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NAVAL AVIATION PICTORIALS

Naval Aviation: Venezuela



Pictures by Iván Peña Nesbit, Luis A. Garcia, Jose Vargas Peiko, and ARV Aviación Naval

The navy of Venezuela operates a fleet of several Bell helicopters. For the anti ship and submarine warfare the ARV-AN operates the Agusta-Bell AB-212 AS variant. These were acquired with the 'Lupo' class frigates in the 1980s and some are still awaiting upgrade. The main utility helicopter is the Canadian Bell 412 in a three tone camoflage. The Bell 206 (military designation TH-57) is used for training.

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AB-212 AS
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AB-212 AS
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AB-212 AS
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AB-212 AS
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AB-212 AS
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AB-212 AS
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AB-212 AS
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AB-212 AS
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Bell 206B
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Bell 206B
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Bell 206B
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Bell 412EP
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Bell 412EP
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Bell 412EP
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Bell 412EP
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Bell412EP
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Bell412EP
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Bell412EP
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Bell412EP
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Bell412EP
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Bell 412EP
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Bell 412EP
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Bell 206 (TH-57A)
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Bell 206 (TH-57A)
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Bell 206 (TH-57A)

The main transport aircraft of the ARV is the CASA C.212 Aviocar. The fleet of C.212-200 aircraft was later expanded with the acquisition of the C.212-400. Besides these there is a single DeHavilland Dash 7 (military DHC-7) in service. For patrol and surveillance duties the Navy operates the S-43 variant of the C.212-400 which is equipped with a search radar in the reprofiled nose. The S-43 replaced the S-2E Trackers. For liasion and training the Cessna Ce-210 is used, the example shown here is under maintenance.

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C.212-200
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C.212-200
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C.212-200
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C.212-200
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C.212-200
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C.212-400
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C.212-400
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C.212-400
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C.212-400
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C.212-400
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C.212-S43
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C.212-S43
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C.212-S43
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C.212-S43
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C.212-S43
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C.212-S43
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DHC-7 Dash 7
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Cessna Ce210
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Cessna Ce210


These pictures are kindly provided by Iván Peña Nesbit (ivan@milavia.net). The pictures are courtesy of Iván Peña Nesbit, Luis A. Garcia, Jose Vargas Peiko and ARV Aviación Naval. I also wish to thank the Armada de Venezuela and the personnel from the Base Aeronaval Bartolome Salom for providing the photographers the opportunity to take these pictures. And on behalf of the photographer specials thanks to Tte. (Ej) Frank Rodriguez.

Thank you!


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