Bell 47


1945

1945





A two-bladed, single engine based on the previous Model 30 prototype. Designed by Arthur Young, the Bell 47 became the first helicopter certified for civilian use on 8 March 1946. More than 5.600 were produced, including licenses by Agusta, Kawasaki and Westland (sublicense from Agusta). The Bell 47J Ranger is modifed version with a fully enclosed cabin and fuselage.


Derivatives

ModelYearHistory
47B
47D
47G-1
47G-3
47G-4
47G-5
47H
47J
H-13E Sioux
HTL-7
OH-13H Sioux
OH-13S Sioux
TH-13T Sioux
47D-1 1949
KHI 47 1952
Agusta ab47 1952
47G-2 1957

Organisations

From Organisation with model 47
1949
argentina Comando de Aviacion Naval Argentina
    9 1949/69
1951
canada Royal Canadian Navy (1945-1968)
    6 1951/68
1952
denmark Flyvevåbnet
    3 1952/58
france Aviation Légère de l'Armée de Terre
    1952/86
1953
chile Fuerza Aerea de Chile
    3 1953/??
italy Aeronautica Militare Italiana
    4 1953/??
united kingdom British European Airways
    1 1953/65
1954
spain Arma Aerea de la Armada Española
    10 1954/87
1955
uruguay Aviacion Naval Uruguaya
    7 1955/97
uruguay Fuerza Aerea Uruguaya
    2 1955/63
1956
germany Bundespolizei
    1956/now
1957
germany Heeresflieger
    47G-2 6 1957/65
1958
brazil Força Aeronaval da Marinha do Brasil
    1958/74
1959
venezuela fuerza aerea de venezuela
    4 1959/86
1960
austria Österreichische Luftstreitkräfte
    OH-13H Sioux 17 1960/76
germany Luftwaffe
    47G-2 8 1960/74
spain Ejercito del Aire
    25 1960/90
1961
greece Elliniki Aeroporia Stratou
    54 1961/96
1962
argentina Prefectura Naval Argentina
    2 1962/??
germany Landespolizei
    1962/64
usa State of California
    1962/now
1963
jamaica Jamaica Defence Force
    47G-3 2 1963/??
1964
spain Fuerzas Aeromóviles del Ejército de Tierra
    16 1964/85
sweden Rikspolisstyrelsen
    47G-2 1964/??
1965
argentina Aviacion de Ejercito Argentino
    7 1965/83
australia Australian Army Aviation
    47G-3 65 1965/75
israel Heil Ha'Avir
    1965/??
new zealand Royal New Zealand Air Force
    13 1965/10
peru Fuerza Aerea del Peru
    27 1965/80
switzerland Air Glaciers SA
    1965/now
1972
malta Forzi Armati ta' Malta
    1 1972/now
1974
malaysia Tentara Udara Diraja Malaysia
    47G-5 9 1974/98
1975
ecuador Fuerza Aerea Ecuatoriana
    3 1975/??
1983
venezuela ejercito de venezuela
    2 1983/95
1998
malaysia Malaysian Experimental Aircraft Association
    47G-5 2 1998/now
2007
canada Blackcomb Helicopters
    1 2007/10
Unknown!
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Construction Numbers on database of 47 or its versions

5047
547b
747d
347D-1
447g-1
2347g-2
2947g-3
647g-4
1747g-5
247h
847j
1h-13e
1htl-7
32oh-13h
24oh-13s
6th-13t




Construction Numbers Help Us

C/NBuilt asYearHistory
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2706 47g-2 CF-OIS : Canada, to N64702
US N64702 : Hendrickson Flying Service Inc; w/o 21apr16 hit powerli+
2714 47g-3 1961 US N8492E . : type:Bell 47G-3B
2715 47g-3 1961 US N8493E . : type:Bell 47G-3B
2716 47g-3 1961 US N8494E . : type:Bell 47G-3B
2723 47g-2 1962 US N73257 : Bell 47G-2A; Helicopter Applicators from Apr78-Apr11; c+
2772 47g-3 1962 US N73240 : 47G-3B type; 07feb95 struck a tree at NAWS China Lake
2901 47g-3 1963 JM JDFH-1 : JDF; to N90769
US N90769 : private from 13sep82; ex JDFH-1
2904 UY A-056 : Aviacion Naval d/d 1995; w/o 24oct97
2907 47g-3 1964 JM JDFH-2 : JDF; to N83779
US N83779 Pacific Aero Services : Pacific Aero Services from 1989; ex JDFH-2
2994 AR AE-393 : Ejercito; BuNo 63-9108
3124 47j BR PT-HAS : Bell 47J-2A Ranger; Helisul
3158 AR 0536 : ARA 4-H-3; Bell 47G-4; to civ LV-MHM
3180 AR AE-394 : Ejercito; BuNo 63-13680
3320 47j AR PM-22 : Prefectura Nacional Maritima; 47J-2A type; then PA-22; +
AR LV-AIF : Misiones Helicopteros; 1989 flightseeing Iguazu Falls;+
3366 47g-4 1965 US N420J : to N420MC
US N420MC : Helicopter Applicators Dec79-Jun13; expired
3373 47g-4 1965 US N8531F : Coastal Helicopters 1994
3388 47g-3 PE PNP-100 : Policia Nacional del Peru, ex OB-T-1009, GC-100; preser+
3404 47g-3 AU A1-404 : Preserved at Australian War Memorial, Canberra by 2008
3407 47g-3 1965 AU A1-407 : dd Nov 1965 Australian Army; G.I. Airframe by Sep 1977
Preserved at Australian Army Transport Museum, Victoria+
3410 47g-3 AU A1-410 : Preserved at the Thomas Collection, Narellan, by 2008
3483 AR AE-391 : Ejercito; BuNo 65-8050
3484 AR AE-392 : Ejercito; BuNo 65-8051; preserved Campo de Mayo
3628 th-13t US 66-8128 : US Army
US N48316 : Warbird Adventures Inc at Kissimmee, FL
AG Air Llc at Thomasville, PA Apr08-Feb13
Hammock Flying Service Inc at Walnut Ridge, AR from Jun+
3651 th-13t US 67-15932 : US Army
US N99631 : Hagatna, Guam 1999-May03
MX XB-IMR : Mexico
3677 th-13t US 67-15958 : US Army
US N14SD : Snohomish County Sheriffs Office May86- Apr93; w/o
3736 th-13t 1968 US 67-17029 : US Army
US N122CD : Helicopter Applicators Apr87-Nov13, 47G-2A-1 type; N651+
3762 th-13t 1968 US 67-17055 : US Army
US N87647 : to N125CD
US N125CD : Helicopter Applicators Feb90-Dec13, 47G-3B-1 type; expi+
3831 th-13t US 67-17124 : US Army
US N47039 : Polk County Sheriff Office (PCSO) Jul77-Mar91, 47G-3B-+
3902 oh-13s ES Z.7B-26 : re-registered to HE.7B-26
ES HE.7B-26 : FADET /ET-059 preserved with fake serial HE.7B-20/ET-10+
3916 PE FAP-624 : FAP d/d 1965; BuNo 65-13012
3933 oh-13s 1969 GR ES701 : Hellenic Army; FMS 67-15884; 21mar69 ff as 884; 07may69+
3934 oh-13s 1969 GR ES702 : Hellenic Army; FMS 67-15885; d/d 07may69; w/o 15mar73 a+
3935 oh-13s 1969 GR ES703 : Hellenic Army; FMS 67-15886; d/d 1969
3936 oh-13s 1969 GR ES704 : Hellenic Army; FMS 67-15887; d/d 1969
3995 oh-13s 1971 GR ES705 : Hellenic Army; BuNo 69-19615; ff 11jan71 as 615; reseri+
3996 oh-13s 1971 GR ES706 : Hellenic Army; BuNo 69-19616; ff 28jan71 as ES706
3997 oh-13s 1971 GR ES707 : Hellenic Army; BuNo 69-19617; d/d 12jan71; f/f 28jan71 +
3998 oh-13s GR ES708 : Hellenic Army Aviation; FMS unk; Circa 1973 pictured 23+
3999 oh-13s GR ES709 : Hellenic Army Aviation; 10jun10 pictured preserved at t+
4000 oh-13s GR ES710 : Hellenic Army; FMS 69-19620; d/d 16feb71; f/f 12mar71 +
4001 oh-13s GR ES711 : Hellenic Army Aviation FMS 69-19621; 10sep96 last fligh+
4002 oh-13s GR ES712 : Hellenic Army; FMS 69-19620; d/d 18feb71; f/f 08mar71 a+
4003 oh-13s GR ES713 : Hellenic Army; FMS 69-19623; d/d 18feb71; f/f 16mar71 a+
4004 oh-13s 1971 GR ES714 : Hellenic Army; FMS 69-19623; d/d 18feb71; w/o 16mar71 w+
4005 oh-13s GR ES715 : Hellenic Army; FMS 69-19625; d/d 18feb71
4006 oh-13s GR ES716 : Hellenic Army; FMS 69-19626; d/d 18feb71
4007 oh-13s GR ES717 : Hellenic Army; FMS 69-19627; d/d 18feb71; f/f 16mar71 a+
4008 oh-13s GR ES718 : Hellenic Army; FMS 69-19628; d/d 18feb71; f/f 20mar71 a+
4009 oh-13s 1971 GR ES719 : Hellenic Army; FMS 69-19629; d/d 18feb71; f/f 15mar71 a+
4010 oh-13s GR ES720 : Hellenic Army; FMS 69-19630; d/d 10may71
4011 oh-13s GR ES721 : Hellenic Army; FMS 69-19631; d/d 10may71
4012 oh-13s GR ES722 : Hellenic Army; FMS 69-19632; d/d 10may71
4013 oh-13s 1971 GR ES723 : Hellenic Army; FMS 69-19633; d/d 10may71
6514 47g-3 1965 NZ NZ3701 : dd Dec 1965 as 47G-3B-1, to 3 Squadron. Crashed 19 Jan +
6515 47g-3 1965 NZ NZ3702 : dd Dec 1965 as 47G-3B-1, to 3 Squadron.
6516 47g-3 NZ NZ3703 : RNZAF. w/o 30jun77
6517 47g-3 NZ NZ3704 : RNZAF. w/o 16jan87
6518 47g-3 1965 NZ NZ3705 : RNZAF 3 sqd
In RNZAF Museum reserve collection at Wigram.
09nov16 pictured at RNZAF Museum, Wigram in the Reserve+
6519 47g-3 NZ NZ3706 : RNZAF 3 sqd
6520 PE FAP-617 : FAP d/d 1965
6521 PE FAP-618 : FAP d/d 1965
6522 PE FAP-619 : FAP d/d 1965
6523 PE FAP-620 : FAP d/d 1965
6524 PE FAP-621 : FAP d/d 1965
6525 PE FAP-622 : FAP d/d 1965
6572 47g-3 PE PNP-100 : Policia Nacional del Peru, ex N1361X, FP-102; preserved+
6600 47g-3 1967 US N7936S : conv to Bell-Soloy 47G-3B-1; to N647HA
US N647HA : Helicopter Applicators from Feb83
6640 47g-3 1965 AU A1-640 : dd Sep 1967. 161 Recce Flt, to S Vietnam (Nui Dat) Mar-+
A1-640 : to Fleet Air Arm Museum, Nowra
6679 UY A-055 : Aviacion Naval d/d 1992; ex N9010C
6765 47g-3 1970 AU VH-CSW : Bell 47G-3B-2; Wales Bank Surf Rescue Service; CareFlig+
AU VH-IDU : private from Dec05; Sep14 still
6809 47g-3 1970 NZ NZ3707 : RNZAF. w/o 02apr74
6810 47g-3 NZ NZ3708 : RNZAF
6811 47g-3 NZ NZ3709 : RNZAF. w/o 11nov83
6812 47g-3 NZ NZ3710 : RNZAF. w/o 16jul85
6813 47g-3 NZ NZ3711 : RNZAF. w/o 15nov71
6814 47g-3 NZ NZ3712 : RNZAF 3 sqd
6815 47g-3 NZ NZ3713 : RNZAF 3 sqd
6839 PE FAP-660 : FAP d/d 1972
6847 PE FAP-661 : FAP d/d 1972
6854 PE FAP-665 : FAP d/d 1972
MG 5R-MKV : Sky Services Madagascar, noted Feb14
7418 47g-3 AU A1-738 : Australian Army
Preserved at Queensland Air Museum by Mar 2008
7508 PE FAP-657 : FAP d/d 1972; w/o 13mar74
7525 47g-4 1966 US N1318X : Bell 47G-4A; Omniflight Helicopters at Jamesville, WI F+
CA C-FCIU : Canada as CF-CIU 1973; College DEnseignement General Et+
FR F-GJMP : France from Jan91, many owners
01sep17 at Toussus-le-Noble
7722 47g-4 BR PT-HCV : Bell 47G-4A; canc
7743 47g-4 1969 JP JA7613 : ACE Helicopter, ex CF-ZIX,N99336; to USA 2002
US N4085C : Bell-Soloy 47G-4A; Coastal Helicopters 2003-2004
AU VH-PRK : P.R. Wieland Pty Jun06
7768 47g-4 MY 9M-PMJ Sultan of Johor Royal Flight :
7870 47g-5 1967 CA C-GSAG : Blackcomb Bell47G-5 type May07-Jul10
7884 47g-5 ES HE.7B-31 :
7947 UY A-055 : Aviacion Naval d/d 1971; w/o 1990
7971 47g-5 1970 US N2273W : to 9M-API
MY 9M-API : Malaysia, to N87762
JP JA7588 : Japan, to N4427F
US N4427F : Gomes Farm Air Service Inc at Salinas, CA from Mar97; +
25006 47g-5 1970 AU VH-BHI : Australia
KR HL6109 : South Korea, rtn to VH-BHI
CN B-1511 : China, to N57RA
US N57RA : Orco Aviation at Riverside, CA Jun91-Jul13; preserved
25023 47g-5 1971 UK G-AYMY : reg Nov70-Feb82, several owners
UK G-AYMY : Jul79 pictured at Coventry (to be confirmed)
CY 5B-CEQ : w/o unk
25032 47g-5 1971 US N7089J : Reynolds Aerial Service at Mansfield, IL from Jul11; w/+
25033 47g-5 US N7090J : unk to 5B-CCB
CY 5B-CCB : Unk Reg Canx
25054 PE FAP-647 : FAP d/d 1971; ex N2972W; to EC-EQC
25055 PE FAP-648 : FAP d/d 1972
25056 PE FAP-649 : FAP d/d 1972
25057 PE FAP-650 : FAP d/d 1972; ex N2975W; to EC-EQD
25058 PE FAP-651 : FAP d/d 1972
25063 PE FAP-652 : FAP d/d 1972; ex N2977W; to EC-EQE
ES EC-EQE : to Australia


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