Small Air Forces Thread #16

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See attached Dominican Republic OH-6.

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GKozak, I am obliged! Some great photos there, especially the Nicaraguan OH-6A. Thank you.

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Argentina

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Guinea (Republic of Guinea )

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Colombia

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You're welcome, Blue Monday. Here are some more, somewhat unusual if not on your list.

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Thanks for all the photos. Plenty of rare and interesting photos.

Just a small note in relation to the Colombian Hughes 500M, FAC4241. It entered service in April 1968, remains in service at the moment with the FAC but is due for retirement at some point this year. Hopefully it will remain at least until April and the corresponding date of its entry into service and she will become a "50 Year ship". Is there another single known rotary-wing airframe that has completed 50 years continuous service with a military operator? There can't be too many. Cheers.

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P.S. The Republic Of Guinea Defender is another very interesting one. Did local pilots fly these helicopters or did contractor (mercenary) pilots fly them?

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gkozak, that 2nd picture of yours shows a Danish bird, not a Swiss one..

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Sandinista MD500D
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Thanks, MSphere. We can only guess at the colours of the paint scheme on that Sandinista OH-6A. It looks like that machine might be "515" with Sandinista titles on the tailboom also. Not sure there is any roundel applied.

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You are right, MSphere! I got the Danish flag confused with a Swiss roundel.

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Close-up of a Guinean MD-500.

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Another Colombian MD-500, low-viz.

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These Guinean machines are Ex-Israeli examples I suppose...

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Don't have any pics of Haiti or Bahrain but some info you may or may not have
Haiti s/n:1245 c/n 1130536S, 440589S
Bahrain Police s/n:BPS-8, BPS-9 c/n 1160030 ni: ZK-HHG

you didn't ask about the Suriname 500 do you have a pix of it?
SAF-100 circa 1982 written off

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Cameroon"s Cessana 208B Grand Caravan

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South Korean National Police MD-500

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Yemeni Mi-2, Egyptian CH-47

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Morocco never got MD500´s, insted of Hughes they got Gazelles