Aviation Royale Khmère history

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MS 733 Alcyon.

Norodom Baley

Phnom Penh (VDPP)

RWY 05/23     POS 11°32'48"N 104°50'39"E     ELEV 40 ft

Force Group Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
Aviation Royale Khmère

22Apr54 - 1958 MS 500 Criquet
Ce 170B
Ce 180
MS 733 Alcyon (Jan1955->)
Fletcher FD-25A/B(1955->)
Split up in Group and School
Groupement Aérien Tactique

1ér Groupe d'Observation et d'Accompagnement au Combate
1958 - 18Mar1970 L-19A renamed Khmer Air Force

Groupe d'Intervention
Fletcher FD-25A/B (->61)
T-6G (58->?)
MiG 17F (Nov63->)
MiG 15UTI (20Nov63-68)
FT-5 (64->?)
AD-4N (64-70?)
T-28D (Aug62->)

Groupe d'liaison et Transporte
Ce 180
IL-14 (63-?)
L-20 Beaver
MD 315R (17Feb64-?)
An 2 (63->)
Y-5 (65->)

Groupe d'Hélicoptèrse
Mi 4
H-19 (63-?)
H-34 (58->)
SE 3130(60->)
SA 316B
Royal Flying School

Escadron d'Entrainement Avancée
1958 - Aug 1970 MS 733 Alcyon
Yak 18
Gardan GY-80(69->)
T-37B (Mar63->)
CM.170R (Sep61->)
renamed Khmer Air Force
The old name for this airbase is Pochentong airbase.

C-47A 42-108865 seen at Hong Kong/Kai Tak in March 1961.


MiG 17F 022 leads a fourship taxiing.

Norodom Baley

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