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Aircraft Not Used

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

Yakovlev Yak-52
2 Yak-52 were reportedly in service from 1999, but none have been identified.

Estonian Border Guard

History

Narrative Summary

The Border Guard was first formed in 1990, under the Ministry of Internal Affairs. It’s main tasks are national border patrol and SAR. A National Aviation Group (Riiklik Lennusalk) was added in February 1993 with the donation of two ex-Luftwaffe L-410s by Germany. Helicopters were acquired in 1994, but some were later passed to the Air Force. In April 1997, the Riiklik Lennusalk was renamed Piirivalve Lennusalk (Border Guard Aviation Group).

Key Dates

1990    Border Guard first formed
February 1993    Aviation Group established
1997    Aviation Group renamed to current title

Current Status

To be added.

Future Plans

No procurement plans known.

Markings

National Insignia

Current — Historical

Aircraft Serial Numbers

Estonian Border Guard aircraft carry civil registrations in the ES-Pxx series.

Aircraft

Aircraft Designations

None – Manufacturers designations used.

Current Aircraft Inventory

Table of Current Service Aircraft

All-Time Aircraft Used List

Alphabetical Order — Chronological Order

Aircraft NOT Used

False reports of aircraft on order or in service

Organisation

Main Headquarters

Tallinn.

Organisational Structure

All aircraft and helicopters are based at Tallinn International Airport.

Current Unit Assignments

Table of Current Unit Assignments

Historical Unit Assignments

List of Historical Unit Assignments – to be added.

All-Time Flying Units List

To be added.

Air Bases

Current Air Bases

The main air base is Tallinn IAP.

All-Time Air Bases Used List

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

More Information

Books

Estonian Military Aviation Bibliography – to be added.

Magazines

Air International December 1998

Websites

Official Estonian Border Guard webpage

PlanePictures.net

Airliners.net

Air-Britain Photos: Estonian Border Guard

All-Time Aircraft Used Listing

Current Inventory

AgustaWestland AW139

History

One AW139 ordered new from the manufacturer in November 2005, followed by a second example ordered in 2006 and a third order on 4 Dec 2008. Deliveries took place between 2007 and 2011.


Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
ES-PWA 31069   Aug 2007  
ES-PWB 31144 I-RAIU 8 Dec 2008  
ES-PWC     15 Feb 2011  


Pictures

None available at present.

More Information

References

  • European Air Forces Directory 2007/2008 (Ian Carroll)

Other Sources

To be added.

Cessna 172

History

One Cessna 172 delivered in 2003.


Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
ES-PCO     2003 noted Aug 2006


Pictures

None available at present.

More Information

References

  • European Air Forces Directory 2007/2008 (Ian Carroll)

Other Sources

To be added.

LET L-410UVP Turbolet

History

Two L-410UVP delivered second-hand from Germany in February 1993.


Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
ES-PLW 810726   1993 noted Aug 2006
ES-PLY 810727   1993 noted Aug 2006


Pictures

None available at present.

More Information

References

  • European Air Forces Directory 2007/2008 (Ian Carroll)

Other Sources

To be added.

Mil Mi-8 Hip

History

Four Mi-8 delivered second-hand from Germany in 1995. Three ex-Heeresflieger and one ex-Polizei.


Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
ES-FNA 10532 9342 1995 Mi-8S. Preserved Tartu, Aug 2006
ES-FNB 10588 9388 1995 Mi-8TB. noted Apr 2003
ED-FNC 10579 9371 1995 Mi-8TB. noted Muraste Aug 2006
ES-FND 10596 D-HOXF 1995 Mi-8T. noted Aug 2006


Pictures

None available at present.

More Information

References

  • European Air Forces Directory 2007/2008 (Ian Carroll)

Other Sources

To be added.

Schweizer 300C

History

One Schweizer 300C delivered by 2001.


Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
ES-PSF     2001 noted Aug 2006


Pictures

None available at present.

More Information

References

  • European Air Forces Directory 2007/2008 (Ian Carroll)

Other Sources

To be added.

Current Order of Battle


Click on unit title for more details

Squadron Type Base
Ohuseire e Division An-2, R-44 Lennubaas (Ă„mari)

Ohuseire e Division = Air Surveillance Wing.

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