Benin Air Force

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Benin air force
Roundel of Benin.svg
Country Benin
Part of Benin Armed Forces
Aircraft flown
Transport Boeing 727, Hawker Siddeley HS 748, DHC-6 Twin Otter

The Benin Air Force (French: Force Aerienne du Bénin) is the air force of Benin.[1]

History[edit]

In 1960, the Beninese air force was equipped with seven French-supplied Douglas C-47s, four MH.1521 Broussards and two Agusta-Bell 47Gs. Two F-27s entered service in 1978 for transport duties, they were later transferred to Air Benin. Two AN-26s were also acquired. In 1985 two Dornier Do-28s were to replace the C-47s. A DHC-6 Twin Otter entered service in 1989.

Aircraft[edit]

Current inventory[edit]

Aircraft Origin Type Variant In service Notes
Transport
Boeing 727 United States VIP 1[2]
Hawker Siddeley HS 748 United Kingdom transport 1[3]
DHC-6 Twin Otter Canada utility transport 1[3]
LH10 Ellipse France Observer/ strike 2 on order[citation needed]

Retired inventory[edit]

A retired Beninese government Fokker F28 in 1982
Aircraft Origin Type Variant In service Notes
Aeroplanes
Antonov An-26 USSR transport 2
Douglas C-47 USA Transport 7
Fokker F.27 Netherlands Transport 2
Do-28 Germany Transport 2
Fokker F28 Fellowship Netherlands VIP 1
MH.1521 Broussards France Light Utility 4
Helicopters
Agusta-Bell 47G Italy Scout 2

Roundel evolution[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Directorate of Intelligence (2018). "CIA – World Factbook". Retrieved 2018-04-12.
  2. ^ "Benin Government B-727". xairforces.net. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
  3. ^ a b "World Air Forces 2018". Flightglobal Insight. 2018. Retrieved 1 January 2018.