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Tanzanian Air Force Short 330 :

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Liberian Bo-105 :

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sorry. that's a Lesotho Bo-105
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You don't often see Lesotho Bo-105s sporting national insignia, but see attached.

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sorry. that's a Lesotho Bo-105

You're right, sorry. My fault and it was written on the tailboom. I was perhaps too occupied to look at your own posts of Liberian airplanes.

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LH10 Ellipse of Benin (pre-delivery) :

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I'm not sure how "small" this AF is, but photos from are certainly rare.

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I'm not sure how "small" this AF is, but photos from are certainly rare.


Turkmenistan Air Force can be considered as "small" but had recently 43 Su-25 and 24 Mi-29 in service (not all active) with some An-26 for transport, L-39 for training and Mi-8 and Mi-24 helicopters as well.

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Afghan MiG-21 as gate guardian with "old" style roundels (black/red/green in a circle) :

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Mali?

Correct : ex-MiG-21bis-SAU (Izdeliye 75B) of Malian Air Force

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Macedonian Air Force Su-25K :

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Sierra Leone Mi-24V used by "executive outcomes"

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Sierra Leone Mi-24V used by "executive outcomes"]

but...according to airliners.net, it was an 'historic' one !!! ;

SL-202 The only shot of this rare beast which crashed in Oct 2001 near Kenema, Sierra Leone.

'thus' no more in use now !

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from a previous post ('AFM roundels poster') : "I'm afraid the SLAF is now an HISTORIC one ; found in Wikipedia (last modified on 5 Oct 2013)"

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but...according to airliners.net, it was an 'historic' one !!! ;

'thus' no more in use now !

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from a previous post ('AFM roundels poster') : "I'm afraid the SLAF is now an HISTORIC one ; found in Wikipedia (last modified on 5 Oct 2013)"

Correct Etienne, the particular pictures that you can see in this post were taken during "civil war" in Angola, thus the mention "used by executive outcomes" that I've added to the the previous post for Sierra Leone one.
Sorry if that leads to a misunderstanding.
The crew was, at least at the beginning, a mix of Ukrainian and Russian "mercenaries" supporting South African ones (private military company) for protection of diamonds mines. One Mi-24 was used supporting two Mi-17.

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In total, it seems that two Mi-24 were used by the Sierra Leone air force (SL-201 and SL-202)

SL-201 in good times :
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and to add to your comment (SLAF is an historic one) SL-201 :
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thanks for the explanation, Archangelski !

& about ;

(private military company)
I've never seen such an expression !:)

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