Windkracht 10: Koksijde Rescue

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Windkracht 10: Koksijde Rescue movie poster

Movie (2006)
Also known as: Stormforce

Kevin Janssens (Rick Symons)
Axel Daeseleire (Koen)
Koen De Bouw (Mark Van Houte)
Stan Van Samang Serge Helsen)

Love and hate among men and women of the Belgian SAR helicopter force. Despite the strong nature forces and limited support of politics, crews team up to sacrifice to succeed in their mission : to save lifes.

Sikorsky SH-3 Sea King Mk 48

Upgrated S.A.R. version with the black radome of the Bendix RDR-1500B radar rear the turbine.

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Sea King Mk 48 built by Westland (c/n wa 831) at the end of 1975 and registered G-BDNH. To Belgian Air Force in November 1976 as RS01. April 1981 : ditched in North Sea during SAR demonstration. Airframe stayed afloat and towed to Zeebrugge by minesweeper Artevelde next day. Tail rotor system fault and extensive sea water damage repaired at Koksijde and later returned to service.
17 december 2008 : last flight after 10 585 flight hours. Preserved and display (minus the rotor blade) at Musée Royal de l'Armée et d'Histoire Militaire, Brussels, Belgium.

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Westland Sea King Mk.48 c/n wa 833. Register by Westland as G-BDNJ four months before delivery to Force Aérienne Belge (Belgian Air Force) as RS03. December 1980 : Aircraft considerably damaged by hard landing following ice in both engines which stopped (as a direct result FOD-guard where fitted in front of the air intakes). Another landing under autorotation in February 1990 (defect gearbox). Mid 2010s : taken out of service after severe metal fatigue was fount in the tail structure and used for spare parts for the three other Seakings still on duty.
After being presented to the city of Koksijde, Belgium in 2016, put inside a hangar in 2021 for preservation.

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Aérospatiale SA 316B Alouette III

One (or two ?) of the three Aérospatiale SA 316B Alouette III of the Force Navale Belge / Belgische Zeemacht (Belgian Navy) wearing the word MARINE on the tail.

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Lockheed C-130H Hercules


Lockheed C-130H Hercules CH-10 of the Belgian Air Force (Dutch: Belgische Luchtmacht; French: Force aérienne belge).

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Eurocopter-Kawasaki EC145 (BK-117C-2)

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Registration OO-NHB, c/n 9083 built in 2006. Was F-HTKT and D-HMBG with others customers.


SABCA-built Agusta A109BA

SABCA A109BA c/n 0325 register H25 built in 1993 as A109HA and delivered to Aviation Légère de la Force Terrestre just after the Paris Air Show (where she was display with Airshow number : H267).
From 2004, on Force Aérienne Belge inventory

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