List of Aircraft of The Portuguese Air Force - Aircraft Inventory - Air Force

Air Force

The Portuguese Air Force (PoAF) was founded in 1952 as the result 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.

Aircraft Qty In service Retired Origin Notes
de Havilland DH-82 Tiger Moth 30(?) 1952 1954 United Kingdom
Received from Aeronáutica Militar and Aviação Naval
de Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth
Junkers Ju 52 12 1952 1972 Germany Received from Aeronáutica Militar
Junkers Ju 52/3 mg3e
Amiot A.A.C.1 Toucan 15 1961 France
Miles Master II/III ? 1952 1958 United Kingdom Received from Aeronáutica Militar
Miles Martinet T.T.1 ? 1952 ? United Kingdom Received from Naval Aviation
Douglas C-47 Dakota 29 1952 1976 United States One aircraft received from Aeronáutica Militar in 1952. Remaining aircraft bought in 1958
Hawker Hurricane IIB/IIC 151 1952 1954 United Kingdom Received from Aeronáutica Militar
Airspeed Oxford ? 1952 1957 United Kingdom Received from Aeronáutica Militar
Airspeed Oxford II Received from Naval Aviation
Supermarine Spitfire VB ? 1952 ? United Kingdom Received from Aeronáutica Militar
Miles Magister I 8 1952 1956 United Kingdom Received from Aeronáutica Militar
Avro Anson T.1 10 1952 ? United Kingdom Received from Aeronáutica Militar
North American AT-6 Texan 257 1952 1978 United States Received from Aeronáutica Militar
North American SNJ-4 Received from Naval Aviation
Harvard Mk III 1956 United States Former British Fleet Air Arm aircraft
North American T-6G Texan 1961 United States Former-French Air Force aircraft
Harvard Mk IV 1964 Canada Former-Luftwaffe aircraft
Harvard Mk IIA 1969 Former-South African Air Force aircraft
Harvard Mk III
SB-17G Flying Fortress 5 1952 1960 United States Received from Aeronáutica Militar
Douglas C-54 Skymaster 8 1947 1952 United States Some received from Aeronáutica Militar
SC-54/HC-54 Searchmaster 10 1952 ? United States Received from Aeronáutica Militar
de Havilland DH-89A Dragon Rapide 1 1952 1968 United Kingdom Received from Aeronáutica Militar
de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk 10 1952 1997 United Kingdom Received from Aeronáutica Militar
66 Portugal Built under license by OGMA; As of 1997 six airframes refurbished
Grumman G-21B Goose 9 1952 1960 United States Received from Naval Aviation
Piper PA-18/L-21 B Super Cub 22 1955 1976 United States Received from the Portuguese Army Artillery arm
Piper PA-18/L-18 SL21A 5
Piper PA-18-125 Super Cub 1954
Grumman G-44 Widgeon 12 1952 1962 United States Received from Naval Aviation
Fleet F-10G 1 1952 ? United States Received from Naval Aviation
Beechcraft AT-11 Kansan 6 1952 1977 United States First units received from Naval Aviation
Beechcraft D-18S 15
C-45 Expeditor 1959 1976
Curtiss SB2C-5 Helldiver 6 1952 1952 United States Received from Naval Aviation
Republic F-47D Thunderbolt 50 1952 1956 United States
Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star 28 1952 1991 United States
de Havilland Vampire T.55 2 1952 1962 United Kingdom
PV-2C/D Harpoon 42 1953 1975 United States Only 34 flown
Republic F-84G Thunderjet 125 1953 1974 United States
Grumman SA-16A Albatross 3 1954 1962 United States
Sikorsky UH-19A 2 1954 1960 United States First helicopter operated in Portugal.
Used only in search and rescue operations in Azores
Sud Aviation Alouette II 7 1958 1976 France More received for the Portuguese Republican National Guard
North American F-86F Sabre 65 1958 1980 United States
Canadair T-33A-N Silver Star 5 1959 1960 Canada
Hunting Jet Provost 1 1959 1959 United Kingdom Received PoAF markings for demonstration but wasn't bought
Lockheed RT-33A 2 1960 1982 United States
Lockheed P2V-5 Neptune 12 1960 1977 United States
Auster D.5/108&180 76 1960 1976 United Kingdom
Nord Noratlas N.2502 12 1960 1978 France
Nord Noratlas N.2501D 18
Auster D.5/160 99 1961 1976 United Kingdom
84 built under license by OGMA
Dornier Do 27 A1/A3/A4/B1 146 1961 1979 Germany
Max Holste M.H.1521 Broussard 4 1961 1977 France
Douglas DC-6A 4 1961 1978 United States
Douglas DC-6B 6
Saunders-Roe Skeeter 10 1961 1961 United Kingdom
Cessna T-37C 30 1961 1992 United States
Sud Aviation Alouette III SA 319 140 1963 France
B-26B Invader 7 1965 1975 United States
B-26C Invader
Fiat G.91R/4 40 1965 1993 Italy
Cessna 310B 1 1969 1974 United States
Cessna 182C 1 1969 ? United States
Sud Aviation SA-330C Puma 13 1969 2011 France Retired in 2006, re-entered service in 2008 in Azores, finally retired in 2011
Aérospatiale Puma SA-330S1 Puma 1971
Cessna 206 1 1969 ? United States
Piper PA-32 Cherokee Six 4 1970 1974 United States
Cessna 401B 1 1971 1974 United States Used PoAF markings in special missions
Cessna 185A Skywagon 5 1971 1974 United States Received from South African Air Force
Boeing 707-3F5C 2 1971 1976 United States Transferred to TAP
CASA C-212-100 Aviocar 24 1974 2010 Spain Replaced by CASA C-295M
Cessna Skymaster FTB-337G 32 1974 2007 United States
Fiat G.91R/3 70 1976 1993 Italy Only 34 flown, others were used for spares
Fiat G.91T/3 26 Only 11 flown
Northrop T-38A Tallon 12 1977 1994 United States
Lockheed C-130H Hercules 6 1977 United States
Lockheed C-130H-30 Hercules
Vought A-7P Corsair II 44 1981 1999 United States
Vought TA-7C Corsair II 1 1982 1984 One example (s/n 154404; c/n B-044), nicknamed "Pomba Branca" (white dove), leased from the USN for pilot conversion
Vought TA-7P Corsair II 6 1984 1999
Fournier RF-10 4 1984 France
Dassault Falcon 20 3 1984 France Currently only one in service
Lockheed P-3P Orion 6 1985 2011 United States Replaced by former-Dutch P-3C Update II.5/CUP-CG. One being used for crew training by CFMTFA.
Alexander Schleicher ASK 21 4 1986 Germany
Aérospatiale Epsilon TB-30 18 1989 France
Assembled in Portugal by OGMA
Dassault Falcon 50 2 1990 France
Dassault-Breguet/Dornier Alpha Jet A 50 1993 France
Former-Luftwaffe aircraft, offered by Germany for the use of the Beja Air Base — BA11
Lockheed Martin F-16A Falcon OCU 17 1994 United States Converted and updated to Mid Life Update (MLU) standard
Lockheed Martin F-16B Falcon OCU 3
CASA C-212-300 Aviocar 2 1994 2011 Spain Replaced by C-295MPA
LET L-23 Blanik 3 1996 Czech Republic
de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk Lycoming engine 6 1997 United Kingdom
Refurbished from existing de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk aircraft
Lockheed Martin F-16A Falcon 21 1999 United States Updated to Mid Life Update (MLU) standard
Lockheed Martin F-16B Falcon 4
Lockheed Martin F-16AM Falcon 31 2004 United States PoAF F-16A/B aircraft currently converted by the Air Force workshops at Monte Real Air Base and OGMA
Lockheed Martin F-16BM Falcon 5 2006
AgustaWestland EH101 12 2005 United Kingdom
Lockheed P-3C Update II.5/CUP-CG Orion 5 2006 United States Former-Dutch Navy aircraft. Receiving electronics upgrade to CUP+ standard
CASA C-295 12 2008 Spain

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