Bosbok Survivors

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Bosbok Survivors

Postby Warbirdsfly » Mon Dec 14, 2009 11:21 pm

1/6350 Prototype , I-AEAM , ITI Arturo Malignani Udine Shcool of Engineering,Udine, Italy
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920 South African Airforce Museum Port Elizabeth sn 2001
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921 ZU-ACX CF Calitz sn 2002 (EX I-TAAB , Aermacchi Prototype)
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922 ZS-WCX , WPA Kruger , s n 2003
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925 , Stored SAAF Museum - Swartkops ?? ,Ex I-TAAC , Paris Airshow, sn 2006

926 ZU-ADH G S Smart sn 2007
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927 ZU-ADC Johan Lok 2008
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928 N8ME USA ex ZU-ADB s/n 2009
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930 ZU-ACP DH Maintenace and Repairs sn 2011
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931 ZU-ADM sn2012 Current owner F MASSELLI ,Restored by Johan Lok,
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933 , ZU-ACY , 2014,
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936 , Under Restoration - Johan Lok - sn2017
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938 ZU-ACM sn 2019
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939 N340PE - ex ZU-ADL - picture not available S/N 2020
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942 ,Awaiting Restoration , Johan Lok , 2023
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943 ZU-ACZ Kittyhawk sn 2024??
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944 N7091K S/n 2025
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946 VH-ARV Australia
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947 N165TP National Test Pilot School - USA s/n 2028
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948 South African Airforce Museum - Gate Guard Potchefstroom Photo: Bossie Fan
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949 N949CM USA sn 2030 ex ZU-ADT
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951 VH-BTZ Australia ex ZU-ACS
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953 ZU-ADI Bosbok Partnership Stellenbosch sn, 2034
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955 ZU-ADK Aerodynmaic Ultralights sn 2036
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957 , ZU-ADA , Richard Fiess and Richard Smit , 2038
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959 ZU-CXA South African Airforce Swartkops sn 2040
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40V03 ZU-DFJ P Potgieter FAWB
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40V01 ZU-DHR Craig Raplh
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Re: Bosbok Survivors

Postby Warbirdsfly » Tue Dec 15, 2009 2:13 am

Please let me know if I am missing info.
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Re: Bosbok Survivors

Postby Warbirdsfly » Tue Dec 15, 2009 2:15 am

Will also post a history of the others
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Re: Bosbok Survivors

Postby Ugly Duckling » Tue Dec 15, 2009 7:48 am

Wow nice to see so many survivours. =D>
Another 2 lurking in the background behind their mates. :oops:
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Re: Bosbok Survivors

Postby Warbirdsfly » Sat Dec 19, 2009 10:55 am

After a MASSIVE search - I found the Original Bosbok Prototype. She is at a University in Italy. Looking VERY well. She is at the ITI Arturo Malignani Udine Shcool of Engineering

http://www.malignani.ud.it/WebEnis/aer/Sezione/parcoAerei.htm
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Re: Bosbok Survivors

Postby Ploughman » Sat Dec 19, 2009 12:43 pm

Warbirdsfly wrote:After a MASSIVE search - I found the Original Bosbok Prototype. She is at a University in Italy. Looking VERY well. She is at the ITI Arturo Malignani Udine Shcool of Engineering

http://www.malignani.ud.it/WebEnis/aer/Sezione/parcoAerei.htm


Is this the same one perhaps. 8-[
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Re: Bosbok Survivors

Postby Warbirdsfly » Sat Dec 19, 2009 1:37 pm

Ploughman wrote:
Warbirdsfly wrote:After a MASSIVE search - I found the Original Bosbok Prototype. She is at a University in Italy. Looking VERY well. She is at the ITI Arturo Malignani Udine Shcool of Engineering

http://www.malignani.ud.it/WebEnis/aer/Sezione/parcoAerei.htm


Is this the same one perhaps. 8-[

Yes,same one but could not find a current photo or location or if she still excisted.
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Re: Bosbok Survivors

Postby Warbirdsfly » Sun Dec 20, 2009 3:49 pm

There are another 5 examples wiht Johan Lok, will post pics in January

2 x Frames
3 x Complete Frames ( one will fly mid 2010, one going to Australia, 3rd one still stored)
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Re: Bosbok Survivors

Postby Warbirdsfly » Sun Dec 20, 2009 3:50 pm

There is also the 3rd Rwandan one which is MIA - last seen at Denel? Any Info?
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Re: Bosbok Survivors

Postby Ploughman » Wed Dec 23, 2009 12:15 pm

What about this one 8-[
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Re: Bosbok Survivors

Postby Warbirdsfly » Wed Dec 23, 2009 12:42 pm

Ploughman wrote:What about this one 8-[

Sweet, I think it could be the very last one on the list, but I cant make out the registration, pic looks American?
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Re: Bosbok Survivors

Postby Can1 » Wed Dec 23, 2009 12:46 pm

Ploughman wrote:What about this one 8-[


Check with Johan Lok, IIRC it belonged to him and a partner...


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Re: Bosbok Survivors

Postby Warbirdsfly » Thu Jan 07, 2010 5:38 pm

The Aermacchi AM3C prototypes and production for the SAAF.
Apparently the initial aircraft was cn 6350/1 I-AEAM,
followed by Aerfer prototypes 1001/1002 - where are these two??
and production blocks for South Africa 2001/2003
and Rwanda 3001(today ZU-DHR, 3002 (today ZU-DFJ), 3003

The AM.3 was the result of a joint venture between Aermacchi and Aeritalia (then Aerfer Industrie Aerospaciali Meridionali) in response to an Italian Army requirement for an aircraft to replace the Cessna L-19, and was initially designated the MB-335.
The first prototype, constructed by Aermacchi, flew on 12 May 1967, and the second prototype, constructed by AERFER, flew on 22 August 1968, but the aircraft lost the Italian Army contract to the SIAI Marchetti SM.1019 . Nevertheless, Aeritalia continued development.

The third prototype used a more powerful Piaggio-built Lycoming GSO-480 -B1B6 in place of the original Continental GTSIO-520 -C, and this variant was designated AM.3C
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Re: Bosbok Survivors

Postby Warbirdsfly » Thu Jan 07, 2010 5:49 pm

Rwandan AF

For almost 30 years the Force Aérienne Rwandaise (“RwAF” – Rwandan Air Force) was a small transport and liaison arm, equipped with small helicopters and light transports. Established in 1962, when Rwanda gained independence from Belgium, the Force Aérienne Rwandese (RwAF) was originally equipped with two Douglas C-47s and six Aérospatiale SA.316 Alouette IIIs. There was intention to establish a small jet force of attack trainers, and in 1974 three Aermacchi AM-3C utility light planes were purchased. But, such plans were abandoned very soon for lack of funds, and in the late 1970s the RwAF was equipped and trained on French helicopters, with only two STOL piston-engined Socata R.235 Guerrier armed trainer and general purpose airplanes, seven Aérospatiale SA.316 Alouette III, six Aérospatiale SA.342L Gazelles, and at least one AS.365 Dauphin. Other aircraft in use during 1980s were two Britten-Norman Islanders, two Nord 2501 Noratlas, and two Aérospatiale AS.350B Ecureuils.
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Re: Bosbok Survivors

Postby Ploughman » Thu Jan 07, 2010 6:23 pm

Ploughman wrote:What about this one 8-[


That one was ZU-ADL and was exported
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