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  • Del'd: 13 - 1965 to 2010






    The Bell 47 was the first helicopter to enter New Zealand military service as the 47G-3 model, introduced in two batches in Dec 1965 (6 airframes) and 1970 (7 airframes) to RNZAF Hobsonville and known as the Sioux, during its service.  It was originally used as reconnaisance, light utility and basic trainer, before attrition through intensive use restricted its role to basic training.


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    YearsUnitsbold : Current base of the Unit
    1965/103 Squadron Ohakea
    Whenuapai
    Wigram
    Hobsonville Airbase



    List of Aircraft

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    C/NModBuiltID     In this OrgIn other Org

    6514 47g-3 1965     NZ3701: dd Dec 1965 as 47G-3B-1, to 3 Squadron. Crashed 19 Jan 1979.
    6515 47g-3 1965     NZ3702: dd Dec 1965 as 47G-3B-1, to 3 Squadron.
    6516 47g-3     NZ3703: RNZAF. w/o 30jun77
    6517 47g-3     NZ3704: RNZAF. w/o 16jan87
    6518 47g-3 1965     NZ3705: RNZAF 3 sqd
    6519 47g-3     NZ3706: RNZAF 3 sqd
    6809 47g-3 1970     NZ3707: RNZAF. w/o 02apr74
    6810 47g-3     NZ3708: RNZAF
    6811 47g-3     NZ3709: RNZAF. w/o 11nov83
    6812 47g-3     NZ3710: RNZAF. w/o 16jul85
    6813 47g-3     NZ3711: RNZAF. w/o 15nov71
    6814 47g-3     NZ3712: RNZAF 3 sqd
    6815 47g-3     NZ3713: RNZAF 3 sqd