List of military aircraft of Norway


List of military aircraft of Norway

The Royal Norwegian Air Force was established in 1944 with the amalgamation of the Royal Norwegian Navy Air Service and the Norwegian Army Air Service both of which were established in 1912. Below is a list of planes used by the Norwegian Air Forces through their history. It is worth noting that the majority of planes before 1940 were built in Norway while the majority of planes used after 1940 were built either in the United Kingdom or the United States.

Planes used by the Air Force and its predecessors

* HNoMS Start (1912–1922) The first plane of the Royal Norwegian Navy Air Service.
* HNoMS Ganger Rolf (1912-?)
* HNoMS Njaal (1912-?)
* 6 Maurice Farman Hydroaeroplan type 1914 a.k.a. MF 1 (1914-?) Built in Norway by Marinens Flyvebaatfabrikk.
* 18 Sopwith Baby (1917–1931) 8 built in Norway by Marinens Flyvebaatfabrikk.
* Hansa Brandenburger.
* M.F. 9 Built in Norway by Marinens Flyvebaatfabrikk.
* M.F. 11 Built in Norway by Marinens Flyvebaatfabrikk. Also operated by Finland after three Norwegian M.F. 11s that had escaped to Salmijärvi Lake in Petsamo at the close of the Norwegian campaign.
* 5 Avro 504 (1919–1930).
* 10 Kjeller F.F.9 Kaje I (1921-early 1930s) Built in Norway by Kjeller Flyfabrikk.
* 4 Kjeller F.F.9 Kaje II (1925-?) Built in Norway by Kjeller Flyfabrikk.
* 5 Kjeller F.F.9 Kaje III (1926-?) Built in Norway by Kjeller Flyfabrikk.
* BE2e.
* Bristol Fighter.
* 50 de Havilland Tiger Moth (1928-?) 47 built in Norway by Kjeller Flyfabrikk and known as Standard Moth.
* 73 Fokker C.V (1926–1940) 27 C.V.D, 46 C.V.E, 42 of which built in Norway by Kjeller Flyfabrikk.
* 7 Douglas DT2b.
* 4 Caproni Ca.310 reconnaissance bombers - sold to Norway by Italy as part of a Dried and salted cod ("Klippfisk") barter deal and popularly referred to as the "Klippfisk bombers". [ [http://www.mil.no/felles/lmu/start/utstilling/Mellomkrigstiden/ Official Norwegian Defence Force website on the Caproni bombers] no icon]
* 18 Gloster Gladiator (July 1936 - 9 April 1940).
* 8 Heinkel He 115 seaplane bombers.
* 1 Arado Ar 196 (1940).
* 24 Northrop N-3PB (1940-1950s).
* 86 Fairchild Cornell (1940–1956).
* Curtiss P-36 Hawk.
* Airspeed AS.10 Oxford.
* Harvard training plane (1945–1956) Used by the Norwegian pilot school in England. 33 flown to Norway at the war's end.
* Catalina PBY-5 (1941–1961).
** 6 PBY-5A Amfibium (1953–1961).
* Short S.25 Sunderland.
* Bristol Type 156 Beaufighter.
* De Havilland Mosquito (May 1943-1952).
* Junkers Ju 52 confiscated from Germany post-war.
* 16 Piper L-18C Super Cub.
* Douglas C-47 Dakota.
* Lockheed Lodestar.
* Noorduyn Norseman.
* 62 De Havilland Vampire (1948–1955).
* Hawker Hurricane.
* Supermarine Spitfire (November 1941-1954).
* 206 Republic F-84 Thunderjet (1952–1960).
* 30+ Republic RF-84F Thunderflash (1956–1970).
* 30 Saab 91B Safir (1956-1982).
* Grumman HU-16 Albatross.
* Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star.
* 45 Canadair CF-104 Starfighter (1963–1983).
* North American F-86F Sabre (1957–1967).
* 27 Cessna L-19 Bird Dog (1960–1992).
* 35 Bell UH-1B Iroquois (1963–1990).
* 108 Northrop F-5 Freedom Fighter (1967–2000).
** 25 planes used for testing of new air-to-air/air-to-surface missiles (2003-today).
* 72 General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon (1980-today).

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