portugal Esquadra de Transporte 552

Força Aérea Portuguesa


552 Transport Squadron
Portuguese Air Force

   




Esquadra de Transporte 552
Also known as The Zangões (Drones), its primary role is to provide tactical transport and air assault support. It supports search and rescue and fire fighting operations, as a secondary mission.

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Locations

YearsLocationICAO/FAA
1993/nowBejaLPBJ


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YearsModels
1978/nowalouette iii



Construction Numbers (Not all in unit) Help Us

C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn other Org
1550 se3160 1969 -: 05jul96 sold to OGMA Portugal as spares
Royal Netherlands Air Force A-550: KLU assembled by Lichtwerk Hoogeveen. ; in 1987 298Sqn. ; 1995 300Sqn. ; wfu 1996
1549 se3160 1969 -: 05jul96 sold to OGMA Portugal as spares
Royal Netherlands Air Force A-549: KLU assembled by Lichtwerk Hoogeveen.
Royal Netherlands Air Force A-549: 03apr90 300Sqn.
Royal Netherlands Air Force A-549: 1996 stored/wfu
1613 se3160 19312: FAP, ex 9312
19312: 23jul13 pictured at Ovar airbase during HB2013. FAP F-16 on background
19312: 18oct17 pictured (pic3) at Beja air base
1673 sa316b 19342: FAP; ex 9342; w/o 25jul95
1682 sa316b 19344: FAP; ex 9344
1705 sa316b 19349: FAP; ex 9349
1742 sa316b 19356: FAP; ex 9356; 03jul05 pictured at Beja airbase, Portugal
1751 sa316b 19359: FAP; ex 9359; damaged 1994
- 19359: AB7-Tete Moçambique
1786 sa316b 19368: FAP; ex 9368; 17jul05 pictured at Tamariz Beach, Cascais Portugal; 27jul09+
1818 sa316b 19376: FAP, ex 9376
19376: Jul12 HB2012 at Ovar airbase
19376: 20apr13 pictured as /068 during 50th Anniversary Alouette III in Força A+
19376: 13nov17 pictured (pic3) 50 years color scheme, different on both sides, s+
1840 sa316b 1971 19383: FAP, ex 9383
19383: 17oct17 pictured resting in front of Squadron 552 hangar at Beja air base
1917 sa316b 19401: FAP, ex 9041; 1994 Esq 552; May15 still
1093 se3160 1963 9254: Sud-Est SE3160, cn1093, ff:?; del FAP as 9254, unk; xfer Mozambique, unk; +
Air Force of Zimbabwe 7335: recovered by Rhodesian AF as 7335, 24Aug79.
1129 se3160 1963 9261: Sud-Est SE3160, cn1129, ff:?; del FAP as 9261, unk; xfer Mozambique, unk; +
Air Force of Zimbabwe 7354: recovered by Rhodesian AF as 7354, 19Apr79
1136 sa316b 9263: del FAP as 9263, unk; xfer Mozambique, unk; wfu & abandoned, unk
Air Force of Zimbabwe 7535: recovered by RhAF as 7535, Jun79;
South African Air Force 645: xfer SAAF as 645, unk
1137 se3160 1964 9264: Sud-Est SE3160, cn1137, ff:?; del FAP as 9264, unk; xfer Mozambique, unk; +
Air Force of Zimbabwe 5736: recovered by Rhodesian AF as 7536, Jun79.
South African Air Force 640: xfer SAAF as 640, unk
1232 se3160 1964 9269: Sud-Est SE3160 cn1232, ff:?; del FAP as 9269, unk; xfer Mozambique, unk; w+
Air Force of Zimbabwe 7537: recovered by Rhodesian AF as 7537, 07Jun79; status unk
1233 se3160 1965 9270: FAP, to N4996G
Evergreen Helicopters N4996G: Evergreen 1985
?: Naciones Unidas; 18mar93 pictured at Marana-Pinal Air Park, AZ
1250 se3160 1964 9271: Sud-Est SE3160 cn1250, ff:?; del FAP as 9271, unk; xfer Mozambique, unk; w+
Air Force of Zimbabwe 7358: recovered by Rhodesian AF as 7358, Jun79
South African Air Force 642: xfer SAAF as 642, unk
1295 se3160 1964 9273: Sud_est SE3160, cn1295, ff:?; del FAP as 9273, unk; xfer Angola, unk; wfu +
Air Force of Zimbabwe 7395: recovered by Rhodesian AF as 7395, 07Jun79
1316 se3160 1965 9277: FAP, to N4997J
Evergreen Helicopters N4997J: Evergreen 1985, ex FAP-9277
?: Naciones Unidas; 18mar93 pictured at Marana-Pinal Air Park, AZ
1333 se3160 9280: Sud-Est SE3160 cn1333. ff:?; del FAP as 9280, unk; xfer Angola, unk; wfu &+
Air Force of Zimbabwe 7450: recovered by Rhodesian AF as 7450, 07Jun79
1355 se3160 9281: Sud-Est SE3160 cn1355, ff:?; del FAP as 9281, unk; xfer Angola, unk; wfu &+
Air Force of Zimbabwe 7541: recovered by Rhodesian AF as 7541, 07Jun79
1357 sa316b 9283: del FAP as 9283, unk; xfer Mozambique, unk; wfu & abandoned, unk;
South African Air Force 641: SAAF. ex 9283
Air Force of Zimbabwe 5742: recovered by RhAF as 5742, 07Jun79
1368 se3160 1966 9284: FAP; to Rhodesia as (7)543
South African Air Force 646: SAAF; ex AFZ (7)543
Air Force of Zimbabwe (7)543: AFZ (formerly known as Rhodesia); ex FAP 9284; to SAAF as 646
1370 sa316b 9286: del FAP as 9286, unk; asgd Mozambique, unk; wfu & abandoned, unk
Air Force of Zimbabwe 7454: recovered by Rhodesian AF as 7454, 07Jun79
South African Air Force ?: xfer SAAF?, fate unk
1384 se3160 9287: Sud-Est SE3160, cn1384, ff:?; del FAP as 9287, unk; xfer Mozambique, unk; +
Air Force of Zimbabwe 7455: recovered by Rhodesian AF as 7455, Jun79
South African Air Force 643: xfer SAAF as 643, unk
1385 se3160 9288: Sud-Est SE3160, cn1385, ff:?; del FAP as 9288, unk; xfer Mozambique, unk; +
Air Force of Zimbabwe 7456: recovered by Rhodesian AF as 7456, Jun79
South African Air Force 644: xfer SAAF as 644, unk
1386 se3160 9289: Sud-Est SE3160, cn1386, ff:?; del FAP as 9289, unk; xfer Mozambique, unk; +
Air Force of Zimbabwe 7547: recovered by Rhodesian AF as 7547, 07Jun79
1396 se3160 9290: Sud-Est SE3160, cn1396, ff:?; del FAP as 9296, unk; xfer Mozambique, unk; +
Air Force of Zimbabwe 5748: recovered by Rhodesian AF as 5748, Jun79; w/o 12Jan93.
1533 se3160 9294: Sud-Est SE3160, cn1533, ff:?; del FAP as 9294, unk; xfer Mozambique, unk; +
Air Force of Zimbabwe 7451: recovered by Rhodesian AF as 7451, Jun79
South African Air Force 647: xfer SAAF as 647, unk
1674 sa316b 9343: FAP; w/o 22jun76
1683 sa316b 9345: FAP; to civ F-BUAV
- F-BUAV: ex FAP 9345
1646 sa316b 1969 9346: FAP; 1977 to France as F-ZBDF
French Civilian Security F-ZBDF: securite civile from 1977 ex FAP 9346 from 2003 wfu
1648 sa316b 9347: FAP; w/o 23may72
1699 sa316b 9348: FAP; to civ F-GFVH
1706 sa316b 9350: FAP; to Surinam as SAF 400
Suriname Air Force SAF-400: LUMA, ex FAP 9350, reser PZ-HTH
- PZ-HTH: ex SAF-400
- N6353F: Helicopter Technology Inc at Century, FL 1999-2008
1709 sa316b 9351: FAP; w/o 21oct92
1732 sa316b 9352: FAP; to Mozambique as C9-HAQ
Air Force of Zimbabwe 5729: xfer by RhAF as 5729, 20Sep76
1733 sa316b 9353: FAP
1740 sa316b 9354: FAP; to Mozambique
1741 sa316b 9355: FAP
1749 sa316b 9357: FAP; to France as F-ZBDG
French Civilian Security F-ZBDG: Securite Civile; ex FAP 9357; preserved at Museum St.Victoret, France
1750 sa316b 9358: FAP; to F-GJBM
1764 se3160 9363: Sud-Est SE3160 cn1764, ff:?; del FAP as 9363, unk; xfer Mozambique, unk
Air Force of Zimbabwe 5278: xfer Rhodesian Air Force as 5278, 06Aug76
- C9-HAO: xfer Mozambique as C9-HAO, unk
1857 sa316b 9386: FAP, to Surinam as SAF 500
Suriname Air Force SAF-500: LUMA, ex FAP 9386, reser PZ-HSH
- PZ-HSH: ex SAF-500
- N63574: Helicopter Technology Inc at Century, FL 2001-
46 C/N found in this Organisation.

Operations

DatesOperation
16-jul-1430-jul-14 Hot Blade 2014
17-jul-1331-jul-13 Hot Blade 2013
04-jul-1218-jul-12 Hot Blade 2012

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