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south africa Suid-Afrikaanse Lugmag


South African Air Force





Del'd: 71 - 1969 to 1997





2 Pumas (SA330J) flying with civilian regi. They flew with 22 Squadron, flying for Department of Environmental Affairs.


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Units

YearsUnitsbold : Current base of the Unit
1992/9717 squadron AFB Swartkop
1991/9722 squadron AFB Ysterplaat
1986/9916 squadron AFB Bloemspruit

Construction Numbers Help Us

C/NModBuiltID     In this OrganisationIn other Org

    1016 sa330c     121: SAAF. ex F-WMHB. w/o 14aug84
    1022 sa330c     122: SAAF. ex F-WMHK. w/o
    1030 sa330c     123:
    1033 sa330c     124: SAAF. to Museum Swartkop
    1045 sa330c     125:
    1479     1250: SAAF. ex 177. to Oryx type?
    1053 sa330c     126: SAAF. preserved Edenvale
    1058 sa330c     127:
    1064 sa330c     128:
    1070 sa330c     129: SAAF. to Museum Swartkop
    1076 sa330c     130: SAAF. to Museum Swartkop
    1077 sa330c     131:
    1083 sa330c     132: SAAF; 1970s pictured with 31 Sqn at Hoedspruit
    1089 sa330c     133: SAAF. preserved Pretoria Zoo
    1090 sa330c     134:
    1097 sa330c     135:
    1104 sa330c     136:
    1105 sa330c     137: SAAF. to ZU-BRK
    1110 sa330c     138: Preserved as a scuba diving wreck in Miracle Waters near Bri+
    1118 sa330l     139: SAAF. to civ as ZS-RKD
- ?: Not much help, but this aircraft was seen passing throu+
    1119 sa330c     140: SAAF. to to Cameroon as TJX-CR
- ZU-AZJ: South Africa, to Cameroon

Cameroon Air Force TJ-XCR: Cameroon from 1997
    1290 sa330h     141:
    1296 sa330h     142:
    1300 sa330h     143: SAAF; conv SA.330L; wfu 1997
    1310 sa330h     144: SAAF; to UK as ZJ954
Royal Air Force ZJ954: RAF Puma HC.1;10sep06 33 Sqn special c/s Tag der Heeres+

2007 33 Sqn.

Eurocopter Romania ZJ954: Eurocopter Romania 2009

Royal Air Force ZJ954: RAF Puma HC.2 Apr13

09apr14 flying over Derby at about 900 ft

Jul14 asg 230Sqn at HB2014, Ovar airbase, Portugal
    1320 sa330h     145:
    1331 sa330h     146: SAAF. to civ ZU-CBK
    1340 sa330h     147:
    1363 sa330h     148: to UK as ZJ955
Royal Air Force ZJ955: ex SAAF 148. conv Puma HC1. RAF 1563 Flight

18nov09 at RAF Benson asg 230 Sqd

11jul14 HC.2 type pictured (pic1) as /P black painted a+

26aug14 pictured (pic2) at Newquay

1st Puma HC.2 to reach 1000 flying hours.
    1359 sa330h     149: SAAF. sold?
    1365 sa330h     151: SAAF; 1995 to Romania
    1373 sa330h     152:
    1379 sa330h     153:
    1389 sa330h     154:
    1396 sa330h     155: SAAF. w/o
    1397 sa330h     156:
    1405 sa330h     157: SAAF; 1995 15Sqn.
- ZU-PUM: to Thunder City by 2008
    1413 sa330h     158: SAAF w/o 02aug80
    1421 sa330h     159: SAAF; 1994 to Romania
    1430 sa330h     160: SAAF; 1995 15Sqn.
    1431 sa330l     161: SAAF; 1995 to Romania
    1439 sa330l     162: SAAF; 1995 to Romania
romanian air force 108: Romania Gov, ex SAAF 162
    1446 sa330l     163: SAAF; w/o 08feb82
    1445 sa330l     164: SAAF; w/o 04sep79
    1461 sa330l     165: SAAF; 1995 to Romania
romanian air force 107: Romanian airforce; ex SAAF 165
    1462 sa330h     166: SAAF; 1995 15Sqn.
    1467 sa330l     167: SAAF; wfu 1997
- ZU-CPK: ntu

- -: This Puma stands at Lazy River restaurant on Dinokeng g+
    1456 sa330l     168: SAAF; w/o 05jan82
    1474 sa330h     169: SAAF; to UK as ZJ957
Royal Air Force ZJ957: RAF d/d 08jan08, ex SAAF 169; conv Puma HC.1; to 1563 f+

33Sq B Flt, to Kenya Sep 2009

2014 conv to HC.2 type

Jul14 asg 230Sqn at HB2014, Ovar airbase, Portugal

06oct16 33 Sq pictured at RAF Northolt during Nightshoo+
    1485 sa330l     170: SAAF; wfu 1997
    1348 sa330h     171:
    1374 sa330h     172: to UK as ZJ956
Royal Air Force ZJ956: conv Puma HC1. RAF 1563 Flight, ex SAAF 172

Conv to Puma HC.2

11Jun17 pictured at RAF Cosford Air Show
    1420 sa330h     173: to UK as ZJ958
Royal Air Force ZJ958: ex SAAF 173. spares?
    1433 sa330l     174: SAAF; w/o 29sep81
    1468 sa330l     175: SAAF
    1473 sa330h     176: SAAF; 2003 hull at Lanseria (HLA/FALA)
    1480 sa330l     178: SAAF; wfu 1998
    1486 sa330l     179: SAAF; 1994 to Romania
Romanian Police 109: Romanian Police, ex SAAF 179
    1491 sa330l     180: SAAF; 1994 to Romania
    1492 sa330l     181: SAAF; 1994 to Romania
    1357 sa330h     182: SAAF; 1995 15Sqn.
    1364 sa330l     183: SAAF; 1997 to Starlite
Starlite Helicopters -: Starlite; status unk
    1378 sa330h     184: to UK a ZJ959
Royal Air Force ZJ959: ex SAAF 184. spares?
    1416 sa330h     185:
    1423 sa330h     186:
    1425 sa330h     187:
    1426 sa330h     188:
- -: Sold to Romania
    1466 sa330j 1977     189: SAAF 1990; ex ZS-HNK; XTP-1 Beta prototype; wfu 1997
- N49497: to XB-BWF;

- XB-BWF: to N3263W

- N3263W: 1982-1984; to ZS-HNK

- ZS-HNK: Sep84; 1990 to 189
    1561 sa330j     190: SAAF 1990; ex ZS-HNJ; XTP-1 Beta prototype; wfu 1997; 2012 t+
- N9003L: 1978-1984; to ZS-HNJ

- ZS-HNJ: Sep84; ex N9003L; 1990 to 190
    1611 sa330j 1980     ZS-HIZ: SAAF 22Sqn. from Mar90 to wfu 1997 stored Ysterplaat, to new+
Starlite Helicopters ZS-HIZ: Starlite d/d 1980 unk; 1990 to SAAF

Starlite; from 1999 to Oct02 ex SAAF toward VN-8606

- VN-8606: from Oct02 to 2003 ex ZS-HIZ toward SX-HSA

- SX-HSA: from 2004 to 2006 ex VN-8606 toward ZS-HIZ

HELOG ZS-HIZ: from 2006 HELOG; Sep06 all white c/s with UN marks
    1619 sa330j 1980     ZS-HJA: SAAF 22Sqn. from Mar90 to wfu 1997 stored Ysterplaat, to new+
- ZS-HJA: d/d 1980 to unk; 1990 to SAAF

Starlite Helicopters ZS-HJA: Starlite from Aug99

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