The combat element is spearheaded by the F-7II Airguard fighters from 5 Squadron based at Gweru airbase.

Advanced jet training but also for close air support missions, the Air Force of Zimbabwe operates the K-8Z in 2 Squadron from Gwelu airbase.

Sebastian Sowa

Gweru-Thornhill (FVTL) Josiah Tungamirai AFB

RWY 13L/31R, 13R/31L     POS 19°26'19"S 029°51'40"E     ELEV 4680 ft

Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Motto Badge
2 Squadron

Hawk T.Mk60/60A
Cobra Strike from above
4 Squadron

Hornet Seek And Strike
5 Squadron

Arrow Find And Destroy
6 Squadron

Tiger Aspire To Achieve
Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority

Historic Flight

Provost Mk1
Provost Mk52
Since 2022, 4 BAe Hawk T.Mk60/60As have been restored in flyable condition as trainer again.

The Air Force of Zimbabwe operates three version of the SF260 (M, TP and W) in 6 Squadron.

Wiiliam Whaley

The combat element of the Air Force of Zimbabwe is strengthened with 6 Mi-35P Hind gunships of 7 Squadron, based at Manyame airbase.

John Reid Rowland

Harare-Manyame (FVHA)

RWY 05/23     POS 17°55'53"S 031°05'38"E     ELEV 4901

Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Motto Badge
3 Squadron

Falcon Swift To Support
7 Squadron

Alouette 3
Spider Fight Anywhere And Everywhere
8 Squadron

AB412SP Scorpion By Night And By Day

For troop transport and assault missions eight AB412SP helicopters are flying in 9 Squadron from Manyame airbase.

Nine C212-200s are the backbone of 3 Squadron at Manyame airbase.

Gary Shephard

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