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Building 5

Building 5

Building 5:Helicopters and last propeller fighter

Spitfire

Bearcat

UH-1N

 

Helicopters

 

Human power plane

 

 

 

 

Bearcat

Fighter Type 15
(Grumman F8F-1 Bearcat)

(1951 - 1960)

 

 

Fighter Type 15 (Grumman F8F-1 Bearcat)
(1951 - 1960)

The United States turned over two hundred and four Grumman F8F-1 Bearcat fighters to the Royal Thai Air Force, designated Fighter Type 15.

   

 

Spitfire

Fighter Type Type 14
(Supermarine Spitfire XIV)

(1950 - 1954)

 

Fighter Type 14 (Supermarine Spitfire XIV)
(1950 - 1954)

In 1950, the Royal Thai Air Force purchased thirty Supermarine Spitfire XIVs from the United Kingdom, comprising twenty-four of F14E model and six of FR14E model, at a cost of 16,340 pounds each, designated Fighter Type 14. Four of PR19 reconnaissance version were purchased in 1954.

 

 

 

   

 

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Helicopter Type 6A
(Bell 212)

(1976 - 2000)

 

 

Helicopter Type 6A (Bell 212)
(1976 - 2000)

Two Bell 212 helicopters were purchased from the United States for Royal Flight. They were named Helicopter Type 6A.

 

   

 

Helicopters

 

Helicopter Type 1 (Westland WS-51 Dragonfly)
(1950 - 1954)

Three Westland WS-51 Dragonfly helicopters were purchased from the United Kingdom, designated Helicopter Type 1.

Helicopter Type 1A (Sikorsky Yr-6A)
(1951 - 1954)

A Sikorsky YR-5A helicopter was purchased from the United States, designated Helicopter Type 1A.

Helicopter Type 2A (Hiller UH-12B Raven)
(1953 - 1962)

Four Hiller UH-12B Raven helicopters were purhased from the United States at a cost of US$ 40,774 each, and named Helicopter Type 2A.

Helicopter Type 3 (Sikorsky H-19A Chichasaw)
(1954 - 1965)

Six Sikorsky H-19A Chickasaw helicopters were purchased from the United States at a cost of US$ 152,150 each, designated Helicopter Type 3.

Helicopter Type 4 (Sikorsky H-34 Choctaw)
(1962 - 1976)

Thirteen Sikorsky H-34 Choctaw helicopters were received from the United States, designated Helicopter Type 4. Fifty-two more of this type were acquired during 1963-1969. The Royal Thai Air Force modified two H-34s for Royal Flight, one in 1964 and the other in 1966. These were the first two Royal Flight helicopters.

Helicopter Type 4A (Sikorsky S-58T)
(1979 - 1999)

The Thai Am Company was contracted by the Royal Thai Air Force to modify eighteen Type 4 helicopters, from piston engine to gas turbine (Sikorsky S-58T). The first helicopter was completed in April 1978 and subsequently transferred to the Royal Thai Air Force on January 24, 1979, and given the name Helicopter Type 4A.

Helicopter Type 5 (Kaman H-43B Huskie)
(1962 - 1971)

Four Kaman H-43B Huskie helicopters were received from the United States, designated Helicopter Type 5.

Helicopter Type 6 (Bell UH-1H Iroquois)
(1968)

The United States provide four Bell UH-1H helicopters to the Royal Thai Air Force, designated Helicopter Type 6. Later, twenty-one more were provided, two of which were used for the Royal Flight.

Helicopter Type 6B (Bell 412)
(1982)

The Royal Thai Air Force procured three Bell 412 helicopters from the United States for Royal Flight, designated Helicopter Type 6B.

Helicopter Type 6C (Bell 412SP)
(1992)

The Royal Thai Air Force procured three Bell 412 SP helicopters from the United States, two of which served as Royal Flight and the other as a spare, designated Helicopter Type 6C.

Helicopter Type 6D (Bell 412EP)
(1998)

Four Bell 412EPs were purchased from Canada, designated helicopter Type 6D.

Helicopter Type 7 (Bell OH-13H Sioux)Bell 4
(1972 - 1973)

Nine Bell OH-13H Sioux helicopters were purchased from the United States, designated Helicopter Type 7.

Mapping Helicopter Type 1 (Bell 206B Jet Ranger)
(1982 - 1987)

The Royal Thai Survey Department, Supreme Command Headquarters turned over Bell 206 B Jet Ranger helicopter, No.872, to the Royal Thai Air Force, designated Mapping Helicopter Type 1. Later it was transferred to Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives in exchange for an S-58T helicopter.

Mapping Helicopter Type 2 (Kawasaki KH-4)
(1982 - 1985)

One Kawasaki KH-4 helicopter, No.2042, designated Mapping Helicopter Type 2.

Helicopter Type 8 (Bell 206B-3 Jet Ranger III)
( 1996)

The Royal Thai Air Force purchased five Bell 206B-3 Jet Ranger IIIs from Canada, designated Helicopter Type 8. Later, another one was bought.

Helicopter Type 9 (Eurocopter AS-332L-2 Super Puma II)
(1996 - 2003)

Three Super Puma IIs were procured from France for Royal Flight. The first two helicopters were shipped to Thailand on October 26, 1996; the remaining arrived on December 25, 1996. They were designated Helicopter Type 9.

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