2012-01-13

Air Force Museum - Riyadh / SAUDI ARABIA (Part I)


A fast and fruitful trip to Riyadh enabled me visit the museum of Saudi Arabian air force cavaliers "Saqr Al Jazeera" which means Falcon of the Peninsula.
The current layout of aircraft outdoor is different than the latest aerial image available from GE dated 2010.


The first to see by entering the southern gate is the Lockheed L-1011-500 Tristar reg. HZ-AHP in the old SAUDIA livery (from 1972 to 1996) , it was used by Saudi Arabian Defence Forces as an anti-terrorist trainer jet.


Lockheed C-130 Hercules reg. 460, these aircraft entered service for RSAF in 1965, nowadays around 42 units are in service.


Douglas DC-4 reg. 450 operated by RSAF, 5 units of this aircraft were delivered in 1950s.


Boeing 707 reg. HZ-HM2, was operated by Saudi Arabian airlines as one of the Royal Flights.


Lockheed F-68 Sabre, looks to be newly brought here with its wings aside, to be assembled and arranged for display later.


Boeing F-15B trainer variant reg. 1315.


Panavia Tornado reg. 2915, the displayed is the ADV variant which is a long-endurance interceptor.


The twin-engined six-seats Cessna 310K reg. 131, operated by RSAF.


BAC Strike Master Mk80 reg. 1123, these aircraft served in RSAF from 1968 to 1997.


Cessna O-1 Bird Dog observation aircraft reg. HZ-NC1.


Again...Texan is everywhere !!! This one is T6 reg. 206.


Douglas A-26B Invader reg. 612,  this bomber served for RSAF from 1955 till 1964.


Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star reg. 786, these aircraft served for RSAF from 1958 till 1972.


One of six BAC Lightning T-55 two-seat side-by-side training aircraft delivered to RSAF survived here.


Another Lockheed T-33 reg. 1510.

2 comments:

  1. The picture listed as Cessna O-1 is a Maule. ex Military??

    Chris

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