Republika Srpska Air Force

Operator Profile

History

Narrative Summary

Narrative history of the Republika Srpska Air Force

Key Dates

Historical Chronology

Current Status

The Air Force was merged into the Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2006.

Future Plans

Not applicable.

Markings

National Insignia

Current — Historical

Aircraft Serial Numbers

Republika Srpska military aircraft still carry their former Yugoslav Air Force (JRV) serial numbers, e.g. G-4 Super Galeb 23725. Aircraft obtained from civilian sources carry a five-digit numerical serial in the sequence 50xxx, presented in the same style as the JRV serials, e.g. Cessna 172 51103.

Unit/Base Codes

Coding system not used

Aircraft

Aircraft Designations

None – Manufacturers designations used

Current Aircraft Inventory

Not applicable.

All-Time Aircraft Used List

All-Time Table of Aircraft Used

Aircraft NOT Used

False reports of aircraft on order or in service – none known.

Organisation

Main Headquarters

To be added.

Organisational Structure

The V i PVO VRS comprised the 1st Air Force Regiment of the Army.

Current Order of Battle

Not applicable.

Historical Orders of Battle

Order of Battle for 1992
Order of Battle for 1995
Order of Battle for 1996
Order of Battle for 1999
Order of Battle for 2004
Order of Battle for 2005
Order of Battle for 2006

All-Time Flying Units List

To be added.

Air Bases

Current Air Bases

Not applicable.

All-Time Air Bases Used List

In addition to the main bases at Banja Luka and Zaluzani, a number of smaller airports and airfields around the country were sometimes used by the Air Force.

More Information

Books

Bosnia and Hercegovina Aviation Bibliography – to be added

Magazines

No feature articles known.

Websites

wikipedia: Republika Srpska Air Force

Airliners.net

 

Any further photographs illustrating this air arm would be welcome.

 

National Markings
Republika Srpska Air Force

This section describes and illustrates the various national insignia used by the Republika Srpska Air Force since its formation:



      
Main MarkingFin Flash

1992-2006
Two variations of the main marking are used simultaneously by the Republika Srpska Air Force. This design appears to be mainly used by helicopters. It is displayed on the fuselage sides of helicopters, with the national flag on the fin. No service titles are carried.



      
Main MarkingFin Flash

1992-2006
Two variations of the main marking are used simultaneously by the Republika Srpska Air Force. This design appears to be mainly used by fixed-wing aircraft. It is displayed on the fuselage sides, and above and below each wing, with the national flag on the fin. No service titles are carried.

Historical Order of Battle 2005
Republika Srpska Air Force

Unit Type Base
1 Puk Vazduhoplovstvo i Protivvazdusne Odbrane
1 lbae Fixed Wing Types Laktasi Air Base, Banja Luka
2 mhe Helicopters Zaluzani Heliport, Banja Luka
2 mhe det. Helicopters Bijeljina
2 mhe det. Helicopters Han Pijesak

 

All-Time Aircraft Used List
Republika Srpska Air Force

Aircraft Type Quantity Service Entry Out of Service Origin
Aerospatiale SA.341H Gazelle 10 1992 2006 ex-JRV
Aerospatiale SA.342L Gazelle 16 1992 2006 ex-JRV
Antonov An-2 Colt 1+ 1992 2001+ ?
Cessna FR.172J 2 1992 2004 local ex-civil
Cessna 182 Skylane 1 1992 1995 local ex-civil
Mil Mi-8 Hip 12 1999 2006 ex-JRV
Piper PA-18-150 Super Cub 2 1993 2004 local ex-civil
PZL PZL-104 Wilga 1 1992 2003 local ex-civil
Soko G-4 Super Galeb 3 1992 2006 ex-JRV
Soko J-20 Kraguj 3 1992 1995+ ex-JRV
Soko J-21 Jastreb 14 1992 2006 ex-JRV
Soko J-22 Orao 9 1992 2006 ex-JRV
UTVA-60 1+ 1992 1995+ ex-JRV
UTVA-66 2+ 1992 2004 ex-JRV
UTVA-75 6 1992 2006 ex-JRV
Zlin 526 1 1992 1995+ local ex-civil

Additional information is welcome

Narrative History
Republika Srpska Air Force

The Republika Srpska air arm was assembled from aircraft and personnel left behind by the old Yugoslav Air Force, following the disintegration of the Federal Republic, and also others supplied by the Serbian Government. Under the 1995 Dayton peace accord it is allowed to have 21 combat aircraft and 7 attack helicopters.

[To be rewritten]

Key Dates
Republika Srpska Air Force

9 January 1992    Independent state of Republika Srpska declared
27 May 1992    Bosnian Serb Air Force officially established
1992-1995    Combat and Medvac operations during civil war
December 1995    No-fly Zone over Bosnia enforced
March 1996    Air Force re-organised
1 June 2004    Air Force downgraded to regiment status
1 January 2006    Integration with Bosniak air arm commenced
18 September 2007    Joint Bosnian Air Force and Air Defence created