Small Air Forces Thread #16

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Libyan green Tu-22 [ATTACH=CONFIG]220016[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]220017[/ATTACH]
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from which (small ?) country are these Saab MFI-15's ??? ;http://crimso.msk.ru/Images6/AE/AE03-2/2-1.jpg friendly, Etienne I think I've found the answer ;
MFI-15 SE-FIZ - med tillverkningsnummer 15.004 - flög första gången 1973-03-27 och såldes till Sierra Leone tillsammans med systerkärran SE-FIY (15.003). SE-FIY blev skrot efter en kollison med en gam 1976, men FIZ levde vidare, först som GST-444 och omreggades därefter under våren 1975 till GS-P7.
SIERRA LEONE ??

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from which (small ?) country are these Saab MFI-15's ??? ;http://crimso.msk.ru/Images6/AE/AE03-2/2-1.jpg friendly, Etienne I think I've found the answer ; SIERRA LEONE ??
Yes, they certainly are from Sierra Leone. Too bad they didn't mark them with roundels!
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Yes, they certainly are from Sierra Leone.
thanks , Greg & Gerard, for your replies... friendly, Etienne

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http://www.airliners.net/photo/Sierra-Leone--/Mil-Mi-24V/1494713/L/ Was this their last operational mil aircraft ?? till now I couldn't find more recent pics... do I have to consider -also- the SLAF as an HISTORIC one ??? friendly, Etienne
A couple more from Sierra Leone: a Puma, and a really strange one- a Partenavia AP-68TP
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Sierra Leone .... thanks for your pics, Greg... their Puma seems to be a military one, BUT when was taken that picture ? (photo # 220109... in which site ??) I'm afraid the SLAF is now an HISTORIC one ; :apologetic: found in Wikipedia (last modified on 25 May 2013) : ..................................
The Republic of Sierra Leone Air Force was merged with the other services to form the RSL Armed Forces from 2002. Sierra Leone has a very small air component with a limited offensive capability. The status of its equipment is unknown, but the aircraft are not operable
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thanks for your pics, Greg... their Puma seems to be a military one, BUT when was taken that picture ? (photo # 220109... in which site ??) I'm afraid the SLAF is now an HISTORIC one ; :apologetic: found in Wikipedia (last modified on 25 May 2013) : .................................. friendly, Etienne
Hi Etienne, in World Air Forces 2013, from Flight International Revue, they listed 2 Mi-17 and 1 Mi-24 as active in Sierra Leone Air Force.
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Ach, so..!!!. what to believe now ?? another version ; (compare the last words..!)
Sierra Leone's Air Arm The Republic of Sierra Leone Air Force was merged with the other services to form the RSL Armed Forces from 2002. Sierra Leone has a very small air component with a limited offensive capability. The status of its equipment is unknown, but the aircraft are probably operable.
operable or not... ?