|Part of||German Navy|
|Garrison/HQ||Nordholz Naval Airbase|
|Kommandeur des Marinefliegerkommandos||Kapitän zur See Matthias Potthoff|
|Attack||Sea Lynx Mk 88 A
|Patrol||Sea King Mk 41
Sea Lynx Mk 88 A
Dornier 228 LM
|Transport||Sea King Mk 41
Sea Lynx Mk 88 A
During the First World War, naval aviators were part of the Kaiserliche Marine. Between the wars, naval aviation, the Seeflieger was absorbed by Goering's Luftwaffe in 1935. It almost came into existence when the aircraft carrier Graf Zeppelin was laid down in 1936, but lack of suitable aircraft, coupled with the reluctance of the Luftwaffe to support the Kriegsmarine in the carrier's construction, culminated in its eventual cancellation in 1943, and all anti-ship operations were transferred to the Luftwaffe shortly afterwards.
The British were largely instrumental in creation of the Marineflieger, supplying training and aircraft. A number of Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm (FAA) officers operated as part of the German Navy in the process. The first aircraft included Hawker Sea Hawks which were used by Marinefliegergeschwader 1 and 2 and Fairey Gannets. Until the new bases were ready, pilots were trained with the FAA in the UK.
|Camcopter S-100||Schiebel||Austria||UAV||ISR||6 on order.|
|Dornier 228 LM||Dornier||Germany||Propeller||Pollution control||1991||5||5|||
|P-3C Orion||Lockheed||United States||Propeller||MPA||2006||8||8|||
|NH90 Sea Lion||NHIndustries||Germany||Rotorcraft||ASW/SAR/Transport||18 on order.|
|Sea Lynx Mk 88 A||Westland Helicopters||United Kingdom||Rotorcraft||Attack/SAR/Transport||1981||22||22|||
|Sea King Mk 41||Westland Helicopters||United Kingdom||Rotorcraft||SAR/Transport||1972||21||22|||
The Marinefliegerkommando previously operated the following aircraft;
- "Marineflieger im Umbruch" (in German).
- "World Air Forces 2017". Flightglobal: 10. Retrieved 10 February 2017.
- "Marine-Hubschrauber müssen am Boden bleiben" (in German). 22 September 2014.
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