Del'd: 17 - 1966 to 2015

  • Royal New Zealand Air Force 205
Five UH-1D models originally acquired in 1966 and these underwent a mid-1970s upgrade to UH-1H standard. Nine UH-1H were delivered in 1970, followed by one more in 1976. Two attrition replacements were obtained via the US Army and delivered in Jan 1997.
Only one of the two 1997 airframes has been brought into service (NZ3816)

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Dakota Air Parts Begins Uplift of New Zealand Hueys, 01-Mar-16 : Heli-Expo 2016 After nearly 50 years of active service in the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) the UH-1H were offered for sale through an international tender process in 2015

New Zealand Sells UH-1H Helicopters, 17-Sep-15 : The retired Royal New Zealand Air Force UH-1H helicopter fleet has been sold to Dakota Air Parts in the U.S. 10 (of the 13 airframes) total sale was in the $3-5 million range.

Final Tour for Royal New Zealand Air Force Hueys, 07-May-15 : The UH-1H Huey is scheduled to cease flying operations with the Royal New Zealand Air Force on July 1st 2015. No.3 Squadron who fly the Iroquois are making various stops around New Zealand in May

RNZAF Helicopter Fleet Integrated in 3 Squadron, 18-Dec-14 : New Zealand Air Force Helicopter Transition Unit (HTU), responsible for the introduction into service of the NH90 and AW109, was merged into 3 Squadron replacing the UH-1H as RNZAF main helicopter.

RNZAF sends UH-1Hs to assist Papua New Guinea elections, 14-Jun-12 : Two Royal New Zealand Air Force UH-1H Iroquois helicopters have been loaded on to a Royal Australian Air Force C-17 for deployment to Papua New Guinea, with a third to follow on a further C-17 on Friday.


YearsUnitsbold : Current base of the Unit
1966/153 squadron Ohakea
Hobsonville Airbase

Construction Numbers Help Us

C/NModBuiltID     In this OrganisationIn other Org

    12211 uh-1h 1970     NZ3800: This airframe never served with RNZAF and bears a false seri+
US Army Aviation 69-15923: 507th Medical Coy, Texas; 163rd Aviation Coy, Kentucky;+
    4812 uh-1d     NZ3801: RNZAF 01. 3 sqd. BuNo 65-9768. Conv UH-1H
preserved in the Royal New Zealand Air Force Museum
    4813 uh-1d     NZ3802: RNZAF 02. 3 sqd. BuNo 65-9769. Conv UH-1H
preserved in the New Zealand Army Museum
    5158 uh-1d     NZ3803: RNZAF 03. 3 sqd. BuNo 65-10114. Conv UH-1H
    5159 uh-1d     NZ3804: RNZAF 04. 3 sqd. BuNo 65-10115. Conv UH-1H
- ?: Sectrum Aviation at Fargo, ND by Jun16
    5160 uh-1d     NZ3805: RNZAF 05. 3 sqd. BuNo 65-10116. Conv UH-1H. United Nations E+
- ?: Sectrum Aviation at Fargo, ND by Jun16
    11705 uh-1h     NZ3806: RNZAF 06. 3 sqd. BuNo 69-15417
w/o 25apr10 en route from Ohakea to Wellington to take part +
    11706 uh-1h     NZ3807: RNZAF 07. 3 sqd. BuNo 69-15418
- ?: Sectrum Aviation at Fargo, ND by Jun16
    11707 uh-1h     NZ3808: RNZAF 08. 3 sqd. BuNo 69-15419
preserved in Ohakea
    11708 uh-1h     NZ3809: RNZAF 09. 3 sqd. BuNo 69-15420
- ?: Sectrum Aviation at Fargo, ND by Jun16
    11938 uh-1h     NZ3810: RNZAF 10. 3 sqd. BuNo 69-15650. w/o 27apr72
    11939 uh-1h     NZ3811: RNZAF 11. 3 sqd. BuNo 69-15651
    11940 uh-1h     NZ3812: RNZAF 12. 3 sqd. BuNo 69-15652
20nov06 pictured at Wellington
    11941 uh-1h     NZ3813: RNZAF 13. 3 sqd. BuNo 69-15653. w/o 31mar95
    11942 uh-1h     NZ3814: RNZAF 14. 3 sqd. BuNo 69-15654
    13849 uh-1h     NZ3815: RNZAF 15. 3 sqd. BuNo 74-22525
- ?: Sectrum Aviation at Fargo, ND by Jun16
    11702 uh-1h     NZ3816: RNZAF 16. 3 sqd. BuNo 69-15414
    17 C/N found in this Organisation

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