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  • netherlands vsq 7

    Marine Luchtvaartdienst


    7 squadron
    Royal Netherlands Navy

    1949 to present    





    Helicopters

    vsq 7
    Founded in 1949 vsq 7 was a Catalina squadron at Biak (New Guinea). In 1951 vsq was disbanded. In 1955 it was re-established flying Fairey Firefly from Biak until 1952 when the squadron was disbanded again. 15 october 1962 vsq 7 was reformed as the second MLD helicopter unit flying AB-204B (or (I)UH-1, as they were called) from Valkenburg. In 1973 the squadron was moved north to De Kooy. There it was absorbed in MARHELI and is operating the SH-14D Lynx.
    7th Squadron provides crew training in NH90 and also performs tests and evaluations for the helicopter and its systems


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    Locations


    YearsLocationICAO/FAA
    1973/    De KooyEHKD
    1962/73ValkenburgEHVB
    1955/62ID Biak/Frans KaisiepoWABB
    1949/51ID Biak/Frans KaisiepoWABB


    Models

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    YearsModels
    2010/    NH90 NFH
    1978/12Lynx
    1968/72S-58 H-34
    1962/78AB204B




    vsq 7 List of helicopters

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    C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn other Org
    3010 ab204b 1962 220 : First delivered
    3012 ab204b 1962 221 :
    221 / V :
    221 / K : iUH-1
    3016 ab204b 1962 223 : 7 sqd. w/o 04may64
    3020 ab204b 1962 224 : 7 sqd. w/o 01apr69
    3023 ab204b 1962 225 : w/o
    : preserved museum Soesterberg
    3032 ab204b 1963 226 : Marine
    - 226 : pictured preserved at Aeromuseum Göteborg/Säve, Sweden
    3035 ab204b 1963 227 : Last delivered of seven first order
    - 227 : Navy 227 has been flown by famous instructor Cor Heinen. Together with Ni+
    - PH-UEY : pictured (top) still with Navy c/s and 7 Sqn badge at De Kooy during Held+
    : Nov12 owned by Ruud Heinen at Anna Paulowna in final restoration into flyi+
    : Jun13 at Anna Paulowna, The Netherlands, in the house of Ruud Heinen
    : pictured (bot) at Luchtmachtdagen airshow, Volkel
    : 01may14 stricken from register due to unavailability of airworthyness cert+
    3017 ab204b 1962 228 : 7 sqd. ex I-MINU
    - 228 : Jun15 pictured preserved at Österlens Flygmuseum, Sweden from 2013



    Operations


    DatesOperation
    07-jul-7212-jul-72UK 6th International Helicopter SAR Competition




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