Aircraft Not Used
Portuguese Army Aviation

This page gives details of some of the aircraft types that were offered or promised to the Portuguese Army Aviation but not delivered, cancelled official orders, and types have been falsely reported as being in service.

Eurocopter EC635T1
A contract was placed in 1999 for nine (9) Eurocopter EC135T1 helicopters to be upgraded to EC635T1 standard by OGMA, but due to a contractual dispute the order was cancelled in 2002. These helicopters were intended for the utility, anti-tank and reconnaisance roles.

NHI NH90 TTH
Ten (10) NH90 TTH medium transport helicopters were ordered in June 2001, but the order was cancelled in June 2012 due to budget cuts.

Aircraft Not Used
Portuguese Air Force

This page gives details of some of the aircraft types that were offered or promised to the Portuguese Air Force but not delivered, cancelled official orders, and types have been falsely reported as being in service.

Saro Skeeter
In July 1961, West Germany sold 10 non-airworthy Skeeters to the Portuguese Air Force but Westland subsequently abandoned a project to restore them to flying condition.

Aircraft Not Used
Hungarian Air Force

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.

Aero L-159
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.

Antonov An-24RV
Only the An-24B version was operated.

Antonov An-30
This aircraft type was not used.

Cessna 337 Super Skymaster
1 Reims-built aircraft reported to be used 1975-1982.

Douglas DC-3
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.

Ilyushin Il-12
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.

Mikoyan MiG-17U
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.

Aircraft Not Used
Romanian Air Force

This page gives details of some of the aircraft types that were offered or promised to the Romanian Air Force but not delivered, cancelled official orders, and types have been falsely reported as being in service.

Aerospatiale SA 342L Gazelle
14 in 1997.

Armstrong Whitworth Siskin V
10+ flown in markings 1924-25 but not delivered.

Bell AH-1 Cobra
Order cancelled.

Bleriot-SPAD 33
4 in 1925 – actually with commercial airline Franco-Roumaine.

Bleriot-SPAD 46
Some in 1925 – actually with commercial airline Franco-Roumaine.

Douglas C-47 Dakota
The similar Lisunov Li-2 was actually used.

Farman F.63bis
One F.66 was intended for Romania, but not delivered. The F.63bis was used by commercial airline SNNA.

Farman F.74
Not used.

Farman F.190
Used by the commercial airline LARES.

IAR-817 & IAR-818
These types were used by the air ambulance service Aviasan.

Ilyushin Il-12
8 in 1968-1982 – actually with commercial airline TAROM.

LET L-60 Brigadyr
This type was only used for civilian purposes in Romania.

LET L-200 Morava
This type does not appear to have been used in Romania.

LET Mraz M-1 Sokol
Not used.

Maurice Farman MF.7 Longhorn
Not used.

PZL P.43 Karas
The developed version of the P.23 was proposed to Romania, but not ordered. It was later ordered by Bulgaria.

SPAD S.13
Not used.

Voisin VIII (LAP)
Not used.

Zlin Z 26
Not used.

Zlin Z 142
Not used.

Zlin Z 226
Not used.

Aircraft Not Used
Royal Canadian Air Force

This page gives details of some of the aircraft types that were offered or promised to the Royal Canadian Air Force/Canadian Armed Forces but not delivered, cancelled official orders, and types have been falsely reported as being in service.

Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet
A planned order for 10 F/A-18E and 8 F/A-18F Super Hornets was abandoned in December 2017 after Boeing accused the Canadian Government of unfairly subsidising the Bombardier C-series airliner.

Lockheed CC-141 Starlifter
A order for 4 C-141A Starlifter transports was placed with Lockheed in 1967 but cancelled when the company realised it would be uneconomic to build such a small batch. The designation CC-141 had already been assigned. The CC-137 (Boeing 707) was obtained instead.

Aircraft Not Used
South African Air Force

This page gives details of the aircraft types that were offered or promised to the South African Air Force, but not delivered, cancelled official orders, and types have been falsely reported as being in service.

de HAvilland Vampire FB.9
Thirty FB.9s have ben reported in SAAF service, but this is due to confusion with the FB.52 version actually delivered. The FB.52 was the export verison of the FB.9 with some minor modifications.

Supermarine Spitfire XV
The Spitfire XV or Spitfire 15 does not exist, as this mark number was allocated to the Seafire naval version. The SAAF did not operate Seafires.

Vickers Victoria
Six have been reported in service, but this was probably due to confusion with the very similar Vickers Valentia.

Vickers Vimy
Two have been reported in service in 1920, but this is probably associated with the van Ryneveld and Brand attempt to make the first England to South Africa flight in 1920. Two Vickers Vimy’s were damaged in the attempt, but neither was taken into SAAF service.

Vickers Vincent/Vildebeest
Although it has an Afrikaans name, the Vildebeest was only used by the RAF and RNZAF. The very similar Vincent also never saw service in South Africa.

Vickers Wellington III, VIII, XII and XIII
These versions of the Wellington bomber were not used by 17, 26 and 28 Sqns SAAF. The versions used were Mark X and XI.

Westland Scout
One Westland Scout helicopter was obtained from the Bahrain Police in 1976 for Wasp gearbox testing. It was not flown in SAAF service.

Westland Wapiti IIA
The SAAF actually only used the Wapiti IB and III variants. The Mark III was based on the IIA variant produced for the RAF, but no IIAs reached South Africa.

Aircraft Not Used
Saudi Arabian Army Aviation

This page gives details of some of the aircraft types that were offered or promised to Saudi Arabian Army Aviation, (Royal Saudi Land Forces), but not delivered, cancelled official orders, and types have been falsely reported as being in service.

Bell OH-58
The Bell 406CS ‘Combat Scout’ helicopters are often reported as “Bell OH-58 Kiowa” helicopters. The Bell 406CS design is a commercial version of the OH-58D, without the rotor mounted sight.

Schweizer 269
The Schweizer 330 trainers were originally reported as Schweizer 269 models in ‘Flight International’.

Boeing CH-47 Chinook
Boeing has often mentioned Saudi Arabia as a sales target for the CH-47 Chinook, but no contracts have been signed to date.

MD Helicopters MD530
Various sources list 12 MD530 helicopters as being in service. These helicopters actually serve with the Saudi Arabian National Guard – a completely different organisation.