Guinea-Bissau Air Force
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|Guinea-Bissau Air Force|
|Força Aérea da Guiné-Bissau|
|Active||1973-2015 (2015 when aircraft stopped flying)|
|Attack||Mig-21, Mig-17, Mig-15UT|
|Utility helicopter||Alouette II, Alouette III|
After achieving independence from Portugal, the air force was formed by officers returning from training in Cuba and the USSR. The FAGB was re-equipped by the Soviet Union with a limited aid package in which its first combat aircraft were introduced.
The status of most of the aircraft is unknown. All of the current aircraft are "in storage" at Osvaldo Vieira International Airport along with retired aircraft like the An-2 and Yakovlev Yak-40. The MiG-21s, MiG-17s, MiG-15s and Alouette IIs can be seen in the multiple hangars. The only aircraft in operation is one Mil Mi-8.
|MiG-21||Soviet Union||fighter / interceptor||4||withdrawn from service 2004|
|MiG-17||Soviet Union||fighter||MiG-17F||5||2 placed in storage|
|MiG-15||Soviet Union||fighter / trainer||MiG-15UTI||1||1 placed in storage|
|Falcon 20||France||VIP||2||1 unserviceable|
|Alouette II||France||light utility||1||1 placed in storage|
|Alouette III||France||liaison||3||2 placed in storage|
|Mil Mi-8||Soviet Union||utility||1||is the only aircraft in service|