KENYA AIR FORCE E-MUSEUM

The following are some of the aircraft operated by the Kenya Air Force since its inception.

POST INDEPENDENCE PERIOD

Chipmunk

Chipmunk
1st Flight 22 May 1946 at Downsview Toronto and last production on 20th Feb 1961. Trainer designed by Mr Wsiewolod Jakimuik. A total of 1,298 examples built.
Power plant Gipsy major 8 rated at 108 kW
Max speed 220 kph
Cruise speed 190 kph
Range 450 kms
Max climb 240 metres/min
Ceiling 4,800 metres above sea level

Beaver aircraft

Beaver aircraft
A twin engine hihg wing STOL transport airplane priced at $800,000
1st Flight
Power plant 2 X R2000-7M2 14 cylinder two row radial engines providing 1,450HP
Max speed 216 Mph but cruises at 152 mph
Max takeoff wt 28,500 lbs or 12,927 Kgs
Range 1,175 miles
Ceiling 24,800 feet(7,560 metres) above sea level
Crew Two plus navigator
Payload 32 troops or 20 strachers or 4,000 kgs

Strikemaster

Strikemaster
Fighter Ground Attack aircraft
Power plant 1 X Rolls Royce Avon 203 turbojet
Speed 1,142 kph
Range 2,970 kms
Armament
  • 4 X 30 mm cannons
  • 907 Kgs of bombs
  • 8,051 kgs
MTOW Armament
  • 4 X 30 mm cannons with 100 rounds each
  • 6,000 lbs bombs
Crew one

Hawker Hunter

HAWKER HUNTER
Flighter Ground Attack aircraft
Power plant 1 X Rolls Royce Avon 203 turbojet
Speed 1,142 kph
Range 2,970 Kms
Armament
  • 4 X 30 mm cannons
  • 907 kgs of bombs
MTOW Armament
  • 8,051 Kgs
  • 4 X 30 mm cannons with 100 rounds each, 6,000 lbs of bombs
Crew one

Navajo

Navajo
A short range executive transport aircraft with first flight coming at end of september 1964 but the PA 31P was produced from 1970 to 1984
Power plant 2 X Lycoming T10-540-A fuel injected six Cylinders horizontally opposed piston engines each providing 310hp
Max takeoff wt 2,950 kgs
Initial climb rate 1,445 ft/min
Max ceiling 27,300 ft
Range 1,295 nautical miles (2,398 kms) with reserves
Accommodation 2 pilots and up to six passengers

Gazelle helicopter

GAZELLE
Light helicopter used for training,reconnaissance and observation duties
Power plant 1 X turbomeca/Rolls Royce Astazou IIIN rated at 592 shp
Max speed 265 Kph with a cruise of 233 kph
Range 670 Kms
Max takeoff wt 1,800 Kgs
Armament 2 X 7.62 machine gun(Optional)
Crew one or two
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