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General Category => General Helio Discussion => Topic started by: Doug Johnson on February 27, 2015, 05:04:33 AM

Title: c/n 552, “25912”
Post by: Doug Johnson on February 27, 2015, 05:04:33 AM
No pictures check your albums. Please do an internet search maybe you'll come up with one I couldn't find, I need all the help I can get.

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c/n 552, s/n 62-5912, built 02/62 as L-28A for USAF, s/n 62-5912 accepted USAF 02/62, t/n “25912” USAF 1st Air Commando Group Eglin Air Force Base FL, L28A re designated U-10A, equipment change to U-10B 02/63, until '?, USAF Pacific Air Forces, 7th Air Force 14th ACW Nha Trang S/Vietnam optional armaments system (marker rockets) was installed '?, 11/69 2nd of 13 struck off charge transfered as “25912” to S/Korea forces Tuy Hoa S/Vietnam, S/Korean Forces did not repaint remained in USAF camouflage scheme, fate unknown ?
Title: Re: c/n 552, “25912”
Post by: Doug Johnson 1 on December 10, 2018, 03:47:57 PM
Here is a picture of U-10B c/n 552 (s/n 62-5912) probably Tuy Hoa in S/Vietnam 1969

The aircraft behind it appears to be an RAF Devon, although why that would be in S Vietnam is a mystery. Anyone have any idea why an RAF Devon would be in S/Vietnam in 1969?

Here is location of picture http://aircraftslides.com/Auction/AuctionDetail.aspx?ID=1670524

If someone buys the photo it would be nice if they would share a little better photo.

edit to history file above
c/n 552, s/n 62-5912 USAF 02/62 as L28A, “62-5912” 1st Air Commando Group Eglin Air Force Base FL re designated U-10A 10/63, convert to U-10B 120 gal fuel, USAF Pacific Air Forces, 7th Air Force 14th ACW Nha Trang S/Vietnam, FAC optional armaments system (marker rockets) was installed '?, USAF 11/69, 2nd of 13 struck off charge transferred as “62-5912” at Tuy Hoa S/Vietnam, the wings were removed crated a/c transported to S/Korea and given to Korean Air Force. Korean Pilots were instructed for 8 months in all SAW functions of the aircraft. S/Korean Forces did not repaint remained in USAF camouflage but changed color of star and bar insignia (roundel) to S/Vietnam's gold outlined in red, fate unknown
(http://flyhelio.com/smf/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=812.0;attach=7736;image)

Title: Re: c/n 552, “25912”
Post by: Steve Williams on December 10, 2018, 06:42:15 PM
I've checked some other photos, but I don't think I've seen this colour scheme on a U-10 before. It has 'wrap-around' camouflage on the fuselage (no grey underside), and appears to have wings that are grey both underneath and on top. How very odd.
Title: Re: c/n 552, “25912”
Post by: Doug Johnson 1 on December 11, 2018, 02:20:15 PM
Another thing that is interesting is that it their is only one other Helio in this 1962 contract of 13 Helios that seems to have been painted with a camouflage paint scheme 556, the other 11 and I have pictures of 9, have the unpolished aluminum with black on top of cowling like the Air America paint scheme so maybe it was the first in Vietnam with a camouflage paint scheme.