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List of aircraft of the South African Air Force
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List of aircraft of the South African Air Force

A List of aircraft of the South African Air Force.

(The lists below use the following format: maufacturer, type name/number, first date of service - date of retirement.)

Historic aircraft

No Longer in Service
Maker Aircraft Years in Service
Aerospatiale Puma 1969-1997
Avro Shackleton 1957-1984
Canadair CL-13B Sabre Mk 6 1956-1980
Consolidated B-24J Liberator BIV 1944-1945
Dassault-Breguet Mirage IIICZ 1963-1990
Dassault-Breguet Mirage F1AZ 1975-1997
English Electric Canberra B(I) 12 1963-1991
Hawker Siddeley Buccaneer S Mk50 1965-1991
North American NA-88 T-6G Texan 1942-1995.
Supermarine Spitfire IX b/c/e 1943-1954.
Transall C-160ZZ 1969- 1993.

(Note: This is not an exhaustive list.)

Current and future aircraft

Current and Future Aircraft
Maker Aircraft Year Info
Agusta A109LUH 2003
Atlas MB-326M Impala I 1966
Atlas MB-326K Impala II 1974
Atlas Cheetah-C 1992
Atlas Cheetah-D 1986
Atlas Oryx 1990
BAe Systems Hawk Mk 120 to enter service in 2005.
Beechcraft Super King Air 200 1983 -
Boeing 707-328C 1986
Boeing 737-7ED BBJ 2001
CASA C 212 1994
CASA CN-235 1994
Cessna 185A Skywagon 1962
Cessna 185D Skywagon 1965
Cessna 185E Skywagon 1967
Cessna 208 Caravan 1988
Cessna 550/551 Citation II 1983
Dassault Falcon 50 1982
Dassault Falcon 900B 1992
Denel AH-2A Rooivalk 1999
Douglas DC-3/C-47 Dakota III & IV 1943
Douglas C-47TP Turbo Dakota 1991
Lockheed C-130B Hercules 1963
Lockheed C-130F Hercules 1997
MBB/Kawasaki BK117A 1994
Pilatus PC-6 Porter 1994
Pilatus PC-7 Mk2 Astra 1994
Pilatus PC-12 1997
Saab JAS 39B Gripen to enter service in 2006.
Sud Aviation SE-3160/B Alouette III 1962
Westland Super Lynx 4 on order - will be stationed on
South African Navy Valour class frigates

See also

South African Air Force
List of Aircraft | Aircraft Manufacturers | Aircraft Engines | Aircraft Engine Manufacturers
Airlines | Air Forces | Aircraft Weapons | Missiles | Years in Aviation