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Swiss Helicopter History
by Markus Herzig

SE.3130 Alouette 2 s/n: 1230 Built: 1958 s/n History: V-46, HB-XBL, V-46, N4102U, 3C-GWH
Operator / Owner From To Remarks
Swiss Air Force 1959-08-05 1961-04-05  
Heliswiss / Schweiz.Eidgenossenschaft 1961-04-05 1961-08-22 registered HB-XBL - see notes
Swiss Air Force 1961-08-22 1992-12-31 3'373 h - sold to USA
Civil registered in summer 1961 for flights between Geneva and Evian (France) during the Independence Conference for Algeria at Evian

V-46 as underload of V-43 after a NOLA at Bivio - Photo Flugarchiv Graubünden © 11-Sep-59 HB-XBL - Photo Flugarchiv Graubünden © Jul-61
V-46 of Swiss Air Force in front of the Air Force hangar at Bern - Photo by Peter Schwärzer © 1975 Former V-46 as N4102U during operations in Africa - Photo by Damien Dew © 9-Jul-05
Former V-46 now registered in Ecuatorial Guinea as 3C-GWH - Photo by Damien Dew © 14-Aug-05

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