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Catalog of military and civilian aircraft belonging to the nation of South Africa.

This listing allows you to trace back a particular nation's aviation history in reverse-chronological order.

There are a total of [ 120 ] South Africa Aircraft List (Current and Former Types) entries in the Military Factory. Entries are listed by initial year of service descending, then grouped by designation (A-to-Z) to better showcase a given country's evolution in the field of aviation. Flag images indicative of country of origin and not necessarily primary operator.

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1
Picture of the Xian (AVIC) MA700 (Modern Ark 700)
National Flag Graphic
2022
Xian (AVIC) MA700 (Modern Ark 700)
Twin-Engine, Turboprop-Powered Regional Passenger Airliner
2
Picture of the Denel Dynamics Bateleur
National Flag Graphic
2016
Denel Dynamics Bateleur
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
3
Picture of the Denel AH-2 Rooivalk (Kestrel)
National Flag Graphic
2011
Denel AH-2 Rooivalk (Kestrel)
Dedicated Two-Seat Attack Helicopter
4
Picture of the Aeronautics Group Orbiter (series)
National Flag Graphic
2010
Aeronautics Group Orbiter (series)
Multi-Role Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
5
Picture of the Schiebel Camcopter S-100
National Flag Graphic
2006
Schiebel Camcopter S-100
Rotary-Wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
6
Picture of the Embraer E-Jet
National Flag Graphic
2004
Embraer E-Jet
Narrow-Body, Medium-Range, Twin-Engine Jet Airliner
7
Picture of the Bombardier CRJ (Series)
National Flag Graphic
2001
Bombardier CRJ (Series)
Twin-Engine Regional Jet Airliner
8
Picture of the Boeing Business Jet (BBJ)
National Flag Graphic
1999
Boeing Business Jet (BBJ)
BizJet
9
Picture of the Saab JAS 39 Gripen (Griffin)
National Flag Graphic
1997
Saab JAS 39 Gripen (Griffin)
Lightweight 4th Generation Multi-role Fighter Aircraft
10
Picture of the Airbus A319
National Flag Graphic
1996
Airbus A319
Narrow-Body, Short-to-Medium Route Passenger Jet Airliner
11
Picture of the PAC Super Mushshak
National Flag Graphic
1996
PAC Super Mushshak
Basic Trainer / Light Attack Aircraft
12
Picture of the Airbus A330
National Flag Graphic
1994
Airbus A330
Wide Body Passenger Jet Airliner
13
Picture of the Pilatus PC-12
National Flag Graphic
1994
Pilatus PC-12
Turboprop-powered Passenger / Light Utility Aircraft
14
Picture of the Airbus A340
National Flag Graphic
1993
Airbus A340
Wide-Body Passenger Jet Airliner
15
Picture of the Dornier Do 328
National Flag Graphic
1993
Dornier Do 328
Passenger Airliner
16
Picture of the Robinson R44
National Flag Graphic
1993
Robinson R44
Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) / Helicopter Trainer Aircraft
17
Picture of the ATR 72 (Avions de Transport Regional Model 72)
National Flag Graphic
1989
ATR 72 (Avions de Transport Regional Model 72)
Twin-Engine, Turboprop-Powered Regional Passenger Airliner
18
Picture of the Airbus A320
National Flag Graphic
1988
Airbus A320
Narrow-Body Short-to-medium Route Passenger Airliner
19
Picture of the Airbus Military (CASA) CN-235
National Flag Graphic
1988
Airbus Military (CASA) CN-235
Medium-Lift Tactical Transport / Maritime Patrol Aircraft
20
Picture of the Denel (Atlas) Oryx
National Flag Graphic
1987
Denel (Atlas) Oryx
Medium-Lift Utility Transport Helicopter
21
Picture of the Dassault Falcon 900
National Flag Graphic
1986
Dassault Falcon 900
Triple-Engine Business Jet Aircraft
22
Picture of the Denel (Atlas) Cheetah
National Flag Graphic
1986
Denel (Atlas) Cheetah
Strike Fighter Aircraft
23
Picture of the Denel Dynamics Seeker
National Flag Graphic
1986
Denel Dynamics Seeker
Intelligence-Surveillance-Reconnaissance (ISR) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
24
Picture of the PZL W-3 Sokol
National Flag Graphic
1985
PZL W-3 Sokol
Multi-role Military / Civilian Utility Helicopter
25
Picture of the Cessna 208 (Caravan)
National Flag Graphic
1984
Cessna 208 (Caravan)
Light Single-Engine, Turboprop-Powered Utility Aircraft
26
Picture of the BAe 146
National Flag Graphic
1983
BAe 146
Passenger Airliner
27
Picture of the MBB-Kawasaki BK 117
National Flag Graphic
1982
MBB-Kawasaki BK 117
Light Utility Helicopter (LUH)
28
Picture of the Dassault Falcon 50
National Flag Graphic
1979
Dassault Falcon 50
VIP and Government Transport / Maritime Surveillance
29
Picture of the Airbus Helicopters AS365 Dauphin
National Flag Graphic
1978
Airbus Helicopters AS365 Dauphin
Medium-Lift Civilian / Military Utility Helicopter
30
Picture of the Leonardo AW159 (Lynx / Super Lynx)
National Flag Graphic
1978
Leonardo AW159 (Lynx / Super Lynx)
Multimission / Multirole Military Helicopter
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31
Picture of the Pilatus PC-7
National Flag Graphic
1978
Pilatus PC-7
Basic Trainer / Light Attack Aircraft
32
Picture of the BAe Hawk
National Flag Graphic
1976
BAe Hawk
Advanced Jet Trainer / Light Strike Aircraft
33
Picture of the Leonardo AW109
National Flag Graphic
1976
Leonardo AW109
Multirole Military / Utility Helicopter
34
Picture of the Airbus Helicopters AS350 Ecureuil/Astar
National Flag Graphic
1975
Airbus Helicopters AS350 Ecureuil/Astar
Light Utility Helicopter (LUH)
35
Picture of the Airbus Military (CASA) C-212 Aviocar
National Flag Graphic
1974
Airbus Military (CASA) C-212 Aviocar
Medium-class Multirole Utility Transport Aircraft
36
Picture of the Dassault Mirage F1
National Flag Graphic
1973
Dassault Mirage F1
Multirole / Interceptor Aircraft
37
Picture of the Mil Mi-24 (Hind)
National Flag Graphic
1973
Mil Mi-24 (Hind)
Armed Assault Gunship / Attack Helicopter
38
Picture of the Beechcraft Super King Air
National Flag Graphic
1972
Beechcraft Super King Air
Twin-Engine Utility Aircraft
39
Picture of the IAI Nesher (Vulture)
National Flag Graphic
1972
IAI Nesher (Vulture)
Multi-Role Fighter Aircraft
40
Picture of the Airbus Helicopters (MBB) Bo 105
National Flag Graphic
1970
Airbus Helicopters (MBB) Bo 105
Light Utility Civilian / Military Helicopter
41
Picture of the Boeing 747 (Jumbo Jet)
National Flag Graphic
1970
Boeing 747 (Jumbo Jet)
Long-Range Passenger / Heavy Cargo Transport
42
Picture of the Let L-410 Turbolet
National Flag Graphic
1970
Let L-410 Turbolet
Twin-Turboprop Utility Aircraft
43
Picture of the Airbus Helicopters SA 330 Puma
National Flag Graphic
1969
Airbus Helicopters SA 330 Puma
Medium Transport / Assault Helicopter
44
Picture of the Dassault Mirage V
National Flag Graphic
1969
Dassault Mirage V
Attack Aircraft / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
45
Picture of the Fokker F28 Fellowship
National Flag Graphic
1969
Fokker F28 Fellowship
Twin-Engined Regional Jet Airliner
46
Picture of the Boeing 737 (Series)
National Flag Graphic
1968
Boeing 737 (Series)
Short-to-Medium Range Passenger Airliner / Freighter Aircraft
47
Picture of the Mil Mi-8 (Hip)
National Flag Graphic
1967
Mil Mi-8 (Hip)
Multirole Medium-Lift Helicopter
48
Picture of the Transall C-160
National Flag Graphic
1967
Transall C-160
Medium-Lift Transport Aircraft
49
Picture of the Aerospatiale SA321 Super Frelon
National Flag Graphic
1966
Aerospatiale SA321 Super Frelon
Medium-Lift Transport Helicopter
50
Picture of the Britten-Norman Islander
National Flag Graphic
1965
Britten-Norman Islander
Light Utility Aircraft
51
Picture of the Dassault Falcon 20
National Flag Graphic
1965
Dassault Falcon 20
Business Jet / Light High-Speed Transport Aircraft
52
Picture of the Douglas AC-47 Spooky
National Flag Graphic
1965
Douglas AC-47 Spooky
Fixed-Wing Gunship Aircraft
53
Picture of the Lockheed L-100 Hercules
National Flag Graphic
1965
Lockheed L-100 Hercules
Civilian Cargo Transport Aircraft
54
Picture of the Beechcraft King Air
National Flag Graphic
1964
Beechcraft King Air
Multirole Transport Aircraft
55
Picture of the Boeing 727
National Flag Graphic
1964
Boeing 727
Intermediate Range Passenger Airliner
56
Picture of the Aermacchi MB.326
National Flag Graphic
1962
Aermacchi MB.326
Advanced Jet Trainer / Light Attack Aircraft
57
Picture of the Blackburn Buccaneer
National Flag Graphic
1962
Blackburn Buccaneer
Carrierborne Low-Altitude Strike Aircraft
58
Picture of the Dassault Mirage III
National Flag Graphic
1961
Dassault Mirage III
Interceptor / Strike Fighter Aircraft
59
Picture of the Aerospatiale Alouette III
National Flag Graphic
1960
Aerospatiale Alouette III
Light Multirole Helicopter
60
Picture of the English Electric / BAC Lightning
National Flag Graphic
1960
English Electric / BAC Lightning
Single-Seat Supersonic Interceptor Aircraft
Advertisements
61
Picture of the Douglas DC-8
National Flag Graphic
1959
Douglas DC-8
Medium- / Long-Range Passenger Jet Airliner
62
Picture of the Pilatus PC-6 Porter / Turbo-Porter
National Flag Graphic
1959
Pilatus PC-6 Porter / Turbo-Porter
Single-Engine STOL Utility Aircraft
63
Picture of the Boeing 707
National Flag Graphic
1958
Boeing 707
Narrow-Body Passenger Airliner
64
Picture of the Fokker F27 Friendship
National Flag Graphic
1958
Fokker F27 Friendship
Passenger Airliner / Military Transport Aircraft
65
Picture of the Aerospatiale Alouette II
National Flag Graphic
1957
Aerospatiale Alouette II
Light Utility Helicopter
66
Picture of the Cessna 172 (Skyhawk)
National Flag Graphic
1956
Cessna 172 (Skyhawk)
Light Utility / Multirole Aircraft
67
Picture of the Lockheed C-130 Hercules
National Flag Graphic
1956
Lockheed C-130 Hercules
Tactical Transport / Multi-role / Multi-Mission Aircraft
68
Picture of the de Havilland DH.106 Comet
National Flag Graphic
1952
de Havilland DH.106 Comet
Narrow-Body Passenger Airliner Aircraft
69
Picture of the Avro Shackleton
National Flag Graphic
1951
Avro Shackleton
Long Range Maritime Patrol / Airborne Early Warning / Search and Rescue Aircraft
70
Picture of the English Electric Canberra
National Flag Graphic
1951
English Electric Canberra
High-Altitude Medium Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft
71
Picture of the Canadair CL-13 Sabre
National Flag Graphic
1950
Canadair CL-13 Sabre
Single-Seat, Single-Engine Jet-Powered Fighter Aircraft
72
Picture of the North American F-86 Sabre
National Flag Graphic
1949
North American F-86 Sabre
Single-Seat, Single-Engine Jet-Powered Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
73
Picture of the Bell Model 47
National Flag Graphic
1946
Bell Model 47
Light Multi-Purpose Utility Helicopter
74
Picture of the de Havilland DH.100 Vampire
National Flag Graphic
1946
de Havilland DH.100 Vampire
Single-Seat Jet-Powered Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
75
Picture of the Sikorsky R-5 / H-5
National Flag Graphic
1945
Sikorsky R-5 / H-5
Light Utility Helicopter (LUH)
76
Picture of the Avro York (Type 685)
National Flag Graphic
1944
Avro York (Type 685)
Four-Engined Heavy Transport / Airliner Aircraft
77
Picture of the Gloster (Armstrong Whitworth) Meteor
National Flag Graphic
1944
Gloster (Armstrong Whitworth) Meteor
Jet-Powered Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
78
Picture of the de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito
National Flag Graphic
1942
de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito
Multirole Heavy Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
79
Picture of the Douglas C-47 (Skytrain / Dakota)
National Flag Graphic
1942
Douglas C-47 (Skytrain / Dakota)
Medium Transport Aircraft
80
Picture of the Douglas C-54 Skymaster (DC-4)
National Flag Graphic
1942
Douglas C-54 Skymaster (DC-4)
Four-Engine Military Transport Aircraft
81
Picture of the Lockheed Ventura / Harpoon
National Flag Graphic
1942
Lockheed Ventura / Harpoon
Patrol / Light Bomber Bomber Aircraft
82
Picture of the North American P-51 Mustang
National Flag Graphic
1942
North American P-51 Mustang
Single-Seat, Single-Engine Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
83
Picture of the Consolidated B-24 Liberator
National Flag Graphic
1941
Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Four-Engined Strategic Heavy Bomber Aircraft
84
Picture of the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk
National Flag Graphic
1941
Curtiss P-40 Warhawk
Single-Seat, Single-Engine Fighter-Bomber / Fighter Aircraft
85
Picture of the Douglas A-20 Havoc / Boston
National Flag Graphic
1941
Douglas A-20 Havoc / Boston
Light Bomber / Night-Fighter Aircraft
86
Picture of the Martin B-26 Marauder
National Flag Graphic
1941
Martin B-26 Marauder
Twin-Engine Medium Bomber Aircraft
87
Picture of the Bristol Beaufighter
National Flag Graphic
1940
Bristol Beaufighter
Twin-Engine Heavy Fighter / Night-Fighter Aircraft
88
Picture of the Bristol Beaufort
National Flag Graphic
1940
Bristol Beaufort
Torpedo Bomber Aircraft
89
Picture of the Handley Page Halifax
National Flag Graphic
1940
Handley Page Halifax
Heavy Bomber / Night Bomber Aircraft
90
Picture of the Martin Maryland
National Flag Graphic
1940
Martin Maryland
Twin-Engine Light Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft
Advertisements
91
Picture of the Lockheed Hudson
National Flag Graphic
1939
Lockheed Hudson
Twin-Engine Multirole Aircraft
92
Picture of the Vickers Warwick
National Flag Graphic
1939
Vickers Warwick
Multirole Heavy Bomber Aircraft
93
Picture of the Short S25 Sunderland
National Flag Graphic
1938
Short S25 Sunderland
Long-Range Maritime / Reconnaissance Flying Boat
94
Picture of the Supermarine Spitfire
National Flag Graphic
1938
Supermarine Spitfire
Fighter / Fighter-Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft
95
Picture of the Vickers Wellington
National Flag Graphic
1938
Vickers Wellington
Medium Bomber Aircraft
96
Picture of the Westland Lysander
National Flag Graphic
1938
Westland Lysander
Liaison / Army Cooperation Aircraft
97
Picture of the Airspeed Oxford
National Flag Graphic
1937
Airspeed Oxford
Military Combat Crew Trainer Aircraft
98
Picture of the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
National Flag Graphic
1937
Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
Four-Engined Heavy Bomber Aircraft
99
Picture of the Bristol Blenheim
National Flag Graphic
1937
Bristol Blenheim
Light-Medium Bomber / Heavy Fighter / Night Fighter
100
Picture of the Fairey Battle
National Flag Graphic
1937
Fairey Battle
Three-Seat, Single-Engine Light Bomber / Trainer Aircraft
101
Picture of the Gloster Gladiator
National Flag Graphic
1937
Gloster Gladiator
Biplane Fighter Aircraft
102
Picture of the Hawker Hurricane
National Flag Graphic
1937
Hawker Hurricane
Single-Seat Fighter / Ground Attack Aircraft
103
Picture of the Vickers Wellesley
National Flag Graphic
1937
Vickers Wellesley
Light Bomber Aircraft
104
Picture of the Avro Anson
National Flag Graphic
1936
Avro Anson
Light Transport / Coastal Reconnaissance / Crew Trainer / Communications Aircraft
105
Picture of the Bucker Bu 133 (Jungmeister)
National Flag Graphic
1936
Bucker Bu 133 (Jungmeister)
Single-Seat, Single-Engine Advanced Biplane Trainer / Aerobatics Aircraft
106
Picture of the Consolidated PBY Catalina
National Flag Graphic
1936
Consolidated PBY Catalina
Long-Range Maritime Patrol Flying Boat
107
Picture of the Fairey Swordfish
National Flag Graphic
1936
Fairey Swordfish
Torpedo Bomber / Anti-Submarine / Reconnaissance / Trainer Biplane Aircraft
108
Picture of the Junkers Ju 86
National Flag Graphic
1936
Junkers Ju 86
Passenger Airliner / Reconnaissance Aircraft / Medium Bomber
109
Picture of the North American T-6 Texan
National Flag Graphic
1936
North American T-6 Texan
Two-Seat Advanced Trainer Aircraft
110
Picture of the Bucker Bu 131 (Jungmann)
National Flag Graphic
1935
Bucker Bu 131 (Jungmann)
Twin-Seat Basic Trainer Biplane Aircraft
111
Picture of the Gloster Gauntlet
National Flag Graphic
1935
Gloster Gauntlet
Single-Seat, Single-Engine Biplane Fighter Aircraft
112
Picture of the Northrop A-17 (Nomad)
National Flag Graphic
1935
Northrop A-17 (Nomad)
Gound-Attack Monoplane Aircraft
113
Picture of the Avro 621 Tutor
National Flag Graphic
1933
Avro 621 Tutor
Two-Seat Basic Trainer Biplane Aircraft
114
Picture of the Junkers Ju 52
National Flag Graphic
1932
Junkers Ju 52
Tri-Motor Transport / Medium Bomber Aircraft
115
Picture of the Hawker Fury (I / II)
National Flag Graphic
1931
Hawker Fury (I / II)
Biplane Fighter Aircraft
116
Picture of the AirCo DH.4
National Flag Graphic
1917
AirCo DH.4
Light Day Bomber Biplane Aircraft
117
Picture of the AirCo DH.9
National Flag Graphic
1917
AirCo DH.9
Light Bomber Biplane Aircraft
118
Picture of the Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5
National Flag Graphic
1917
Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5
Single-Seat, Single-Engine Biplane Fighter Aircraft
119
Picture of the Avro 504
National Flag Graphic
1913
Avro 504
Biplane Reconnaissance / Biplane Trainer Aircraft
120
Picture of the Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2
National Flag Graphic
1912
Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2
Reconnaissance / Artillery Spotting / Trainer Biplane Aircraft
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