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  • gkozak
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    • Jan 2005
    • 1184

    See attached Colombian low-viz OH-6.
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    • gkozak
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      • Jan 2005
      • 1184

      See attached Dominican Republic OH-6.
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      • Blue Monday
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        • Jan 2008
        • 8

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

        BM.

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        • Gerard
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          • Aug 2009
          • 3175

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          Argentina
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          • Gerard
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            • Aug 2009
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            Guinea (Republic of Guinea )

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            • MSphere
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              • Feb 2010
              • 8983

              Colombia

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              • gkozak
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                • Jan 2005
                • 1184

                You're welcome, Blue Monday. Here are some more, somewhat unusual if not on your list.
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                • Blue Monday
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                  • Jan 2008
                  • 8

                  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.

                  BM.

                  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?
                  Last edited by Blue Monday; 4th February 2018, 23:39.

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                  • MSphere
                    Senior Member
                    • Feb 2010
                    • 8983

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

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                    • MSphere
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                      • Feb 2010
                      • 8983

                      Sandinista MD500D
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                      • Blue Monday
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                        • Jan 2008
                        • 8

                        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.

                        BM.

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                        • gkozak
                          Rank 5 Registered User
                          • Jan 2005
                          • 1184

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

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                          • gkozak
                            Rank 5 Registered User
                            • Jan 2005
                            • 1184

                            Close-up of a Guinean MD-500.
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                            • gkozak
                              Rank 5 Registered User
                              • Jan 2005
                              • 1184

                              Another Colombian MD-500, low-viz.
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                              • the_baphomet_00
                                Rank 5 Registered User
                                • Dec 2003
                                • 766

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

                                Thanks!

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                                • cthornburg
                                  Skyvan Capt.
                                  • Jan 2000
                                  • 697

                                  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
                                  Last edited by cthornburg; 5th February 2018, 04:04. Reason: more info

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                                  • cy24driver2
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                                    • May 2015
                                    • 912

                                    Cameroon"s Cessana 208B Grand Caravan

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                                    • cy24driver2
                                      Rank 5 Registered User
                                      • May 2015
                                      • 912

                                      South Korean National Police MD-500

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                                      • cy24driver2
                                        Rank 5 Registered User
                                        • May 2015
                                        • 912

                                        UAE Bo-105, Police Mi-2







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                                        • cy24driver2
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                                          • May 2015
                                          • 912

                                          Yemeni Mi-2, Egyptian CH-47



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