Air Force – Aeroflight http://www.aeroflight.co.uk The Website for Aviation Enthusiasts Sat, 10 Mar 2018 20:47:46 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.10 Slovak Air Force http://www.aeroflight.co.uk/ops/mil/slovak-air-force.htm http://www.aeroflight.co.uk/ops/mil/slovak-air-force.htm#respond Sat, 27 Jan 2018 20:18:06 +0000 http://www.aeroflight.co.uk/?p=56332 Read more]]>

History

Narrative Summary

During the ‘velvet divorce’ of 1993, the existing Czechoslovak air force (Ceskoslovenske Vojenske Letectvo) was divided up in the ratio two to one in favour of the Czech Republic, based on population ratio, except for the MiG-29s which were divided equally, and the MiG-23s which all went to the Czech Republic Air Force. Since most of the key air force facilities and aircraft had been located in the portion of Czecholovakia which faced the NATO alliance, i.e. the Czech Republic, the Slovaks initially faced several problems in organising the new air force. These included establishing a new control and communications system, redeploying personnel and equipment to new locations, and upgrading the existing air base infrastructure to cope with the sudden influx from the west. On 1 March 1995 the air force completed the introduction of a western-style organisational structure, featuring Squadrons and Wings rather than the previous Soviet system based on Aviation Regiments. Initially known as Letectva a Protivzdu Obrany-Snej Slovenskej – LVPOS (Slovak Air Force and Air Defence Force), it was renamed to its present title on 1st January 2002.

Key Dates:

Key Dates:
1 January 1993    Slovakian Air Force established
1 January 2002    Air Force renamed Armady Slovenskej Republiky Velitelstvo Vzdusnych Sil

Current Status

To be added

Future Plans

Procurement of 18 multi-role fighter aircraft – candidates are used F-16A/Bs or new F-16s or Gripens.
Procurement of 6-10 new trainer/light attack aircraft – candidates include Hawk, L-159, MB339 and M346.

Markings

National Insignia

National Markings

Aircraft Serial Numbers

Slovakian military aircraft carry four-digit numerical serials, usually based on the airframe construction number, e.g. Mi-24D ‘0101’.

Aircraft

Aircraft Designations

None – Manufacturers designations used.

Current Aircraft Inventory

Table of Current Service Aircraft

All-Time Aircraft Used List

All-Time Table of Aircraft Used

Aircraft NOT Used

False reports of aircraft on order or in service

Organisation

Main Headquarters

Trencin.

Organisational Structure

he air force was organised into three role specific Wings, each with between two and four Squadrons or Flights.

Current Order of Battle

Table of Current Order of Battle

Historical Orders of Battle

List of Historical Orders of Battle – to be added.

All-Time Flying Units List

To be added.

Air Bases

Current Air Bases

The main air bases are Sliac, Malacky-Kuchyna and Presov.

All-Time Air Bases Used List

In addition to the main bases, some older bases have been closed and there are also a number of smaller airports and airfields around the country which are sometimes used by the Air Force.
Military Air Bases Listing – to be added.

More Information

Books

Slovakian Military Aviation Bibliography – to be added.

Magazines

World Air Power Journal No.25 p.151
Air Forces Monthly September 1996
Scramble No.209 October 1996
Scramble No.235 December 1998
Scramble No.244 September 1999

Websites

Official Slovak Air Force webpage

wikipedia: Slovak Air Force

PlanePictures.net

Airliners.net

Air-Britain Photos: Slovakian Air Force

Scramble: Slovakia

1st Fighter Squadron, Sliac

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National Markings Slovak Air Force http://www.aeroflight.co.uk/user/insignia/national-markings-slovak-air-force.htm http://www.aeroflight.co.uk/user/insignia/national-markings-slovak-air-force.htm#respond Sat, 27 Jan 2018 12:59:55 +0000 http://www.aeroflight.co.uk/?p=66185 This section describes and illustrates the various national insignia used by the Slovak Air Force since its formation:




Main Marking

Low Visibility Variation

1993-present
The main marking is displayed on the fuselage sides of the helicopters, and above and below each wing and on the fin on aircraft. Aircraft do not carry service titles.

]]> http://www.aeroflight.co.uk/user/insignia/national-markings-slovak-air-force.htm/feed 0 Current Order of Battle Slovak Air Force http://www.aeroflight.co.uk/user/orbat/current-order-of-battle-slovak-air-force.htm http://www.aeroflight.co.uk/user/orbat/current-order-of-battle-slovak-air-force.htm#respond Sat, 27 Jan 2018 12:15:22 +0000 http://www.aeroflight.co.uk/?p=55219 Wing Squadron Type Base Smiesane Kridlo Otta Smika 1. Stihaci Letka MiG-29AS, MiG-29UBS Sliac 2. Stihaci Letka L-39CM, L-39ZAM Sliac Vyhl’adavacia a zachranna sluzba (SAR det.) Mi-17 Sliac Dopravne kridlo generala Milana Rastislava Stefanika 1 Dopravná Roj An-26 Malacky-Kuchyna 2 Dopravná Roj L-410 Malacky-Kuchyna Vrtulnikove kridlo generalplukovnika Jana Ambrusa 2. Dopravna Vrtulnikova Letka Mi-17 Presov 3. Vycikova Vrtulnikova Letka Mi-2 Presov

Letka = Squadron.
Roj = Flight.

 

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Aircraft Not Used Slovak Air Force http://www.aeroflight.co.uk/user/not-used/aircraft-not-used-slovak-air-force.htm http://www.aeroflight.co.uk/user/not-used/aircraft-not-used-slovak-air-force.htm#respond Sat, 27 Jan 2018 11:59:16 +0000 http://www.aeroflight.co.uk/?p=66183 Read more]]> This page gives details of some of the aircraft types that were offered or promised to the Slovak Air Force but not delivered, cancelled official orders, and types have been falsely reported as being in service.

Kamov Ka-50 Hokum
Reported interest in the Ka-50 has not resulted in a confirmed order so far.

Mil Mi-35 Hind
The only Hinds used have been ex-Czechoslovak Mi-24s.

Yakovlev Yak-130
Reported interest in the Yak-130 has not resulted in a confirmed order so far.

Zlin 142
1 reported in use in 1995. None actually used.

Zlin 326
15 reported in use in 1995. None actually used.

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All-Time Aircraft Used List Slovak Air Force http://www.aeroflight.co.uk/user/every/all-time-aircraft-used-list-slovak-air-force.htm http://www.aeroflight.co.uk/user/every/all-time-aircraft-used-list-slovak-air-force.htm#respond Sat, 27 Jan 2018 11:49:26 +0000 http://www.aeroflight.co.uk/?p=54102 Read more]]> Aircraft Type Quantity Service Entry Out of Service Origin Aero L-29 Delfin 53 1993 2002 Czechoslovakia Aero L-39 Albatros 35 1993 current Czechoslovakia Alenia C-27J Spartan 3 20?? current Italy Antonov An-12 Cub 1 1993 1998 Czechoslovakia Antonov An-24 Coke 3 1993 2006 Czechoslovakia Antonov An-26 Curl 2 1993 current Czechoslovakia LET L-410 Turbolet 10 1993 current Czechoslovakia Mikoyan MiG-21F-13 Fishbed 24 1993 1993 Czechoslovakia Mikoyan MiG-21PF Fishbed 3 1993 1993 Czechoslovakia Mikoyan MiG-21PFM Fishbed 11 1993 1993 Czechoslovakia Mikoyan MiG-21R Fishbed 8 1993 1994 Czechoslovakia Mikoyan MiG-21MA/MF Fishbed 51 1993 2002 Czechoslovakia Mikoyan MiG-21US/UM Mongol 16 1993 2002 Czechoslovakia Mikoyan MiG-29 Fulcrum A 21 1993 current Czechoslovakia Mikoyan MiG-29 Fulcrum B 3 1993 current Czechoslovakia Mil Mi-2 Hoplite 24 1993 current Czechoslovakia Mil Mi-8 Hip 13 1993 2014 Czechoslovakia Mil Mi-17 Hip 20 1993 current Czechoslovakia Mil Mi-24 Hind 21 1993 2011 Czechoslovakia Schweizer 269 2 2005 20?? USA Sukhoi Su-7 Fitter 13 1993 1993 Czechoslovakia Sukhoi Su-22M-4 Fitter K 18 1993 2002 Czechoslovakia Sukhoi Su-22UM-3K Fitter G 3 1993 2002 Czechoslovakia Sukhoi Su-25K Frogfoot 12 1993 2002 Czechoslovakia Sukhoi Su-25UBK Frogfoot 1 1993 2002 Czechoslovakia Tupolev Tu-154 Careless 2 1993 1998 Czechoslovakia Yakovlev Yak-40 Codling 1 1993 1996? Czechoslovakia

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9 0 Fighter-Bomber Mikoyan-Gurevitch MiG-29UB Fulcrum-B 3 2 0 trainer LET L-410 Turbolet 1 1 0 Reconnaissance Antonov An-26 2 2 0 Transport Alenia C-27J Spartan 0 0 3 Transport LET L-410 Turbolet 6 6 0 Transport Mil Mi-2 3 3 0 Utility Mil Mi-17 ‘Hip’ 14 14 0 Utility Aero L-39 Albatros 10 10 0 Trainer/Attack

 

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Austrian Air Force http://www.aeroflight.co.uk/ops/mil/austrian-air-force.htm http://www.aeroflight.co.uk/ops/mil/austrian-air-force.htm#respond Fri, 26 Jan 2018 20:29:16 +0000 http://www.aeroflight.co.uk/?p=55470

History

Narrative Summary

Following the breakup of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, a German-Austrian Flying Troop (Deutschösterreichische Fliegertruppe) was founded as an air policing service, with ex-wartime crews and aircraft. In 1919 the DF was ordered to be disbanded by the Allied Control Commission. On 1 April 1936 the Austrian Republic regained full sovereignty, although it was still prohibited from having any military aircraft. Even so, the Austrian Army quickly set up an Air Force. On 13 March 1938 Austria was incorporated into Germany, and the Air Force merged with the Luftwaffe. On 15 May 1955 Austria was re-established as a sovereign state. The present Air Force was formed in the same year.

Key Dates:
13 September 1955    Army air section formed
9 December 1955    Austrian Air Force re-established
1956    First helicopters received – AB47G
1957    First jet aircraft delivered – Vampire T.55

Current Status

To be added

Future Plans

A replacement for the Eurofighter Typhoon may be obtained, which could also replace the SAAB 105s.

Markings

National Insignia

National Markings

Aircraft Serial Numbers

Austrian aircraft serials are number/letter codes, where the first combination appears to indicate the aircraft type, and the second combination is the individual identity, eg: AB212 serial 5D-HB. The type codes are reused when an aircraft type is retired. Fighter aircraft (except the Typhoon) use a coloured letter system, where the colour indicates the parent squadron of the aircraft.

Aircraft

Aircraft Designations

None – Manufacturers designations used.

Current Aircraft Inventory

Table of Current Service Aircraft

All-Time Aircraft Used List

All-Time Table of Aircraft Used

Aircraft NOT Used

False reports of aircraft on order or in service

Organisation

Main Headquarters

Ministry of Defence, Hütteldorfstrasse 126, Vienna A-1142.

Organisational Structure

The air force is organised into three Kommando (Commands) – Air Surveillance, Training and Air Support – each comprising one or two Wings with between two and four Squadrons each.

Current Order of Battle

Table of Current Order of Battle

Historical Orders of Battle

List of Historical Orders of Battle – to be added.

All-Time Flying Units List

To be added.

Air Bases

Current Air Bases

The main air bases currently used are Tulln/Langenlebarn, Zeltweg, Aigen im Ennstal and Linz/Horsching. In addition, aircraft are detached from the parent units to another two air bases.

All-Time Air Bases Used List

In addition to the main bases, there are also a number of smaller airports and airfields around the country which are sometimes used by the Air Force.
Military Air Bases Listing – to be added.

More Information

Books

Austrian Military Aviation Bibliography – to be added.

Magazines

World Air Power Journal No.5 p.141
World Air Power Journal No.15 p.120
Air Forces Research Nos.2 and 3
Air International July 1995
Air Forces Monthly August 1997

Websites

Austrian Air Force Photo Feature

The Official Austrian Air Force Website

wikipedia: Austrian Air Force

wikipedia.de: Luftstreitkräfte (Bundesheer)

Scramble: Austrian Air Force

Airpower.at

PlanePictures.net

Airliners.net

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Main Marking

1955-present
The main marking is displayed on the fuselage sides of the helicopters, and in the standard six positions on aircraft. A fin flash is not carried. Aircraft do not carry service titles.

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British Aerospace BAe 146-200QT
Demonstrator G-BSTA was due to be leased to Austria in 1991, and was painted up in OLk colours, but the sale was cancelled at the last minute.

Grumman Gulfstream I
One Gulfstream I was reportedly operated by the Austrian Government in 1971, but it did not enter OLk service.

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Current Order of Battle Austrian Air Force http://www.aeroflight.co.uk/user/orbat/current-order-of-battle-austrian-air-force.htm http://www.aeroflight.co.uk/user/orbat/current-order-of-battle-austrian-air-force.htm#respond Thu, 25 Jan 2018 19:56:05 +0000 http://www.aeroflight.co.uk/?p=54337 Read more]]> Squadron Type Base Kommando Luftraumuberwachung Uberwachunggeschwader 1 Abfangjagerstaffeln Typhoon Zeltweg 2 Abfangjagerstaffeln Typhoon Zeltweg Dusentrainerstaffel SAAB 105ÖE Linz/Horsching Kommando Schule Flieger und Fliegerabwehrtruppenschule Lehrabteilung Flache Pilatus PC-7 Zeltweg Lehrabteilung Hubschrauber Alouette III Tulln Kommando Luftunterstutzung Luftunterstutzungsgeschwader Mittlere Transporthubschrauberstaffel S-70A-42 Tulln/Langenlebarn Mehrzweckhubschrauberstaffel OH-58B Tulln/Langenlebarn Leichten Lufttransportstaffel PC-6BB Tulln/Langenlebarn Luftaufklarngsstaffel OH-58B, PC-6B Tulln/Langenlebarn 1 Leichte Transporthubschrauberstaffel AB212 Linz/Horsching 2 Leichte Transporthubschrauberstaffel AB212 Linz/Horsching Lufttransportstaffel C-130K Linz/Horsching Mehrzweckhubschrauberstaffel Alouette III Aigen im Ennstal Hubschrauberstutzpunkt Klagenfurt Alouette III Klagenfurt Hubschrauberstutzpunkt Schwaz Alouette III Schwaz

Note: Stutzpunkt = Detachment

 

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