The RDanAF began flying Piper L-4 Cubs for artillery spotting on behalf of the Army in 1957. A dedicated Army aviation unit was established 1971 for observation and liaison duties, flying the Piper L-4 and Hughes 500. In 1980 an anti-tank capability was added with the arrival of the Fennec. Vandel AB closed in 2003 and both helicopter units moved to Karup, combining to become Esk 724 under RDanAF control.
||AOP unit established by the RDanAF.
||Separate Army aviation unit established.
||Army aviation unit moves to Karup to become part of the RDanAF.
In 2003 Army aviation was amalgamated into the RDanAF, and became Esk 724 at Karup.
Current — Historical
Aircraft Serial Numbers
Danish army aircraft used the same serialling system as the air force – a letter prefix and unique three figure number for each airframe.
Coding system not used
None – Manufacturers designations used
Current Aircraft Inventory
All-Time Aircraft Used List
All-Time Table of Aircraft Used
Aircraft NOT Used
Four Bell UH-1H helicopters were offered by the USA in March 1996, but finally rejected in September 1997.
Aircraft Losses and Incidents
PO Box 202, DK-2950 Vedbaek.
Army Aviation comprises one Battalion with two Companies.
Current Order of Battle
Historical Orders of Battle
(The order of battle did not change between 1980 and 2003.
Table of the Order of Battle for 1995
All-Time Flying Units List
Current Air Bases
All-Time Air Bases Used List
Until 2003 the main army helicopter base was at Vandel.
World Air Power Journal No.1 p.134
Air International Feb 1995
Official Danish Army webpage
wikipedia: Royal Danish Army
Danish Piper Cubs
Any photographs illustrating this operator would be welcome.