List of military aircraft of Denmark

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The following list contains the aircraft used by the Royal Danish Air Force or its predecessors Danish Army Air Corps and Royal Danish Naval Aviation. During the Nazi occupation from 1940 to 1945 Danish military aviation was prohibited. The aircraft currently in use are highlighted in blue.

Before the Second World War[edit]

Designation Aircraft # Used Period Notes
n/a Farman MF.7 Longhorn 6 1913–1922 -
n/a Farman HF.20 3 1913–1919 -
n/a Caudron G.3 1 1914–1922 -
n/a Blériot XI 1 1915 -
n/a Morane-Saulnier H 2 1915–1919 -
n/a Orlogsværftet DK.I & II 2 1916–1924 -
n/a Vickers F.B.5 12 1917–1924 -
n/a Orlogsværftet H-Maskinen 9 1917-1924 [1]
n/a Nielsen & Winther Type Aa, Ab & Ac 8 1917–1919 -
n/a Orlogsvaerftet H.B.I, F.B.IV & F.B.V 9 1918–1924 -
n/a Sodertalje S.W.17 2 1918–1924 -
n/a LVG B.III 5 1920–1929 -
n/a Hansa-Brandenburg W.29 14 1921-1931 -
n/a Breguet XIV 4 1921–1927 -
n/a Avro 504K & N 17 1921–1936 -
n/a Rumpler B.I 1 1921–1921 -
n/a Fokker D.VII 1 1922–1927 -
n/a Fokker C.I 5 1923–1933 -
n/a Potez 15 8 1923–1928 -
n/a Fokker S.III 2 1924–1927 -
n/a Fokker C.V-B & -E 42 1926–1940 -
n/a Hawker Danecock 15 1926-1937 -
n/a Heinkel HE 8 22 1928-1940 -
n/a Hawker Dantorp 2 1933-1940 -
n/a Orlogsværftet O-Maskinen 23 1926–1940 [2][3]
n/a de Havilland DH.60G Gipsy Moth 6 1928-1934 -
n/a de Havilland DH.60M Moth 2 1929-1934 -
n/a Bristol Bulldog 4 1931–1940 [4]
n/a Avro 621 Tutor 6 1932-1940 -
n/a de Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth 15 1933–1940 -
n/a de Havilland DH.84M Dragon I 2 1934–1939 -
n/a Cierva C30 Autogyro 2 1936–1940 -
n/a Gloster Gauntlet 18 1936–1940 [5]
n/a De Havilland DH.90 Dragonfly 2 1937–1939 -
n/a Fokker D.XXI 22 1938–1940 or 12[6]

Second World War (Danish Brigade in Sweden)[edit]

Designation Aircraft # Used Period Notes
n/a SAAB B17C 15 1945-1945 Not flown in Denmark

Post-Second World War[edit]

A Danish F-104G.
Designation Aircraft # Used Period Notes
n/a Percival Proctor P.44 Mk.III 6 1945–1951 -
n/a North American Harvard Mk.II 39 1946-1956 -
n/a Supermarine Sea Otter 7 1946–1952 -
n/a Airspeed Oxford 48 1946–1955 -
n/a SAI KZ II 15 1946–1955 FLSK
n/a Supermarine Spitfire H.F.Mk.IXE 36 1947–1956 -
n/a Supermarine Spitfire P.R.Mk.XI 3 1947–1956 -
O KZ-VII 10 1948–1977 FLSK & Esk 722
n/a Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress 1 1948–1955 Esk 721
n/a Gloster Meteor F.4/F.8 40 1949–1962 [7]
n/a Gloster Meteor T.7 9 1950–1963 [7]
P de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk 27 1950–1976 FLSK
n/a Fairey Firefly TT.1 6 1951–1959 Esk 722
n/a Republic F-84E Thunderjet 6 1951–1955 Esk 725
n/a Armstrong Whitworth Meteor NF.11 20 1952-1959 6 converted to TT.20[7]
n/a SAI KZ X 12 1952–1959 FLSK
A Republic F-84G Thunderjet 238 1952–1961 Esk 725, 726, 727, 728, 729 & 730
DT Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star 26 1953–1977 -
K Douglas C-47 Skytrain 8 1953–1982 Esk 721
E Hawker Hunter F.51 30 1956–1974 [8]Esk 724
n/a Percival Pembroke C-52 7 1956–1960
C Republic RF-84F Thunderflash 23 1957–1971 -
L Consolidated PBY Catalina 8 1957–1970 Esk 721 & Esk 722
F North American F-86D Sabre (Sabre Dog) 59 1958–1966 Esk 723, 726 & 728
ET Hawker Hunter T.7 4 1967–1974 Ex-Dutch AF[8]Esk 724
ET Hawker Hunter T.53 2 1958-1974 [8]Esk 724
G North American F-100D Super Sabre 48 1959–1982 Esk 725, 727 & 730
GT North American F-100F Super Sabre 24 1959–1982 Esk 725, 727 & 730
N Douglas C-54D Skymaster 6 1959–1977 Esk 721
R Lockheed F-104G Starfighter 25 1964–1986 Esk 723 & 726, Military Assistance Program (MAP)
RT Lockheed TF-104G Starfighter 4 1964–1986 Esk 723 & 726, MAP
R Canadair CF-104G Starfighter 15 1971–1984 Esk 723 & 726, surplus Canadian aircraft
RT Canadair CF-104D Starfighter 7 1971–1986 Esk 723 & 726, surplus Canadian aircraft
A Saab F-35 Draken (A 35XD) 20 1970-1992 Esk 725
AR Saab RF-35 Draken (S 35XD) 20 1970-1993 Esk 729
AT Saab TF-35 Draken (Sk 35XD) 11 1971-1993 Esk 725 & 729
B Lockheed C-130H Hercules 3 1975–2004 Esk 721, given to Egypt
T Saab-MFI 17 Supporter 32 1975–current FLSK & HFT
E/ET General Dynamics F-16 72 1980–current Esk 723, 726, 727 & 730
F Gulfstream III/C-20 4 1982–2004 Esk 721
C Bombardier Challenger 604 4 1998–current Esk 721
B Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules 4 2004–current Esk 721
Esk means eskadrille (squadron).
FLSK means Flyveskolen (flying school).
HFT means Hærens Flyvetjeneste (Army Air Corps).
SHT means Søværnets Helikoptertjeneste (Danish Naval Air Squadron).
Bold are present users.

RDAF helicopters[edit]

Designation Aircraft # Used Period Notes
n/a Bell 47D 3 1952–1958 Operated in cooperation with Geus.Esk 722
S Sikorsky S-55C 7 1957–1966 Esk 722
T Agusta-Bell AB-47G 3 1958–1966 Esk 722
M Alouette III 8 1962–1977 Esk 722
U Sikorsky S-61A 9 1965–2010 Esk 722
H Hughes OH-6 Cayuse 15 2003–2005 Esk 724 (HFT)
P Eurocopter Fennec 12 2003–current Esk 724 (HFT)
M AgustaWestland AW101 14 2006–current Esk 722
S Westland Super Lynx 8 2011–current Esk 723 (SHT)

Navy[edit]

Danish Naval Air Squadron (Søværnets Helikoptertjeneste) disbanded 2010 and equipment transferred to air force (Esk 723).

Designation Aircraft # Used Period Notes
M Sud Aviation Alouette III 8 1977–1982 Alouette flight Esk 722 (1962-77)
S Westland Lynx 11 1980–2006 One used for ground training.
S Westland Super Lynx 8 2000–2010 -

Army[edit]

Army Air Corps (Hærens Flyvetjeneste) ended in 2003 and equipment transferred to air force (Esk 724).

Designation Aircraft # Used Period Notes
Y Piper L-4 16 1957–1977 -
H Hughes OH-6 Cayuse 15 1971–2003 -
P Eurocopter Fennec 12 1980–2003 -
D Sagem Sperwer 11 2002–2005 Danish Artillery Regiment

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.natureandtech.com/?cat=118 accessdate:27 January 2014
  2. ^ http://flymuseum.dk/fly-1911-1940?id=257:o-maskinen-io&catid=38 accessdate:27 January 2014
  3. ^ http://flymuseum.dk/fly-1911-1940?id=258:o-maskinen-iio&catid=38 accessdate:27 January 2014
  4. ^ Crawford, 2005, pp.35-37
  5. ^ Crawford, 2005, pp.75-79
  6. ^ De Jong, 2005, pp.101-107
  7. ^ a b c Butler, 2006, pp.73-75
  8. ^ a b c Hall, 1997, pp.46-47

Bibliography[edit]

  • Butler, Phil and Tony Buttler. Gloster Meteor: Britain's Celebrated First-Generation Jet. Hersham, Surrey, UK: Midland Publishing, 2006. ISBN 1-85780-230-6.
  • Crawford, Alex. Bristol Bulldog, Gloster Gauntlet. Redbourn, UK: Mushroom Model Publications, 2005. ISBN 83-89450-04-6.
  • De Jong, Peter. Le Fokker D.21 (Collection Profils Avions 9) (in French). Outreau, France: Éditions Lela Presse, 2005. ISBN 2-914017-26-X.
  • Hall, Alan W. Hawker Hunter - Warpaint Series No 8. Bedfordshire, UK: Hall Park Books, 1997. ISSN 1363-0369.
  • Hansen, O.S.:Danskernes Fly, 2003, Aschehoug, ISBN 87-11-16282-1
  • Kofoed, Hans. Danske Militaerfly Gennem 50 Ar 1912-62. Copenhagen: Flyv's Forlag, 1962.
  • Schrøder, Hans A. Det Danske Flyvevåben, Tøjhusmuseet, Denmark 1992. ISBN 87-89022-24-6
  • Schrøder, Hans A. Historien om Flyvevåbnet, Komiteen til udgivelse af "Historien om Flyvevåbnet", 1990. ISBN 87-503-8509-7.

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