Small Air Forces Thread #16

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Odd an EJC machine carrying a U.S. civil registration.

Kaman K-Max N360KA (s/n A94-0031) : seems it was used by Ejecito Colombia, from 16/04/2001 to 15/05/2008, under US Department of State ownership with registration EJC502.
From 2008 till nowadays, it is part of Kaman Aerospace Corp with this code (N360KA) again.

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Bophutswana :

PC-6 :
http://i41.tinypic.com/2mnn77a.jpg

PC-7 :
http://i43.tinypic.com/jrtoif.jpg

C212 :
http://i41.tinypic.com/23kc4te.jpg

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Alouette III :

Old Libyan Arab Republic Air Force :
http://i41.tinypic.com/qqsqqh.jpg

Belgian Navy :
http://i41.tinypic.com/fx49qg.jpg

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Classic bird and nice photos!

Didn't someone comment that the Malaysians are finding out their fancy new A-109s are nowhere near as rugged as the old Alouette? The SA315B Lama derivative (Alouette III systems on Alouette II airfram) is one fine piece of engineering and a great chopper if you want to fly hot and/or high.

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Classic bird and nice photos!

Didn't someone comment that the Malaysians are finding out their fancy new A-109s are nowhere near as rugged as the old Alouette? The SA315B Lama derivative (Alouette III systems on Alouette II airfram) is one fine piece of engineering and a great chopper if you want to fly hot and/or high.

I completely agree with you. Belgian Alouette III are in active duties since 1971.
http://i40.tinypic.com/28aiy5v.jpg

Malta Alouette III :
http://i43.tinypic.com/s124gk.jpg

Even if I must admit that I'm a big fan of the good looking shapes of the A109 (here in Malaysian colors) :
http://i44.tinypic.com/2wnpjy9.jpg

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Hello, Thobbes,

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And with 10 Mi-17s and 1 Beechcraft 1900 it's actually better equipped than a lot of European micro-airforces.

I don't think the European micro-countries even have mini air forces....:very_drunk:
............................................. except maybe for Vatican ;:angel:

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I don't think the European micro-countries even have mini air forces....:very_drunk:
............................................. except maybe for Vatican ;:angel:

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Correction of my post #328 with A109 shapes : I really prefer the curves of Vatican air force. :eagerness:

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The Dutch air force is still using 4 of them.
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More "aggressive" ones : Rhodesia during "bushwar" :

With MG151
http://i41.tinypic.com/rcvbbk.jpg
with Browning .303
http://i39.tinypic.com/n6xt8k.jpg

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RHODESIA... continued !

some former Rhodesian roundels were so ;

(from wikipedia) ;
Federation of Rhodesia & Nyasaland Air Force Roundel (1954–1963) :
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Royal Rhodesian Air Force Roundel (1963–1970) ;
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BUT it seems imposiible (till now :confused: ) to find (good/color) pics of aircraft with them !!

having a serious doubt for this ;http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f8/De_Havilland_Vampire_T11_(DH-115)_Point_Cook_Vabre.jpg ; was it a REAL one 'of THEN' ???

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some former Rhodesian roundels were so ;

(from wikipedia) ;
Federation of Rhodesia & Nyasaland Air Force Roundel (1954–1963) :
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Royal Rhodesian Air Force Roundel (1963–1970) ;
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BUT it seems imposiible (till now :confused: ) to find (good/color) pics of aircraft with them !!

having a serious doubt for this ;http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f8/De_Havilland_Vampire_T11_(DH-115)_Point_Cook_Vabre.jpg ; was it a REAL one 'of THEN' ???

friendly, Etienne

Like this Hunter one ?

http://i44.tinypic.com/bgbh2o.jpg

PS : The picture in Wiki is former Rhodesian Air Force De Havilland DH-115 Vampire T.11, VH-ZVZ / 15392, owned and operated by Judy Pay (private collection).
It is representing RRAF119. It is not the originally delivered SRAF119 / RRAF119 / R4032. The original aircraft ended up in South Africa in 1980 but has not been, apparently, preserved.

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Like this Hunter one ?

Many thanks, Archangelski, it's a splendid view !!!

missing now only the roundel with 3 assegais ....

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Rhodesian Air Force of the fifties (sorry, not in colors but with Federation of Rhodesia roundels) :

Line of Vampire F.B.9 in Salisbury :
http://i43.tinypic.com/313hx05.jpg

Provost T.53 :
http://i41.tinypic.com/2rpqviq.jpg

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Line of Vampire F.B.9 in Salisbury :

also a (nearly) excellent view... thanks for it,

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Our C-130 n° 13....

:).....feasted last week-end the 40 years of our fleet...; see the 3 first photos in ;http://www.airliners.net/search/photo.search?aircraftsearch=&airlinesearch=&placesearch=&countrysearch=&adv_remark=&photographersearch=&emailsearch=&regsearch=CH-13&cnsearch=&codesearch=&datesearch=&id=&yearsearch=&specialsearch=&specialsearch2=&sort_order=photo_id+desc&page_limit=15&thumbnails=&advanced_search=true&engine_version=6.0

BUT our fleet is not of 13 ones...
We even had a CH-14.... , yes :D ;http://www.belgian-wings.be/Webpages/Navigator/Photos/MilltaryPics/post_ww2/Lockheed%20C-130H%20Hercules/Lockheed%20C-130H%20Hercules%20CH14.html

Our C-130's fleet is of .... 11 ones : because :):.... "12 -2 +1"..! (or 13 - 2 )

to understand it, see ;

Lockheed C-130E/H Hercules of Component the Belgian Air

Serial c/n Delivery date Remarks

CH-01 382-4455 20/07/1972 In service with N° 15 Air Transport Wing - USAF Serial 71-1797
CH-02 382-4460 11/08/1972 destroyed on 05/05/2006 by fire at Zaventem - USAF Serial 71-1798
CH-03 382-4461 25/08/1972 In service with N° 15 Air Transport Wing - USAF Serial 71-1799
CH-04 382-4467 27/10/1972 In service with N° 15 Air Transport Wing - USAF Serial 71-1800
CH-05 382-4470 30/10/1972 In service with N° 15 Air Transport Wing - USAF Serial 71-1801
CH-06 382-4473 15/12/1972 crashed on 15/07/1996 at Eindhoven (Netherlands) - USAF Serial 71-1802
CH-07 382-4476 25/01/1973 In service with N° 15 Air Transport Wing - USAF Serial 71-1803
CH-08 382-4478 01/02/1973 In service with N° 15 Air Transport Wing - USAF Serial 71-1804
CH-09 382-4479 01/03/1973 In service with N° 15 Air Transport Wing - USAF Serial 71-1805
CH-10 382-4481 05/03/1973 In service with N° 15 Air Transport Wing - USAF Serial 71-1806
CH-11 382-4482 02/04/1973 In service with N° 15 Air Transport Wing - USAF Serial 71-1807
CH-12 382-4483 02/04/1973 In service with N° 15 Air Transport Wing - USAF Serial 71-1808
CH-13 382-4047 17/03/2009 In service with N° 15 Air Transport Wing - USAF Serial 64-0552; N130EV, CH-14

BUT :)... if you have read well, it was not really the 40 years... ; 6 ones were delivered in 1972 !!!!
.......(there was also another reason..) (see post 341 )

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..........

CH14 :

EXCELLENT ... yes ! and the "after version" was/is WITH engines !!