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Agusta-Bell AB.47J-2A * Retired *
One Bell 47J-2A was retrieved from the Zagreb Technical Museum and restored to flying condition circa March-April 1992. Some firing trials with a 'Mighty Mouse' rocket pod were attempted. Operated in eastern Slavonia before suffering damage to its engine. After the war it was returned to the museum.

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
YU-HAL 2091   1992 wfu ? date

References:

  • Insignia Air Force Specials 2: Croatia & Bosnia (1997)
  • Air Forces Research No.10


Air Tractor AT-400 * Retired *
Two impressed into service 1991. Used by ? unit for spotting and reconnaissance duties. Withdrawn from service in 1993 and sold to a civilian agricultural operator.

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
- 400-0353 OE-ERP 1991 to 9A-DKG 8 Mar 1993
- 400-0372 YU-DLR 1991 to 9A-DKJ 1993

References:

  • Insignia Air Force Specials 2: Croatia & Bosnia (1997)
  • Air Forces Research No.10
  • European Air Forces Directory 2003/04 (Mach III)
  • European Air Forces Directory 2005/06 (Mach III)


AT-802 891 seen at Zemunik in September
2002. (photo, Joop de Groot - CRMAP)
AT-802 890 taxies out at Dubrovnik in
September 2005. (photo, Markus Buttinger)

Air Tractor AT-802 * Current *
Two ex-civilian AT-802F registered to Air Force in 2001. Used by 855 PZE for fire-fighting duties.

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
890 0090 9A-CAJ 2001 noted Aug 2004
891 0091 9A-CAK 2001 w/o 2 Sept 2004, wreck at Velika Gorica

References:

  • European Air Forces Directory 2003/04 (Mach III)
  • European Air Forces Directory 2005/06 (Mach III)


Aviasud AE-209 Albatros * Retired *
At least two (8?) AE-209 microlights obtained by 1995. Two-seat high-wing pusher aircraft. Painted black and used for Special Forces insertion. Equipped with bomb racks. Withdrawn from service circa 1999? No serials carried.

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
-     1995?  
-     1995?  

References:

  • World Air Power Journal Vol.26


Cessna 172 Skyhawk * Retired *
Three Reims-bult FR.172s impressed into service 1991. One used by SZV Split for spotting and reconnaissance duties. Returned to civilian use by 1996. One additional aircraft obtained for Ministry od Defence.

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
- 0351 YU-BDM 1991 172H, to 9A-BDM 1993
- 1515 YU-DMA 1991 172M, to 9A-DMA 1996
- 1880 YU-DFH 1991 172N, to 9A-DFH 15 July 1992
9A-DDT     19?? 172K, Ministry of Defence, 1997

References:

  • Air Forces Research No.10
  • European Air Forces Directory 2003/04 (Mach III)
  • European Air Forces Directory 2005/06 (Mach III)


Cessna A.188B Agwagon * Retired *
Two examples impressed into service 1991-92. Used by Cakovec Light Combat Aircraft Squadron for spotting and reconnaissance duties. Withdrawn from service by 1996. Wreck of a camouflaged example seen at Velika Gorica Aug 2004.

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
- 1073 YU-BIE 1991  
- 2943 YU-BLA 1991 to 9A-BLA 8 Aug 1992

References:

  • Insignia Air Force Specials 2: Croatia & Bosnia (1997)
  • European Air Forces Directory 2003/04 (Mach III)
  • European Air Forces Directory 2005/06 (Mach III)


Cessna T.210N Centurion * Current *
One T.210N acquired circa 1996. Used by the Ministry of Defence for light transport duties.

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
9A-DAB 64104   199? noted 1996, noted June 2004

References:

  • Ex Yu Airforces
  • European Air Forces Directory 2005/06 (Mach III)
  • International Air Power Review Vol.8


Do 28D 9A-ISC. (photo, Heinz Berger)

Dornier Do 28D-2 Skyservant * Retired *
One Do28D-2 delivered from Germany in circa 1993. Ex-Luftwaffe aircraft. Used for light transport duties. Withdrawn from service by 2004. Reports of other Do 28s being in HRZ service are probably due to the presence of civilian examples at the Velika Gorica overhaul factory.

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
9A-ISC 4178   1993? stored Velika Gorica Aug 2004

References:

  • European Air Forces Directory 2003/04 (Mach III)
  • European Air Forces Directory 2005/06 (Mach III)


MD.500 H-452 seen at Zemunik in August 1996.
(photo, Chris Lofting)

MDH MD.500 * Retired *
Four MD.500 delivered by August 1995 (1992?). Reportedly used for observation and liaison duties, but may have been used for Special Forces transport. Withdrawn from use by 2001.

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
H-451     1995 noted Aug 1995, stored Velika Gorica Sept 2005
H-452     1995 noted Aug 1995, stored Velika Gorica Sept 2005
H- 106-0009D F-GMAG 1995 H369D
H- 106-1144D F-GFIH 1995 H369D
H- 74-0622S N7058Z 1995 369HS
H- 100-0265S N29315 1995 369HS

References:

  • European Air Forces Directory 2003/04 (Mach III)
  • European Air Forces Directory 2005/06 (Mach III)


PZL M-18 Dromader * Retired *
At two impressed civil examples impressed 1991. Used by SZV Osijek for spotting and reconnaissance duties. Withdrawn from service 1992.

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
- 1Z012-37 YU-BNP 1991 to 9A-BNP
- 1Z012-38 YU-BNR 1991 to 9A-BNR

References:

  • Insignia Air Force Specials 2: Croatia & Bosnia (1997)
  • Air Forces Research No.10
  • European Air Forces Directory 2003/04 (Mach III)


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