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

History

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

Pictures

None at present.

More Information

References

  • 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.

Britten-Norman BN-2A Islander
in Suriname Air Force service

History

Used by the Air Element / SAF.


Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
001 916B G-BIUA 4.3.1982 scrapped on 24.11.1993
002 (1) 2108R G-BIXE 24.3.1982 scrapped on 19.2.1992
002 (2) n/a n/a n/a  
003 2116R G-BJEA 8.6.1982 sold as PZ-TGT in 11.1997
004 2117R G-BJEB 27.7.1982 scrapped on 22.4.1995


Pictures

None available at present.

More Information

References

  • World Air Forces Directory 2004/2005 (Ian Carroll)

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To be added.

Britten-Norman BN-2A Islander
in Guyana Defence Force service

History

Used by the Defence Force Air Command.


Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
8R-GDN 230B G-51-230 28.2.1971 to Air Service Guyana in 1990
8R-GDQ 231B G-51-231 28.2.1971 to Air Service Guyana in 1990
8R-GEE 720R G-BCAL, G-BCHO 21.10.1974 to Air Service Guyana in 1990
8R-GER 478G G-BDJX 22.12.1975 to Air Service Guyana in 1990
8R-GES 482G G-BDKY 23.12.1975 w/o 12.1986
8R-GET 484G G-BDLG 30.3.1976 to Air Service Guyana in 1990
8R-GFN 289B G-51-289, G-AZEH, VQ-SAJ 10.1991 w/o 6.1.2001


Pictures

None available at present.

More Information

References

  • Latin-American Military Aviation (John Andrade)
  • World Air Forces Directory 2004/2005 (Ian Carroll)

Other Sources

To be added.

Britten-Norman BN-2B-21 Defender
in Belize Defence Force service

History

Used by the Air Wing.


Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
BDF-01 R2137 G-BJYR 27.8.1983 crashed on 19.10.1998
BDF-02 R2136 G-BJYP 1.9.1983  


Pictures

None available at present.

More Information

References

  • World Air Forces Directory 2002/2003 (Ian Carroll)

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To be added.

Britten-Norman BN-2A Islander
in Belize Defence Force service

History

Used by the Air Wing.


Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
BDF-05 277 G-AYYW 5.2001  


Pictures

BN-2A BDF-05 seen in December 2003.
(photo, Dick Lohuis)


More Information

References

  • World Air Forces Directory 2004/2005 (Ian Carroll)

Other Sources

To be added.