List of active New Zealand military aircraft

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
A P-3K Orion flies over during Whenuapai Open Day 2005

List of active New Zealand military aircraft is a list of military aircraft currently in service with the Armed Forces of New Zealand. For aircraft no longer in service see List of aircraft of the Royal New Zealand Air Force and Royal New Zealand Navy.

Royal New Zealand Air Force[edit]

Current inventory[edit]

Aircraft Origin Type Variant In service Notes
Maritime Patrol
Lockheed P-3 Orion USA ASW / maritime patrol P-3K 6[1]
Boeing 757 USA Transport 2[1]
Lockheed C-130 Hercules USA transport C-130H 5[1]
AW109 Italy light utility 5[1]
SH-2G Super Seasprite USA ASW / maritime patrol 2[1] 8 on order
NH90 France/Italy utility / transport 8[2] 9th airframe also delivered as a source of spare parts[3]
Trainer Aircraft
Super King Air USA trainer 200 4[1] multi-engine
T-6 Texan II USA trainer T-6C 7[1] 4 on order

Royal New Zealand Air Force Historic Flight[edit]

Aircraft Origin Type Variant In service Notes
de Havilland Tiger Moth United Kingdom basic trainer 1[citation needed]
An AW109, lifts off from RNZAF Base Ohakea


Some notable combat aircraft that were operated by the air force consisted of the de Havilland Vampire, BAC Strikemaster, A-4G/TA-4G Skyhawk and the CT-4 Airtrainer. Transport aircraft were the Bristol Type 170, C-47 Dakota, Boeing 727, and the Short Sunderland amphibious aircraft. Helicopters consisted of the Westland Wasp, Bell 47G and the Bell UH-1[4][5][6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "World Air Forces 2015 pg. 24". Flightglobal Insight. 2015. Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "The NH90 Helicopter". Royal New Zealand Air Force. Retrieved 30 July 2015. 
  3. ^ Jennings, Gareth (30 October 2014). "New Zealand receives final NH90 helo". IHS Jane's 360. Retrieved 30 July 2015. 
  4. ^ "World Air Forces 1987 pg. 74". Retrieved 4 May 2015. 
  5. ^ "World Air Forces 1955 pg. 651". Retrieved 4 May 2015. 
  6. ^ "RNZAF Huey embarks on final domestic tour". Retrieved 9 June 2015.