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Information about 01009
Last update: 23 Sep 2015
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Aircraft Data
Reg: 01009
S/N: 607
Year: 1960
Last known operator:
This Vertol 44 was the ninth out of a batch of 10 (later 12) HKP 1s that were delivered to the Swedish Navy. It was handed over in December 1960 and came to serve with the naval helicopter divisions in both Stockholm and Gothenburg.

Y-09 was the last Vertol 44 to fly in the Swedish Armed Forces. It made its last official landing in Gothenburg in November of 1972. It was later transferred to the Kåremo Air Museum in Kalmar, but was eventually moved to the Visby Air Museum.

Unfortunately, the aircraft was left outdoors for many years and the whole helicopter deteriorated into a terrible condition. This is one of two "complete" Vertol 44s remaining in Sweden. The other one is 01001, which is stored in an excellent condition at the Air Force Museum in Linköping.

The aircraft was salvaged from the closed Visby Aviation Museum and moved to Gotland's Military Defense Museum in Tingstäde in May 2011. The aircraft was partly disassembled for the 20 km journey, and it was left in an open compound following its arrival.
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