A17 Kiowa

Kiowa A17-004 in Suai, East Timor during 2002

Images by David Harvey



The Kiowa (or 'Kenny') was brought into service during the early 1970's as a light reconaissance helicopter and is still in limited service in the Australian Army in 2012. For a more in depth history of the Kiowa in Australian service go HERE.

The images on this page were mainly taken in 2001 and 2002 when it was in service in East Timor as part of OP Warden. The images of the crashed Kiowa are of Kiowa A17-021 which crashed during the 90's in Western Australia.