 09nov61+
2688 oh-13h GR ES105 : Hellenic Army; MDAP 60-6041; 27sep61 f/f as 41; 08nov61+
2689 oh-13h GR ES106 : Hellenic Army; MDAP 60-6042; 08sep61 f/f as 42; nov61 f+
2690 oh-13h GR ES107 : Hellenic Army; MDAP 60-6043; 03oct61 f/f as 43; 11nov61+
2691 oh-13h GR ES108 : Hellenic Army; MDAP 60-6044; 20may61 f/f as 44; 07nov61+
2692 oh-13h GR ES109 : Hellenic Army; MDAP 60-6045; 09sep61 f/f as 45; 09nov61+
2693 oh-13h 1961 GR ES110 : Hellenic Army; MDAP 60-6046; 08sep61 f/f as 46; 11nov61+


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