Cameroon Air Force


Cameroon Air Force

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unit_name= Cameroon Air Force


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start_date= 1960
country= Cameroon
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The Cameroon Air Force (French: "Armée de l'Air du Cameroun") is the air force of the African nation of Cameroon. The Cameroon Air Force, along with the Cameroon Army, the Cameroon Navy (including the Naval Infantry), the National Gendarmerie, and the Presidential Guard make up the Cameroonian Armed Forces.

Organization

The Cameroon Air Force has bases are located in Garoua, Yaoundé, Douala and Bamenda.Fact|date=April 2007

Personnel

The Cameroon Air Force has the following rank structure: [cite web
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title = Cameroon Air Force
work = International Encyclopedia of Uniform Insignia Around the World
publisher = World Insignia Collectors' Union
date = 2000- 2006
url = http://www.uniforminsignia.net/index.php?p=show&id=8&sid=15
format =
doi =
accessdate = 2007-07-19
]

Officers

General officers

*General, "General de Armee Aerienne"
*Lieutenant General, "General de Corps Aerienne"
*Major General, "General de Division Aerienne"
*Brigadier General, "General de Brigade Aerienne"

Other officers

*Colonel, "Colonel"
*Lieutenant Colonel, "Lieutenant Colonel"
*Major, "Commandant"
*Captain, "Capitaine"
*1st Lieutenant, "Lieutenant"
*2nd Lieutenant, "Sous-lieutenant"

Warrant officers

*Chief Warrant Offfcer, "Adjudant-chef"
*Warrant Offfcer, "Adjudant"

Non-commissioned officers

*Master Sergeant, "Sergent-chef"
*Sergeant, "Sergent"
*Master Corporal, "Caporal-chef"
*Corporal, "Caporal"

Airmen

Private 1st Class, "Soldat de 1ere Clase"

History

The Cameroon Air Force was established in August 1960. [cite web
last =Gutterman
first =Dov
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coauthors =Heimer, Zeljko
title =Cameroon - Air Force
work =
publisher = Flags of the World
date = 12 June 2004
url = http://www.fotw.net/Flags/cm%5Eair.html#af
format =
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accessdate = 2007-07-18
]

Aircraft Inventory

All Cameroonian military aircraft are under control of the air force. There are 34 aircraft in service, including 9 combat jets and 11 helicopters.

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Atlas Impala
RSA
trainer
light attack
Mk I
Mk II
2
4

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Aérospatiale SA 318 Alouette II
FRA
utility helicopter
SA 318C
2

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Aérospatiale SA 319 Alouette III
FRA
utility helicopter
SA 319B
2

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Aérospatiale SA 342 Gazelle
FRA
attack/utility helicopter
SA 342L
2

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Aérospatiale SA 330 Puma
FRA
transport helicopter
SA 330
2

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Bell 206L LongRanger
USA
utility helicopter
206L III
3

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Dassault-Breguet/Dornier Alpha Jet
FRA
trainer/light attack
NGEA
4

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de Havilland Canada DHC-4 Caribou
CAN
tactical transport
DHC-4
1

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de Havilland Canada DHC-5 Buffalo
CAN
tactical transport
DHC-5D
2

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Dornier Do 28
GER
liaison
Do 28D
2

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Dornier Do 128
GER
maritime patrol
Do 128-6MPA
2

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IAI Arava
ISR
utility transport
Arava 201
2

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Lockheed C-130 Hercules
USA
tactical transport
C-130H
C-130H-30
2
1

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Piper PA-23 Aztec
USA
utility
PA-23-250F
2

References

External links

* [http://www.xairforces.net/airforces.asp?id=7 Cameroon Air Force - Armée de l'Air du Cameroun ]


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