Kawasaki Heavy Industries KH-4

Derived from 47

Developed from the three-seat Bell 47G-3B, the KH-4 is a four-seat general purpose helicopter powered by a 201kW Lycoming TVO-435-B1A air-cooled engine. First flight Summer 1960. Apart from changes to cabin to accommodate extra passenger, and new supercharged engine, the KH-4 had a new instrument layout, modified control system and larger fuel capacity. A total of 338 were built for civil and military customers between 1960 and 1975.

List of Operators of Kawasaki Heavy Industries KH-4

From Organisation with model KH-4

Construction Numbers on database of KH-4 or its versions


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C/NBuilt asYearHistory
2010 1963 JP JA7367 : Japan, to VH-KIU
AU VH-KIU : Australia reg Nov90; Bright Helicopters, noted Dec04
AU VH-KIU : Helivation Pty from Aug12, op by Arafura Helicopters
2015 JP JA7375 : Kawasaki-Bell 47G3B KH4; Hokkaido police Oct63-Jul80
2065 JP JA7457 : Kanagawa police Mar67-Sep82
2101 JP JA7458 : Hiroshima Prefectural Police Feb72-May83
2192 1971 TH 1115 : Royal Thai Police
AU VH-JWB : op unk Jul86-May00
Versatile Helicopter Services Pty Ltd May00 - Apr01
G & P Helicopters Pty Ltd t/a Timberline Helicopters Ap+
21oct05 pictured on Bolton Park in Wagga Wagga
DP & SA Savage Pty Ltd Jun08 - Jul14
Reportedly destroyed in Jun2010, cancelled off the reg +
5 C/N.