Aircraft Photo of WE-543 | Bristol 171 Sycamore Mk52 | Germany - Navy | AirHistory.net #53945
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:WE-543
Aircraft Original Type:Bristol 171 Sycamore
Aircraft Generic Type:Bristol 171 Sycamore
Aircraft Version:Bristol 171 Sycamore Mk52
C/n (msn):13473
Operator / Titles:Germany - Navy
Location
City / Airport:Nordholz - Sea-Airport Cuxhaven/NordholzMap
Country:Germany
Airport Codes:ICAO: ETMN   IATA: FCN   Local: -   Other: -
Collection:Aeronauticum
 
Photo Date:21 September 2012
Photo by:Alastair T. Gardiner
Photo ID: 53945
Photo Comment

This helicopter has had a long and varied history. Originally delivered to the GAF Lufttransportgeschwader 61 in 1958 with the serial GA119 (GA+119). After being transferred to the Navy she was allocated the serial SC+205 and then WE+543 with the newly formed MFG 5 in 1963. In 1971 she took over a fire fighting role with the Land Niedersachsen and was allocated the civilian reg. D-HEMD. She then served as a general workhorse/pleasure flight role before being rescued by the Aeronatuticum museum in 1998.

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