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agusta AS-61

in italy Aeronautica Militare Italiana


Italian Air Force

Del'd: 37 - 1977 to 2014







AS-61 Aeronautica Militare Italiana

History of this Model in this Organisation:

35 AS-61R (basically HH-3F) airframes delivered from 1977. First 20, batch Alpha, for national territory search and rescue (SAR) duties. Last 15, batch Bravo received from 1995 configured for Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) with additonal avionics and protection. 24 units have been upgraded from 2006 as batch Charlie with new avionics in order to remain in service until replacement with AW139 / AW149 around 2015. Two additional AS-61 in VIP configuration for 93 Gruppo.

A farewell ceremony was held on Sept.26 2014 at Pratica di Mare. 185,000 flying hours and 7,000 lives were saved both in Italy and abroad during 37 years of service.

Last flight performed by MM81337 15-25.



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Units with this Model in this Organisation:

YearsUnitsbold : Current base of the Unit
? to ?81 CAE Cervia
Pratica di Mare
? to ?85 centro c/sar Pratica di Mare
? to ?82 centro c/sar Trapani Birgi






Construction Numbers of this Model in this Organisation: Help Us    

C/NModBuiltID     In this OrganisationIn other Org

    6101     MM80972: ASH-3D/TS VIP, 93 Gruppo Trasporti Speciali, 31 Stormo; Dec0+
25may08 pictured (bot) at Pratica Di Mare, Giornata Azurra A+
    6102     MM80973: ASH-3D/TS VIP - 93 Gruppo Trasporti Speciali, 31 Stormo
    6201 as-61r     MM80974: HH-3F AMI 15-01
    6202 as-61r     MM80975: HH-3F AMI 15-02; 2007 pictured in special camo for 30 years+
    6203 as-61r     MM80976: HH-3F AMI 15-03
    6204 as-61r     MM80977: HH-3F AMI 15-04
    6205 as-61r     MM80978: HH-3F AMI 15-05
    6206 as-61r     MM80979: HH-3F AMI 15-06
    6207 as-61r     MM80980: HH-3F AMI 15-07
    6208 as-61r     MM80981: HH-3F AMI 15-10. Crash in France 23oct08
    6209 as-61r     MM80982: HH-3F AMI 15-11
2007 83 Centro
    6210 as-61r     MM80983: HH-3F AMI 15-12
    6211 as-61r     MM80984: HH-3F AMI 15-13
    6212 as-61r     MM80985: HH-3F AMI 15-14; 1977 pictured (top) in original colours at +
Civil Protection MM80985: pictured (bot) as CSAR type; 2012 noted 83 Gruppo
    6213 as-61r     MM80986: HH-3F AMI 15-15
26sep14 pictured in retire ceremony at Pratica di Mare
    6214 as-61r     MM80987: HH-3F AMI 15-16. w/o 19aug84
    6215 as-61r     MM80988: HH-3F AMI 15-19
    6216 as-61r     MM80989: HH-3F AMI 15-20
    6217 as-61r     MM80990: HH-3F AMI 15-21
    6218 as-61r     MM80991: HH-3F AMI 15-22
    6219 as-61r     MM80992: HH-3F AMI 15-23; pictured date unk
    6220 as-61r     MM80993: HH-3F AMI 15-24. w/o 23apr86
22
    6221 as-61r     MM81337: HH-3F AMI 15-25. First Batch Bravo Combat SAR aircraft
    6222 as-61r     MM81338: HH-3F AMI 15-26. w/o 14apr05
    6223 as-61r     MM81339: HH-3F AMI 15-27
    6224 as-61r     MM81340: HH-3F AMI 15-28; 01jan93 pictured at Mogadishu Airport Somal+
    6225 as-61r     MM81341: HH-3F AMI 15-29
    6226 as-61r     MM81342: HH-3F AMI 15-30
    6227 as-61r     MM81343: HH-3F AMI 15-31; 20aug94 pictured at RAF Lossiemouth, UK dur+
AMI in 2010 /15-31 83 C/SAR. ; may2010 participated in SAR-M+
    6228 as-61r     MM81344: HH-3F AMI 15-32
    6229 as-61r     MM81345: HH-3F AMI 15-33
AMI type:HH-3F; Oct94 84 Centro./15-33 participated in SAR m+
    6230 as-61r     MM81346: HH-3F AMI 15-34; 06jun00 pictured at Aviano airbase during V+
    6231 as-61r     MM81347: HH-3F AMI 15-35 (?)
    6232 as-61r     MM81348: HH-3F AMI 15-36
    6233 as-61r     MM81349: HH-3F AMI 15-37
01oct13 pictured at base aerea Albacete, Spain
    6234 as-61r     MM81350: HH-3F AMI 15-38; 25may08 pictured at Pratica Di Mare
    6235 as-61r     MM81351: HH-3F AMI 15-39. wfu jan2006
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    37 C/N found in this Organisation






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