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HMA-169 & 773 AH-1G side nos.

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  • HMA-169 & 773 AH-1G side nos.

    I'm trying to add side numbers to the list of G model Cobras that served in these squadrons. Thanks to Sid Nanson I have serial nos. and dates, but not their side numbers. So far I've got 815039 MP-51, 815045 MP-52, 815104 MP-411, and 815105 SN-08. That's it out of 25 aircraft that served.

    The last 4 Gs that we had in 169 in 1976 (817023, 817041, 817070 and 817105) had numbers in the 20s but I don't know the correct side numbers.

    I've also seen a photo in Marines and Helicopters 1962-73 of a 169 Cobra with the side number 93.

    I hope there are fellow members of HMA-169 or anyone from 773 who might know some of the numbers, or where to look.

  • #2
    HMA-169
    817082 was "19"
    817105 was "14"
    817108 was "11"

    HMA-773's
    815038 was "421"
    815046 was "53" later "414"
    815104 was "422"
    815105 was "411"
    815112 was "412"
    815113 was "415"
    815134 was "413"
    815165 was "54"
    815176 was "55"
    817023 was "419"
    817401 was "418"
    817066 was "423"
    817070 was "420"
    817105 was "417"

    Hope that helps some

    Sid

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    • #3
      Thanks, Sid. That does help.

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