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Aircraft.Serial RAN Code Delivered Const No. USN.Bu AMARC.No Airframe history
N29-149024 849   28 149024 8H0043 Served with USN until 01/07/92.
Stored at AMARC 19/08/93.
Prior to rebuild for use with RAN had 10619 hrs on airframe as UH-2A, HH-2D & SH-2F.
To Kaman at Bloomfield, CT 11/03/98 for rebuild.

Retained by Kaman
N29-149773 841   75 149773 8H0029 Served with USN until 01/04/93.
Stored at AMARC 23/04/93.
Prior to rebuild for use with RAN had 10742 hrs on airframe as UH-2A, UH-2C, HH-2D & SH-2F.
To Kaman at Bloomfield, CT 10/03/98 for rebuild.\
To SH-2G(I) for New Zealand RNZAF/RNZN,
In service as NZ3620
N29-150156 842 Arrived by ship 106 150156 8H0067 Served with USN.
Stored at AMARC 07/02/94.
To Kaman at Bloomfield, CT 17/04/98 for rebuild.
Entered Service with 805 Sqn on 27 January 2004.
RAN Seasprite Project cancelled March 2008 and aircraft returned to Kaman.
To SH-2G(I) for New Zealand RNZAF/RNZN,
27/03/2014 Registered N201KM to Kaman Aerospace Corporation,
Bloomfield, CT,
23/04/2014 Airworthy,
In service as NZ3612

Highlight for Album: Seasprite N29-150156

N29-150160 843 Arrived 15/9/01 by ship 110 150160 8H0071 Served with USN until 02/01/94.
Stored at AMARC 17/04/94.
Prior to rebuild for use with RAN had 9718 hrs on airframe as UH-2B, UH-2C & SH-2F.
To Kaman at Bloomfield, CT 14/05/98 for rebuild.
RAN Seasprite Project cancelled March 2008 and aircraft returned to Kaman.
To SH-2G(I) for New Zealand RNZAF/RNZN,
27/03/2014 Registered N654KM to Kaman Aerospace Corporation,
Bloomfield, CT,
In service as NZ3618

Highlight for Album: Seasprite N29-150160

N29-151310 844 Arrived 17/10/01 by ship 147 151310 8H0035 Served with USN until 01/06/93.
Stored at AMARC 04/06/93.
Prior to rebuild for use with RAN had 9570 hrs on airframe as UH-2B & SH-2F.
To Kaman at Bloomfield, CT 14/05/98 for rebuild.
Reassembled at RANAS Nowra.
Entered service with 805 Sqn on 24 February 2004.
RAN Seasprite Project cancelled March 2008 and aircraft returned to Kaman.
To SH-2G(I) for New Zealand RNZAF/RNZN,
27/03/2014 Registered N705KM to Kaman Aerospace Corporation,
Bloomfield, CT,
In service as NZ3619

Highlight for Album: Seasprite N29-151310

N29-151329 845   166 151329 8H0033 Served with USN until 01/05/93.
Stored at AMARC 28/05/93.
Prior to rebuild for use with RAN had 9526 hrs on airframe as UH-2B & SH-2F.
To Kaman at Bloomfield, CT 15/07/98 for rebuild.
To SH-2G(I) for New Zealand RNZAF/RNZN,
27/03/2014 Registered N424KM to Kaman Aerospace Corporation,
Bloomfield, CT,
In service as NZ3616
N29-152205 846 Arrived by ship 189 152205 8H0027 Served with USN until 01/04/93.
Stored at AMARC 23/04/93.
Prior to rebuild for use with RAN had 11095 hrs on airframe as UH-2B, HH-2D & SH-2F.
To Kaman at Bloomfield, CT 01/09/98 for rebuild.
Entered service with 805 Sqn on 5 November 2003.
RAN Seasprite Project cancelled March 2008 and aircraft returned to Kaman.
To SH-2G(I) for New Zealand RNZAF/RNZN,
27/03/2014 Registered N332KM to Kaman Aerospace Corporation, Bloomfield, CT,
In service as NZ3615

Highlight for Album: Seasprite N29-152205

N29-161656 840 Arrived in Australia by Air Transport on 21/2/2001 206 161656 8H0066 Served with USN from 19/02/85 to 07/02/94.
Stored at AMARC 07/02/94.
Prior to rebuild for use with RAN had 5044 hrs on airframe as SH-2F.
To Kaman at Bloomfield, CT 23/10/97 for rebuild.
Avalon Airshow 2001 formally transferred to the RAN and seen as an RAN aircraft at the air show.
Noted at Nowra with low viz knight and Chessboard markings of 805 Sqn.
Entered service with 805 Sqn on 3 November 2003. 5 November 2003.
First Seasprite to land on Anzac Frigate HMAS Warramunga for First of Class Flight Trails (FOCFT) Garden Island Sydney.
RAN Seasprite Project cancelled March 2008 and aircraft returned to Kaman.
To SH-2G(I) for New Zealand RNZAF/RNZN,
27/03/2014 Registered N314KM to Kaman Aerospace Corporation, Bloomfield, CT,
In service as NZ3614

Highlight for Album: Seasprite N29-161656 '840'

N29-161913 847   224 161913 8H0050 Served with USN from 06/02/86 to 23/09/93.
Stored at AMARC 23/09/93.
Prior to rebuild for use with RAN had 5622 hrs on airframe as SH-2F.
To Kaman at Bloomfield, CT 17/09/98 for rebuild.
RAN Seasprite Project cancelled March 2008 and aircraft returned to Kaman.
To SH-2G(I) for New Zealand RNZAF/RNZN,
27/03/2014 Registered N244KM to Kaman Aerospace Corporation, Bloomfield, CT,
13/05/2014 Airworthy,
In service as NZ3613

Highlight for Album: Seasprite N29-161913 SH-2G(I)N244KM
Ex USN 161913
ex RAN N29-161913/847
With Kaman prior to delivery to RNZAF/RNZN

N29-161914 848   225 161914 8H0060 Served with USN from 14/03/86 to 14/01/94.
Stored at AMARC 11/01/94.
Prior to rebuild for use with RAN had 6292 hrs on airframe as SH-2F.
To Kaman at Bloomfield, CT 08/10/98 for rebuild.
To SH-2G(I) for New Zealand RNZAF/RNZN,
27/03/2014 Registered N523KM to Kaman Aerospace Corporation, Bloomfield, CT,
In service as NZ3617
N29-163210 850   246 163210 ? Served with USN.
Stored at AMARC.
Registered N351KA to Kaman Aerospace Corporation, Bloomfield, CT,
Prior to rebuild for use with RAN it was a SH-2F and the SH-2G Prototype.
To Kaman at Bloomfield, CT for rebuild.
To SH-2G(I) for New Zealand RNZAF/RNZN,
27/03/2014 Registered N167M to Kaman Aerospace Corporation, Bloomfield, CT,
09/04/2014 Airworthy,
10/04/2014 First flight as SH-2G(I) at Bloomfield.
In service as NZ3611

SH-2GI N167KM 10 April 2014 Kaman Photo
Ex USN 163210
ex RAN N29-163210/850
With Kaman prior to delivery to RNZAF/RNZN

151316 n/a   153 151316 8H0037 Delivered as UH-2B 151316,
To HC-7,
23/01/1968 Shot down and crashed Tonkin,
Recovered and rebuilt,

To AMARC 18/06/93.
To Kaman at Bloomfield, CT 09/02/99.
For spares and ground instruction.

Highlight for Album: Seasprite 151316

151330 n/a   167 151330 8H0046 To AMARC 30/08/93.
To Kaman at Bloomfield, CT 02/10/97.
For spares and ground instruction.
152204 n/a   188 152204 8H0016 To AMARC 25/08/92.
To Kaman at Bloomfield, CT 09/12/98.
For spares and ground instruction.
152206 n/a   190 152206 8H0036 To AMARC 04/06/93.
To Kaman at Bloomfield, CT 05/11/98.
For spares and ground instruction.
 
     
 

Highlight for Album: Unknown Seasprite  11 Former RAN SH-2G(A) Super Seasprites in storage with Kaman at Bloomfield, CT.(Kaman Photo)

 
     

Page Authors Bob Geale & Dave Masterson (Updated by Brendan Cowan and Martin Edwards).

RAN accepts first Sea Sprite and starts training 3 November 2003.

March 2008. Seasprite project cancelled by Australian Federal Government due to cost overruns and safety concerns with the aircraft.

All aircraft to be returned to Kaman for resale.

Ten of the eleven ex RAN airframes subsequently purchased by the New Zealand Defence Force (8 as flyers and 2 to be used as spares).

Sources: Australian Aviation, AMARC Experience Website, www.defence.gov.au , www.faa.gov , www.aviationdb.net , Air Forces Monthly Issue 315 June 2014,

Emails: LCDR Stuart Harwood (RAN), Jack Costello (Kaman), Graeme Edwards, Gordon Birkett, Joe Baugher, Brendan Cowan, Martin Edwards, Mike Shepherd.

Updated 20th October 2016

     

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