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Designer

Manufacturer

basic designation

variant or model

name

 

company designation

company number

 

 

 

136007

Bell

 

CH-136

 

Kiowa

 

This serial number is marked on an ex US Kiowa used as a training aide at the Canadian Forces School of Aerospace Technology and Engineering at CFB Borden, Ontario, seen in July 1994.  Former registration or serial number not known.

136201

Bell

 

CH-136

 

Kiowa

 

 

44001

 

 

 

 

first date: 4 November 1971 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army OH-58A-BF 71-20866.  Operated by Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment, CFB Cold Lake, Alberta.  Stil there February 1995.

136202

Bell

 

CH-136

 

Kiowa

 

 

44002

 

 

 

 

first date: 4 November 1971 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army OH-58A-BF 71-20867.  Classified as instructional airframe A 743 on day accepted.  Returned to flight status, operated by No. 430 Squadron, CFB Valcartier, PQ by February 1995.

136203

Bell

 

CH-136

 

Kiowa

 

 

44003

 

 

 

 

first date: 14 December 1971 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army OH-58A-BF 71-20868.  Operated by Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment, CFB Cold Lake, Alberta.  Later with No. 1 Wing (reserve squadrons at St. Hubert, PQ) by 1995.

136204

Bell

 

CH-136

 

Kiowa

 

 

44004

 

 

 

 

first date: 14 December 1971 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army OH-58A-BF 71-20869.  With No. 3 Canadian Forces Flying Training School at CFB Portage, Manitoba, with orange markings over camouflage.  Flew lead in the 1977 and 1978 Dragonflies demonstration team.  Damaged on 16 June 1979 while with the School, repaired and returned to service.  Used by reserve squadrons at CFB Downsview, Ontario in the 1980s.  Damaged during forced landing following loss of power near Paint Lake, Ontario, June 1987, while operated by No. 411 Squadron crew.  With No. 408 (Tac Hel) Squadron at CFB Edmonton in February 1995.  Carried special "Canada Goose" paint scheme for fleet retirement in March 1995.  Preserved, on display at the RCAF Memorial Museum at Trenton, Ontario.  Still had special paint scheme as late as April 2005.

136205

Bell

 

CH-136

 

Kiowa

 

 

44005

 

 

 

 

first date: 14 December 1971 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army OH-58A-BF 71-20870.  To No. 408 (Tac Hel) Squadron, CFB Namao, Alberta.  Also served with No. 3 Canadian Forces Flying Training School at CFB Portage, Manitoba, and with reserve squadrons at CFB St. Hubert, PQ.  With 430e Escadron Tactique d'Hélicoptères at CFB Valcartier, PQ, in storage, in February 1995.

136206

Bell

 

CH-136

 

Kiowa

 

 

44006

 

 

 

 

first date: 14 December 1971 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army OH-58A-BF 71-20871.  Used by No. 3 Canadian Forces Flying Training School, CFB Portage la Prairie, Manitoba.  Flew in the 1977 Dragonflies demonstration team.  Used by reserve squadrons at CFB Downsview, Ontario in the 1980s.  At Downsview by February 1982, still in trainer markings.  With No. 2 Wing (reserve units at Downsview) in 1995.  Stored at CFD Mountain View, Ontario by October 2005.

136207

Bell

 

CH-136

 

Kiowa

 

 

44007

 

 

 

 

first date: 14 December 1971 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army OH-58A-BF 71-20872.  With No. 3 Canadian Forces Flying Training School at CFB Portage, Manitoba, with orange markings over camouflage.  Flew in the 1977 Dragonflies demonstration team.  Later with No. 1 Wing (reserve squadrons at St. Hubert, PQ) by February 1995.  To Canadian Forces school at CFB Borden, Ontario, as training aid.  Later preserved, on display at CFB Gagetown, NB.

136208

Bell

 

CH-136

 

Kiowa

 

 

44008

 

 

 

 

first date: 11 January 1972 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army OH-58A-BF 71-20873.  With No. 3 Canadian Forces Flying Training School at CFB Portage, Manitoba, with orange markings over camouflage.  Flew in the 1977 and 1978 Dragonflies demonstration team.  Used by reserve squadrons at CFB Downsview, Ontario in the 1980s.  With Aerospace Engineering and Test Establishment at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in 1995.  To civil register as N7237R, then XB-ALZ.

136209

Bell

 

CH-136

 

Kiowa

 

 

44009

 

 

 

 

first date: 11 January 1972 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army OH-58A-BF 71-20874.  With No. 408 (Tac Hel) Squadron at CFB Edmonton (Namao), Alberta, dates unknown.  Classified as instructional airframe A 769 on 10 February 1978.  In storage with 408 Squadron in February 1995.

136210

Bell

 

CH-136

 

Kiowa

 

 

44010

 

 

 

 

first date: 11 January 1972 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army OH-58A-BF 71-20875.  With No. 403 (HOT) Squadron at CFB Gagetown, NB.  With 430e Escadron Tactique d'Hélicoptères at CFB Valcartier, PQ, in February 1995.

136211

Bell

 

CH-136

 

Kiowa

 

 

44011

 

 

 

 

first date: 11 January 1972 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army OH-58A-BF 71-20876.  With No. 3 Canadian Forces Flying Training School at CFB Portage, Manitoba, with orange markings over camouflage.  Flew in the 1979 Dragonflies demonstration team.  Used by reserve squadrons at CFB Downsview, Ontario in the 1980s.  With No. 1 Wing (reserve squadrons at St. Hubert, PQ) in 1995.  On static display at St. Hubert airport, near Montreal, by January 2006.

136212

Bell

 

CH-136

 

Kiowa

 

 

44012

 

 

 

 

first date: 11 January 1972 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army OH-58A-BF 71-20877.  With No. 3 Canadian Forces Flying Training School at CFB Portage, Manitoba, with orange markings over camouflage.  Flew in the 1978 Dragonflies demonstration team.  Later with reserve squadrons at CFB St. Hubert, PQ.  With No. 1 Wing (reserve squadrons at St. Hubert) in 1995.

136213

Bell

 

CH-136

 

Kiowa

 

 

44013

 

 

 

 

first date: 11 January 1972 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army OH-58A-BF 71-20878.  Used by Reserve squadrons at CFB Downsview, Ont., 1980s.  With No. 2 Wing (reserve squadrons at Downsview) in 1995.  Destroyed in a crash at Cook's Bay, Ontario on 16 June 1995.

 

last date: 1995 - Struck off, after crash (see comments).

136214

Bell

 

CH-136

 

Kiowa

 

 

44014

 

 

 

 

first date: 11 January 1972 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army OH-58A-BF 71-20879.  With No. 3 Canadian Forces Flying Training School at CFB Portage, Manitoba, with orange markings over camouflage.  Flew in the 1979 Dragonflies demonstration team.  Used by reserve squadrons at CFB Downsview, Ontario in the 1980s.  Category B damage in a crash at Toronto, Ontario on 17 March 1994, while with No. 2 Tactical Air Wing at Downsview, Ontario.  Still in storage with 2 Wing in February 1995.

 

last date: 1994 - Struck off, after crash (see comments).

136215

Bell

 

CH-136

 

Kiowa

 

 

44015

 

 

 

 

first date: 15 February 1972 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army OH-58A-BF 71-20880.  Used by reserve squadrons at CFB Downsview, Ontario in the 1980s.  Being operated by No. 411 Squadron when it crashed west of Meaford, Ontario, 4 July 1990, following loss of tail rotor effectiveness.  Shipped to Bristol Aerospace in Winnipeg for repairs, still there in February 1995.

136216

Bell

 

CH-136

 

Kiowa

 

 

44016

 

 

 

 

first date: 15 February 1972 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army OH-58A-BF 71-20881.  With No. 3 Canadian Forces Flying Training School at CFB Portage, Manitoba, with orange markings over camouflage.  With 430e Escadron Tactique d'Hélicoptères at CFB Valcartier, PQ, in February 1995.  Preserved, on display at CFB Gagetown, NB.

136217

Bell

 

CH-136

 

Kiowa

 

 

44017

 

 

 

 

first date: 15 February 1972 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army OH-58A-BF 71-20882.  Used by reserve squadrons at CFB Downsview, Ontario in the 1980s.  Still with 2 Wing at downsview in February 1995.

136218

Bell

 

CH-136

 

Kiowa

 

 

44018

 

 

 

 

first date: 15 February 1972 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army OH-58A-BF 71-20883.  With 2 Wing (reserve squadrons at CFB Downs view) in February 1995.  Used as a training aid at No. 2 Aircraft Field Maintenance Squadron at CFB Ottawa, Ontario.  Stored at CFD Mountain View, Ontario by October 2005.

136219

Bell

 

CH-136

 

Kiowa

 

 

44019

 

 

 

 

first date: 15 February 1972 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army OH-58A-BF 71-20884.  Used by No. 403 (HOT) Squadron at CFB Gagetown, NB.  With 430e Escadron Tactique d'Hélicoptères at CFB Valcartier, PQ, in February 1995.  Later stored at CFD Mountain View, Ontario.

136220

Bell

 

CH-136

 

Kiowa

 

 

44020

 

 

 

 

first date: 8 March 1972 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army OH-58A-BF 71-20885.  With No. 408 (Tac Hel) Squadron at CFB Edmonton (Namao), Alberta.  With 430e Escadron Tactique d'Hélicoptères at CFB Valcartier, PQ, in February 1995.

136221

Bell

 

CH-136

 

Kiowa

 

 

44021

 

 

 

 

first date: 8 March 1972 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army OH-58A-BF 71-20886.  To No. 408 (Tac Hel) Squadron, CFB Namao, Alberta.  Chopped off tail boom during autorotation training in 1977.  Still with this unit in February 1995.  Became instructional airframe 913 B on 21 November 1996.  Used at CFB Borden, Ontario.

136222

Bell

 

CH-136

 

Kiowa

 

 

44022

 

 

 

 

first date: 8 March 1972 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army OH-58A-BF 71-20887.  Used by No. 403 (HOT) Squadron at CFB Gagetown, NB.  With 430e Escadron Tactique d'Hélicoptères at CFB Valcartier, PQ, in February 1995.

136223

Bell

 

CH-136

 

Kiowa

 

 

44023

 

 

 

 

first date: 8 March 1972 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army OH-58A-BF 71-20888.  To No. 408 (Tac Hel) Squadron, CFB Namao, Alberta in 1977, to replace 136221 after its accident.  Also served with No. 444 Squadron in Lahr, Germany and No. 422 (Tac Hel) Squadron at CFB Gagetown, NB, dates not known.  With Aerospace Engineering and Test Establishment at CFB cold Lake, Alberta in February 1995.

136224

Bell

 

CH-136

 

Kiowa

 

 

44024

 

 

 

 

first date: 8 March 1972 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army OH-58A-BF 71-20889.  With No. 444 Squadron at CFB Lahr, Germany in 1991.  With 2 Wing (reserve units at Downsview, Ontario) in February 1995.  Stored at CFD Mountain View, Ontario by October 2005.

136225

Bell

 

CH-136

 

Kiowa

 

 

44025

 

 

 

 

first date: 8 March 1972 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army OH-58A-BF 71-20890.  With No. 444 Squadron at CFB Lahr, Germany in 1991.  In storage with the Air Maintenance Development Unit at CFB Trenton, Ontario by February 1995.

136226

Bell

 

CH-136

 

Kiowa

 

 

44026

 

 

 

 

first date: 24 March 1972 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army OH-58A-BF 71-20891.  With No. 444 Squadron at CFB Lahr, Germany.  With 430e Escadron Tactique d'Hélicoptères at CFB Valcartier, PQ, in February 1995.

136227

Bell

 

CH-136

 

Kiowa

 

 

44027

 

 

 

 

first date: 24 March 1972 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army OH-58A-BF 71-20892.  With No. 444 Squadron at CFB Lahr, Germany in 1991.  With 430e Escadron Tactique d'Hélicoptères at CFB Valcartier, PQ, in February 1995.  Stored at CFD Mountain View, Ontario by October 2005.

136228

Bell

 

CH-136

 

Kiowa

 

 

44028

 

 

 

 

first date: 24 March 1972 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army OH-58A-BF 71-20893.  With No. 444 Squadron at CFB Lahr, Germany in 1991.  With 2 Wing (reserve units at Downsview, Ontario) in February 1995.

136229

Bell

 

CH-136

 

Kiowa

 

 

44029

 

 

 

 

first date: 24 March 1972 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army OH-58A-BF 71-20894.  With No. 444 Squadron at CFB Lahr, Germany in 1991.  With 2 Wing (reserve units at Downsview, Ontario) in February 1995.

136230

Bell

 

CH-136

 

Kiowa

 

 

44030

 

 

 

 

first date: 24 March 1972 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army OH-58A-BF 71-20895.  With No. 444 Squadron at CFB Lahr, Germany in 1991.  With 2 Wing (reserve units at Downsview, Ontario) in February 1995.  May have been damaged in ground incident while with this unit.  Reported stored at CFB Trenton in October 2005, marked "Camp Trillium".  Still on ATESS ramp at Trenton, in December 2005.

136231

Bell

 

CH-136

 

Kiowa

 

 

44031

 

 

 

 

first date: 24 March 1972 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army OH-58A-BF 71-20896.  With No. 444 Squadron at CFB Lahr, Germany in 1991.  With 1 Wing (reserve units at St. Hubert, PQ) in February 1995.

136232

Bell

 

CH-136

 

Kiowa

 

 

44032

 

 

 

 

first date: 24 March 1972 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army OH-58A-BF 71-20897.  With No. 444 Squadron at CFB Lahr, Germany in 1991.  In storage with no. 408 (Tac Hel) Squadron at CFB Edmonton in February 1995.

136233

Bell

 

CH-136

 

Kiowa

 

 

44033

 

 

 

 

first date: 20 April 1972 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army OH-58A-BF 71-20898.  With No. 444 Squadron at CFB Lahr, Germany in 1991.  With 430e Escadron Tactique d'Hélicoptères at CFB Valcartier, PQ, in February 1995.

136234

Bell

 

CH-136

 

Kiowa

 

 

44034

 

 

 

 

first date: 20 April 1972 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army OH-58A-BF 71-20899.  With No. 444 Squadron at CFB Lahr, Germany in 1991.  With No. 1 wing (reserve squadrons at CFB St. Hubert, PQ) in 1995.  Stored at CFD Mountain View, Ontario by October 2005.

136235

Bell

 

CH-136

 

Kiowa

 

 

44035

 

 

 

 

first date: 20 April 1972 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army OH-58A-BF 71-20900.  With No. 444 Squadron at CFB Lahr, Germany.  Destroyed when it struck wires during low flight over north east Italy on 16 May 1976, 2 fatalities.  This accident lead directly to CF interest in the Bristol Canada Wire Strike Protection System.

 

last date: 23 December 1976 - Struck off after crash, see comments.

136236

Bell

 

CH-136

 

Kiowa

 

 

44036

 

 

 

 

first date: 20 April 1972 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army OH-58A-BF 71-20901.  With No. 444 Squadron at CFB Lahr, Germany in 1991.  With 1 Wing (reserve units at St. Hubert, PQ) in February 1995.

136237

Bell

 

CH-136

 

Kiowa

 

 

44037

 

 

 

 

first date: 19 April 1972 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army OH-58A-BF 71-20902.  With No. 444 Squadron at CFB Lahr, Germany in 1991.  With 2 Wing (reserve units at Downsview, Ontario) in February 1995.

136238

Bell

 

CH-136

 

Kiowa

 

 

44038

 

 

 

 

first date: 20 April 1972 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army OH-58A-BF 71-20903.  To No. 408 (Tac Hel) Squadron, CFB Namao, Alberta in 1977, to replace 136241 after its accident.  Still with 408 Squadron in February 1995.

136239

Bell

 

CH-136

 

Kiowa

 

 

44039

 

 

 

 

first date: 20 April 1972 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army OH-58A-BF 71-20904.  With No. 3 Canadian Forces Flying Training School at CFB Portage, Manitoba, with orange markings over camouflage.  Also with No. 403 (HOT) Squadron at CFB Gagetown, NB.  Used by reserve squadrons at CFB Downsview, Ontario in the 1980s.  With 2 Wing (reserve units at Downsview, Ontario) in February 1995.

136240

Bell

 

CH-136

 

Kiowa

 

 

44040

 

 

 

 

first date: 19 May 1972 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army OH-58A-BF 71-20905.  Destroyed in a crash on 5 February 1993, north of Fredericton, NB.  With 430e Escadron Tactique d'Hélicoptères at CFB Valcartier, PQ, at that time.  Still in storage at CFB Gagetown, NB as late as March 1994.

 

last date: c.1993 - Struck off after crash, see comments.

136241

Bell

 

CH-136

 

Kiowa

 

 

44041

 

 

 

 

first date: 19 May 1972 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army OH-58A-BF 71-20906.  To No. 408 (Tac Hel) Squadron, CFB Namao, Alberta.  Damaged in hard landing 1977.  Still with this unit in February 1995.

136242

Bell

 

CH-136

 

Kiowa

 

 

44042

 

 

 

 

first date: 19 May 1972 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army OH-58A-BF 71-20907.  Destroyed in a crash at Nakusp, BC on 7 July 1988.  With No. 408 (Tac Hel) Squadron at CFB Edmonton, Alberta at time of crash.

 

last date: 19 October 1989 - Struck off after crash, see comments.

136243

Bell

 

CH-136

 

Kiowa

 

 

44043

 

 

 

 

first date: 19 May 1972 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army OH-58A-BF 71-20908.  Used by No. 403 (HOT) Squadron at CFB Gagetown, NB.  In storage with No. 408 (Tac Hel) Squadron at CFB Edmonton, Alberta in February 1995.

136244

Bell

 

CH-136

 

Kiowa

 

 

44044

 

 

 

 

first date: 19 May 1972 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army OH-58A-BF 71-20909.  Crashed at Nanasivik, NWT on 4 July 1978.  With No. 422 (Tac Hel) Squadron at CFB Gagetown, NB at this time.  Became instructional airframe 775 C on 22 October 1979.  Stored at CFB Chatham, NB in February 1995.

 

last date: 30 August 1978 - Struck off, retained as instructional airframe

136245

Bell

 

CH-136

 

Kiowa

 

 

44045

 

 

 

 

first date: 19 May 1972 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army OH-58A-BF 71-20910.  Used by No. 403 (HOT) and No. 422 (Tac Hel) Squadrons at CFB Gagetown, NB.  Still with 403 Squadron in February 1995.

136246

Bell

 

CH-136

 

Kiowa

 

 

44046

 

 

 

 

first date: 12 June 1972 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army OH-58A-BF 71-20911.  Category A damage in crash at Kimberly, PQ on 18 July 1979.  With 430e Escadron Tactique d'Hélicoptères at CFB Valcartier, PQ at that time.  Became instructional airframe A 777 on 3 June 1980.  Still in storage at the Air Maintenance Development Unit at CFB Trenton, Ontario in February 1995.

 

last date: 12 September 1986 - Struck off.

136247

Bell

 

CH-136

 

Kiowa

 

 

44047

 

 

 

 

first date: 12 June 1972 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army OH-58A-BF 71-20912.  With 430e Escadron Tactique d'Hélicoptères at CFB Valcartier, PQ..  To Canadian Forces School of Aerospace Technology and Engineering at CFB Borden, Ontario, as training aid as early as February 1995.  Became instructional airframe 914 C on 21 November 1996.  Also identified as 914 B, date unknown.

136248

Bell

 

CH-136

 

Kiowa

 

 

44048

 

 

 

 

first date: 12 June 1972 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army OH-58A-BF 71-20913.  With 430e Escadron Tactique d'Hélicoptères at CFB Valcartier, PQ.  Preserved, at Air Force Heritage Museum, CFB Winnipeg, Man.

 

last date: 30 March 1993 - Struck off, put on display.

136249

Bell

 

CH-136

 

Kiowa

 

 

44049

 

 

 

 

first date: 12 June 1972 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army OH-58A-BF 71-20914.  With No. 427 (Tac Hel) Squadron at CFB Petawawa, Ontario.  With 430e Escadron Tactique d'Hélicoptères at CFB Valcartier, PQ, in February 1995.

136250

Bell

 

CH-136

 

Kiowa

 

 

44050

 

 

 

 

first date: 12 June 1972 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army OH-58A-BF 71-20915.  With 430e Escadron Tactique d'Hélicoptères at CFB Valcartier, PQ.  Later used by reserve squadrons at CFB Downsview, Ontario in the 1980s.  Still with 2 Wing (reserve units at Downsview, Ontario) in February 1995.

136251

Bell

 

CH-136

 

Kiowa

 

 

44051

 

 

 

 

first date: 12 June 1972 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army OH-58A-BF 71-20916.  With No. 427 (Tac Hel) Squadron at CFB Petawawa, Ontario.  With 430e Escadron Tactique d'Hélicoptères at CFB Valcartier, PQ, in 1994, when it carried WW 2 style markings and code "C9*M", for 60th anniversary of D-Day.  Still with this unit in February 1995.

136252

Bell

 

CH-136

 

Kiowa

 

 

44052

 

 

 

 

first date: 12 June 1972 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army OH-58A-BF 71-20917.  With No. 427 (Tac Hel) Squadron at CFB Petawawa, Ontario.  With 430e Escadron Tactique d'Hélicoptères at CFB Valcartier, PQ, in February 1995.

136253

Bell

 

CH-136

 

Kiowa

 

 

44053

 

 

 

 

first date: 12 June 1972 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army OH-58A-BF 71-20918.  To No. 408 (Tac Hel) Squadron, CFB Namao, Alberta on 20 August 1972, part of first batch of 5 Kiowas to this unit.  Later with No. 403 (HOT) Squadron at CFB Gagetown, NB.  Stil there in February 1995.

136254

Bell

 

CH-136

 

Kiowa

 

 

44054

 

 

 

 

first date: 12 June 1972 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army OH-58A-BF 71-20919.   To No. 408 (Tac Hel) Squadron, CFB Namao, Alberta on 20 August 1972, part of first batch of 5 Kiowas to this unit.  Later with No. 403 (HOT) Squadron at CFB Gagetown, NB.  In storage with 408 Squadron in February 1995.  To civil register as N72367, then to Australian register as VH-OKO.  First registered in Australia on 14 February 2001, last recorded owner was Helic Choice Aviation Services of Balwyn North, Victoria, as of 5 May 2006.

136255

Bell

 

CH-136

 

Kiowa

 

 

44055

 

 

 

 

first date: 12 June 1972 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army OH-58A-BF 71-20920.  To No. 408 (Tac Hel) Squadron, CFB Namao, Alberta on 20 August 1972, part of first batch of 5 Kiowas to this unit.  Later with No. 403 (HOT) Squadron at CFB Gagetown, NB.  With 1 Wing (reserve units at St. Hubert, PQ) in February 1995.  Stored at CFD Mountain View, Ontario by October 2005.

136256

Bell

 

CH-136

 

Kiowa

 

 

44056

 

 

 

 

first date: 9 August 1972 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army OH-58A-BF 71-20921.  To No. 408 (Tac Hel) Squadron, CFB Namao, Alberta on 20 August 1972, part of first batch of 5 Kiowas to this unit.  With 430e Escadron Tactique d'Hélicoptères at CFB Valcartier, PQ, by March 1994.  Category A damage in a crash at CFB Valcartier, PQ on 5 May 1994.

 

last date: c.1994 - written off after crash, see comments.

136257

Bell

 

CH-136

 

Kiowa

 

 

44057

 

 

 

 

first date: 9 August 1972 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army OH-58A-BF 71-20922.  To No. 408 (Tac Hel) Squadron, CFB Namao, Alberta on 20 August 1972, part of first batch of 5 Kiowas to this unit.  In use as training aid, possibly 915 B, at Canadian Forces School of Aerospace Technology and Engineering at CFB Borden, Ontario by February 1995.  Became instructional airframe 915 C on 21 November 1996.  Preserved, displayed at CFB Kingston, Ontario by December 2005.

136258

Bell

 

CH-136

 

Kiowa

 

 

44058

 

 

 

 

first date: 9 August 1972 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army OH-58A-BF 71-20923.  Category A damage in a crash at Findlay Lake, PQ on 12 or 13 June 1985.  With No. 427 (Tac Hel) Squadron at CFB Petawawa, Ontario at that time.

 

last date: 17 May 1989 - Written off after crash, see comments.

136259

Bell

 

CH-136

 

Kiowa

 

 

44059

 

 

 

 

first date: 9 August 1972 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army OH-58A-BF 71-20924.  With No. 403 (HOT) Squadron at CFB Gagetown, NB.  With 430e Escadron Tactique d'Hélicoptères at CFB Valcartier, PQ.  With No. 427 (Tac Hel) Squadron at CFB Petawawa, Ontario.  Preserved, at CFB Edmonton, Alberta by April 1995.  By 2006 this preserved aircraft was marked with phoney serial number 136408, and mounted on a pole at CFB Edmonton.

 

last date: 22 September 1993 - Struck off, preserved.

136260

Bell

 

CH-136

 

Kiowa

 

 

44060

 

 

 

 

first date: 9 August 1972 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army OH-58A-BF 71-20925.  With No. 427 (Tac Hel) Squadron at CFB Petawawa, Ontario.  With 430e Escadron Tactique d'Hélicoptères at CFB Valcartier, PQ in February 1995.

136261

Bell

 

CH-136

 

Kiowa

 

 

44061

 

 

 

 

first date: 9 August 1972 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army OH-58A-BF 71-20926.  With No. 408 (Tac Hel) Squadron at CFB Edmonton (Namao), Alberta.  With 430e Escadron Tactique d'Hélicoptères at CFB Valcartier, PQ.  Back with 408 Squadron by February 1995.

136262

Bell

 

CH-136

 

Kiowa

 

 

44062

 

 

 

 

first date: 29 August 1972 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army OH-58A-BF 71-20927.  With No. 427 (Tac Hel) Squadron at CFB Petawawa, Ontario.  With 430e Escadron Tactique d'Hélicoptères at CFB Valcartier, PQ in February 1995.

136263

Bell

 

CH-136

 

Kiowa

 

 

44063

 

 

 

 

first date: 29 August 1972 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army OH-58A-BF 71-20928.  With No. 427 (Tac Hel) Squadron at CFB Petawawa, Ontario.  With 430e Escadron Tactique d'Hélicoptères at CFB Valcartier, PQ in February 1995.

136264

Bell

 

CH-136

 

Kiowa

 

 

44064

 

 

 

 

first date: 29 August 1972 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army OH-58A-BF 71-20929.    With No. 403 (HOT) Squadron at CFB Gagetown, NB.  Later with No. 3 Canadian Forces Flying Training School at CFB Portage, Manitoba.  With 1 Wing (reserve units at St. Hubert, PQ) in February 1995.

136265

Bell

 

CH-136

 

Kiowa

 

 

44065

 

 

 

 

first date: 29 August 1972 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army OH-58A-BF 71-20930.  Crashed at Dawes Pond, Newfoundland on 17 February 1977.  With No. 422 (Tac Hel) Squadron at CFB Gagetown, NB at that time.

 

last date: 14 March 1977 - Struck off after crash, see comments.

136266

Bell

 

CH-136

 

Kiowa

 

 

44066

 

 

 

 

first date: 29 August 1972 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army OH-58A-BF 71-20931.  To No. 408 (Tac Hel) Squadron, CFB Namao, Alberta on 16 October 1972, part of last batch of 4 Kiowas to this unit.  Category A damage in a crash at CFB Shilo, Manitoba on 27 January 1978, still with 408 Squadron.  Became instructional airframe 776C on 13 March 1980.

 

last date: 23 July 1991 - Struck off.

136267

Bell

 

CH-136

 

Kiowa

 

 

44067

 

 

 

 

first date: 29 August 1972 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army OH-58A-BF 71-20932.  To No. 408 (Tac Hel) Squadron, CFB Namao, Alberta on 16 October 1972, part of last batch of 4 Kiowas to this unit.  Destroyed in a crash on 9 May 1974 at Namao.  Probably first CF Kiowa write off.

 

last date: 15 July 1974 - Struck off

136268

Bell

 

CH-136

 

Kiowa

 

 

44068

 

 

 

 

first date: 29 August 1972 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army OH-58A-BF 71-20933.  To No. 408 (Tac Hel) Squadron, CFB Namao, Alberta on 16 October 1972, part of last batch of 4 Kiowas to this unit.  Category A damage in a crash at CFB Suffield, Alberta on 16 November 1984, still with 408 Squadron.

 

last date: 10 April 1985 - Struck off

136269

Bell

 

CH-136

 

Kiowa

 

 

44069

 

 

 

 

first date: 29 August 1972 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army OH-58A-BF 71-20934.  Operated by Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, dates not known.  To No. 408 (Tac Hel) Squadron, CFB Namao, Alberta on 16 October 1972, part of last batch of 4 Kiowas to this unit.  Later with No. 403 (HOT) Squadron at CFB Gagetown, NB.  With 430e Escadron Tactique d'Hélicoptères at CFB Valcartier, PQ in February 1995.

136270

Bell

 

CH-136

 

Kiowa

 

 

44070

 

 

 

 

first date: 12 October 1972 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army OH-58A-BF 71-20935.  With No. 403 (HOT) Squadron at CFB Gagetown, NB.  With 430e Escadron Tactique d'Hélicoptères at CFB Valcartier, PQ in February 1995.  Later stored at CFD Mountain View, Ontario.

136271

Bell

 

CH-136

 

Kiowa

 

 

44071

 

 

 

 

first date: 12 October 1972 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army OH-58A-BF 71-20936.  Served with 408 Tactical Helicopter Squadron, CFB Edmonton, Alberta.  Received temporary white and dark green winter camouflage while with this unit.  With No. 427 (Tac Hel) Squadron at CFB Petawawa, Ontario.  Back with 408 Squadron by February 1995.

136272

Bell

 

CH-136

 

Kiowa

 

 

44072

 

 

 

 

first date: 12 October 1972 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army OH-58A-BF 71-20937.  With No. 427 (Tac Hel) Squadron at CFB Petawawa, Ontario.  In Storage with No. 408 (Tac Hel) Squadron at CFB Edmonton, Alberta in February 1995.

136273

Bell

 

CH-136

 

Kiowa

 

 

44073

 

 

 

 

first date: 12 October 1972 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army OH-58A-BF 71-20938.  Used by Reserve squadrons at CFB Downsview, Ont., 1983.  With 430e Escadron Tactique d'Hélicoptères at CFB Valcartier, PQ in February 1995.

136274

Bell

 

CH-136

 

Kiowa

 

 

44074

 

 

 

 

first date: 12 October 1972 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army OH-58A-BF 71-20939.  With No. 403 (HOT) Squadron at CFB Gagetown, NB.  Stored at 430e Escadron Tactique d'Hélicoptères at CFB Valcartier, PQ in February 1995.  Later stored at CFD Mountain View, Ontario.  At the Ottawa War Museum by January 2006.

 

last date: 5 July 1995 - Struck off.

 


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