Remarks: A few days after I photographed the last two Hueys in Australian Army service, I was able to witness the next generation of Australian Army and Naval aviation with the handover of the first two MRH-90s to the Australian Defence Force. Here the friendly crew of a A40-003 are getting a lift to the Australian Aerospace hangar. Apparently the Army and Navy are going to share a common pool of MRH-90s hence the camo scheme on both A40-002 (Navy) and A40-003 (Army).
Remarks: A2-484 (delivered June, 1970) seen here at Archerfield to be readied for storage at Camp Damascus, Meeandah. Formerly in service with the Army’s 171st Squadron, 1st Aviation Regiment. Arrived at YBAF on the 12/12/07 after a brief stint with the ARDU. Amazingly the first photo in the database of this great chopper.
Remarks: A2-296 was delivered to the RAAF in November of 1963. Served with the RAAF 5th Squadron before being transferred to the Army’s 171 Squadron, 1st Aviation Regiment. Arrived at Archerfield from RAAF Edinburgh after a short time with the ARDU on the 12/12/07. Note the Air Force titles applied to the nose. According to the ADF-Serials website, this aircraft is expected to be the last Huey flown by an RAAF crew. Here she is parked next to the hangar with her sistership A2-484. Will be prepared for storage and trucked to Camp Damascus, Meeandah.