Del'd: 10 - 2003 to 2008






Fleet Air Arm (RAN) Seasprite

Initial order for 11 SH-3G(A) Super Seasprites produced ex US Navy machines for use in the Anti-Surface Warfare role. Equipped with twin GE T700-GE-401 turboshafts, the airframes also feature a Litton Integrated Tactcal Avionics System, Forward-looking IR and the Penguin anti-ship missile. Operate from the RAN ANZAC Class frigates (FFH).
First SH-2G provisionally accepted by RAN at Nowra on 18 Oct 2003, well behind schedule reportedly due to problems integrating the bespoke combat mission software with the radar, datalink and Penguin missile. The fleet was grounded in May 2006, following defects in the flight control system and the ITAS software. After a wide ranging review, the programme continued in May 2007.
Following a review of the project, the Australian Government cancelled the contract for the helicopters on March 5, 2008. 805 Squadron was disbanded on June 26, 2008 and the SH-2G(A)s were returned to Kaman


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C/NModBuiltID     In this OrganisationIn other Org

    28 UH-2A     N29-149024: Rebuilt as SH-2G(A). RAN 841
United States Naval Aviation 149024: Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 28, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 1+

known UH-2A type asg HC-7

US Navy in 1993 type:SH-2F /NW-22 HSL-94 ; after soc AM+
    75 UH-2A     N29-149773: RAN SH-2G(A) /842 from Feb01; 20mar08 rtn to Kaman
United States Naval Aviation 149773: USN; conv SH-2F; to AMARC/8H0029

HH-2C type as HC-7 /VH-20 unk

Kaman N318KA: Kaman from Mar14, conv to SH-2G(I)

Royal New Zealand Navy NZ3620: SH-2G(I) type; Nov15 RNZAF 6Sqn
    106 UH-2B     N29-150156: RAN SH-2G(A) /843 from Feb01; 20mar08 rtn to Kaman
United States Naval Aviation 150156: USN, built as UH-2B type

1968 as UH-2C type, HC-1 /UP-86 Det.64 USS Constellatio+

1970/71 pictured as UH-2C type HC-1 /NP-005 on USS Hanc+

1974-78 as SH-2F HSL-34 Det.3 with modex green checker +

Kaman N319AK: Kaman from Mar14, conv to SH-2G(I)

Royal New Zealand Navy NZ3612: SH-2G(I) type; Nov15 RNZAF 6Sqn
    110 UH-2B     N29-150160: RAN SH-2G(A) /844 from Feb01; 20mar08 rtn to Kaman
United States Naval Aviation 150160: USN; conv UH-2C; 1970/71 as HC-1 Det7 /006 on Westpac c+

Kaman N654KM: Kaman from Mar14, conv to SH-2G(I)

Royal New Zealand Navy NZ3618: SH-2G(I) type; Nov15 RNZAF 6Sqn
    147 UH-2B     N29-151310: RAN SH-2G(A) /845 from Feb01; 20mar08 rtn to Kaman
United States Naval Aviation 151310: USN; conv UH-2C; 1969 pictured as HC-1 /006 on Westpac +

Kaman N705KM: Kaman from Mar14, conv to SH-2G(I)

Royal New Zealand Navy NZ3619: SH-2G(I) type; Nov15 RNZAF 6Sqn
    166 UH-2B     N29-151329: RAN SH-2G(A) /846 from Feb01; 20mar08 rtn to Kaman
United States Naval Aviation 151329: USN; conv to SH-2F; Aug84 pictured with HSL-30 airlifti+

SAR Crewman AE2 Harter was the one hoisting this victim+

AMARC/8H00033

ex HSL-30. Arrived AMARC 28 May 1993, departed 15 Jul 1+

Kaman N424KM: Kaman from Mar14, conv to SH-2G(I)

Royal New Zealand Navy NZ3616: SH-2G(I) type; Nov15 RNZAF 6Sqn
    186 UH-2B 1962     N29-152202: FMS to Royal Australian Navy (RAN) unk; upgraded to SH-2G(A)+
United States Naval Aviation 152202: Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 186, ff?; del USN as HU2K-1U +

1968-69 as HC-1 Det.64 /UP-70
    189 UH-2B     N29-152205: RAN SH-2G(A) /? from Feb01; 20mar08 rtn to Kaman
United States Naval Aviation 152205: USN; conv to SH-2F; AMARC/8H0027

Kaman N332KM: Kaman from Mar14, conv to SH-2G(I)

Royal New Zealand Navy NZ3615: SH-2G(I) type; Nov15 RNZAF 6Sqn
    206 SH-2F     N29-161656: RAN SH-2G(A) /840 from Feb01; 20mar08 rtn to Kaman
United States Naval Aviation 161656: USN; 07feb94 to AMARC/8H0066

Kaman N356KA: Kaman, conv to SH-2G(A)

Kaman N314KM: Kaman from Mar14, conv to SH-2G(I)

Royal New Zealand Navy NZ3614: SH-2G(I) type; Nov15 RNZAF 6Sqn

24 Mar 2018 RNZAF 6 Sq/14. Winch display at Navy Open +
    224 SH-2F     N29-161913: Rebuilt as SH-2G(A). RAN 848, test serial N351KA; rtn to Kam+
United States Naval Aviation 161913: USN

Kaman N244KM: Kaman NZ SH-2G(I) from Mar14

Royal New Zealand Navy NZ3613: SH-2G(I) type; Nov15 RNZAF 6Sqn

Sep16 as 6 Sq/13 aboard HMNZS Otago first Live deploym+

Sep16 pictured on resupply mission of Kermadec Islands
    225 SH-2F     N29-161914: RAN SH-2G(A) /849 from Feb01; 20mar08 rtn to Kaman
United States Naval Aviation 161914: USN built as SH-2F; 18apr88 pictured as HSL-33 /TF-22; +

Kaman N523KM: Kaman from Mar14, conv to SH-2G(I)

Royal New Zealand Navy NZ3617: SH-2G(I) type; Nov15 RNZAF 6Sqn
    245 SH-2G     N29-163209: Rebuilt as SH-2G(A). RAN 850
United States Naval Aviation 163209: USN; planned as SH-2F but delivered as first new built +

163209 was more than "planned". I have 300+ hours in th+
    246 SH-2G     N29-163210: Rebuilt as SH-2G(A). RAN 852, test serial N351KA; rtn to Kam+
United States Naval Aviation 163210: 2nd new built SH-2G. AMARC unk. Australia

Kaman N167KM: Kaman NZ SH-2G(I) from Mar14

Royal New Zealand Navy NZ3611: SH-2G(I) type; Nov15 RNZAF 6Sqn

6 Sq RNZAF, at Wellington on 20 Nov 2016 during Earthqu+

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