List of aircraft of the Portuguese Air Force


List of aircraft of the Portuguese Air Force

This list of aircraft of the Portuguese Air Force also includes aircraft that were operated by the Portuguese Army and Portuguese Navy aviation services, prior to the creation of the Air Force in 1952.

Aircraft inventory

Army Aviation

The Army's "Aeronáutica Militar" was the first military aviation service created in Portugal and much of the Portuguese aviation origins date back to it.

! style="text-align: center; background: #aacccc;"|Aircraft! style="text-align: center; background: #aacccc;" title="Quantity" |Qty! style="text-align: center; background: #aacccc;"|In service! style="text-align: center; background: #aacccc;"|Retired! style="text-align: center; background: #aacccc;"|Origin! style="text-align: center; background: #aacccc;"|Notes
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Maurice Farman Type 1911-1912 || 1 || 1912 || 1916 || |
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Farman F.40 || 5 || 1916 || 1920 ||
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Breguet 14A-2 || 28 || rowspan="2" | 1919 || rowspan="2" | ? || rowspan="2" | |
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Nieuport Ni-21 || 8 || 1920 || ? || |
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Vickers Valparaiso II || 4 || 1923 || rowspan="2" | 1933 || rowspan="2" | |
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Avro 548 AX Airdisco || 2 || 1924 || 1933 || |
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Potez 25 Bidon || 1 || 1928 || 1937 || rowspan="2" | |
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Morane-Saulnier MS-130 || 1 || 1931 || ? || || Built under license
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Junkers A-50Ce Junior || 1 || 1931 || 1940 ||
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Caproni Ca-100 Caproncino || 1 || 1934 || 1940 || |
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Avro 626 Tutor || 31 || 1936 || 1952 || |
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Hawker Hind || 4 || 1937 || ? || |
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Gloster Gladiator II || 30 || 1938 || 1952 || |
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Miles Master II/III || 13 || 1941 || 1958 || || rowspan="2" | Interned during WWII after an emergency landing in Lisbon
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Lockheed P-38G Lightning
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Supermarine Spitfire I || 18 || 1942 || 1948 || rowspan="2" | || Interned during WWII
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Douglas C-47 Dakota || 1 || 1944 || 1952 || || rowspan="2"
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Bristol Blenheim V || 3
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Lockheed Hudson III/VI || 3 || 1943 || ? || |
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Vickers Wellington X || 1 || 1943 || ? || || Transferred to PoAF
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Beechcraft Bonanza || 1 || 1947 || ? || || rowspan="4" | Transferred to PoAF
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North American AT-6B Texan
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North American AT-6C Texan
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North American AT-6G Texan
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SB-17G Flying Fortress || 5 || 1947 || 1960 || || 3 used for spares
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de Havilland DH-89A Dragon Rapide || 1 || 1950 || 1952 || || Transferred to PoAF
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Naval Aviation

The Navy's "Aviação Naval" (Naval Aviation) was created in 1917. In 1993, the Naval Aviation was reborn with the creation of the "Esquadrilha de Helicópteros da Marinha" (Navy's Helicopter Squadron), which operates the helicopters that serve on board the Navy's ships.

! style="text-align: center; background: #aacccc;"|Aircraft! style="text-align: center; background: #aacccc;" title="Quantity" |Qty! style="text-align: center; background: #aacccc;"|In service! style="text-align: center; background: #aacccc;"|Retired! style="text-align: center; background: #aacccc;"|Origin! style="text-align: center; background: #aacccc;"|Notes
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F.B.A. Type B || 3 || 1917 || 1918 || |
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Donnet-Denhaut D.D.8 || 18 || 1918 || 1923 || |
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Curtiss HS-2L || 4 || 1921 || 1931 || |
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Avro 504K || 3 || 1925 || 1927 ||
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G.A.L.Monospar S.T.12 || 1 || 1936 || 1943 || |
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Avro 626 || 12 || 1939 || 1950 || || Transferred to PoAF
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Short Sunderland I || 1 || 1941 || 1944 || || Transferred to PoAF
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Airspeed Oxford II || 12 || 1943 || 1952 || || Transferred to PoAF
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Bristol Beaufighter TF.X || 17 || 1945 || 1946 || || Transferred to PoAF
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North American SNJ-4 || 8 || 1950 || 1952 || || The first aircraft of the reborn Naval Aviation
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Air Force

The Portuguese Air Force (PoAF) was founded in 1952 as the result of the of the amalgamate of the "Aeronáutica Militar" and "Aviação Naval". With the merger many aircraft were transferred from these earlier aviation services to the Air Force, having been in service before 1952.

! style="text-align: center; background: #aacccc;"|Aircraft! style="text-align: center; background: #aacccc;" title="Quantity" |Qty! style="text-align: center; background: #aacccc;"|In service! style="text-align: center; background: #aacccc;"|Retired! style="text-align: center; background: #aacccc;"|Origin! style="text-align: center; background: #aacccc;"|Notes
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de Havilland DH-82 Tiger Moth || rowspan="2" | 30(?) || rowspan="2"| 1952 || rowspan="2"| 1954 || rowspan="2"| |
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Miles Master II/III || ? || 1952 || 1958 || || One aircraft received from "Aeronáutica Militar" in 1952. Remaining aircraft bought in 1958
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Hawker Hurricane IIB/IIC || 151 || 1952 || 1954 || || Received from "Aeronáutica Militar"
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Miles Magister I || 8 || 1952 || 1956 || || Received from "Aeronáutica Militar"
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North American SNJ-4 || Received from Naval Aviation
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Harvard Mk III || 1956 || || Former-Luftwaffe aircraft
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Harvard Mk IIA || rowspan="2" | 1969 || rowspan="2" | Former-South African Air Force aircraft
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Harvard Mk III
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SB-17G Flying Fortress || 5 || 1952 || 1960 || || Received from "Aeronáutica Militar"
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de Havilland DH-89A Dragon Rapide || 1 || 1952 || 1968 || || Built under license by OGMA; As of 1997 six airframes refurbished
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Grumman G-21B Goose || 9 || 1952 || 1960 || || Received from Naval Aviation
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Fleet F-10G || 1 || 1952 || ? || || Received from Naval Aviation
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Republic F-47D Thunderbolt || 50 || 1952 || 1956 || |
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PV-2C/D Harpoon || 42 || 1953 || 1975 || |
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Sikorsky UH-19A || 2 || 1954 || 1960 || |
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Canadair T-33A-N Silver Star || 5 || 1959 || 1960 || |
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Lockheed P2V-5 Neptune || 12 || 1960 || 1977 || || rowspan="2"
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Nord Noratlas N.2501D || 18
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Auster D.5/160 || 16 || 1961 || 1976 || |
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Douglas DC-6A || 4 || rowspan="2" | 1961 || rowspan="2" | 1978 || rowspan="2" | |
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Sud Aviation Alouette III SA 319 || 140 || 1963 || || |
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Cessna 310B || 1 || 1969 || 1974 || |
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Aérospatiale Puma SA-330S1 Puma || 1971 |
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Cessna 206 || 1 || 1969 || ? || || Used PoAF markings in special missions
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Cessna 185A Skywagon || 5 || 1971 || 1974 || |
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Cessna Skymaster FTB-337G || 32 || 1974 || 2007 || |
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Lockheed C-130H Hercules || rowspan="2" | 6 || rowspan="2" | 1977 || rowspan="2" | || rowspan="2" | |
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Dassault Falcon 20 || 3 || 1984 || || |
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Aérospatiale Epsilon TB-30 || 18 || 1989 || ||
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LET L-23 Blanik || 3 || 1996 || || || Refurbished from existing de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk aircraft
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Lockheed Martin F-16AM Falcon || 3 || 2004 || rowspan="2" | || rowspan="2" | || Former-Dutch Navy aircraft. Receiving electronics upgrade.
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See also

* Portuguese military aircraft serials
* Portuguese Naval Aviation
* Portuguese Air Force
* Portuguese Colonial War
* OGMA
* UALE

External links

* [http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Hangar/9376/serials.htm Portuguese Military Aviation - Aircraft serialling systems] .
* [http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Hangar/9376/AircraftFAP.htm Portuguese Military Aviation - Aircraft inventory] . Lists created from various sources.


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