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Help With Identifying A U S A F Copter  
User currently offlineAero145 From Iceland, joined Jan 2005, 3071 posts, RR: 21
Posted (8 years 2 months 5 days ago) and read 2214 times:

Hello guys,

Today, this helicopter came to RKV to fetch fire-fighting team, to kill fire in a ship 80 miles out on the sea.

On the tail is: USAF
IS
96205

There's a problem: I don't know the c/n, and also I don't know if the helicopter is 89-6205 or 79-6205.



Could you help me with this?

Thanks,
David

[Edited 2006-05-27 21:41:41]

[Edited 2006-05-27 21:42:11]

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User currently offlinePPGMD From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2453 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 5 days ago) and read 2199 times:

A quick search of the online serial number database shows no records for 79-6205 but shows that 89-6205 is an HH-60G.


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User currently offlinePtrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 3906 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 5 days ago) and read 2194 times:

David,

That's a tough one to crack. I've no idea why, but it is:

89-26205 (cn 70-1434), a HH-60G.


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Peter



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User currently offlineAero145 From Iceland, joined Jan 2005, 3071 posts, RR: 21
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 5 days ago) and read 2194 times:

I know of the helicopter you both showed me. This is not the same...

Thanks anyways.

-David

[Edited 2006-05-27 22:15:27]

User currently offlineAero145 From Iceland, joined Jan 2005, 3071 posts, RR: 21
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 5 days ago) and read 2189 times:

The helicopter on the photo is the one I saw. But, the helicopter on the photo is not with a right register. That is, not on where the info about the helicopter is.

89-26205 should be marked 926205. But this os 96205.

[Edited 2006-05-27 22:17:52]

User currently offlinePtrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 3906 posts, RR: 19
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 5 days ago) and read 2177 times:

Quoting Aero145 (Reply 4):
89-26205 should be marked 926205

That may be true (or no longer be true), but the USAF sometimes doesn't understand its own system. Anyway, you don't need bother about it for upload purposes.

Quoting PPGMD (Reply 1):
A quick search of the online serial number database shows no records for 79-6205 but shows that 89-6205 is an HH-60G.

Which database? According to Scramble.nl and Joe Baugher's database at http://home.att.net/~jbaugher/usafserials.html, 89-6205 does not exist.



The only difference between me and a madman is that I am not mad (Salvador Dali)
User currently offlineAero145 From Iceland, joined Jan 2005, 3071 posts, RR: 21
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 5 days ago) and read 2166 times:

I am confused!

What helicopter can this be? 89-26205 was or is based at KEF (IS) but its scheme from 2004 is very different from this 96205 scheme. Could it be, that this helcopter is the same, it was just painted and then the serial was changed?

This has an IS code as 89-26205.

Is there some kind of rule how it has to be? 89 = 1989. -6205 = serial?

-David


User currently offlinePtrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 3906 posts, RR: 19
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2156 times:


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Yeah, it was repainted. It's difficult to see but I think that here, in 2004, it has exactly the same serial presentation, 96205. So nothing has changed.



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User currently offlineAero145 From Iceland, joined Jan 2005, 3071 posts, RR: 21
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2156 times:

Well, on the tail, I see 926205...

Confusing.


User currently offlinePtrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 3906 posts, RR: 19
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2145 times:

Well, maybe. They changed the serial presentation then, either by mistake or on purpose. 89-6205 and 89-16205 don't exist, so it doesn't matter.

Anyway, your helicopter is the same one, 89-26205, I have no doubt about that.



The only difference between me and a madman is that I am not mad (Salvador Dali)
User currently offlineAero145 From Iceland, joined Jan 2005, 3071 posts, RR: 21
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2140 times:

All right, Peter, thanks for this.

Now, I ask crew to lock this thread, as everything has been said and asked.

Davi  Smile


User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 52
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2102 times:

Excellent photo by Sigurdur....
thanks for pointing that one out Peter...!


User currently offlinePPGMD From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2453 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2045 times:

Quoting Aero145 (Reply 6):
Which database?

My bad didn't notice that the database that I was using found it by using a partial match.



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