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Tanzania Air Force Command
Swahili language: Kamandi ya Jeshi la Anga
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MiG-21 fighter aircraft at Mwanza Airport
Active 1964-present
Country  Tanzania
Branch Air Force
Part of Tanzania People's Defence Force
Engagements Uganda–Tanzania War
Commanders
Commander Maj. Gen. Festo Ulomi
Insignia
Roundel Roundel of Tanzania.svg
Aircraft flown
Fighter F-7, F-5, F-6, MiG-21MF and MiG-21U
Helicopter Bell 206
Trainer K-8
Transport Y-8, Y-12

The Tanzania Air Force Command is the national air force of Tanzania.[1]

Aircraft[edit | edit source]

Fighters

Aircraft Origin Type Versions In service[2] Notes
MiG-21MF  USSR Fighter 35
MiG-21U  USSR Fighter 2
Shenyang J-5  China Ground attack ?
Chengdu J-7A  China Interceptor 11
Chengdu J-7TN / F-7TN  China Interceptor 12

Trainers

Aircraft Origin Type Versions In service[2] Notes
MiG-21U  USSR Trainer 1
Guiyang FT-7TN  China Trainer 2

Transport

Aircraft Origin Type Versions In service[2] Notes
Shaanxi Y-8  China Transport ?
Harbin Y-12  China Transport ?

Rotary

Aircraft Origin Type Versions In service[2] Notes
Bell 206  USA Transport ?

Former Aircraft

Aircraft Origin Type Versions In service[2] Notes
Hongdu JL-8  China Trainer 6 In Storage

Bases[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "TPDF Air Wing" (PDF). http://www.air-britain.com/tanzania.pdf. Retrieved 29 July 2013. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 "World Military Aircraft Inventory", Aerospace Source Book 2007, Aviation Week & Space Technology, January 15, 2007.

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