Westland Sioux
united kingdom Army Air Corps

Del'd: 193 - 1965 to 1978

Army Air Corps Sioux

Bell 47G-3B-1 Sioux won the Light Helicopter Competition between Hughes 300 and the Hiller 12E-4 (coming second), the Brantly B-2 a late entrant - in March 1964, to replace the Skeeter. The deal was politically complicated by a need to sell Rolls Royce aero engines to Italy, so the first 50 were supplied by Agusta and remainder from Westland.
First deliveries were from Apr 1965 and initial maintenance difficulties (of these and the Agusta supplied models - which began deliveries in 1964) were largely overcome by July 1965, with final deliveries at the end of 1968. Known as the Clockwork Mouse or Iron Budgie in AAC service. 666 Squadron was the last UK unit to retire its Sioux in Feb 1978, followed by 11 Flight (in Brunei and Hong Kong) in Sep 1978.

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YearsUnitsbold : Current base of the Unit
1972/77AAC Flight BATUSCA CFB Suffield
1970/757 FlightDE RAF Gatow
1969/7816 FltCY Dhekelia
1969/78657 squadronColchester Kirkee
Long Kesh
DE Bournemouth Barracks
1969/78665 squadronColchester McMunn
1969/77662 squadronDE Waterloo Barracks, Münster
1969/75660 squadronLong Kesh
DE Soest
RAF Topcliffe
1969/    Historic Aircraft Flight AAC Middle Wallop
1969/??663 squadron
1967/691 FlightDE Detmold
??/78666 squadronAAC Netheravon
RAF Topcliffe
??/7811 Flight
UNFICYP FlightCY Nicosia (Lefkosia)

List of Aircraft

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C/NModBuiltID     In this OrganisationIn other Org

    wa334 1965     TAD175: AAC Instructional Airframe
- XT175: Preserved Malta Air Museum, TaQali by Mar16

Not anymore in Malta aviation museum it is in a private+
    wa310 1965     XT151: AAC Historic Flight by 2013
    wa311 1965     XT152: AAC Sioux AH.1 - Scrapped Wroughton September 1976
    wa312 1965     XT153: AAC Sioux AH.1
- D-HOFD: Germany unk, to ZS-HJB

- ZS-HJB: South Africa; w/o 07dec81
    wa313 1965     XT154: AAC Sioux AH.1
- ZS-HLX: South Africa
    wa314 1965     XT155: AAC Sioux AH.1
- D-HFFF: Germany unk; To EC-EEJ

- EC-EEJ: Spain unk
    wa315 1965     XT156: AAC Sioux AH.1
- G-BFEI: Bell 47G-3B-1 Sioux AH.1 c/n wan6; Trent Helicopters Lt+
    wa316 1965     XT157: AAC Sioux AH.1
- XT157: Sold in Hong Kong to Autair 15Dec78
    wa317 1965     XT158: AAC Sioux AH.1
    wa318 1965     XT159: AAC Sioux AH.1
- XT159: Sold to Autair, Luton for spares during 1976
    wa319 1965     XT160: AAC Sioux AH.1; to G-BGAM
- G-BGAM: Bell 47G-3B-1 Sioux AH.1 c/n wan10; private from Oct78;+

w/o 26May79
    wa320 1965     XT161: AAC Sioux AH.1 d/d 10jun65
    wa321 1965     XT162: AAC Sioux AH.1
- G-BJFN: To G-BFJN 10Jul87 Howden Helicopters, Spaldington, w/o +
    wa322 1965     XT163: AAC Sioux AH.1 d/d 02Jun65, w/o 23Oct74
    wa323 1965     XT164: AAC Sioux AH.1 d/d 14Jun65, w/o 19Jun75
    wa324 1965     XT165: AAC Sioux AH.1
- G-BHOI: Unk date; to ZS-HFF

- ZS-HFF: Composite with XV324, Stored Bremgarten
    wa325 1965     XT166: AAC Sioux AH.1; d/d 01Jul65, w/o 14Jan70
    wa326 1965     XT167: AAC Sioux AH.1 to G-BFYI
- G-BFYI: Based at Goathland, North Yorkshire
    wa327 1965     XT168: AAC Sioux AH.1 to D-HICE
- D-HICE: privately owned Karlstadt
    wa328 1965     XT169: AAC Sioux AH.1 - To Autair, Luton for spares 1976
    wa330 1965     XT171: AAC Sioux AH.1
    wa331 1965     XT172: AAC Sioux AH.1; to Germany D-HAFK
- D-HAFK: Privately owned Offenburg, Germany
    wa332 1965     XT173: AAC Sioux AH.1;d/d 18Aug65, w/o 20Jun67
    wa333 1965     XT174: AAC; w/o 18apr73 hit telephone lines at Caledon, Tyrone, Nor+
    wa334 1965     XT175: AAC Sioux AH.1 d/d 23Aug65; w/o 10Oct68
- XT175: Preserved Malta Air Museum, TaQali by Mar16

Not anymore in Malta aviation museum it is in a private+
    wa336 1965     XT177: AAC; Sioux AH.1; d/d 01Sep65, w/o 06Feb67
    wa337 1965     XT178: AAC; Sioux AH.1; d/d 02Sep65, w/o 07Apr66
    wa338 1965     XT179: AAC
- G-BFYF: private at Doncaster, Yorkshire Aug78-Jul79; private at+

- VH-HMK: Australia from Nov85; conv to Westland-Bell-Soloy 47G-3+

McDermott Aviation VH-HMK: McDermott Aviation from Jun06
    wa339 1965     XT180: AAC; Sioux AH.1; to G-BFEG
- G-BFEG: Private; w/o 09Jul79

Heliworks Ltd G-BFEG: Re-registered with CAA 29Apr83 with Heliwork Ltd, Thru+
    wa340 1965     XT181: AAC; Sioux AH.1 to G-BGID 31Jul02 c/n WAN-31
- G-BGID: Private; to SE-JHP Vasterhaninge, Sweden 18Nov04

- SE-JHP: Private based at a private heliport near Nynäshamn in +
    wa341 1965     XT182: AAC; Sioux AH.1 Sold and exported during Mar77 to Miami, Fl+
    wa342     XT183: AAC; Sioux AH.1 unk to ZS-HGZ South Africa
- ZS-HGZ: Private owner South Africa
    wa343 1965     XT184: AAC; Sioux AH.1 d/d 05Oct65, w/o 11Jun71
    wa344 1965     XT185: AAC; Sioux AH.1 d/d 01Oct65, w/o 16Sep73
    wa345 1965     XT186: AAC; Sioux AH.1 - unk to G-BEBV
- G-BEBV: unk to OE-AXP Austria

- OE-AXP: Private owner
    wa346 1965     XT187: AAC Sioux AH.1 d/d 28Oct65, w/o 02Feb66
    wa347 1965     XT188: AAC Sioux AH.1 unk to Germany D-HOWD
- D-HOWD: Private, unk to Spain EC-DVO

- EC-DVO: Private, unk scrapped
    wa348 1965     XT189: AAC Sioux AH.1 unk to USA 1977, Miami, Florida, USA for spar+
    wa349 1965     XT190: AAC; Sioux AH.1
    wa350 1966     XT191: AAC; Sioux AH.1
- G-BGXP: many owners, , to G-CIGY 26Oct98

- G-CIGY: Private owner, Wales - Still registered and active Mar1+
    wa351 1965     XT192: AAC Sioux AH.1 unk to Kenya 5Y-BDR
- 5Y-BDR: Private
    wa352 1966     XT193: AAC Unk to Germany as D-???? then unk to HB-XJE Switzerland
- HB-XJE: Private, based at Grenchen
    wa353 1966     XT194: AAC Sioux AH.1 07Jul82 to G-BHAR
- G-BHAR: Private, three owners then 18Jan08 to Mullingar, County+
    wa354 1966     XT195: AAC Sioux AH.1 19Jan82 to G-BEHN
- G-BEHN: Dollar Air Services, Coventry as Westland-Bell Soloy 47+

- EI-BKG: Private, unk to USA N8229C

- N8229C: Private
    wa355 1966     XT196: AAC Sioux AH.1 w/o 28Jun68
    wa357 1966     XT198: AAC Sioux AH.1 unk to South Africa ZS-HHX
- ZS-HHX: Private, w/o 1980
    wa358 1966     XT199: AAC, Sioux AH.1 unk to HP-789 Panama
- HP-789: Private
    wa359 1965     XT200: AAC, Sioux AH.1, d/d 13Dec 65, unk to pres. Newark Air Museu+
    wa360 1966     XT201: AAC, Sioux AH.1, unk to ZS-HLW South Africa
- ZS-HLW: Private

Thunder City by 2008
    wa361 1966     XT202: AAC, Sioux AH.1, unk to Germany D-HEEE
- D-HEEE: Private, unk , to EC-DVM in Spain

- EC-DVM: Private, unk wfu
    wa362 1966     XT203: AAC, Sioux AH.1, unk to South Africa as ZS-???
    wa363 1965     XT204: AAC Sioux AH.1 d/d 23Dec65, w/o 03Apr69
    wa364 1965     XT205: AAC Sioux AH.1 unk Germany to D-HGGG
- D-HGGG: based at Oedheim, Germany
    wa365 1965     XT206: AAC Sioux AH.1
- D-HAFQ: Private w/o 13Jun80
    wa366 1965     XT207: AAC Sioux AH.1 26jul75 with ARWF coded J at Middle Wallop Ai+
- D-HMHF: Private unk to Austria OE-AXS

- OE-AXS: Private unk to D-HCXA Germany

- D-HCXA: Private
    wa367 1966     XT208: AAC Sioux AH.1 d/d 03Feb66, w/o 17Mar72, stored Fivemiletown+
    wa368 1966     XT209: AAC Sioux AH.1 unk to D-HAUI
- D-HAUI: Private based Oedheim, Germany
    wa369 1966     XT210: AAC Sioux AH.1 d/d 03Feb66, w/o 25Nov69
    wa370 1966     XT211: AAC Sioux AH.1 26jul75 with ARWF coded P at Middle Wallop Ai+
- G-BFOH: Private 15Apr86 to Cyprus as 5B-CGO

- 5B-CGO: Private unk w/o
    wa371 1966     XT212: AAC Sioux AH.1 unk to Germany D-HAFG
- D-HAFG: Private , w/o 15Jul81
    wa372 1966     XT213: AAC Sioux AH.1 27Jun78 to G-BFLS
- G-BFLS: Private 7Jun82 to Cyprus as 5B-CFQ

- 5B-CFQ: Private unk to N5VZ

- N5VZ: Private cancelled 24Jun04 as destroyed
    wa373 1966     XT214: AAC Sioux AH.1 11Jan78 to G-BFJU
- G-BFJU: Private 24Jun82 to Cyprus 5B-CEX

- 5B-CEX: Private unk to SU-BHB Egypt

- SU-BHB: Private
    wa374 1966     XT215: AAC Sioux AH.1 d/d 10Mar66, w/o 06Oct70
    wa375 1966     XT216: AAC Sioux AH.1 d/d 10Mar66, w/o 30Jul66
    wa376 1966     XT217: AAC Sioux AH.1 unk to Malaysia 9M-AUO
- 9M-AUO: Private
    wa377 1966     XT218: AAC Sioux AH.1 unk sold in Hong Kong 1978
    wa378 1967     XT219: AAC Sioux AH.1 d/d 01Feb67, w/o 26Mar67
    wa379 1967     XT220: AAC Sioux AH.1;26jul75 with ARWF coded L at Middle Wallop Ai+
- D-HDDD: Private
    wa380 1966     XT221: AAC Sioux AH.1
- G-CHOP: private from Dec78; many owners

2011 appears on movie X-Men: First Class
    wa381 1966     XT222: AAC Sioux AH.1 unk to D-HIII Germany
- D-HIII: Private based Oedheim, Germany
    wa382 1966     XT223: AAC Sioux AH.1 24Jul79 to G-BGZK
- G-BGZK: Private, many owners until 11May99 to G-XTUN

- G-XTUN: Private based at Hawarden - still current at Mar16
    wa383 1966     XT224: AAC Sioux AH.1 08Jul76 to G-BEBW
- G-BEBW: Private Reg to Trent Helicopters, Luton Airport unk to +

- OE-AXU: Private unk to D-HNFA Germany

- D-HNFA: Private
    wa384 1966     XT225: AAC Sioux AH.1 d/d 03May66, w/o 17Mar75
    wa385 1966     XT226: AAC Sioux AH.1 d/d 12May66, last noted G.I. Hong Kong
    wa386 1966     XT227: AAC Sioux AH.1 21oct78 In storage at Wroughton
- G-BHKB: Westland-Bell-Soloy 47G-3B-1 c/n wap87; Heliwork Ltd Ja+

- D-HAAA: Grasberger Helicopter GmbH at Oedheim Heliport, from F+

Heliworks Ltd G-BHKB: Heliworks, Thruxton
    wa387 1966     XT228: AAC Sioux AH.1; 26jul75 with ARWF coded W at Middle Wallop A+
- D-HAFR: Private Unk to Austria OE-CXS

- OE-CXS: Private Unk Scrapped
    wa388 1966     XT229: AAC Sioux AH.1 Unk to ZS-HLM South Africa
- ZS-HLM: Private
    wa389 1966     XT230: AAC Sioux AH.1 Unk to South Africa as ZS-???
    wa390 1966     XT231: AAC Sioux AH.1 Scrp Wroughton 1977
    wa391 1966     XT232: AAC Sioux AH.1 Unk to ZS-HIL South Africa
- ZS-HIL: Private
    wa392 1966     XT233: AAC Sioux AH.1 Scrp Wroughton Sep76
    wa393 1966     XT234: AAC Sioux AH.1 Unk to G-BFVM
- G-BFVM: Private Shobdon, Herefordshire, w.f.u. Nov87
    wa394 1966     XT235: AAC Sioux AH.1 scrp Wroughton Sep76
    wa395 1966     XT236: AAC Sioux AH.1 d/d 04Jul66; Oct07 preserved at AeroVenture,+
- XT236: 18sep16 travelling exhibit and under restoration with S+
    wa396 1966     XT237: AAC Sioux AH.1 Unk To Germany D-HAFL
- D-HAFL: Private Unk , to EC-FRA Spain

- EC-FRA: Private
    wa397 1966     XT238: AAC Sioux AH.1 d/d 04Jul66, w/o 07Jul73
    wa398 1966     XT239: AAC Sioux AH.1 Unk to ZS-HLM South Africa
- ZS-HLM: Private
    wa399 1966     XT240: AAC Sioux AH.1 Broken up Wroughton EGDT Oct77
    wa400 1966     XT241: AAC Sioux AH.1 w/o 02Jan77
    wa401 1966     XT242: AAC Sioux AH.1 d/d 02Aug66, w/o 15Apr75, pres. AeroVenture, +
Aeroventure Museum XT242: Pres. Aeroventure
    wa402 1966     XT243: AAC Sioux AH.1; 26jul75 with ARWF coded T at Middle Wallop A+
- HP-850: Private
    wa403 1966     XT244: AAC Sioux AH.1 unk D-HATW
- D-HATW: Private unk to HB-XIF

- HB-XIF: Private unk to OE-AXZ

- OE-AXZ: Private Unk to D-HLBS

- D-HLBS: Private unk revert to OE-AXZ

- OE-AXZ: Private unk to D-HISE

- D-HISE: Private unk to HB-ZBF

- HB-ZBF: Private based at Grenchen
    wa404 1966     XT245: AAC Sioux AH.1 to Germany D-HHRK
- D-HHRK: Private w/o 11Jul78
    wa405 1966     XT246: AAC Sioux AH.1 d/d 13Sep66, w/o 04Sep69
    wa406 1966     XT247: AAC Sioux AH.1 Scrp Wroughton EGDT Sep76
    wa407 1966     XT248: AAC Sioux AH.1 to Australia Aug86 as VH-???
    wa408 1966     XT249: AAC Sioux AH.1 01Nov79 to G-BHBV
Heliworks Ltd G-BHBV: Private reg to Heliworks, Thruxton until 01May80

- G-BHBV: Private reg to Helicrops Ltd, Banbury, Oxford, UK 12May+

- G-SMRI: Private Reg to Helicrops Ltd, Thruxton until 11Jul86 w/+
    wa409 1966     XT250: AAC Sioux AH.1 unk to Germany for spares 1977
    wa410 1966     XT498: AAC Sioux AH.1 alt c/n wap120 d/d 12Oct66
    wa411 1966     XT499: AAC Sioux AH.1 d/d 06Oct66, to Southend for spares 1981

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