Aircraft Types NOT Used
This page gives details of some of the aircraft types that were offered or promised to the Hungarian Air Force but not delivered, cancelled official orders, and types have been falsely reported as being in service.
It was reported that two L-159s were to be leased from the Czech Republic to serve as advanced trainers for Gripen pilots from 2005. This lease did not occur.
Only the An-24B version was operated.
This aircraft type was not used.
Cessna 337 Super Skymaster
1 Reims-built aircraft reported to be used 1975-1982.
1 aircraft reported to be used 1951-1957. The civil airline Malev operated HA-TSA, the only known DC-3/C-47 in Hungary. It did not see Air Force service.
10 aircraft reported to be used by 1976. None were used in Hungary.
Mikoyan MiG-9 Fargo
Some aircraft reported to be used 1951-1957. The Yak-23 was used instead.
Only the Chinese built a MiG-17 two-seat trainer, and none served in Hungary.
Mikoyan MiG-21PFM Fishbed F
30+ aircraft reported to be used 1966-1988.
Mikoyan MiG-21R Fishbed H
Some aircraft reported to be used.
Mikoyan MiG-21SMB/SMT Fishbed K
100 aircraft reported to be used 1971-1993.
Mikoyan MiG-23BM Flogger F
4 aircraft reported to be used 1980-1981.
Mraz M.1C Sokol
Some aircraft reported to be used from 1950. None appear to have reached Hungary.
PZL PZL-130TB Turbo-Orlik
12 a/c reportedly ordered in 1993. None delivered.
Scottish Aviation Bulldog
It was reported that 26 Swedish aircraft would be brought for pilot training. In fact they were purchased by the Hungarian company AVIA-Rent for private use.
Sukhoi Su-7B Fitter A
The Su-7 was not operated by the Hungarian Air Force.
Sukhoi Su-25 Frogfoot
16 Su-25K and 4 Su-25UK reportedly operated 1991-1997, they were actually Soviet AF based in Hungary.
Tupolev Tu-124 Cookpot
Some aircraft reported to be used until 1975. No military or civil Tu-124s were used in Hungary.