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Swiss Helicopter History
by Markus Herzig
V-48

SE.3130 Alouette 2 s/n: 1236 Built: 1958 s/n History: V-48, HB-XBF, V-48, HB-XBF, V-48, N92785, HB-XBF, N92785
Operator / Owner From To Remarks
Swiss Air Force 1959-08-04 1961-05-02  
Heliswiss / Schweiz.Eidgenossenschaft 1961-05-02 1961-08-22 registered HB-XBF - see notes
Swiss Air Force 1961-08-22 1962-03-01  
Schweiz.Eidgenossenschaft 1962-03-01 1962-03-23 registered HB-XBF
Swiss Air Force 1962-03-23 1992-12-31 3'954 h - sold to USA - later HB-XBF
       
Civil registered in summer 1961 for flights between Geneva and Evian (France) during the Independence Conference for Algeria at Evian

V-48 civil registered HB-XBF at Airolo for the Evian conference - Photo Flugarchiv Graubünden © Jul-61 V-48 - Photo Flugarchiv Graubünden © 1970s
V-48 of Swiss Air Force after the sale at Valance France - Photo by Alain Jonard © 8-Dec-97 Previous V-48 as HB-XBF taking off from at Samedan - Photo by Markus Herzig © 31-Jan-99 - MHP

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