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LET 410 Turbolet

The following LET 410 Turbolets are believed to have been on delivery to Libya. Finished in tan & green camouflage, a major difference from the support aircraft were the large “Blister” type windows, normally associated with survey and/or photographic work.

A red and white 410, OK-AZB, c/n 00-02, accompanied each group of aircraft. It was eventually sold to Blue Bird Aviation as 5Y-HHF.


REG. ARRIVED DEPARTED NOTES
OK-NZA 14.02.84 15.02.84 c/n 831126. Serial no. 1126.
OK-NZB 14.02.84 15.02.84 c/n 831127, serial no. 1127
OK-NZC 14.02.84 15.02.84 c/n: 831128, serial no.1128
OK-NZE 28.03.84 29.03.84 c/n: 831130, serial no.1130
OK-NZF 28.03.84 29.03.84 c/n: 831131, serial no.1131
OK-PXJ 17.12.85 18.03.85 c/n: 851533, serial no.1533
OK-PXK 17.12.85 18.12.85 c/n: 851534, serial no.1534
OK-PXL 17.12.85 18.12.85 c/n: 851535, serial no.1535

        
 



Lockheed

 

AIRCRAFT SERIAL COUNTRY ARRIVED DEPARTED NOTES
L. C-130E 5-113 Iran     Seen on 28.04.71, probably date of arrival.
L. C-130E 5-127 Iran     Seen on 28.04.71, probably date of arrival.
L. C-130H NZ7004 New Zealand   04.02.76 Seen on 03.02.76. The aircraft was finished in natural metal, white fuselage decking, and dark blue cheatline. Used Kiwi 934 as c/s when departing.
        
 



NA Harvard

AIRCRAFT SERIAL ARRIVED NOTES
NA Harvard III EZ288 __.05.49 c/n 88-16072. Previously 42-84291 with the USAAF, then transferred to the RAF as EZ288 but no known recorded RAF use. Transferred to Fleet Air Arm, with "C" Flight, 799 Squadron, HMS Siskin, RNAS Lee-on-Solent in April 1946. To RNARY Donibristle in January 1949 for crating prior to shipping to the Station Flight, HMS Falcon, RNAS Hal Far Malta 13 May 1949.

Written off (damaged beyond repair) when it crash landed at HMS Falcon, RNAS Hal Far, Malta 08.07.49. At the end of an instrument flying training sortie to and from Hal Far, aircraft overturned during violent braking on landing. Aircraft 'nosed over', tail rose, propeller struck the runway. Aircraft was written off as "damaged beyond repair", but the pilot was uninjured.

Airframe formally Struck Off Charge as Cat.ZZ on the same day.
NA Harvard III EZ348/911/HF 31.03.47 c/n 88-16343. Previously a AT-16 Harvard T.2B USAAF 42-84562, transferred to the RAF.

Transferred to Royal Navy service with 798 Squadron, HMS Daedalus, Lee-on-Solent in July 1944. Afterwards sent to 780 Squadron, HMS Godwit II, RNAS Peplow, Market Drayton on 18.03.46. Suffered damage on 25.03.46 when hit high intensity lamp at RNAS Peplow, pilot uninjured. Sent to HMS Fieldfare, RNAS Evanton, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland for repairs. Afterwards moved to HMS Jackdaw, RNAS Crail, Anstruther, Fife on 23.03.47, to be crated for shipment to Malta 31 March 1947.

Written off (damaged beyond repair) on 22.05.48 when it ground looped on landing at HMS Falcon, RNAS Hal Far, Malta. Pilot was Commander James Sholto Douglas, Commanding Officer of HMS Falcon (RNAS Hal Far) at the time, who was not injured.

Struck Off Charge on 06.02.52. Damaged airframe finally destroyed in firefighting training demonstration at RNAS Hal Far 05.12.52.
        
 



SIAI/Socata

AIRCRAFT SERIAL COUNTRY ARRIVED DEPARTED NOTES
SIAI SF-260 I-RAIL Libya     Seen on 25.03.78. The first to appear with the green roundel, finished in light sand/sand/green camouflage and light grey undersides. Judging by the dates and Italian registrations, they do not seem to have been delivered in any particular order.
SIAI SF-260 I-RAIQ Libya     Seen on 25.03.78.
SIAI SF-260 I-RAIA Libya     Seen on 01.04.78.
SIAI SF-260 I-RAIF Libya     Seen on 01.04.78.
SIAI SF-260 I-RAIB Libya     Seen on 09.05.78.
SIAI SF-260 I-RAIC Libya     Seen on 09.05.78.
SIAI SF-260 I-RAIK Libya 31.03.79   Diverted to Malta because of weather on a Palermo – Tripoli delivery flight. Departure was probably the following morning.
SIAI SF-260 I-RAIT Libya 31.03.79   Diverted to Malta because of weather on a Palermo – Tripoli delivery flight. Departure was probably the following morning.
SIAI SF-260 I-RAIU Libya 31.03.79   Diverted to Malta because of weather on a Palermo – Tripoli delivery flight. Departure was probably the following morning.
Socata Rallye Wadden F-ODFH Libya?     Seen on 27.04.77.
Socata Rallye Wadden F-ODFI Libya?     Seen on 27.04.77.
Socata Rallye Wadden F-ODFJ Libya?     Seen on 27.04.77.
Socata Rallye Wadden F-ODFK Libya?     Seen on 27.04.77.
        
 


Overfliers

AIRCRAFT SERIAL COUNTRY DATE NOTES
Airbus A400M Atlas M54-02 Malaysia 27.12.15 c/s RMF400.
        
 
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