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Doug Johnson

c/n 576, “7135”
« on: March 06, 2015, 04:55:31 AM »
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previous post of c/n 1234 66-14332 as '7135'

c/n 576, built 12/62 as U-10B s/n 63-8103 for USAF accepted 12/62 t/n “38103” USAF McClellan AFB CA 2/63, struck off charge released to MAP 2 of 3 Thailand “7135” s/n reused on 1234 (66-14332) 7th Wing, 71st Sqn, Royal Thai AFB Prachuap Kiri Kahn, s/n บ.ธ.๑(63-8103), service period 1963-'86?,

note spurious tail/number (t/n) below erroneous t/n 66-14332 painted on c/n 576

« Last Edit: July 01, 2020, 09:23:02 AM by Doug Johnson »

Doug Johnson

Re: c/n 576, “7135”
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2016, 01:26:38 AM »
Steve Darke personally checked data plate and marks on instrument panel
« Last Edit: January 24, 2016, 01:30:08 AM by Doug Johnson »

Doug Johnson

Re: c/n 576, “7135”
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2019, 10:09:41 AM »
Added an early photo of c/n 576 with correct tail number and correct cowl number.

The Helio c/n 576 is quite confusing. The aircraft on display at the Royal Thai Air Force is marked with an incorrect tail number (66-14332) which is also on display at Vajiravudh Scout Camp, Si Racha Thailand which also has the cowl number '7135'

c/n 576 was replaced in the RTAF with c/n 1234 and the cowl number was reused.

Some were along the way probably in the interest of trying to be correct the tail number on c/n 576 (63-8103) at the RTAF museum was replaced with (66-14332) but the correct cowl number "7135' was retained.

This was quite a puzzle for me to unravel and figure out what was which and which was what, thankfully both data plates were retained on both aircraft which helped unravel the puzzle.

I will open this photo as #4 in the queue above.
« Last Edit: July 01, 2020, 09:18:14 AM by Doug Johnson »