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by Mainsail
12 Jul 2021, 20:34
Forum: Military Aviation News
Topic: NASA tail numbers
Replies: 1
Views: 602

NASA tail numbers

Hi,
Would anyone happen to know what year NASA started to drop the “N” prefix and “NA” suffix from their tail numbers?
Thanks,
Colin
by Mainsail
04 Nov 2020, 13:30
Forum: Helispot
Topic: H-21C photo request
Replies: 1
Views: 634

Re: H-21C photo request -Correction

CORRECTION! Apologies, the tail numbers should read 53-4370 and 53-4397, both originally H-21Bs. The incorrectly quoted numbers were 'H-21Cs, being payback' to the US Army for the above, which were initially retained by the Vertol Corporation for flotation and engine test works before being passed o...
by Mainsail
03 Nov 2020, 17:58
Forum: Helispot
Topic: H-21C photo request
Replies: 1
Views: 634

H-21C photo request

By any chance would anyone have a photo of either of these H-21C's, 57-2610 and/or 57-2611, either from their time in the MASDC or in the case of 57-2610 at Hill AFB in the 1970's? Both were used as test helicopters for the twin gas turbine engine conversion but later restored to their standard Wrig...
by Mainsail
24 Feb 2020, 16:20
Forum: Vintage, warbirds and wrecks & relics
Topic: Vertol V-43A at Dusseldorf
Replies: 4
Views: 1603

Re: Vertol V-43A at Dusseldorf

Many thanks for that confirmation!
by Mainsail
24 Feb 2020, 12:16
Forum: Vintage, warbirds and wrecks & relics
Topic: Vertol V-43A at Dusseldorf
Replies: 4
Views: 1603

Re: Vertol V-43A at Dusseldorf

Thanks Frank - had spotted this site but will take up your suggestion to contact the Sinsheim museum.
Regards,
Colin
by Mainsail
23 Feb 2020, 16:28
Forum: Helispot
Topic: H-21 - German Armed Forces
Replies: 3
Views: 1525

Re: H-21 - German Armed Forces

Hi Robert, Sorry for the delay in reverting on this but my old Vertol contact came to nothing. However, I have just obtained a copy of "Klassiker der Luftfahrt 6/07" which states the following (per Google translate), I quote "The [Bundeswehr] V-43 helicopters were built at the Morton plant, PA and t...
by Mainsail
23 Feb 2020, 16:19
Forum: Vintage, warbirds and wrecks & relics
Topic: Vertol V-43A at Dusseldorf
Replies: 4
Views: 1603

Vertol V-43A at Dusseldorf

Can anyone identify a V-43A (H-21) that was on display (and open to the public) at Dusseldorf airport painted yellow with the word "RESCUE" on the rear section of the fuselage? This would have been around 1977 and I assume it was ex. German Army/Air Force. Details of its fate would also be much appr...
by Mainsail
01 Apr 2019, 18:04
Forum: Helispot
Topic: H-21 - German Armed Forces
Replies: 3
Views: 1525

Re: H-21 - German Armed Forces

Hi Robert, Many thanks for your prompt and helpful response. I have downloaded that document and will attempt to translate. I have a query in with an old Vertol contact in the U.S. and will wait to see if he can confirm or deny. I do have an image of a c/n plate, but it from 54-4001. Will keep you u...
by Mainsail
01 Apr 2019, 15:33
Forum: Helispot
Topic: H-21 - German Armed Forces
Replies: 3
Views: 1525

H-21 - German Armed Forces

Does anyone know if the H-21's operated by the German Armed Forces were simply assembled at the Weserflug GmBH plant in Germany or built there from scratch? I know they were allocated a unique range of c/n's, e.g. WG1-WG31 but were these numbers applied to U.S. manufactured parts or to totally Germa...
by Mainsail
01 Apr 2019, 10:44
Forum: Helispot
Topic: REQUEST: Copy of Air Fan magazine
Replies: 1
Views: 590

Re: REQUEST: Copy of Air Fan magazine

Just to advise that I have now secured a copy via EBay and this topic may be regarded as closed.
Thanks,
Colin
by Mainsail
22 Mar 2019, 12:02
Forum: Helispot
Topic: REQUEST: Copy of Air Fan magazine
Replies: 1
Views: 590

REQUEST: Copy of Air Fan magazine

A long-shot, I know but would anyone have a copy of issue # 55 of this French magazine that contained an article on the H-21 'Flying Banana'?
Can't find this back issue copy on a web search.
Thanks and regards,
Colin
by Mainsail
23 Dec 2018, 22:56
Forum: Helispot
Topic: Burma/Mayanmar H-21/V-44
Replies: 0
Views: 392

Burma/Mayanmar H-21/V-44

Hi,
Any chance anyone knows the c/n or previous U.S. military serials of the 12 H-21s that were supplied to the Burma Air Force?
Thanks,
Colin
by Mainsail
10 Nov 2018, 15:39
Forum: Helispot
Topic: REQ: French Air Force H-21s
Replies: 6
Views: 1251

Re: REQ: French Air Force H-21s

Hi Robert, Thanks for your last and I have now received a reply to my c/n plate request. I don't know if I can post images here and so you may prefer me to send as a private message or perhaps we can exchange email addresses via the secure contact page of my photo website https://www.colinsphotos.ne...
by Mainsail
07 Nov 2018, 17:46
Forum: Helispot
Topic: REQ: French Air Force H-21s
Replies: 6
Views: 1251

Re: REQ: French Air Force H-21s

Hi Robert, Thanks for the note of caution with regard to these c/ns and I have to agree. Certainly to assume that the range runs from FR001 to FR107 would be a serious mistake! I too heard that they were built in France but have yet to have this confirmed. I did find reference that the Aeronavale re...
by Mainsail
07 Nov 2018, 14:14
Forum: Helispot
Topic: REQ: French Air Force H-21s
Replies: 6
Views: 1251

Re: REQ: French Air Force H-21s

Hi Frank,
That's perfect - I should have looked closer to home!
Much obliged,
Colin