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bell 205

in new zealand Royal New Zealand Air Force


Del'd: 17 - 1966 to 2015







205 Royal New Zealand Air Force

History of this Model in this Organisation:

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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News about this Model in this Organisation:

Final Tour for Royal New Zealand Air Force Hueys, 07-May-15 : The Royal New Zealand Air Force’s fleet of Iroquois helicopters has provided almost 50 years of service to New Zealand and has been a stalwart of Defence Force operations since its purchase.

RNZAF Helicopter Fleet Integrated in 3 Squadron, 18-Dec-14 : A ceremony to mark the change of command of the Royal New Zealand Air Force’s 3 Squadron took place at RNZAF Base Ohakea today.

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.


Units with this Model in this Organisation:

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








Construction Numbers of this Model in this Organisation: Help Us    

C/NModBuiltID     In this OrganisationIn other Org

    4812 uh-1d     NZ3801: RNZAF 01. 3 sqd. BuNo 65-9768. Conv UH-1H
    4813 uh-1d     NZ3802: RNZAF 02. 3 sqd. BuNo 65-9769. Conv UH-1H
    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
    5160 uh-1d     NZ3805: RNZAF 05. 3 sqd. BuNo 65-10116. Conv UH-1H. United Nations E+
    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
    11707 uh-1h     NZ3808: RNZAF 08. 3 sqd. BuNo 69-15419
    11708 uh-1h     NZ3809: RNZAF 09. 3 sqd. BuNo 69-15420
    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
    11702 uh-1h     NZ3816: RNZAF 16. 3 sqd. BuNo 69-15414
    16 C/N found in this Organisation






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