Portuguese colonial avation post-WWII

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  1. ivanotter

    ivanotter Member

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    Gecko's photo series on French colonial aviation is IMPRESSIVE!!

    It is a major chapter and it is well documented. Thanks for sharing!

    It is amazing to see how "tired" a lot of the French equipment looks.

    Now, Portugal also had an African "empire" to defend (Angola and Mozambique). Did they have the same access to second hand aviation? Did they even focus on something like that? It is a chapter I am not familiar with at all.

    I am not even sure I know anything Portuguese air force immediately after WWII.

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    Ivanotter,
    The Portuguese had a substantial air effort in Africa. Besides T-6g Texans and F-84g, they also used PV-2 Harpoons modified as bombers and Fiat G.91R/4. I believe it was the only time that the Fiats were ever used in combat. These aircraft faced a lot of AAA and SAMs. In fact, 3 of the Fiats were lost to SAMs.
     
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    Hello,

    My name is Nuno Silva and live in Portugal and I'm Portuguese.

    The following relation, compiles Portuguese Aviation since the beggining of this branch in our armed forces to the present day.

    Year Aircraft
    O/C W/O
    1912 1912 Avro 500
    1912 1916 Maurice-Farman MF-4
    1912 1916 Deperdussin B
    1916 1917 Maurice Farman MF-11
    1916 1920 Farman F-40
    1916 1933 Caudron G.III
    1916 ??? Morane Saulnier H
    1916 ??? Nieuport Ni 83 E2
    1917 1918 Franco-British Aviation F.B.A. B
    1918 1920 Georges-Levy GL-40 HB2
    1918 1923 Caudron G.4
    1918 1923 Donnet-Denhaut D.D.8
    1918 1928 Tellier T-3
    1919 1932 Breguet Br-14 A2
    1919 1932 Breguet Br-14 T2
    1919 1932 Spad S.VII C1
    1919 ??? Nieuport Ni 21 E1
    1919 ??? Nieuport Ni 80 E2
    1920 1922 Felixstowe F-3
    1921 1924 Breguet Br-16 Bn2
    1921 1930 Curtiss HS-2L
    1922 1922 Fairey III-D Mk II (Transatlantic)
    1922 1930 Fairey III-D
    1922 1933 Martinsyde F-4 Buzzard
    1924 1924 De Havilland DH-9A
    1924 1925 Fairey III-D
    1924 1933 Vickers Valparaiso I
    1924 1933 Vickers Valparaiso II
    1924 1933 Fokker T.III W
    1924 1933 Avro 504 K
    1924 1937 Avro 504 K
    1924 1937 Avro 548 A
    1924 ??? Caudron C-59
    1927 1927 Dornier Do J Wal
    1927 1933 Hanriot H-41
    1927 1935 C.A.M.S. 37A
    1928 1934 Macchi M-18
    1928 1935 Junkers W34b "Monteiro Torres"
    1928 1937 Potez 25 Bidon
    1929 1933 De Havilland DH-60G Moth
    1930 1935 Farman F-191
    1931 1938 Morane Saulnier MS-133 Et2
    1931 1938 Morane Saulnier MS-230 Et2
    1931 1938 Morane Saulnier MS-233 Et2
    1931 1943 Potez 25 A2
    1932 1935 Junkers A-50 Junior "Foguete"
    1933 1941 Junkers K43-W
    1933 1942 Vickers Valparaiso III
    1933 1952 Consolidated Fleet F-10B
    1934 1936 Caproni Ca-100 Caproncine
    1934 1943 Caproni Ca-113 Farfalla
    1934 1947 Hawker Fury Mk I
    1934 1952 Avro 631 Cadet
    1937 1952 De Havilland DH-82 Tiger Moth
    1934 1952 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth
    1934 1952 Consolidated Fleet F-10
    1934 ??? De Havilland DH-85 Leopard Moth
    1935 1941 Hawker Osprey Mk III
    1936 1938 Blackburn Shark IIa
    1936 1944 General Aircraft Monospar ST-12
    1936 1952 Avro 626
    1937 1940 De Havilland DH-88 Comet
    1937 1942 Hawker Hind
    1937 1950 De Havilland DH-84 Dragon II
    1937 1952 Junkers Ju.52/3mg3e
    1938 1951 Junkers Ju.86K-7
    1938 1952 OGMA/De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth
    1938 1953 Gloster Gladiator G.5
    1939 1941 Breda Ba-65 A80
    1939 1950 Avro 626
    1939 1953 Gloster Gladiator Mk. II
    1940 1952 Grumman G-21B Goose
    1941 1946 Curtiss Mohawk IV
    1943 1950 Miles Master Mk II
    1941 1950 Miles Master Mk III
    1941 1952 Consolidated Fleet F-16D
    1942 1953 Supermarine Spitfire Mk Ia/Vb/Vc/LF Vb
    1942 1952 Grumman G-44 Widgeon
    1943 1944 Bristol Blenheim Mk IVL
    1943 1944 Lockheed P-38G Lightning
    1943 1944 Vickers Wellington Mk X
    1943 1945 Short Sunderland Mk I
    1943 1948 Bristol Blenheim Mk IVF
    1943 1952 Hawker Hurricane Iib/Iic/Xb/Xib/XIIb
    1943 1952 Miles Martinet T.T. 1
    1943 1952 Westland Lysander Mk IIIa
    1943 1952 Airspeed Oxford Mk I
    1943 1952 Airspeed Oxford Mk I
    1943 1952 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth
    1943 1952 Miles Martinet T.T. Mk 1
    1943 ??? Bell P-400/P-39L Airacobra
    1943 ??? Bristol Blenheim Mk V
    1944 1946 Consolidated B-24D Liberator
    1944 1946 Consolidated B-24J Liberator
    1944 1946 Lockheed Hudson Mk III/IIIA/VI
    1943 1976 Douglas C-47A/B/C53D Dakota
    1945 1950 Bristol Beaufighter TF Mk X
    1946 1952 Miles Magister Mk I
    1947 1952 Avro Anson Mk I
    1947 1952 Boeing SB-17G Flying Fortress
    1947 1952 Douglas C-54A Skymaster
    1947 1978 North American T-6G Texan
    1948 1952 Beechcraft T-11 Kansan
    1948 1952 Beechcraft SNB-5 (D-18S)
    1950 1952 De Havilland DH-89 Dragon Rapide
    1950 1952 Curtiss SB2C-5 Helldiver
    1951 1952 De Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunk
    1951 1952 Junkers Ju.52/3mg7e
    1952 1952 Republic F-47D Thunderbolt
    1952 1955 Piper PA-18/L-21 B Super Cub
    1952 1962 De Havilland DH-115 Vampire T.55
    1952 1973 Douglas C-54 Skymaster
    1952 1976 Beechcraft C-45H Expeditor
    1952 1976 Beechcraft Expeditor IIIN
    1953 1974 Republic F-84G Thunderjet
    1953 1990 De Havilland DHC-1 Mk.20 Chipmunk
    1953 1991 Lockheed T-33A T-Bird
    1954 1962 Grumman SA-16G Albatross
    1954 1962 Sikorsky UH-19A
    1954 1974 Lockheed PV-2C/D Harpoon
    1954 1976 Piper PA-18/L-21 B Super Cub
    1954 1976 Piper PA-18-125 Super Cub
    1955 1972 Douglas SC-54 Skymaster
    1958 1976 Sud Aviation SE-3130 Alouette II
    1958 1980 North American F-86F Sabre
    1959 1959 Hunting Jet Provost T Mk-2
    1959 1972 Canadair T-33AN Silver Star
    1960 1971 Amiot A.A.C.1 Toucan
    1960 1978 Lockheed P2V-5 (SP-2E) Neptune
    1960 1978 Nord N-2502/A/B/F Noratlas
    1961 1976 Auster D-5/160
    1961 1976 Auster D-5/180
    1961 1976 Max-Holste M.H. 1521 Broussard
    1961 1978 Douglas DC-6A/B
    1961 1979 Dornier Do-27 A1/A3/A4/B1
    1963 1992 Cessna T-37C Tweety Bird
    1963 Sud Aviation SE-3160 Alouette III
    1965 1978 Nord 2501-D Noratlas
    1965 1993 Fiat G-91 R/4
    1966 1974 Douglas B-26B/C Invader
    1967 1972 Lockheed RT-33A
    1968 1974 Cessna 182-C
    1968 1974 Cessna 185-A Skywagon
    1968 1974 Cessna 206 Super Skywagon
    1968 1974 Cessna 401
    1968 1974 Piper Cherokee Six 300 (PA-32)
    1969 1974 Cessna 310-B
    1969 2010 Sud Aviation SA-330C Puma
    1972 1978 Boeing 707-3F5C
    1973 1952 Bristol Blenheim Mk V
    1974 2010 Casa C-212 Aviocar (A1/A2/B2)
    1974 2008 Reims-Cessna FTB-337G
    1976 1993 Fiat-Dornier G-91 R/3
    1976 1993 Fiat-Dornier G-91 T/3
    1977 1994 Northrop T-38A Talon
    1977 Lockheed C-130H/H-30 Hercules
    1981 1999 Vought A-7P Corsair II
    1984 Dassault-Breguet Falcon 20 DC
    1984 Fournier RF-10
    1984 Aerosptiale SA.313B Allouette II
    1985 1999 Vought TA-7P Corsair II
    1988 Lockheed P-3P Orion
    1989 Aerospatiale TB-30 Epsilon
    1989 Dassault-Breguet Falcon 50
    1989 Scheicher ASK-21
    1993 Dassault-Breguet Dornier Alpha Jet A
    1993 Westland Mk.95 Super Lynx
    1994 Casa C-212-300 Aviocar
    1994 Lockeed-Martin F-16A Fighting Falcon
    1994 Lockeed-Martin F-16B Fighting Falcon
    1996 Let L-23 Super Blanik
    1997 Chipmunk Mk.20
    2003 Loockeed-Martin F-16AM Fighting Falcon
    2003 Loockeed-Martin F-16BM Fighting Falcon
    2004 Agusta-Westland EH-101 Merlin
    2004 Agusta-Westland EH-101 Merlin
    2004 Agusta-Westland EH-101 Merlin
    2006 Lockheed-Martin P-3C Update II.5 Orion
    2006 Lockheed-Martin P-3CUP Orion
    2008 CASA C-295M
     

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    Flyer2,
    Thank you for that list of Portuguese aircraft. I've read that Portugal used their B26s in Angola. I'm curious, do you know how Portugal acquired them despite the US arms embargo?
     
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    Great info Nuno!
     
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