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Serial c/n Delivered Aircraft history
NZ3701 6514 1965 Delivered to Whenuapai by RNZAF Hercules 17 December 1965 and transported to Hobsonville for assembly.
BOC No.3 Battlefield Support Squadron Hobsonville 12 January 1966.
Badly damaged during autorotational landing at Wigram 21 April 1972.
Repaired at Woodbourne and returned to service.
Crashed near Waiouru after engine failure 19 January 1979 and written off.
NZ3702 6515 1965 Delivered to Whenuapai by RNZAF Hercules 17 December 1965 and transported to Hobsonville for assembly.
BOC No.3 Battlefield Support Squadron Hobsonville 12 January 1966.
Struck cables over Buller Gorge during Army co-op exercise and crash landed on river bank at 0745 on 02 December 1977.
Repaired at Woodbourne and returned to service.
Hours flown as at 14 October 1999 were 7816.6
NZ3703 6516 1965 Delivered to Whenuapai by RNZAF Hercules 17 December 1965 and transported to Hobsonville for assembly.
BOC No.3 Battlefield Support Squadron Hobsonville January 1966.
Crashed in headwaters of Awatere River, Marlborough after tail rotor failure at 1130 on 30 June 1977.
Badly damaged and written off.
NZ3704 6517 1965 Delivered to Whenuapai by RNZAF Hercules January 1966 and transported to Hobsonville for assembly.
BOC No.3 Battlefield Support Squadron Hobsonville January 1966.
Crashed in Woodhill State Forest near Kaipara Heads 16 January 1987 and written off.
Some components possibly used in INST221 with No.4 TTS Woodbourne.
NZ3705 6518 1965 Delivered to Whenuapai by RNZAF Hercules January 1966 and transported to Hobsonville for assembly.
BOC No.3 Battlefield Support Squadron Hobsonville January 1966.
Hours flown as at 14 October 1999 were 8378.8

Sioux NZ3705  
Wanaka 
22nd March 2008
Photo by George Canciani

NZ3706 6519 1965 Delivered to Whenuapai by RNZAF Hercules January 1966 and transported to Hobsonville for assembly.
BOC No.3 Battlefield Support Squadron Hobsonville January 1966.
Hours flown as at 14 October 1999 were 8610.7

Bell 47 NZ3706 
3 SQN Wigram 
February 2009 
Glen Reid

NZ3707 6809 1970 Delivered 28 July 1970.
BOC No.3 Battlefield Support Squadron Hobsonville 1970.
Crashed at Waiouru 02 April 1974 and written off.
Components used in INST221 with No.4 TTS Woodbourne.
NZ3708 6810 1970 Delivered 28 July 1970.
BOC No.3 Battlefield Support Squadron Hobsonville late 1970.
Badly damaged after force landing due to engine failure near Lulu Village, Fiji 25 June 1981.
Written off and broken up for spares.
NZ3709 6811 1970 Delivered 12 October 1970.
BOC No.3 Battlefield Support Squadron Hobsonville late 1970.
Crashed south of Waiouru 11 November 1983 and not rebuilt.
NZ3710 6812 1970 Delivered 12 October 1970.
BOC No.3 Battlefield Support Squadron Hobsonville late 1970.
Badly damaged in autorotational landing at Hobsonville 17 July 1972.
Rebuilt at Woodbourne and returned to service.
Crashed at Hobsonville during torque turn 16 July 1985 and not rebuilt.
NZ3711 6813 1970 Delivered 12 October 1970.
BOC No.3 Battlefield Support Squadron Hobsonville late 1970.
Crashed and caught fire at Waiouru after rotors struck building while landing 15 November 1971.
Components used in INST211 with No.4 TTS Woodbourne.
NZ3712 6814 1970 Delivered 12 October 1970.
BOC No.3 Battlefield Support Squadron Hobsonville late 1970.
Hours flown as at 14 October 1999 were 6041.
Damaged in force landing after wire strike in bad weather south of Opotiki 20 August 2001.
Returned to Hobsonville by road.
NZ3713 6815 1970 Delivered 12 October 1970.
BOC No.3 Battlefield Support Squadron Hobsonville late 1970.
Heavy landing at Wigram 26 February 1988 resulted in frame damage and destroyed tail.
Rebuilt and returned to service.
Hours flown as at 14 October 1999 were 6235.7
 
     

Bell 47G Sioux 
NZ37xx
Photo by Ivan Prince

     

Author: Ivan Prince (Updated by Brendan Cowan)

Sources: AHSNZ publications 1977-2001. NZ Wings 1972-1999. "RNZAF*NZPAF Aircraft Colour Schemes" by W. Russell.

Emails: Martin Edwards, Brendan Cowan,

Updated 17 December 2013

     
     

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