Lebanese Air Force Puma Gunship

An aerial maneuver held in Hamat Air Force Base today October 10, 2013 showed for the first time a locally converted SA/IAR 330SM Puma into a Helicopter Gunship using components from the former LAF Hawker Hunter jets like the ADEN 30mm cannon and the SNEB rocket launcher:

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The ADEN 30mm cannon pod and the SNEB 68mm rocket launcher mounted on the LAF SA/IAR 330SM Puma.

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The ADEN 30mm cannon pod and the SNEB 68mm rocket launcher mounted on the LAF SA/IAR 330SM Puma.

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The ADEN 30mm cannon pod mounted on the LAF SA/IAR 330SM Puma uncovered.

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The Lebanese Army Commander in Chief checking the mount and gun cradle on the LAF SA/IAR 330SM Puma.

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The Lebanese Army Commander in Chief checking the mount and gun cradle on the LAF SA/IAR 330SM Puma.

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The LAF SA/IAR 330SM Puma Gunship in action in front of the Lebanese Army Staff.

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The LAF SA/IAR 330SM Puma Gunship in action in front of the Lebanese Army Staff.

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The LAF SA/IAR 330SM Puma Gunship in action in front of the Lebanese Army Staff.

Photo Credits & Source: Lebanese Army Website

LAF Huey II in Action

The Lebanese Air Force Bell Huey II during training sessions with the Airborne Regiment, May 2013.

The Lebanese Air Force Bell Huey II during training sessions with the Airborne Regiment, May 2013.

The Lebanese Air Force Bell Huey II during training sessions with the Airborne Regiment, May 2013.

The Lebanese Air Force Bell Huey II during training sessions with the Airborne Regiment, May 2013.

The Lebanese Air Force Bell Huey II during training sessions with the Airborne Regiment, May 2013.

The Lebanese Air Force Bell Huey II during training sessions with the Airborne Regiment, May 2013.

The Lebanese Air Force Bell Huey II during training sessions with the Airborne Regiment, May 2013.

The Lebanese Air Force Bell Huey II during training sessions with the Airborne Regiment, May 2013.

The Lebanese Air Force Bell Huey II during training sessions with the Airborne Regiment, May 2013.

The Lebanese Air Force Bell Huey II during training sessions with the Airborne Regiment, May 2013.

The Lebanese Air Force Bell Huey II during training sessions with the Airborne Regiment, May 2013.

The Lebanese Air Force Bell Huey II during training sessions with the Airborne Regiment, May 2013.

The Lebanese Air Force Bell Huey II during training sessions with the Airborne Regiment, May 2013.

The Lebanese Air Force Bell Huey II during training sessions with the Airborne Regiment, May 2013.

The Lebanese Air Force Bell Huey II during training sessions with the Airborne Regiment, May 2013.

The Lebanese Air Force Bell Huey II during training sessions with the Airborne Regiment, May 2013.

The Lebanese Air Force Bell Huey II during training sessions with the Airborne Regiment, May 2013.

The Lebanese Air Force Bell Huey II during training sessions with the Airborne Regiment, May 2013.

The Lebanese Air Force Bell Huey II during training sessions with the Airborne Regiment, May 2013.

The Lebanese Air Force Bell Huey II during training sessions with the Airborne Regiment, May 2013.

The Lebanese Air Force Bell Huey II during training sessions with the Airborne Regiment, May 2013.

The Lebanese Air Force Bell Huey II during training sessions with the Airborne Regiment, May 2013.

The Lebanese Air Force Bell Huey II during training sessions with the Airborne Regiment, May 2013.

The Lebanese Air Force Bell Huey II during training sessions with the Airborne Regiment, May 2013.

The Lebanese Air Force Bell Huey II during training sessions with the Airborne Regiment, May 2013.

The Lebanese Air Force Bell Huey II during training sessions with the Airborne Regiment, May 2013.

The Lebanese Air Force Bell Huey II during training sessions with the Airborne Regiment, May 2013.

The Lebanese Air Force Bell Huey II during training sessions with the Airborne Regiment, May 2013.

The Lebanese Air Force Bell Huey II during training sessions with the Airborne Regiment, May 2013.

The Lebanese Air Force Bell Huey II during training sessions with the Airborne Regiment, May 2013.

The Lebanese Air Force Bell Huey II during training sessions with the Airborne Regiment, May 2013.

The Lebanese Air Force Bell Huey II during training sessions with the Airborne Regiment, May 2013.

Photo Credits: Chadi RACHID

Civil War in Syria (15) : T-72 & Co.

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A Syrian Army T-72 in Damascus, October 01, 2012

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A Syrian Army T-72 in Damascus, November 13, 2012

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A Syrian Army T-72AV in Damascus, November 24, 2012

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Syrian Army T-72s in Damascus, September 30, 2012

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A Syrian Army T-72 in Damascus, August 04, 2012

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A Syrian Army T-72 in Midan, Damascus, July 29, 2012

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A Syrian Army T-72 at nahr AAisha bridge, Damascus, August 22, 2012

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Syrian Army T-72s at nahr AAisha bridge, Damascus, August 22, 2012

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A Syrian Army T-72 in Mazzeh, Damascus, July 20, 2012

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A Syrian Army T-72 in Damascus, August 27, 2012

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A Syrian Army AMB-S in Damascus, August 27, 2012

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A Syrian Army BMP-1 in Damascus, August 27, 2012

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Syrian Army 2S1 Gvozdika SPG and T-72 in Damascus, September 30, 2012.

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A destroyed Syrian Air Force Mil Mi-8 in Marj Al-Soltan Airbase in Ghouta, Damascus December 15, 2013.

Photo Credits: 3adasat Chabab Facebook pages

A Night at the Saudi Air Force Museum

A set of photosd taken by Francois Sarkis at the Saudi Air Force Museum in Riyadh:

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A Royal Saudi Air Force Caproni Ca.100.

A Royal Saudi Air Force Caproni Ca.100.

A Royal Saudi Air Force Caproni Ca.100.

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A Royal Saudi Air Force de Havilland DH.9.

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Royal Saudi Air Force de Havilland DH.9.

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Royal Saudi Air Force de Havilland DH.9.

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Royal Saudi Air Force de Havilland DH.9.

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Royal Saudi Air Force de Havilland DH.9.

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Royal Saudi Air Force de Havilland DH.9.

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Royal Saudi Air Force de Havilland DH.9.

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Royal Saudi Air Force Westland Wapiti.

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Royal Saudi Air Force Westland Wapiti.

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Royal Saudi Air Force Westland Wapiti.

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The cockpit of a Douglas C-47 Skytrain used for VIP transport.

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The cockpit of a Douglas C-47 Skytrain used for VIP transport.

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A Douglas C-47 Skytrain used for VIP transport.

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Royal Saudi Air Force Hawker Hunter.

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Royal Saudi Air Force North American F-86 Sabre.

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Royal Saudi Air Force BAC Lightning F.53.

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Royal Saudi Air Force BAC Lightning F.53 Ferranti A.I.23 radar.

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Royal Saudi Air Force BAC Lightning F.53 de Havilland Firestreak air-to-air missile.

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Royal Saudi air Force Temco T-35 Buckaroo TE-1.

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Royal Saudi air Force Temco T-35 Buckaroo TE-1.

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Royal Saudi air Force de Havilland DH.100 Vampire. FB.52.

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Royal Saudi air Force de Havilland DH.100 Vampire. FB.52.

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Royal Saudi air Force Agusta-Bell 212.

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Royal Saudi air Force Agusta-Bell 212.

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Royal Saudi air Force Agusta-Bell 212 cockpit.

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Royal Saudi air Force Agusta-Bell 212 cockpit.

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Royal Saudi air Force Bell 206 JetRanger.

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Royal Saudi Air Force North American T-28A Trojan.

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Royal Saudi Air Force North American T-28A Trojan.

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Royal Saudi Air Force Northrop F-5E Tiger II.

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Royal Saudi Air Force Northrop F-5E Tiger II.

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Royal Saudi Air Force BAC 167 Strikemaster Mk 80.

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Royal Saudi Air Force BAC 167 Strikemaster Mk 80.

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Royal Saudi Air Force BAC 167 Strikemaster Mk 80.

Royal Saudi Air Force BAC 167 Strikemaster Mk 80.

Royal Saudi Air Force Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star.

Photo Credits: François Sarkis/Elite Group Lebanon

Lebanese Independence Day 2012: A Day at the Air Force

Another courtesy from Elite Group Lebanon.

From Beirut Air Force Base Samer Kassis send us a little photo report of today’s event on the field:

 

Three Lebanese Air Force SA/IAR 330SM Puma helicopters getting ready to take off and join the military parade.

Lebanese Air Force SA/IAR 330SM Puma helicopters taking off and heading for the military parade. A Lebanese m1009 can be seen in the background.

A Lebanese Air Force SA/IAR 330SM Puma helicopter getting ready to take off and join the military parade.

A Lebanese Air Force UH-1H Huey and two SA-342L Gazelle helicopters getting ready to take off and join the military parade.

A Lebanese Air Force Volvo NL12 with tanker trailer at Beirut Air Force Base.

 

A Lebanese Civil Defense Sikorsky S-61N at Beirut Air Force Base.

A Lebanese Air Force SA-342L Gazelle helicopter back from the military parade and refueling from an M149 trailer.

A Lebanese Air Force SA-342L Gazelle helicopter back from the military parade and refueling from an M149 trailer.

 

 

 

Photos Credits: Samer KASSIS/Elite Group Lebanon