BELL UH-1H IROQUOIS A2-310
MSN 13310

 

 

QAM thanks Peter Graves for funding the purchase of this aircraft.

 


72-21611
   
72
  Issued US serial 72-21611. (Source: 1)
A2-310
AIR FORCE
04DEC73
  RAAF Log Book opened at 6.05 hours test flying by Bell Helicopter Company. (Source: 2)
A2-310 was the last Iroquois delivered to the RAAF.
01APR74
  Allotted from RAAF Washington to 3AD Amberley. (Source: 2)
11JUN74
  Allotted to 5SQN, Fairbairn, ACT. (Source: 2)
06JUL77
  Allotted to 35SQN, Townsville, QLD. Total Time (all at 5SQN): 1364.0 hrs. (Source: 2)
14OCT77
  Allotted to 9SQN, Amberley, QLD for D service and repaint at 3AD. Total Time: 1501.3 hrs. (Source: 2)
09NOV77
  Allotted to 35SQN. (Source: 2)
05FEB78
  Allotted to 5SQN. Total Time: 1561.6 hrs. (Source: 2)
14APR80
  Ferry time from 5SQN to 9SQN (4.0 hrs). (Source: 2)
15APR80
  Ferry time from 5SQN to 9SQN (1.9 hrs). Total Time: 2648.1 hrs. (Source: 2)
11JUN80
  Allotted to 5SQN. Total Time: 2740.9 hrs. (Source: 2)
05MAY82
  Allotted to 35SQN. Total Time: 3521.4 hrs. (Source: 2)
21SEP82
  Allotted to 9SQN. Total Time: 3737.0 hrs. (Source: 2)
25OCT82
  Allotted to 3AD. Total Time: 3744.2 hrs. (Source: 2)
26JAN83
  Allotted to 9SQN. Total Time: 3747.5 hrs. (Source: 2)
15MAR83
  Maintenance records transferred from manual cards to computer system CAMM. (Source: 2)
22MAY84
  Allotted to 35SQN. Total Time: 4129.3 hrs. (Source: 2)
11AUG84
  New Owning Unit: MISCOPUNITS. (Source: 2)
29AUG84
  New Owning Unit: 35SQN. Total Time: 4240.8 hrs. (Source: 2)
    Frequent movements between 35SQN and MISCOPUNITS and v v. (Source: 2)
06AUG86
  New Owning Unit: 9SQN ("permanently"). Total Time: 4905.7 hrs. (Source: 2)
20OCT86
  New Owning Unit: 35SQN. Total Time: 5029.3 hrs. (Source: 2)
13NOV86
  Transferred from 35SQN to 9SQN. Total Time: 5086.3 hrs. (Source: 2)
11DEC86
  Transferred from 9SQN to 5SQN via HQS. Total Time: 5120.3 hrs. (Source: 2)
20FEB87
  Transferred to 9SQN. Total Time: 5195.3 hrs. (Source: 2)
06OCT87
  New Owning Unit: 3AD. (Source: 2)
27JAN88
  Allotted to 35SQN. Total Time: 5502.1 hrs. (Source: 2)
03FEB88
  Allotted to Hawker Pacific, Cairns. Total Time: 5509.1 hrs. (Source: 2)
24FEB88
  Aircraft painted by Hawker Pacific, Cairns. (Source: 2)
23JUN88
  Aircraft received at 35SQN, Townsville, QLD from Hawker Pacific, Cairns. Total Time: 5521.1 hrs. (Source: 2)
05DEC89
  Transferred to Army 5 Aviation Regiment. Total Time: 5735.1 hrs. (Source: 2)
A2-310
ARMY
01AUG90
  New Owning Unit: 5th Aviation Regiment BSQN, Townsville, QLD. Total Time: 5776.5 hrs. (Source: 2)
24AUG90
  New Owning Unit: 171SQN, Oakey, QLD. Total Time: 5782.7 hrs. (Source: 2)
26SEP90
  To 3AD, Amberley. Total Time: 5801.3 hrs. (Source: 2)
21NOV90
  Returned to 171SQN. Total Time: 5803.8 hrs. (Source: 2)
27NOV90
  CAMM Program Oakey System Initialisation. (Source: 2)
20FEB91
  New Owning Unit: School of Army Aviation (SAA) Oakey. Total Time: 5899.3 hrs. (Source: 2)
11OCT91
  Static display at RAAF Richmond. (Source: 1)
15OCT91
  New Owning Unit: 3AD, Amberley. Total Time: 6087.4 hrs. (Source: 2)
20FEB92
  New Owning Unit: School of Army Aviation. Total Time: 6091.0 hrs. (Source: 2)
07DEC92
  Allotted to Hunter Aviation for R3 service. Total Time: 6379.5 hrs. (Source: 2)
18MAR93
  New Owning Unit: School of Army Aviation. Total Time: 6387.4 hrs. (Source: 2)
11APR94
  Allotted to Hunter Aviation for R3 service. Total Time: 6677.9 hrs. (Source: 2)
23MAY94
  New Owning Unit: 171SQN. Total Time: 6680.2 hrs. (Source: 2)
16JUN94
  The aircraft has flown 30 hours in desert/dusty conditions. (Source: 2)
17MAR95
  Allotted to Hunter Aviation for R4 service. Total Time: 6934.3 hrs. (Source: 2)
15JUN95
  New Owning Unit: 171SQN. Total Time: 6937.4 hrs. (Source: 2)
03AUG95
  New Owning Unit: LOG Oakey. Total Time: 6969.1 hrs. (Source: 2)
04OCT95
  New Owning Unit: School of Army Aviation. Total Time: 6970.6 hrs. (Source: 2)
23JAN96
  Loan to 171SQN. Total Time: 7024.1 hrs. (Source: 2)
18NOV96
  New Owning Unit: 171SQN. Total Time: 7178.0 hrs. (Source: 2)
05DEC96
  New Owning Unit: School of Army Aviation. Total Time: 7179.8 hrs. (Source: 2)
04MAR97
  Allotted to Hunter Aviation for R3 service. Total Time: 7222.9 hrs. (Source: 2)
14APR97
  New Owning Unit: 171SQN. Total Time: 7226.3 hrs. (Source: 2)
04DEC97
  Allotted to Hunter Aviation for R3 service. Total Time: 7487.0 hrs. (Source: 2)
03FEB98
  New Owning Unit: School of Army Aviation. Total Time: 7494.1 hrs. (Source: 2)
23MAR98
  New Owning Unit:171SQN. Total Time: 7564.3 hrs. (Source: 2)
A2-310
 
Operation Bel Isi
01APR98
  Operation "Bel Isi" paint scheme carried out. (Source: 2)
Served with the Peace Monitoring Group on Operation "Bel Isi" in Bougainville from APR98 to JUL01. For this deployment, the aircraft was painted overall International Orange to distinguish the Australian PMG Iroquois from those operated by the PNGDF.
09APR98
  Prototype and initial fleet installation of Crash Position Indicator. Total Time: 7569.9 hrs. (Source: 2)
09APR98
  Aircraft did not fly again until 23APR98 so this period probably represents a sea voyage to Bougainville. (Source: 2)
17JUL98
  Ferry flight to airstrip for C-130 load (ex Bougainville). (Source: 2)
18JUL98
  Allotted to Hunter Aviation for R3 service ex Operation "Bel Isi". Total Time: 7785.9 hrs. (Source: 2)
21AUG98
  New Owning Unit: 171SQN. Allotted to Operation "Bel Isi". Total Time: 7791.5 hrs. (Source: 2)
24JAN99
  Allotted to Hunter Aviation ex Operation "Bel Isi". Total Time: 8085.8 hrs. (Source: 2)
01MAR99
  Transferred from Hunter Aviation to New Owning Unit: 171SQN. Total Time: 8088.1 hrs. (Source: 2)
06SEP99
  Allotted to Hunter Aviation. Total Time: 8459.3 hrs. (Source: 2)
11OCT99
  Transferred from Hunter Aviation to New Owning Unit: 171SQN. Total Time: 8463.4 hrs. (Source: 2)
28APR00
  It is not stated in the log books when the aircraft next returned to Australia for servicing but it is believed that it was on or about this date. An R3 service was completed on 15MAY00. Total Time: 8827.6 hrs. (Source: 2)
18MAY00
  Transit flight from R3 service to 171SQN. Total Time: 8830.3 hrs. (Source: 2)
31JUL01
  Total Time: 9439.6 hrs. Not flown again until 03AUG01. (Source: 2)
31JUL01
  Departed Bougainville on board HMAS Kanimbla (L 51). The aircraft was one of the first three Iroquois to be landed on Kanimbla after its commissioning in 1999. (Source: 1)
03AUG01
  HMAS Kanimbla was expected to arrive Townsville on this date. This completed three and a half years service for No 171 Operational Support Squadron, 1st Aviation Regiment which flew a total of 8229.5 hours with Iroquois while deployed to Bougainville on Operation "Bel Isi".(Source: 1)
     
06JUN02
  Allotted to Hunter Aviation. Total Time: 9529.6 hrs. During this service the aircraft was repainted in standard colours. (Source: 2)
16SEP02
  New Owning Unit: 171SQN. Total Time: 9533.2 hrs. (Source: 2)
23MAR04
  Allotted to New Owning Unit: School of Army Aviation. Total Time: 9766.7 hrs. (Source: 2)
17JAN05
  Allotted from BAE Archerfield to A SQN after R3 service. (Source: 2)
04JUL06
  Total Time: 10214.8 hrs. (Source: 2)
18SEP06
  Flown for 1.5 hrs. Total Time: 10242.7 hrs. Not flown again until 03MAY07. (Source: 2)
26SEP06
  Allotted from A SQN for transportation by road to BAE Archerfield for R3 service. (Source: 2)
03APR07
  Aircraft weighed: 5722.5 kg. (Source: 2)
03MAY07
  Flown for 0.5 hrs. Total Time: 10243.2 hrs. (Source: 2)
15MAY07
  Inspection and Test Certificate issued by BAE Systems, Archerfield following R3 service. (Source: 2)
30MAY07
  Letter of Authority from Defence Materiel Organisation to 5 Aviation Regiment 1TP, Oakey to draw down from service A2-310 and prepare the aircraft for road movement for placement into intermediate term storage. (Source: 2)
21SEP07
  Participated with A2-489 and A2-703 in a farewell flypast over Brisbane. (Source: 1)
Flown for 2.5 hours. Pilot: Wheeler. Total Time on retirement: 10376.6 hours. (Source: 2)
24SEP07
  Aircraft allotted from 5 AVN 1TP for transportation by road to BAE Systems Archerfield for preparation for storage at Damascus Barracks, Meeandah. (Source: 2)
02APR08
  Preservation service by BAE Systems. (Source: 2)
24SEP08
  Preservation service by BAE Systems. (Source: 2)
14NOV11
  The Minister for Defence Materiel, Jason Clare, announced a request for offers on six Iroquois.
10JAN12
  QAM submitted an offer for an Iroquois.
02OCT12
  Verbal advice from DMO that an aircraft had been allocated to QAM.
19OCT12
  Verbal advice from DMO that A2-310 had been allocated to QAM. Delivery is expected early in 2013.
20MAY14
  Delivered to QAM at Caloundra.
25MAY14
  Reassembled in Hangar 2.

 

SOURCES
1
www.adf-serials.com
2
Aircraft records held by QAM.

 

Compiled by Ron Cuskelly

 

 

 

 


ISSUE
DATE
REMARKS
8
22NOV15
Added seven Defence images.
Image 1 Image 2 Image 3 Image 4Image 5 Image 6 Image 7
7
24MAY15
Added an image of the aircraft on Bougainville thanks to David Worthington.
6
01JUL14
Added an image of the aircraft being reassembled.
5
27MAY14
Added two images of the aircraft being reassembled.
4
24MAY14
Updated from aircraft records held by QAM.
3
20MAY14
Delivered to QAM at Caloundra.
2
25JAN13
Added an image of A2-310 in RAAF markings.
1
26OCT12
Original issue.