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Low res close-cropped front Portside view of Australia Army Bell 206B-1 Kiowa / CA-32 A17-021 (Cn 44521 / CA32-21) hovering near the Mount Hagen Control Tower in Mar 1975. Kagamuga (AYMH / HGU) is about 5500 ft AMSL, with higher Density Altitude due to high air temperature. The Army Bell 206B-1 was doing Hot/High Performance Trials, conducted by the RAAF Aircraft Research and Development Unit (ARDU). [A17-021 - Delivered 1974. Crashed 1995, after Loss of Tailrotor Effectiveness (LTE) during landing at Gibb River, WA. (Ref: ADF-Serials.)]

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A17-021

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Mar 15, 1975

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Low res close-cropped front Portside view of Australia Army Bell 206B-1 Kiowa / CA-32 A17-021 (Cn 44521 / CA32-21) hovering near the Mount Hagen Control Tower in Mar 1975. Kagamuga (AYMH / HGU) is about 5500 ft AMSL, with higher Density Altitude due to high air temperature. The Army Bell 206B-1 was doing Hot/High Performance Trials, conducted by the RAAF Aircraft Research and Development Unit (ARDU). [A17-021 - Delivered 1974. Crashed 1995, after Loss of Tailrotor Effectiveness (LTE) during landing at Gibb River, WA. (Ref: ADF-Serials.)]

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Wal Nelowkin

A17-021 was equipped with 'Orange' ARDU test equipment, mounted in the rear Portside seat, which was connected to instrumentation on the Instrument Panel, plus a 'hover height aid' mounted on the helo nose. The Task was ARDU TS1633 - Bell 206B-1 Tropical Performance Trials, conducted at Lae, Nadzab and Mount Hagen during Feb/Mar 1975.