Airplanes Planes Used By South African Air Force

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List of planes used by South African Air Force. Plane models are listed alphabetically and include additional information about each individual South African Air Force aircrafts. South African Air Force uses, or at some point has used, these planes. This list answers the questions "what kind of aircraft does South African Air Force use?" and "what plane am I flying on South African Air Force?" List includes photos of the South African Air Force planes when available, to help clear up what airplanes South African Air Force flies. The list you're viewing has a variety of items in it, like Atlas Oryx and Northrop A-17. (12 items)
Aermacchi AM.3 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Planes Used By South African Air Force
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Aermacchi AM.3

The Aermacchi AM.3 was the result of a joint venture between Aermacchi and Aeritalia in response to an Italian Army requirement for an aircraft to replace the Cessna L-19, and was initially designated the MB-335. ...more on Wikipedia

Type: Observation aircraft

Manufacturer: Aermacchi

Introduced: Jan 01 1973

Length (m): 8.73

Wingspan (m): 11.73

Maiden Flight: May 12 1967

Atlas Cheetah is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Planes Used By South African Air Force
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Atlas Cheetah

The Atlas Cheetah is a South African fighter aircraft, developed for the South African Air Force and currently operated by the Ecuadorian Air Force. It was developed as a major upgrade of the Dassault Mirage III by the Atlas Aircraft Corporation in South Africa and is based on the IAI Kfir. Three different variants were created, 16 dual-seat Cheetah D, 16 single-seat Cheetah E and 38 single-seat Cheetah C. The Cheetah Es were retired in 1992, and the Cheetah Cs and Cheetah Ds in April 2008, being replaced by the Saab Gripen. A limited number are still operated in South Africa as flight test aircraft. ...more on Wikipedia

Type: Fighter aircraft

Introduced: Jan 01 1986

Length (m): 15.55

Wingspan (m): 8.22

Atlas Oryx is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Planes Used By South African Air Force
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Atlas Oryx

The Atlas Oryx is a medium-sized utility helicopter manufactured by the Atlas Aircraft Corporation of South Africa. ...more on Wikipedia

Type: Military helicopter

Length (m): 15.44

Wingspan (m): 15.6

The Avro Shackleton was a British long-range maritime patrol aircraft for use by the Royal Air Force and the South African Air Force. It was developed by Avro from the Avro Lincoln bomber, itself being a development of the famous wartime Avro Lancaster bomber. The type is named after the polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton. Entering service with the RAF in 1951, the Shackleton was used primarily in the anti-submarine warfare and maritime patrol aircraft roles; it also became used as a search and rescue platform and for performing several other secondary roles such as being a troop-transport. In later life, a small number of the RAF's Shackletons were subsequently adapted for airborne early ...more on Wikipedia

Type: Maritime patrol aircraft

Manufacturer: Avro

Introduced: Apr 01 1951

Designer: Roy Chadwick

Length (m): 26.62

Wingspan (m): 36.58

Maiden Flight: Mar 01 1949

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