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Outdoor Display

Outdoor display


Outdoor display

Boripat

Boripat
Chipmunk

Chipmunk

C-123B (Provider)

C-123B

C-45 (Beechcraft)

Beachcraft
Debris of Otsu fighter

Debris

 

Fighter Type 16
(Republic F-84G Thunderjet)
(1956 - 1963)

 

Fighter Type 16 (Republic F-84G Thunderjet)
(1956 - 1963)

In 1956 - 1957, thirty-one Republic F-84G Thunderjets, the Royal Thai Air Force first jet fighter, were delivered to Thailand by the United States, costing US$ 338,718 (7,113,000 baht) each and designated Fighter Type 16.

   

 

Fighter Type 17
(F-86F Sabrejet)
(1961 - 1973)


 

Fighter Type 17 (North American F-86F Sabrejet)
(1961 - 1973)

The Royal Thai Air Force received forty-five North American F-86F-30/40 Sabres from the United States, which were designated Fighter Type 17.

   

 

Fighter Type 17A
(North American F-86L Sabre)
(1963 - 1966)


 

Fighter Type 17A (North American F-86L Sabre)
(1963 - 1966)

Seventeen North American F-86L Sabre all-weather fighters were received from the United States, designated Fighter Type 17A.

   

 

Fighter Type 18
(Northrop F-5A Freedom Fighter)

(1967 - 1998)

 

 

Fighter Type 18 (Northrop F-5A Freedom Fighter)
(1967 - 1998)

The United States provided eight supersonic single-seat Northrop F-5A Freedom Fighters, designated Fighter Type 18. An additional five were given in 1974.

 

 

 

 

   

 

Fighter Type 18B
(Northrop F-5E Tiger II)

(1978 - Present)

 

 

Fighter Type 18B (Northrop F-5E Tiger II)
(1978 - Present)

The first squadron of Northrop F-5E/F Tiger II was purchased from the United States, designated Fighter Type 18 B/C. These aircraft were assigned to Squadron 102 and then transferred to Squdron 711, which later became Squadron 701.

 

 

   

 

Cargo Type 1
(Beechcraft C-45 Expediter)

(1947 - 1971)

 

 

Cargo Type 1 ((Beechcraft C-45 Expediter)
(1947 - 1971)

In 1947, six C-45s were purchased from the United States, priced at 325,515.60 baht each, designated Cargo Type 1.

   

 

Cargo Type 2
(Douglas C-47 Skytrain/Dakota)

(1947 - 1991)


 

Cargo Type 2 (Douglas C-47 Skytrain/Dakota)
(1947 - 1991)

In 1947, fourteen C-47s or "Dakota" were purchased from the Royal Air Force, designated Cargo Type 2. Later, the Royal Thai Air Force received a number of C-47s from the United States. These aircraft were known for their long serviceability, building up Thailand's good reputation by supporting the United Nations in the Korean War and the Allies in Vietnam War, as well as Royal Flight. During their later years of service, prior to deactivation, the C-47 was used in the Royal Project of rain-making.

   

 

Cargo Type 4
(Fairchild C-123B Provider)
(1964 - 1989)

 

Cargo Type 4 ((Fairchild C-123B Provider)
(1964 - 1989)

Eight Fairchild C-123B Providers were provided by the United States, designated Cargo Type 4. An additional fourteen were received short thereafter.

 

 

 

   

 

The Debris of Ki.27 Otsu Japanese Fighter

 

 

The Debris of Ki.27 Otsu Japanese Fighter.

On January 2, 1981, a fisherman discovered the depris of Ki.27 Otsu Japanese Fighter Aircraft in the Gulf of Thailand, on the eastern bank of Hua Sai District in the province of Nakhorn Si Thammarat. He found various parts including the engine and two 7.7 mm. Vickers machine guns. Upon inspection by the Directorate of Aeronautical Engineering, Royal Thai Air Force, it was determined that this Japanese fighter aircraft flew opertional missions in Thailand during World War II.

 

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