Rwandan Air Force
|Rwandan Air Force|
Coat of arms of Rwanda
|Size||21 Helicopters, and 2 Fixed Wing|
After achieving independence in 1962, the air arm was formed with Belgian help. By 1972 the first modern equipment started to arrive in the form of seven Alouette IIIs. Other deliveries included SA 342L Gazelles, Britten-Norman Islanders, Nord Noratlas, SOCATA Guerrier armed light planes and AS 350B Ecureuils. After fighting began between the RPA and the government in 1990 most aircraft were shot down, destroyed on the ground or crashed. Few survived.
- "World Air Forces 2019". Flightglobal Insight. 2019. Retrieved 12 May 2019.
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