Aerosoft Bell UH-1H CAF SAR 439 V1

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This repaint depicts a Search and Rescue helicopter of the Canadian Armed Forces assigned to the 439 Combat Support Squadron at CFB Bagotville, Quebec in the mid 1990s. Although the CH-118 is technically a CUH-1H model, Aerosoft’s UH-1D will have to suffice as a suitable replacement. This serial number was initially delivered to No. 403 (HOT) Squadron, CFB Petawawa, Ontario and supported operations in Quebec during FLQ Crisis in 1970. It then served with 15 Wing Base Rescue at CFB Moose Jaw, Alberta from 1970-1993. After which it served with 417 Combat Support Squadron Rescue Flight at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, from 1993-1995. It was later transferred to the 439 Combat Support Squadron, CFB Bagotville, Quebec, until April 1996 when it was replaced by the CH146.The helicopter was re-classified as Aircraft Battle Damage Repair Training Aid 916C on 11 February 1997 and is currently preserved at the National Air Force Museum of Canada at Trenton.

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