Britten-Norman BN2B-21 Maritime Defender
in Cyprus Air Command service


Key Facts

Total Delivered: 1
Total Still Active: 0
Total Now Stored: 0
Service Entry: 1984
Retirement: 2012
Main Role: Patrol
Origin: UK


The BN-2B-21 Maritime Defender is similar in design to the BN-2T and was acquired for use coastal patrol and general transport duties.
Only one aircraft of this type was acquired in late 1984, although it was returned to Britain in 1999 for repair and refurbishment.

The type was supplied with basic armaments, and can also be used to tow aerial targets for training air-defences. It was retired in March 2012.

Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
5B-ICV 2106 5B-CFP 18 Dec 1984 ex G-BIXC, G-MICV. To 12106 from June 1990 then back to 5B-ICV. wfu March 2012


None at present.

More Information


  • World Air Power Journal No.5 p.142
  • European Air Forces Directory 2003/04 (Mach III)
  • European Air Forces Directory 2005/06 (Mach III)
  • European Air Forces Directory 2012/13 (Mach III)

Other Sources

To be added.

See other operators of the Britten-Norman BN-2 Islander

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