H-43 Preserved

 

tn_129801 125530 NEAM May75 tn_591578 Kirtland 6Oct80 coll Ragay tn_600289 NEAM 13Aug74 AGvdBrink

 

 

  MODEL

SERIAL

FIRST 
REPORT

LAST
REPORT

PLACE

REMARKS

 

TH-43E

(HTK-1)

129313

2000

 2009

Tillamook, OR

Tillamook AIR Museum

photos

 

OH-43D

(HOK-1)

129801 

 

129801+ tail 125530

May 1966

 

1975 

Aug 1974

 

late1978

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aug 2006

Bradley IAP, Windsor Locks, CT

Bradley Air Museum

Both 129801 and 125530 are part of the collection of the Con.Aeronautical Hist.Association by 01May 1966.

On outside display until late 1978.

During 1975 the complete tailboom construction of 125530 was mounted to the 129801 airframe. 

By late 1978 the aircraft was removed from display and taken to a hangar for restoration. This restoration effort was cancelled after the tornado disaster of 03 Oct 1979. It was put in storage.

The original  '801 tailboom pair was seen in storage at Bob's Air Park, Tucson,AZ  since at least Apr 1998 ; And in Jan 2004 seen at the K-Tech, AZ compound.

New England Air Museum 

The main airframe is still in storage in the Museum shop ; seen Aug 2006

photos

OH-43D

(HOK-1)

138101

at least Aug 1976

about 1983

 

 

 

at least 1988

 

 1991

 

 

 

 

 

1992

 about 1983


unknown

 

 

 

    1991

 

1992

 

 

 

 

 

Sep 2007

NAS Pensacola, FL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ft. Rucker, AL

On outside display at US Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola as  MARINES  VMO-2   "VS-3" 

For a complete ground-up restoration by Mr. Jack Lenhardt, the airframe was transported to Hubbard, OR (about 1983 - duration unknown)

After restoration 138101 was transported back to the Pensacola, FL On display inside the Museum - no tail code .

The Museum decided to discontinue the display , the airframe was moved outside the hangar and during early 1991 the airframe travelled one more time to Hubbard, Oregon and was repainted in U.S. Army colors. 

 

US Army Aviation Museum 
(the USArmy had used HOK 129835 for tests during 1956-57)

In storage since ?? , seen Sep2007 photos

photos

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

webpage

                

 

 

OH-43D

(HOK-1)

139974

Nov 1969

Oct 2011

Tucson, AZ

Pima Air and Space MUSEUM

From 1969-2000? painted  as assigned to VMO-6  "WB-7" ( it's tail-code upon  retirement to Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ )

From 2006-2011  painted as assigned to HMX-1  "23" with  "9974" on tail

photos

OH-43D

(HOK-1)

139982

late '80s
 

Mar 2000

?

                May 2010

MCAS Quantico
 

Charlotte, NC

(ex N5185Q Command Helicopters Inc)

Carolinas Aviation Museum, NC 
Mar 2000 seen under restoration at a local repair garage in Charlotte, NC

On display as "WB-17"  MARINES VMO-6


 

photos

OH-43D

(HOK-1)

139990

 

late '80s

 

 

 

 

 

Jul 1999

 

Jul 2009

 

 

 

 

Feb 2012

 

1998

 

 

 

 

 

2009

 

Nov 2010

 

 

Feb 2011

 

MCAS Tustin, CA

 

 

 

 

 

MCAS Miramar, CA

 

 

(ex N5190Q Command Helicopters Inc)
On display at Tustin, painted as MARINES VMO-6 with WB code
In Oct 1991 it was seen with HMT-301 title and SU on tail

By Jun 1998 it was seen at MCAS El Toro platform with HMT-301 and SU titles

 

The Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum, on display as  HMT-301 "SU" MARINES

By Jul 2009 the Museum started a complete restoration of the airframe.

By Nov 2010 repainting was underway.

On 10 Feb 2011 the aircraft was presented to the public in a ceremony at NAS North Island, with VS 4 tailcode.

By Jun 2012 it was on outside display with VMO-2 and VS 4 titles

 

 

photos

HH-43A

58-1833

Aug 1966

 

1985

 

Oct 1986

 

 

Oct 1994

 

 

Oct 2013

Oct 1981

 

1986

 

1990

 

 

Oct 2013

 

 

May 2014

Florence, SC

 

Bonners Ferry, ID

 

Warner Robins,GA

outside display

 

inside display

 

 

McChord AFB, WA

Florence Air & Missile Museum

 

Probably during 1985 transported to Idaho for restoration by Timber Choppers Inc.

From restoration to Museum of Aviation, Warner Robins, GA during 1986. Seen on ouside display Dec 1988.

by Oct 1994 on display inside the Museum.

by Aug 2013 ready for transportation to a new location/Museum

On or about 01 Oct 2013 flown to McChord, WA inside a C-17A for future display in the McChord Museum.

By May 2014 still in storage here.

 

photos

HH-43F

58-1841

Oct 1977

 

 

 

 Jan 2005

Jan 2005

 

 

 

Sep 2009

Ft. Worth/Cresson,TX

 

 

 

Goodfellow AFB, TX

Pate MUSEUM of Transportation  

From Feb 2005 until 01 Aug 2006: Restoration by the DoD Fire Academy , supported by the Military Firefighters Heritage Foundation ; 28 June 2005 to Precision Aircraft Services, San Angelo, TX for repainting in USAF colors; 01 Aug 2006 back at Goodfellow AFB - on temporary display until Spring 2007, thereafter on permanent display besides the Firefighters Heritage Foundation Memorial at Goodfellow AFB, TX - as of Nov 2007 with rotorblades

photos

 

webpage 

HH-43F

58-1853

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

repainted

as   "81845"  

 

 

1988

 

 

 

1997 

 

 

Oct 2010

 

 

1997

 

 

 

Oct 2010 

 

 

Nov 2014

 

 

Robins AFB, Warner Robins, GA

 

 

 

From storage at Allied Aircraft Inc.,Tucson, AZ , to Bonners Ferry, ID for restoration by Timber Choppers Inc. ; to

MUSEUM of Aviation. Between 1988 and Mar 1996 seen on outside display (rotorless).

 

since Aug 1997 - 2010 in storage near Museum restoration shop .

During 2010, 58-1853 was taken inside the restoration hangar and was repainted in camouflage scheme and received serial "81845" - the work was finished in Oct 2010. That month  "81845" was placed on inside-display as part of the collection dedicated to the Vietnam War.  According to the Museum it was marked as 81845, an HH-43B assigned to DET.1, 38th ARRS that crashed near Phan Rang AB, Vietnam on October 10, 1968. All five crewmembers were killed.  The pilot was originally from the state of Georgia.

 

photos

HH-43F

59-1578

May 1976

 2009

Kirtland AFB, Albuquerque, NM

National Atomic MUSEUM ; as of Apr2009 the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History.
91578 is pole mounted since the start of display ; it is repainted (first seen in Feb 2008)

photos

HH-43F

59-1583

 Jun 1979

Jan 1990

Tucson, AZ

Pima Air and Space MUSEUM  until Jan 1990 ; sold to an individual and restored by Timber Choppers Inc, Bonners Ferry, ID to flying condition as N100PL 

(see CIVIL H43)

photos

HH-43F

60-0263

Apr 1973

 2011

Wright Patterson AFB,
Dayton, OH

National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

photos

HH-43F

60-0289

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

a composite airframe

"60-0289"

Aug 1974

 

1980

 

 

1991

 

 

 

 

1993

Oct 1979

 

1991

 

 

1993

 

 

 

 

 2009

Bradley IAP,
Windsor Locks, CT 

Bradley Air Museum
on outside display 

After the tornado disaster of 03 Oct 1979 in outside storage (1980-1991)

New England Air Museum 

On 24 Jan 1991 the Museum sold the real 60-0289  to Kaman Aerospace Corp. Sent it to Bonners Ferry, ID for restoration to flying condition by Timber Choppers Inc.

It is flying as N43FK from Bloomfield, CT (1993-at least 2014)

Kaman provided the Museum a non flyable airframe made up from various parts. It was painted as "00289".
This restoration work was done by Timber Choppers Inc., Idaho.

 

photos

HH-43B

60-0291

 

Feb 1981

Apr 2012

Don Munang AP,
Bangkok, THAILAND

R.Thai AF  MUSEUM ; serial "H.5-4 / 05 " painted in Thai caracters
At first on display inside ; in Jul 98 seen outside and repainted (c/n 115 confirmed)
By Nov 2005 seen inside hangar.

By Sep 2010 repainted with "6321" as serial no., inside hangar.

 

photos

HH-43F

62-4513

Oct 1983

Sep 2014

Atwater (Castle AFB) , CA

62-4513 was gained from Allied Aircraft scrapyard, Tucson, AZ  ca 1982 and transported to Moseley Aviation Inc., Litchfield Park,AZ and restored for display at 

Castle Air MUSEUM

photos

HH-43F

62-4531

Dec 1990

Sep 2012

Tucson, AZ

62-4531 was transported from MASDC storage to State of Washington Dept. of Nat. Resources Jun74, restored to flying condition by 1977, as N327WN. Withdrawn here and sold to Timber Choppers Inc. in Jun82. The airframe was restored in USAF colors for display at

Pima Air and Space MUSEUM

photos

HH-43F

62-4532

 

 

Apr 1988

 

Sep 1998

 

 

Oct 1994

 

Apr 2009

 

 

Travis AFB, CA

 

Dover AFB, DE

4532 was in use as Battle Damage Repair aircraft at Hill AFB, UT up until at least Nov86 , then to

Travis Air Museum for outside display

Air Mobility Command Museum, inside display

photos

HH-43F

62-4535

Mar 1981

 

 

Dec 2001

Dec 2001

 

 

  2006

Coventry Airport, Baginton, 
UK

Midland Air MUSEUM
but since arrival stored in a compound   in bad condition

 

under restoration  in a hangar

 

photos

HH-43F

62-4547

Nov 1973

 

 

Aug 1974

 

 

May 1980

1974

 

 

Sep 1978

 

 

2009

Achum Airfield, Germany

 

 

Bückeburg ,Germany   

  

 

Bückeburg , Germany

Delivery from Ramstein AB , document dated 31 Oct73. Put in store for the Bückeburg Helicopter Museum at Bückeburg, Germany.

Outside display  Bückeburg Museum  

                                                     

 

Inside Bückeburg Helicopter Museum

 

photos

HH-43B

62-4556

Feb 1998

2009

Karachi AP, PAKISTAN

MUSEUM Sharea Faisal
with USAF serial and type
description "HH-43P"

photos

HH-43F

62-4561

Oct 1987

 Jul 2009

Hill AFB, UT

62-4561 was transported from MASDC storage to State of Washington Dept. of Nat. Resources Mar75. Withdrawn here and sold to Timber Choppers Inc. in Mar79, it was registered as N8522M, but never flew. The airframe was restored in USAF colors for display at

Hill Aerospace MUSEUM, UT

At first on outside display (seen Oct87 ; 1989)

Later on inside display

 

photos

HH-43B/F

?

Sep 1996

Feb 2005

Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)

Defence Services Museum
with number  UB6166

photo

HH-43F

67-14772

Mar 1997

Nov 2014

Tehran/Mehrabad IAP, Iran 

Aerospace Exhibition Centre
marked as "HH43-9411" on display at the gatehouse, pole-mounted 2004-2009
Also reported as on display inside the Tehran Aviation Museum 

Seen outside, on surface display 2014

photo

 

Known stored airframes :

TH-43E (HTK-1)

128654

1997

Aug 2006

Bradley IAP, Windsor Locks, CT

New England Air Museum 
stored 

-

TH-43E (HTK-1)

129308

1997

Sep 2004

Bradley IAP, Windsor Locks, CT

New England Air Museum 
stored in a shed

-

TH-43E (HTK-1)

129309

1997

Sep 2004

Bradley IAP, Windsor Locks, CT

New England Air Museum 
stored in a shed

-

TH-43E (HTK-1)

137835

1997

Sep 2004

Bradley IAP, Windsor Locks, CT

New England Air Museum 
stored in a shed

-

UH-43C

(HUK-1)

 

146310

2002

 2009

Woodburn, OR

2002 : The airframe is in bad condition. The owner, Mr. Doug Coleman, is intending to restore the HUK when funds would become available. During the second half of 2007 some restoration work was started (see photo page).
The aircraft was collected from the Daytona Beach, FL area and is supposed to have been part of the Harry Doan collection there.

photos

 

HH-43A

58-1837

Mar 1976

Aug 2006

Bradley IAP,
Windsor Locks, CT 

Bradley Air Museum
In 1976 this airframe was seen here with N612 registration painted on the tailbooms.
These tailbooms only, were seen at the K-Tech scrapyard in Tucson, AZ  in Jan 2004 and Oct 2009

New England Air Museum
The body of 58-1837 is seen here in 2006 in outdoor storage

photos

HH-43B
 

 

62-4552
 

 

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       (Pakistan)

Destined for "The Helicopter Museum", Weston-super-Mare, UK  but still in Pakistan. It was retired at Sargodha in 1985. Restoration was completed in 1992.  

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Lists compiled by Johan Ragay, based on many sources 
       

last update  : 21/06/2017