JUN OIZUMI COLLECTION
No. 10429. Bell 212 (JA9519 c/n 30592) Japan Coast Guard
Photographed at Kisarazu AB, Japan, ca. 1970's, by Jun Oizumi
01/31/2011. Pictured in the old color scheme, the helicopter was produced for the Japan Coast Guard in 1973. Test flown in the USA as N83262, it was registered in Japan as JA9519. Later the color scheme was altered in an overall white with light and dark blue stripes. After being withdrawn from use by the Japan Coast Guard, the aircraft returned to the USA, where it initially was registered N50EW and later N911KW. Presently it is operated by Rogers Helicopters of Fresno, California, still wearing the Japan Coast Guard livery, minus titles.
Created January 31, 2011