KENYA AIR FORCE E-MUSEUM

The following are some of the aircraft have been operated and decommissioned by the Kenya Air Force since the colonial period todate:

POST INDEPENDENCE PERIOD

PRE INDEPENDENCE PERIOD

Tempest Mark IV

Tempest Mark IV
1st Flight 2nd September 1942(A total of 800 built)
Power plant 1 x 2,180 hp Napier Sabre IIA or Centaurus engine
Ceiling 11,125 metres above sea level
Max speed 686 kphor 370 kts
Range 2,460 kms 0r 1,330 ms
Armament
  • 4 x 20 mm Mark V Hispano cannons
  • 2 x 500 lbs or 2 x 1000 or rockets
Max Loaded wt 13,500 lbs or 6,142 Kgs

AVRO 652A ANSON

AVRO 652A ANSON
A trainer or communications aircraft
1st Flight 24th March 1935.Entered service 6th March 1936
Power plant 2 x350hp Armstrong Siddeley cheetah IIX radial piston
Max speed 303 kph at 2135 metres with a cruise of 254 kph
Range 1,271 Kms
Max takeoff wt 3,629 Kgs
Service ceiling 5,970 above sea level
Crew 3/5(8-11 when in communication role)

Bristol Brigand

Bristol Brigand
Long range attack aircraft &Torpedo bomber. (Last RAF piston engine Bomber first deployed 1949. A total of 156 built.)
Power plant 2 x Bristol Centaurus 57 engines giving 2,470 hp each
Speed 358 mph(576 kph)
Range 2,800 miles(4,506 Kms) with drop tanks
MTOW 39,000 lbs(17,960 Kgs)
Armament 2 x 20 mm cannons,1,360 Kgs bomb(or 1xTorpedo)
Crew Three

Twin Pioneer

Twin Pioneer
A medium sized aircraft.First flew on june 1955 as a 16-seater civil transport military version was introduced in August 1957.
Power plant 2 x550 hp Alvis Leonides 514 or 640hp Alvis Leonides
Range 398 miles with 16 passangers
MTOW
  • 6,636 Kgs
  • 2 x 1000 lbs
Armament
  • 2 x Fixed browning guns
  • 2 x 1000 lbs or 4 x 500 lbs mounted externally
Payload 11 men or 9 paratroopers or freight
Crew Two plus navigator air dispatcher

Vampire FB9

Vampire FB9
1st Flight in september 1943
Power plant 1 x De Havilland 2 turbojet or Ghost 104 turbo jet
Speed 882 kph or 1,013 kph
Range 1,960 kms or 1,610 kms
Armament
  • 2 or 4 Hispano cannons
  • 2 x 500 lbs or 1 x 1,000 lbs or 8 x 60 lbs rockets
Max Take Off wt 5,620 Kgs or 7,166 Kgs
Pilot one
3,987 were built between 1943 and 1961 in six countries

Lincoln Bomber

Lincoln Bomber
Long range bomber
power plant 4 x 1,750Hp Rolls Royce Merlin 85 in line piston engines
Speed 475 Kmph
Range 2,366 km with max bomb load
MTOW 34,019 Kgs
Armament 2 x 50 in machine gun each of nose, dorsel and tail tunets
Payload 14,000 or 22,000 lbs of bombs
Crew Seven

Provost

Percival Provost Aircraft

Role: Trainer

Power plant: 1x Alvis Leonides radial piston engine

Horse power: 550 hp

Speed: 200 mph

Maximum take off weight (MTOW): 4,400 lbs

Ceiling : 22,500 ft AGL

Range: 648 Nautical Miles

BLACKBURN BEVERLY

BLACKBURN BEVERLY
Large transport aircraft
Power plant 4 X Centurus 273,18 cylinders,air cooled 2,850 hp eng
Speed 383 Kph
Range 2,090 Kms
MTOW 64,865 Kgs
Armament 2 X 20 cannons
Payload 94 passengers or 45,000 lbs cargo
Crew Four

 

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