Aircraft Not Used

by the United States Marine Corps

This page gives details of the aircraft types that were offered or promised to the United States Marine Corps, but not delivered, cancelled official orders, and types have been falsely reported as being in service.

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Aircraft Not Used

by the Paraguayan Air Force

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

Cessna T-37C
The supply of 12 ex-Brazilian Air Force T-37Cs was proposed in 1979 to replace FAP T-6 trainers, but the US government vetoed the deal.
Tweet and Dragonfly: The Story of the Cessna A-37 and T-37

Mil Mi-8T ‘Hip’
A Mil-8T was reportedly delivered in May 1992 and written off in 1994. This machine was actually leased to the Policia Nacional and not the Air Force.

Northrop F-5E Tiger II
A deal to obtain 12 F-5E/F aircraft from Taiwan was under negotiation in the late 1990s, but could not be completed due to lack of funds and air base infrastructure limitations.

Aircraft Not Used
Estonian Air Force (pre-WW2)

This page gives details of some of the aircraft types that were offered or promised to the pre-WW2 Estonian Air Force but not delivered, cancelled official orders, and types have been falsely reported as being in service.

Supermarine Spitfire I
12 Mk I Spitfires were ordered by the Estonian Government in 1937. The order was cancelled by the British Government at the outbreak of WW2.

Westland Lysander
Ten Lysander I aircraft were ordered in 1938, but the order was cancelled by the British goverment in September 1939 and the aircraft diverted to Finland and Egypt.

Aircraft Not Used
Estonian Air Force (post-WW2)

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

Bell AH-1
A small number of AH-1 attack helicopters was offered – free of charge – by the US Government, but the offer was declined.

SAAB 105
The Swedish Government offered some free SAAB 105 trainers, but the offer was not taken up.

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

Aircraft Not Used

by the Lebanese Air Force


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

Aerospatiale AS332 Super Puma
Six examples were reportedly delivered in 1983.

Agusta AB204B
Some AB204Bs were reportedly in service 1968 to 1971.

Cessna O-1 Bird Dog
Some O-1s were reportedly in service 1966 to 1975.

de Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth
Six Tiger Moths were reportedly donated by Iraq and used 1957-1966, but there is no evidence to support this.

Mikoyan MiG-29
Ten examples were offered by Russia in 2008, but during negotiations with the Lebanese Government in 2010 were replaced by Mi-24 helicopters.

Miles Magister
Two examples were reportedly in service at some time.

Mraz K-65 Cap
Some reports say that a few examples of the Czech-built version of the Fi-156 Storch, the K-65 Cap, were received in the late 1940s.

Aircraft Not Used
Qatar Emiri Air Force

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

Aerospatiale SA330J Puma
Six examples reportedly in service 1981 to 1986.

Aerospatiale AS332F Super Puma
Six AS332F Super Pumas were reported to be in service 1982 to 1998.

Britten Norman BN-2A Islander
One example reportedly in use 1976 to 1988.

British Aerospace Hawk
A November 1996 order for 12 Hawk 100s was later cancelled.

Aircraft Not Used

by the Royal Bahraini Air Force


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

Boeing AH-64A Apache
In October 1990 the US Congress approved the supply of eight AH-64A attack helicopters to Bahrain, but the offer was declined. Sources: World Ar Power Journal Vol 5 Spring 1991 p.9, Worldmil (1996) p.51.

British Aerospace Hawk
In 1994, the BAAF came close to signing an order for the BAe Hawk, but chose to procure additional F-16s instead. Source: World Air Power Journal Vol 26 Autumn 1996 p.113

Lockheed C-130B Hercules
A deal to acquire two C-130B fell through in early 1994.

Lockheed Martin F-16N Fighting Falcon
During 1995-96 the BAAF considered buying 18 ex-US Navy F-16Ns, which had been retired from service in January 1995, but rejected the deal and eventually procured more new-build examples. Although much cheaper than surplus USAF F-16A/B aircraft, the F-16Ns had high fatigue counts and would require considerable upgrading to equip them to USAF F-16 standards. Source: World Air Power Journal Vol 23 Winter 1995 p.10 and World Air Power Journal Vol 27 Winter 1996 p.10.

Northrop F-20A Tigershark
Four F-20As were requested in 1982, along with two F-5Fs for conversion training, but the order size was insufficient to justify starting F-20 production and the US offered to supply F-5E aircraft instead. Source: World Air Power Journal Vol 25 Summer 1996 p.90.

The following aircraft types have been reported as serving with the BAAF, but actually serve with the Royal Flight:
Gulfstream II, Boeing 727, Boeing 747SP, Gulfstream III.

The following aircraft types have been reported as serving with the RBAF, but actually serve with the Bahrain Public Security Force: Westland Scout, Hughes 369D (‘Hughes 500D’), Sikorsky S-76, Bell 412, Bell 427 (‘Bell 430’).