Papua New Guinea Defence Force
use of the GAF N22B Nomad

in Papua New Guinea Defence Force Service

Key Facts

Total Delivered: 6
Total Still Active: 0
Total Now Stored: 0
Service Entry: 1977
Retirement: 1998
Main Role: Transport/Patrol
Origin: Australia


Two new-build transport N22B variants delivered in 1977, followed by four radar-equipped coastal patrol variants from 1978. Used by ‘B’ Flight of the Air Transport Squadron. Withdrawn by 1998 and scrapped at Port Moresby by Seagull Aviation.

Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
P2-011 52 P2-DFN Jul 1977 N22B, w/o 4 May 1981 West Sepik Province
P2-012 54 P2-DFO Sep 1977 N22B,  
P2-013 67 P2-DFP Feb 1978 N22 Searchmaster B, wfu, scrapped 1998
P2-014 112 P2-DSQ 1982 N22 Searchmaster L, w/o 28 Jan 1983
P2-015 113   Oct 1982 N22 Searchmaster L, wfu, scrapped 1998
P2-016 143   Jun 1984 N22 Searchmaster B, wfu, scrapped 1998


None at present.

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