Preserved at the French naval academy near the old seaplane base at Lanvéoc - Poulmic, together with Super Étendard No 57. It was a long wait for a boat back across the bay to Brest after the open day here, but the navy kindly supplied water and rations for the people on the jetty, and I fondly remember this unusual airshow day.
The Aéronavale received two EC225s which replaced the Super Frelon in the long-range rescue role from Lanvéoc in Brittany. Careful study of a shot from another angle revealed part of the serial which is behind the tail rotor.
Normally a gate guard here, this well-kept Seabat was put on display at the Lanvéoc airshow. Fake serial No 129 is worn on the other side; it is really No 7, from Sikorsky c/n 58-1007. The helicopter was assembled by Sud with c/n SA50.
This Falcon used to serve with the French air force as a government transport aircraft which I photographed at AMS in 2009. Meanwhile transferred to the navy and converted for maritime surveillance duties.