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Registration: MM80574

Construction Number: 8223

Code Number: EI-513

Military Unit: 3° Reparto Riparazione A.L.E.

Model Agusta-Bell 206A Jet Ranger

Operator: Italian Army / Esercito Italiano

Airport: Bergamo - Bergamo Orio Al Serio (BGY / LIME), Italy

Photographer: F. McMeiken

Date Taken: 07/1988

Date Submitted: 16/02/2013

The first 16 AB-206 delivered to the Italian Army were AB.206A versions featuring short skids. They were known as 'bassotti', a play on words, as 'basso' means low and a 'bassotto' is a short legged basset hound. This example undergoing maintenance is from the 23° gruppo squadroni ERI 'Eridano', whose badge is on the fin and the unit STANAG, 3061 on a blue background, is on the nose. Last known in storage at Bracciano in 2012.

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