|?||530548||1996||w/o 12 Dec 1997|
Three used as transports on an ad hoc basis, in conjunction with Air Kampuchea (later called Cambodian Airlines). Other An-24s have been, or are operating with civilian airlines in Cambodia. These aircraft are possibly used when needed by the air force.
|XU-311||27307803||CCCP-47261||1993||ex-Air Kampuchea A/L, noted Jan 2004|
|XU-312||37308904||CCCP-46638||1993||RCAF, noted Mar 2000|
|XU-314||17307001||CCCP-47809||1993||ex-Air Kampuchea A/L, noted Mar 2000|
One operated by the RCAF circa 1993-2000. Withdrawn from use. WAFD 2006/07 quotes reg'n XU-310, but this was a civil An-24RV. Other sources quote XU-325, but this has remained civilian since its sale by Aeroflot.
Two were taken over in early 2000 from the airline Royal Air Cambodia (who obtained the aircraft in 1993). Both are operated by the Transport squadron.
|XU-016||083||XU-701||2000||Noted Mar 2000|
|XU-017||084||XU-702||2000||Noted Mar 2000|
The MiG-21bis Fishbed-Ls operated by the RCAF had all served with the KPAF. Four instead of the planned 13 were up-graded by IAI at Tel Aviv/Ben Gurion IAP during 1995. Plans for additional upgrades were stalled due to lack of funds. Most of the remaining MiGs are currently grounded due to airframe fatigue and lack of funds. The operational capability of the RCAF MiGs may perhaps be described as limited at best, and non-existent at worst.
|7101||75096284?||1993||Wfu Pochentong, noted March 2000|
|7102||75096289||1993||To Israel for up-grade by IAI. Returned to Cambodia in Feb 2000|
|7103||7509...||1993||Wfu Pochentong, noted March 2000|
|7104||75096246||1993||Wfu Pochentong, noted March 2000|
|7105||75096238||1993||Wfu Pochentong, noted March 2000|
|7106||75096284?||1993||Wfu Pochentong, noted March 2000|
|7107||75096409||1993||Wfu Pochentong, noted March 2000|
|7108||7509...||1993||Wfu Pochentong, noted 1992|
|7109||75096261||1993||Wfu Pochentong, noted March 2000|
|7110||75096424||1993||Wfu Pochentong, noted March 2000|
|7111||75096328||1993||Wfu Pochentong, noted March 2000|
|7112||75096320||1993||Wfu Pochentong, noted March 2000|
|7113||7509...||1993||Wfu Pochentong, noted March 2000|
|7116||75097417||1993||Wfu Pochentong, noted March 2000|
|7117||75097442||1993||Wfu Pochentong, noted March 2000|
|7118||7509...||1993||Up-graded by IAI. Still at Tel Aviv/Ben Gurion IAP May 2000.|
|7119||75097461||1993||Wfu Pochentong, noted March 2000|
|7120||75097468||1993||Wfu Pochentong, noted March 2000|
|7121||75097504||1993||Wfu Pochentong, noted March 2000|
All three MiG-21UM Mongol-Bs originally served with the KPAF. Two of the 'UM's have been up-graded by IAI.
|7114||516999468||1993||Up-graded by IAI. wfu Pochentong Mar 2000|
|7115||516999470||1993||Wfu Pochentong March 2000.|
|7122||516999499||1993||Up-graded by IAI. Still at Tel Aviv/Ben Gurion IAP Apr 2002.|
|Mi-8 XU-814 seen at Museum of War, Siem
Reap in August 2003. (photo, Mariusz Siecinski)
|Mi-8 XU-802 seen at Pochentong in September 1992. (photo, Gerard Helmer)|
Mil Mi-8 Hip
Eight initially delivered in 1988, followed by two more ex-Ukraine in 1994-95 and two from Slovakia in March 1997. At least twelve (14?) Mi-8s have seen service with the RCAF. Most of these were "inherited" from the KPAF. During the campaign against the remnants of the Khmer Rouge, the Mi-8s saw service as both gunships and troop transports. Some wear Kampuchea Airlines titles. Only 2 Mi-8/17s in service at any one time between 2002 and 2005, with another 3 operated by Prime Minister Hun Sen's body guard unit.
|XU-801||1990?||Mi-8S, noted at Pochentong, Jan 1991 & Sep 30, 1992.|
|XU-802||1988?||Mi-8PS, noted at Pochentong, Nov 13, 1988 & Jan 1991. Damaged Jan 28, 1997. Pochentong wfu 2000. to MH-822 by Nov 2005|
|XU-803||Noted Nov 2002 as MH803.|
|XU-804||1990?||Mi-8MTV-1. Damaged 25 June 2002 force landed during the inauguration of a school. Repaired. Noted at Siem Reap 12 Nov 2002 as RCAF-804. to MH-804 by Nov 2005.|
|XU-811||252138||1988?||Mi-8T. Noted at Pochentong Nov 13, 1988. Noted as operational Mar 1-Nov 23, 2000. to MH-821 by Nov 2005|
|XU-812||1988?||Noted at Pochentong Nov 13, 1988. Destroyed by Khmer Rouge at Anlung Veng, 12 Mar (9 Feb?) 1997.|
|XU-814||1988?||Mi-8T. Noted at Pochentong Nov 13, 1988 & Jan 1991. Last noted as operational Nov 23, 2000. Pres Siem Reap War Museum by mid-2002.|
|MH-821||252138||Noted Pochentong wfu Nov 2005|
|MH-822||Mi-8PS. Noted Pochentong wfu Nov 2005|
Mil Mi-17 Hip
Three obtained initially in 1991, followed by two more from Ukraine in 1994-95. Seven (eight?) Mi-17s are known to have served with the RCAF. Although most have seen use as troop transports and gunships, one, XU-023, is normally used for VIP duties by the Council of Ministers. Some wear Kampuchea Airlines titles. Only 2 Mi-8/17s in service at any one time between 2002 and 2005, with another 3 operated by Prime Minister Hun Sen's body guard unit.
|XU-170||229M01||Mi-17-1V. to MH-605 by Nov 2005, wfu|
|XU-171||Mi-17. Rep as gunship, Nov 1995.|
|XU-174||Mi-17. Noted Jan 1991 at Pochentong.|
|XU-175||226M197||Mi-17-1V. to MH-805 by Nov 2005, wfu|
|XU-176||Mi-17-1V. Rep as gunship, Nov 1995. Stored at Pochentong, Mar 1, 2000.|
|XU-177||95929||Mi-17-1V. to MH-802 by Nov 2005|
|XU-178||95926||Mi-17. noted Mar 2000|
|XU-179||95927||Mi-17. noted Mar 2000|
|XU-184||Mi-17. Noted at Pochentong as derelict, Mar 1, 2000.|
|MH-803||?||Noted Nov 2005|
|MH-806||226M01||Noted Pochentong wfu Nov 2005|
Mil Mi-26 Halo
Two of these heavy-lift helicopters were delivered in July 1998. Both are operated by the Helicopter squadron. The c/ns are not confirmed, but probable.
|XU-268||34001212478?||ER-AHB||Jul 1998||ex CCCP-06184, RA-06184. Noted Phnom Penh, 9 Jan 2004|
|XU-269||34001212485?||ER-AHA||Jul 1998||ex CCCP-06262, RA-06262. Noted Phnom Penh, 9 Jan 2004|
Tecnam P92 Echo
Six of these light aircraft were delivered from Italy in 1995. Originally procured for basic training, but five currently equip the Reconnaissance squadron for observation duties.
|XU-201||051||1995||noted Mar 2000|
|XU-202||052||1995||noted Mar 2000|
|XU-203||058||1995||w/o 5 Mar 1995|
|XU-204||059||1995||noted Mar 2000|
|XU-205||066||1995||noted Mar 2000|
|XU-206||067||1995||noted Mar 2000|
Carroll, Ian. World Air Forces Directory 2004/05. Mach III Plus, June 2004.
Hillman, Peter., Jessup, Stuart., Morgan, Adrian., Morris, Tony., Ottenhof, Guus., Roch, Michael. More than Half a Century of Soviet Transports. Fourth fully revised edition. Dutch Aviation Society & The Aviation Hobby Shop, TAHS. July 2004.
Marden, Andy. World - Military Out of Service Mach III Plus, June 2003.
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