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    Suid-Afrikaanse Lugmag


    South African Air Force

    1968 to present    





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    YearsLocationICAO/FAA
    1972/    BloemfonteinFABL
    1969/72AFB DurbanFADN
    1968/69AFB YsterplaatFAYP


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    1999/    AH-2 Rooivalk
    1986/99SA330 Puma
    1968/99Alouette III




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    C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn other Org
    1370 se3160 : xfer SAAF?, fate unk
    Portuguese Air Force 9286: del FAP as 9286, unk; asgd Mozambique, unk; wfu & abandoned, unk
    Air Force of Zimbabwe 7454: recovered by Rhodesian AF as 7454, 07Jun79
    1859 sa316b 118: SAAF. wfu
    1861 sa316b 120:
    1016 sa330c 121: SAAF. ex F-WMHB. w/o 14aug84
    1022 sa330c 122: SAAF. ex F-WMHK. w/o
    1030 sa330c 123:
    123: Preserved SAAF Museum Port Elizabeth by
    1033 sa330c 124: SAAF. to Museum Swartkop
    1045 sa330c 125:
    125: Stored at Denel by Oct 1991, still Dec 2002.
    1479 puma 1250: SAAF. ex 177. to Oryx type?
    1053 sa330c 126: SAAF. preserved Edenvale
    126: Preserved static display in the grounds of the Memorable Order of Tin Hat+
    1058 sa330c 127:
    1064 sa330c 128:
    128: Stored at Denel by Oct 1991, still Sep 2010
    1070 sa330c 129: SAAF. to Museum Swartkop
    1076 sa330c 130: SAAF. to Museum Swartkop
    1077 sa330c 131:
    131: Stored at Denel by Oct 1991, still Jun 2003
    1083 sa330c 132: SAAF; 1970s pictured with 31 Sqn at Hoedspruit
    1089 sa330c 133: SAAF. preserved Pretoria Zoo
    1090 sa330c 134:
    1097 sa330c 135:
    135: Stored at Denel by Mar 1992, still Mar 2012
    1104 sa330c 136:
    136: Stored at Denel by Jul 1998, still Jun 2003
    1105 sa330c 137: SAAF. to ZU-BRK
    1110 sa330c 138: Stored at Denel by Jul 1998, still Dec 2007
    138: Preserved as a scuba diving wreck in Miracle Waters near Brits, North West+
    1118 sa330l 139: SAAF. to civ as ZS-RKD
    - : Not much help, but this aircraft was seen passing through Muscat, Oman on 04Feb05
    1119 sa330c 140: SAAF. to to Cameroon as TJX-CR
    - ZU-AZJ: South Africa, to Cameroon
    Cameroon Air Force TJ-XCR: Cameroon from 1997
    1290 sa330h 141:
    141: Stored at Denel by Mar 1992, still Mar 2012
    1296 sa330h 142:
    142: Stored at Denel by Mar 1992, still Mar 2012
    1300 sa330h 143: SAAF; 1995 15Sqn.
    143: SAAF; conv SA.330L; wfu 1997
    143: Stored at Denel by Mar 1992, still Mar 2012
    1310 sa330h 144: SAAF; to UK as ZJ954
    Royal Air Force ZJ954: 2007 33 Sqn.
    Royal Air Force ZJ954: RAF Puma HC.1; 33 Sqn special c/s Tag der Heeresflieger
    Royal Air Force ZJ954: RAF Puma HC.2 Apr13
    Royal Air Force ZJ954: 09apr14 flying over Derby at about 900 ft
    Royal Air Force ZJ954: Jul14 asg 230Sqn at HB2014, Ovar airbase, Portugal
    Eurocopter Romania ZJ954: Eurocopter Romania
    1320 sa330h 145:
    145: Stored at Denel by Mar 1992, still Dec 2003
    1331 sa330h 146: SAAF; 1995 15Sqn.
    146: SAAF. to civ ZU-CBK
    146: Stored at Denel by Jul 1998, still May 2009
    1340 sa330h 147:
    1363 sa330h 148: to UK as ZJ955
    Royal Air Force ZJ955: ex SAAF 148. conv Puma HC1. RAF 1563 Flight
    Royal Air Force ZJ955: at RAF Benson asg 230 Sqd
    Royal Air Force ZJ955: 11jul14 HC.2 type pictured (pic1) as /P black painted at RIAT 2014
    Royal Air Force ZJ955: pictured (pic2) at Newquay
    Royal Air Force ZJ955: 1st Puma HC.2 to reach 1000 flying hours.
    Royal Air Force ZJ955: in Cumbria most of the afternoon. Training over us on Ullswater, in to Carlisle for fuel and then b...
    Royal Air Force ZJ955: noted as / X at Benson during Oct 2018
    1359 sa330h 149: SAAF. sold?
    1365 sa330h 151: SAAF; 1995 to Romania
    1373 sa330h 152:
    152: SAAF; 1995 15Sqn.
    1379 sa330h 153:
    1389 sa330h 154:
    1396 sa330h 155: SAAF. w/o
    1397 sa330h 156:
    1405 sa330h 157: SAAF; 1995 15Sqn.
    - ZU-PUM: to Thunder City by 2008
    1413 sa330h 158: SAAF w/o 02aug80
    1421 sa330h 159: SAAF; 1994 to Romania
    1430 sa330h 160: SAAF; 1995 15Sqn.
    1431 sa330l 161: SAAF; 1995 to Romania
    1439 sa330l 162: SAAF; 1995 to Romania
    romanian air force 108: Romania Gov, ex SAAF 162
    1446 sa330l 163: SAAF; w/o 08feb82
    1445 sa330l 164: SAAF; w/o 04sep79
    164: Shot down by ground fire during Operation Uric over Mozambique killing all+
    1461 sa330l 165: SAAF; 1995 to Romania
    romanian air force 107: Romanian airforce; ex SAAF 165
    1462 sa330h 166: SAAF; 1995 15Sqn.
    166: sold 1997
    166: At Thunder City in storage by Sep 2008, still Mar 2012
    1467 sa330l 167: SAAF; wfu 1997
    167: Stored at Denel by Jul 1998, still Dec 2007
    - ZU-CPK: ntu
    - : This Puma stands at Lazy River restaurant on Dinokeng game Reserve approx 30 km north of Pretoria as...
    1456 sa330l 168: SAAF; w/o 05jan82
    1474 sa330h 169: SAAF; to UK as ZJ957
    Royal Air Force ZJ957: RAF d/d 08jan08, ex SAAF 169; conv Puma HC.1; to 1563 flight
    Royal Air Force ZJ957: 2014 conv to HC.2 type
    Royal Air Force ZJ957: Jul14 asg 230Sqn at HB2014, Ovar airbase, Portugal
    Royal Air Force ZJ957: 33 Sq pictured at RAF Northolt during Nightshoot XXI
    Royal Air Force ZJ957: 33Sq B Flt, to Kenya Sep 2009
    1485 sa330l 170: SAAF; wfu 1997
    170: Stored at Denel by Mar 1992, still Mar 2012
    1348 sa330h 171:
    1374 sa330h 172: SAAF; 1995 15Sqn.
    172: to UK as ZJ956
    Royal Air Force ZJ956: conv Puma HC1. RAF 1563 Flight, ex SAAF 172
    Royal Air Force ZJ956: Conv to Puma HC.2
    Royal Air Force ZJ956: pictured (pic1) at RAF Cosford Air Show
    Royal Air Force ZJ956: as /Y pictured (pic3) on Plymouth Hoe for AFD 2018
    Royal Air Force ZJ956: pictured (pic2) on display at Fairford 2017
    Royal Air Force ZJ956: 8 Jun 2019, led the Queen's Birthday Flypast down The Mall as Kukri 01.
    1420 sa330h 173: to UK as ZJ958
    Royal Air Force ZJ958: ex SAAF 173. spares?
    1433 sa330l 174: SAAF; w/o 29sep81
    174: 29sep81 crashed at Oshakati during a brown out, 6 people on board were kil+
    1468 sa330l 175: SAAF
    175: Preserved at SAAF Museum Swartkop by
    1473 sa330h 176: SAAF; 2003 hull at Lanseria (HLA/FALA)
    176: At Thunder City in storage by Sep 2008, still Mar 2012
    1480 sa330l 178: SAAF; wfu 1998
    178: At Thunder City in storage by Sep 2008
    1486 sa330l 179: SAAF; 1994 to Romania
    Romanian Police 109: Romanian Police, ex SAAF 179
    1491 sa330l 180: SAAF; 1994 to Romania
    1492 sa330l 181: SAAF; 1994 to Romania
    1357 sa330h 182: SAAF; 1995 15Sqn.
    182: Stored at Denel by Mar 1992, still Mar 2012
    1364 sa330l 183: SAAF; 1997 to Starlite
    Starlite Helicopters : Starlite; status unk
    1378 sa330h 184: to UK a ZJ959
    Royal Air Force ZJ959: ex SAAF 184. spares?
    1416 sa330h 185:
    1423 sa330h 186:
    1425 sa330h 187:
    1426 sa330h 188:
    - : Sold to Romania
    1466 sa330j 1977 189: SAAF 1990; ex ZS-HNK; XTP-1 Beta prototype; wfu 1997
    - N49497: to XB-BWF;
    - XB-BWF: to N3263W
    - N3263W: 1982-1984; to ZS-HNK
    - ZS-HNK: Sep84; 1990 to 189
    1561 sa330j 190: SAAF 1990; ex ZS-HNJ; XTP-1 Beta prototype; wfu 1997; 2012 to SAAF museum
    190: preserverd at SAAF Museum, Swartkop Air Force Base, Centurion, South Afric+
    - N9003L: 1978-1984; to ZS-HNJ
    - ZS-HNJ: Sep84; ex N9003L; 1990 to 190
    1395 se3160 23: SAAF, w/o 21mar75
    1403 se3160 24: SAAF, w/o 23jun80
    1410 se3160 25: SAAF, w/o 15sep87
    1459 se3160 25: SAAF, to Swaziland
    Military of Swaziland SDF-003: swaziland, ex SAAF 25
    1478 se3160 29: SAAF 29
    29: Preserved at SAAF Museum by
    1049 se3160 51: SAAF 51
    51: Preserved SAAF Museum by
    1056 se3160 58: w/o 06jan78
    1629 sa316b 611: SALM/SAAF
    611: Preserved SAAF Museum satellite Ysterplaat by
    1727 sa316b 612: SALM/SAAF
    1737 sa316b 613: SALM/SAAF
    1755 sa316b 614: SALM/SAAF
    1807 sa316b 615: SALM/SAAF
    1703 sa316b 616: SALM/SAAF
    1746 sa316b 1970 617: SAAF, to ZS-RNV
    - N9363: Canc Mar75
    - ZS-RNV:
    - ZS-RNV: seen at Graand Central in service, painted Silver
    1625 sa316b 618: SALM/SAAF
    618: Stored at Denel by Jun 2003 (with NOTAR converted tail), still Oct 2003
    1866 sa316b 619: SALM/SAAF
    1636 sa316b 620: SALM/SAAF
    1681 sa316b 621: SALM/SAAF
    1711 sa316b 622: SALM/SAAF
    622: Training Aid at SAAF 68 Air School by
    - N6823: N6823 (ntu ?)
    1680 sa316b 623: SALM/SAAF
    1868 sa316b 624: SALM/SAAF
    1782 sa316b 625: SALM/SAAF
    2263 sa316b 626: SALM/SAAF
    2264 sa316b 627:
    2230 sa316b 628: SALM/SAAF
    2235 sa316b 629: SALM/SAAF
    2282 sa316b 630: SALM/SAAF
    2284 sa316b 631: SALM/SAAF
    2287 sa316b 632: SALM/SAAF
    632: Preserved SAAF Museum Port Elizabeth by
    2293 sa316b 633: SALM/SAAF
    2300 sa316b 634: SALM/SAAF
    2305 sa316b 635: SALM/SAAF
    2311 sa316b 636: SALM/SAAF
    2316 sa316b 637: SALM/SAAF
    2320 sa316b 638: SALM/SAAF
    2325 sa316b 639: SALM/SAAF
    1137 se3160 1964 640: xfer SAAF as 640, unk
    Portuguese Air Force 9264: Sud-Est SE3160, cn1137, ff:?; del FAP as 9264, unk; xfer Mozambique, unk; wfu & abandoned, unk
    Air Force of Zimbabwe 5736: recovered by Rhodesian AF as 7536, Jun79.
    1357 se3160 641: SAAF. ex 9283
    Portuguese Air Force 9283: del FAP as 9283, unk; xfer Mozambique, unk; wfu & abandoned, unk;
    Air Force of Zimbabwe 5742: recovered by RhAF as 5742, 07Jun79
    1250 se3160 1964 642: xfer SAAF as 642, unk
    Portuguese Air Force 9271: Sud-Est SE3160 cn1250, ff:?; del FAP as 9271, unk; xfer Mozambique, unk; wfu & abandoned, unk
    Air Force of Zimbabwe 7358: recovered by Rhodesian AF as 7358, Jun79
    1384 se3160 643: xfer SAAF as 643, unk
    Portuguese Air Force 9287: Sud-Est SE3160, cn1384, ff:?; del FAP as 9287, unk; xfer Mozambique, unk; wfu & abandoned, unk
    Air Force of Zimbabwe 7455: recovered by Rhodesian AF as 7455, Jun79
    1385 se3160 644: xfer SAAF as 644, unk
    Portuguese Air Force 9288: Sud-Est SE3160, cn1385, ff:?; del FAP as 9288, unk; xfer Mozambique, unk; wfu & abandoned, unk
    Air Force of Zimbabwe 7456: recovered by Rhodesian AF as 7456, Jun79
    1136 se3160 645: xfer SAAF as 645, unk
    Portuguese Air Force 9263: del FAP as 9263, unk; xfer Mozambique, unk; wfu & abandoned, unk
    Air Force of Zimbabwe 7535: recovered by RhAF as 7535, Jun79;
    1368 se3160 1966 646: SAAF; ex AFZ (7)543
    Portuguese Air Force 9284: FAP; to Rhodesia as (7)543
    Air Force of Zimbabwe (7)543: AFZ (formerly known as Rhodesia); ex FAP 9284; to SAAF as 646
    1001 Rooivalk 670: SAAF 16 sqd d/d jan99
    670: pictured at AAD Expo South Africa
    1002 Rooivalk 671: SAAF
    671: Escorting a UN delegation during MONUSCO mission
    671: At medal presentation parade for MONUSCO
    EDM-001 Rooivalk 672: SAAF 1999
    ADM-001 Rooivalk 672: SAAF Experimental Development Model (EDM)
    1003 Rooivalk 673: SAAF
    1004 Rooivalk 674: SAAF
    1005 Rooivalk 675: SAAF; 10nov07 pictured at Overberg airbase, South Africa
    1006 Rooivalk 676: SAAF
    676: Escorting a UN delegation during MONUSCO mission
    1007 Rooivalk 677: SAAF
    1008 Rooivalk 678: SAAF 16Sqn 2001
    678: pictured at AAD Expo South Africa
    1009 Rooivalk 679: SAAF 16Sqn; w/o 03aug05
    1010 Rooivalk 680: SAAF 16Sqn 2003; 2014 white UN livery
    1011 Rooivalk 681: SAAF 16Sqn 2003
    1012 Rooivalk 682: SAAF
    ADM-001 Rooivalk 683: 2012 preserved at SAAF museum
    1492 se3160 1968 72: SAAF 72
    72: Training Aid at SAAF 68 Air School by
    1503 se3160 1968 75: to SAAF as 75
    75: Stored at Denel by Dec
    1611 sa330j 1980 ZS-HIZ: SAAF 22Sqn. from Mar90 to wfu 1997 stored Ysterplaat, to new owner
    Starlite Helicopters ZS-HIZ: Starlite d/d 1980 unk; 1990 to SAAF
    Starlite Helicopters ZS-HIZ: Starlite; from 1999 to Oct02 ex SAAF toward VN-8606
    - VN-8606: from Oct02 to 2003 ex ZS-HIZ toward SX-HSA
    - SX-HSA: from 2004 to 2006 ex VN-8606 toward ZS-HIZ
    - ZS-HIZ: from 2006 HELOG; Sep06 all white c/s with UN marks
    1619 sa330j 1980 ZS-HJA: d/d 1980 to unk; 1990 to SAAF
    ZS-HJA: SAAF 22Sqn. from Mar90 to wfu 1997 stored Ysterplaat, to new owner Starlit+
    Starlite Helicopters ZS-HJA: Starlite from Aug99, pictured (pic1)
    ZS-HJA: UN WFP UN P00 1W, pictured (pic2)
    - N1625S: Delaware Trust Co Trustee at Wilmington, DE Oct17-Dec18; canc
    ADM-001 Rooivalk ZU-AHC: Atlas CSH-2 ADM-001; 13may94 pictured at Middle Wallop International Airsh+
    133 C/N found in this Organisation.