aerospatiale
SE3130 Alouette II

in united kingdom Army Air Corps


Del'd: 17 - 1958 to 1988






SE3130  Alouette II Army Air Corps


History of this Model in this Organisation:

The Sud Aviation SE3130 Alouette II in British Army service (Alouette AH.2) was subsequently known as the SA313 derivative under Aérospatiale. Two purchased in 1958 for trials with the British Army during the autumn as a liaison helicopter, to carry passengers and light tactical stores around the battlefield. Following a further competition (against the Hiller 12E and the Saunders-Roe P.531), 15 more were ordered in 1961 as a stop-gap when it became clear that Scout development would take longer than planned. The Alouette was to prove pivotal in the demonstration of versatility under poor weather conditions, when during the hard winter of 1961, it was used by the Army in predominantly civilian rescues for communities isolated by the snow and for airborne replenishment (!) of stranded livestock. It had reasonable hot and high performance and proved technically very reliable in service; one of the reasons for its success with 16 Flt and UNFICYP in Cyprus. The Alouette was replaced by the Gazelle AH.1 in Oct 1988 and on 9 Mar 1990, the remaining fleet (apart from XR232 and XR379, qv) was offered for sale.



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Units with this Model in this Organisation:

YearsUnitsbold : Current base of the Unit
1977/8816 FlightCY Dhekelia
1969/nowHistoric Aircraft Flight AAC Middle Wallop
1964/88UNFICYP FlightCY Nicosia (Lefkosia)
19648 FlightYE Falaise
Credenhill
1961/6918 FlightDE Detmold
??/6927 FlightDE Bunde

Roles of this Model in this Organisation:

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Construction Numbers of this Model in this Organisation: Help Us    

C/NBuiltID     In this OrganisationIn other Org

    1644 1961     XJ384: 1961 as part of a REME team, I helped assemble XJ384, along+
1963 my father flew this helicopter in Germany. Yes, he was +
    1185 1958     XN132: Ex F-WIPG. 6 Flt (Netheravon) by Sep 1972
23jul82 pictured at Middle Wallop
- G-BUIV: M and P Food Products Ltd Jun92-May93

helicon PH-NSW: Helicon from 1993; 26jun99 damaged by hard landing, nev+
    1186 1958     XN133: Ex F-WIPH. Accident on take off 7 Sep 1960 while with 6 Flt+
    1499 1960     XP966: 14 Flt by Sep 1972
    1500 1960     XP997:
    1503 1960     XR232: ex F-WIEP. Served with UNFICYP in Cyprus.
Museum of Army Flying
    1558 1961     XR376: AAC, test serial F-WIPA, Delivered as XJ376 in error; Serv+
- F-GLNO: ex AAC

- I-PYRO: from Nov11
    1567 1961     XR377: Delivered as XJ377 in error.
    1582 1961     XR378: Ex F-WIEM. Delivered as XJ378 in error. 6 Flt (Netheravon) b+
- N9ZJ: Became G-BSFS 30 May 1990, to N9ZJ 30 Jul 2001 register+
    1583 1961     XR379: dd May 1961 as F-WIEN to Middle Wallop. Originally serialled+
AACHF (army air corps historic flight)
    1596 1961     XR380: Delivered as XJ380 in error. 6 Flt (Netheravon) by Sep 1972.+
    XR380 : I was flying it when it crashed in the Danish Sector of the +
    XR380: Tony Remember it well.It was a saturday morning.Do you remem+
Tony, It was raining like hell and the r/t silence was deafe+
    1606 1961     XR381:
    1607 1961     XR382: 1962/63 in East Africa with 8th Independent Recce Flight Arm+
Served with UNFICYP in Cyprus until at least 1984.
AAC type:Alouette AH2 wfu? toward F-GHCQ
owner unknown F-GHCQ: ex Army Air Corps. To F-GHCQ.

from Mar90 to de-reg Sep00 ex XR382 toward CN-HTS

owner unknown CN-HTS: ex F-GHCQ. To CN-HTS

helicopter south Morocco CN-HTS: Helisud Maroc from 2001
    1621 1961     XR383: 1962/63 in Nairobi, Wilson Airfield
    1644 1961     XR384: AAC d/d Oct61 as XJ384, reser XR384; w/o 01may63
Delivered as XJ384 in error. 10 Flt Dhekelia Dec 1961 to Jun+
    1645 1961     XR385: Delivered as XJ385 in error. 10 Flt Dhekelia Nov 1961 to Jun+
    1663 1961     XR386: 10 Flt Dhekelia Nov 1961 to Jun 1962. 24 Flt Detmold Jul 196+
    1664 1961     XR387: 1964 in Nairobi, Kenya, 8th Independent Recce Flight
10 Flt reserve airframe at Dhekelia Dec 1961 to Jun 1962. w/+
    17 C/N found in this Organisation


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