Air International 1995-11
D.Allport - Worldwide Army Aviation Census
Agusta-Bell 206A JetRanger 06280/'80' of Sweden's Armeflygkar is one of 18 operated by Armeflygbataljon I at Boden. The type is designated Hkp 6 in Swedish service.
The SA 341/2 Gazelle is widely used by the French Aviation Legere de l’Armee de Terre, with over 340 armed and unarmed variants in service. Seen here is an anti-tank Gazelle-HOT.
Australian Army Aviation Corps S-70A-9 Black Hawk A25-213 seen low over typical bush country is one of 37 operated by A and B Squadrons of the 5th Aviation Regiment (Air Mobility) from Townsville, Queensland.
Republic of Korea Army UH-60P Black Hawk KA1602 seen here is one of over 100 being acquired, of which 80 are being assembled locally by Korean Air.
US Army special forces make extensive use of helicopters for many of their operations, some of the most recent additions to their inventory being the MH-47E Chinook and MH-60K Black Hawk, both of which are seen here during exercises at sea on April 28, 1995. Note that both types are equipped for in flight refuelling.
Taiwan has ordered a total of 50 Bell AH-1W SuperCobras, delivery of which began in 1993. Seen here is the second example, 502, in full Republic of China Army colours but retaining USMC BuAer/FMS serial 164914 on the fin.
In addition to earlier AH-1Ps, the Turkish Land Forces also operate ten AH-1W SuperCobras, an example of which, 163923, is seen here. Five of these were delivered in 1990 and the remainder in 1993, all diverted from USMC contracts.
Belgian Army Agusta A109HO H04 is one of 18 scout versions in service and features a roof-mounted Saab Helios stabilised observation sight. Belgium also has 29 A109HA anti-tank variants with roof-mounted Saab/ESCO HeliTOW 2 sight and Hughes TOW-2A missiles on lateral pylons.
Индонезия эксплуатировала 30 вертолетов 205A-1 (20 машин были закуплены в 1990-е годы у гражданских операторов США), использовавшихся в 1-й вертолетной эскадрилье и летной школе (для повышенной летной подготовки).
Although also equipped with more modern helicopters, the TNI-AD (Indonesian Army) still operates a dozen surviving Bell 205A-1 helicopters from 16 originally delivered, of which HA-5066 seen here was the first example and still remains active.
Largest helicopter in the German Heersflieger inventory, some 110 VFW-built Sikorsky CH-53G transport helicopters are currently in service, equipping three regiments.
Seen here when fairly new in 1969, Peruvian Army Helio H-395 Super Couriers EP-1574 and EP-1573 (behind) are believed to be still on the inventory after a remarkably long career.
US Army special forces make extensive use of helicopters for many of their operations, some of the most recent additions to their inventory being the MH-47E Chinook and MH-60K Black Hawk, both of which are seen here during exercises at sea on April 28, 1995. Note that both types are equipped for in flight refuelling.
The Royal Danish Army (Haerens Flyvejaeneste) comprises a relatively small flying element, comprising a dozen armed AS 550C2 Fennecs and a similar number of Hughes 500Ms for scouting and light observation, the latter being exemplified by H-212 illustrated here visiting Middle Wallop, UK, in 1982 - all are based at Vandel.
Royal Thai Army Aviation Bell 214ST 28133 is one of six delivered for operation in the transport role.
Aerospatiale/Helibras HB 350L1 Esquilo (local designation HA-1) EB-1003 serves with the Brazilian Army's la Brigada de Aviacao (1st Aviation Brigade), headquartered at Taubate. The Army only formed an aviation element in 1986 and received its first helicopters in 1989 but intends eventually to acquire transports and helicopters to provide an Escuadro to support each of its 14 army cavalry regiments.
Many of the 80 Savoia-Marchetti SM.1019Es delivered to the Italian ALE remain in service, including MM57270/'E.I.-477' of the Centro ALE/Sezione Addestramento Volo Aerei (Fixed-Wing Training Section) seen here taking off from its base at Viterbo.