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  • Aerospatiale Alouette III
    in
    portugal Força Aérea Portuguesa


    Portuguese Air Force





    Del'd: 156 - 1963 to 2020





    Helicopters

    Força Aérea Portuguesa Alouette III

    Introduced into FAP service from 1963, eventually 156 of the type were delivered. They were also used in Portugals African Wars in Mozambique in the mid 1960s. In 2005, less than 20 remain in service. The last examples were retired in Jun 2020.


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    Portugal Retired Alouette III, 29-Jun-20 : Portuguese Air Force retired the Alouette III helicopter after 57 years of service and 300,000 flight hours. They were replaced by the Leonardo AW119Kx Koala

    Portugal: 50 years with Alouette III, 20-Apr-13 : Portuguese Air Force celebrated 50 years flying the Alouette III helicopter




    Units


    YearsUnitsbold : Current base of the Unit
    1978/20Esquadra de Transporte 552 Beja (BA11)




    Platform


    Classes
    FS Baptista de Andrade class



    List of Aircraft

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    C/NModBuiltID     In this OrgIn other Org

    1556 sa316b     19298: Noted at Beja on 9 Nov 1999
    1573 sa316b     19302: Noted at Beja on 9 Nov 1999
    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 Por+
    1818 sa316b     19376: 20apr13 pictured as /068 during 50th Anniversary Alouette II+
    1840 sa316b 1971     19383: FAP, ex 9383
    1855 sa316b     19384: Noted at Beja on 9 Nov 1999
    1913 sa316b     19397: Noted at Beja on 9 Nov 1999
    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 Moz+
    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 Moz+
    Air Force of Zimbabwe 7354: recovered by Rhodesian AF as 7354, 19Apr79
    1136 se3160     9263: del FAP as 9263, unk; xfer Mozambique, unk; wfu & abandoned,+
    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 Moz+
    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 Moza+
    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 P+
    1250 se3160 1964     9271: Sud-Est SE3160 cn1250, ff:?; del FAP as 9271, unk; xfer Moza+
    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 Ang+
    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; pictured at Marana-Pinal Air Park, AZ
    1333 se3160     9280: Sud-Est SE3160 cn1333. ff:?; del FAP as 9280, unk; xfer Ango+
    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 Ango+
    Air Force of Zimbabwe 7541: recovered by Rhodesian AF as 7541, 07Jun79
    1357 se3160     9283: del FAP as 9283, unk; xfer Mozambique, unk; wfu & abandoned,+
    Air Force of Zimbabwe 5742: recovered by RhAF as 5742, 07Jun79

    South African Air Force 641: SAAF. ex 9283
    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+
    1370 se3160     9286: del FAP as 9286, unk; asgd Mozambique, unk; wfu & abandoned,+
    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 Moz+
    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 Moz+
    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 Moz+
    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 Moz+
    Air Force of Zimbabwe 5748: recovered by Rhodesian AF as 5748, Jun79; w/o 12Jan93.

    At Air Accident Investigation hangar at Manyame AB by F+
    1556 sa316b     9298: FAP 9298. To 19298
    1573 sa316b     9302: FAP 9302. To 19302
    1674 sa316b     9343: FAP; w/o 22jun76
    1683 sa316b     9345: FAP; to civ F-BUAV
    Heliocean 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.Vi+
    1750 sa316b     9358: FAP; to F-GJBM
    1855 sa316b     9384: FAP 9384. To 19384
    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-
    1913 sa316b     9397: FAP 9397. To 19397


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