VH-PDI  Sud SE3160 Alouette III                                 (c/n  1738)

                                David Carter photographed VH-PDI (rego enlargement below) at Mascot in 1970 on delivery
                                to Helicopter Transport at Lae, PNG, who had registered it in July that year.  The registration
                                was cancelled in August 1972, officially as sold in France.    However it turned up in Rhodesia
                                in defiance of UN sanctions and became serial 5713 with its air force.  The helicopter survived
                                the civil war to become part of  the new Zimbabwe Air Force, which still operated Alouette IIIs
                                n 2016.   It is not known if c/n 1738 was one of them.