AWM take delivery of new Iroquois

Thumper 31 July 2007 8

ABC news is telling us that the AWM has just installed an Iroquois helicopter in its post 1945 gallery.

[Ed. Apparently it was also used for Meals On, um.. Air. Very versitile helicopters it would seem. Anyone know how many of these are still in service?]


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oddball508 oddball508 4:17 am 02 Aug 07

The web site is http://www.lafferty.com.au
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oddball508 oddball508 4:11 am 02 Aug 07

I have post sme images of the arrival on my web site.

Thumper Thumper 9:44 am 01 Aug 07

I used to love jumping in and out of the old Iroquois many, many years ago…

Mr Evil Mr Evil 9:40 am 01 Aug 07

Nah, just an aviation freak!

Under the pillow is where I keep my latest copy of “Readers Wives”. 🙂

Kramer Kramer 7:55 pm 31 Jul 07

Do you guys work in aviation or defence, or do you just sleep with a copy of “What Chopper is That” under your pillow?

Mr Evil Mr Evil 3:26 pm 31 Jul 07

A2-1019 is a short body UH-1B model, which was replaced in service by the long body UH-1D and H models.

The Bushranger gunships were withdrawn from service 3 years ago. There are only about 3 UH-1H Iroqouis still in Army service, and they are all due to be retired later this year.

A great long lived design; and you can see their ‘granddaughter’ in service as the Snowy Hydro Southcare Bell 412.

neanderthalsis neanderthalsis 2:25 pm 31 Jul 07

There is still a bunch of them at SAA in Oakey in QLD. I believe we still have the Bushrangers in service until we get the AusTiger sorted and have people to fly them (no flight simulator online yet). Smackhawks are mostly used on deployments these days due to the age of the Iroquis.

caf caf 12:16 pm 31 Jul 07

According to ADF Serials this particular aircraft is probably A2-1019, which is more than 40 years old and did see service in Vietnam.

Someone in Defence could look up the Iroquois in Jane’s All The World’s Aircraft to find out who’s still operating them.

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