16 results found
Registration / Serial:CN-AOM
Aircraft Original Type:Lockheed 82 Hercules
Aircraft Generic Type:Lockheed C-130 Hercules (L-082/182/282/382/100)
Aircraft Version:Lockheed C-130H Hercules (L-382)
Operator / Titles:Morocco - Air Force
C/n (msn):382-4875
City / Airport:Marrakech - Menara (GMMX / RAK)Map
Country:Morocco
Event:AeroExpo 2010
Photo Date:29 January 2010
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID:22209
View count: 43
This Hercules was open for inspection of the fitted MAFFS system, which carries up to 2,700 gallons of pressurised fire retardant. It appears that transports of the Force Aérienne Royal Marocaine are gradually loosing the old CNA- prefixes in favour of a more conventional civil-style CN- presentation
Registration / Serial:CN-AOM
Aircraft Version:Lockheed C-130H Hercules (L-382)
Operator / Titles:Morocco - Air Force
C/n (msn):382-4875
City / Airport:Marrakech - Menara (GMMX / RAK)
Photo Date:29 January 2010
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Registration / Serial:CN-ACX
Other Marks:CX
Aircraft Original Type:Aerospatiale SA-341 Gazelle
Aircraft Generic Type:Aerospatiale SA-341/342 Gazelle
Aircraft Version:Aerospatiale SA-342L Gazelle
Operator / Titles:Morocco - Air Force
C/n (msn):1985
City / Airport:Marrakech - Menara (GMMX / RAK)Map
Country:Morocco
Event:AeroExpo 2010
Photo Date:27 January 2010
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID:22208
View count: 57
While most of the aircraft displayed by Morocco's FAR (Royal Armed Forces) at Aeroexpo had an emphasis on the humanitarian mission, this Gazelle clearly has offensive capability and can launch anti-tank missiles. From the Escadre Hélicoptère at Rabat-Salé. Morocco had 24 and exhibited one in the show halls fully stripped to a shell. Another was placed in the static park by French company Aerotech in "Gazelle Modernisée" guise
Registration / Serial:CN-ACX
Aircraft Version:Aerospatiale SA-342L Gazelle
Operator / Titles:Morocco - Air Force
C/n (msn):1985
City / Airport:Marrakech - Menara (GMMX / RAK)
Photo Date:27 January 2010
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Registration / Serial:CNA-OC
Aircraft Original Type:Lockheed 82 Hercules
Aircraft Generic Type:Lockheed C-130 Hercules (L-082/182/282/382/100)
Aircraft Version:Lockheed C-130H Hercules (L-382)
Operator / Titles:Morocco - Air Force
C/n (msn):382-4551
City / Airport:Marrakech - Menara (GMMX / RAK)Map
Country:Morocco
Event:AeroExpo 2010
Photo Date:29 January 2010
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID:21712
View count: 34
For me, easily the highlight of Aeroexpo Marrakech were the daily low-level demonstrations by Herks, the first a tanker with a pair of F-5s, the second a locust sprayer and this one in MAFFS firebomber mode. The view from the show area was straight into the sun and I was determined to find a vantage point on the other side. This involved a challenging trek to a spot beyond the civil terminal but I arrived just in the nick of time and was rewarded by a whole sequence of shots like this
Registration / Serial:CNA-OC
Aircraft Version:Lockheed C-130H Hercules (L-382)
Operator / Titles:Morocco - Air Force
C/n (msn):382-4551
City / Airport:Marrakech - Menara (GMMX / RAK)
Photo Date:29 January 2010
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Registration / Serial:CNA-LH
Aircraft Original Type:Boeing H-47 Chinook (234/347)
Aircraft Generic Type:Boeing H-47 Chinook (234/347)
Aircraft Version:Boeing CH-47C Chinook (219)
Licence-built by:Meridionali
Operator / Titles:Morocco - Air Force
C/n (msn):S-008
City / Airport:Marrakech - Menara (GMMX / RAK)Map
Country:Morocco
Event:AeroExpo 2010
Photo Date:28 January 2010
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID:21711
View count: 66
Another good example of the attractive camouflage schemes worn by Moroccan military aircraft, so much nicer to see than the currently ubiquitous grey or olive drab. Italy supplied Morocco with 12 of these licence-built heavylifters, six in 1979 and six in 1982, of which nine are said now to be in operation with the Rabat-Salé based Escadre Hélicoptère
Registration / Serial:CNA-LH
Aircraft Version:Boeing CH-47C Chinook (219)
Operator / Titles:Morocco - Air Force
C/n (msn):S-008
City / Airport:Marrakech - Menara (GMMX / RAK)
Photo Date:28 January 2010
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Registration / Serial:CN-AME
Military Code:ME
Aircraft Original Type:CASA/IPTN CN-235
Aircraft Generic Type:CASA/IPTN CN-235
Aircraft Version:CASA/IPTN CN-235M-100
Operator / Titles:Morocco - Air Force
C/n (msn):C027
City / Airport:Marrakech - Menara (GMMX / RAK)Map
Country:Morocco
Event:AeroExpo 2010
Photo Date:28 January 2010
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID:21164
View count: 58
From Escadre de Transport 3 at Rabat-Salé and opened up to show a palletised medevac module with some impressive-looking life support equipment
Registration / Serial:CN-AME
Aircraft Version:CASA/IPTN CN-235M-100
Operator / Titles:Morocco - Air Force
C/n (msn):C027
City / Airport:Marrakech - Menara (GMMX / RAK)
Photo Date:28 January 2010
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Registration / Serial:02
Military Code:CN-AJB
Aircraft Original Type:Bell 204 / 205
Aircraft Generic Type:Agusta AB-204/205
Aircraft Version:Agusta AB-205A
Operator / Titles:Morocco - Air Force
C/n (msn):4057
City / Airport:Marrakech - Menara (GMMX / RAK)Map
Country:Morocco
Event:AeroExpo 2010
Photo Date:28 January 2010
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID:21163
View count: 81
Part of the Rabat-Salé based helicopter force, this Agusta-Bell is configured for crop and bug spraying, but not used in anti-cannabis cultivation work according to the pilot
Registration / Serial:02
Aircraft Version:Agusta AB-205A
Operator / Titles:Morocco - Air Force
C/n (msn):4057
City / Airport:Marrakech - Menara (GMMX / RAK)
Photo Date:28 January 2010
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Registration / Serial:CN-AIY
Aircraft Original Type:Aerospatiale AS-355 Ecureuil 2
Aircraft Generic Type:Aerospatiale AS-355/555 Ecureuil 2/TwinStar/Fennec
Aircraft Version:Aerospatiale AS-355F-1 Ecureuil 2
Operator / Titles:Morocco - Gendarmerie
C/n (msn):5247
City / Airport:Marrakech - Menara (GMMX / RAK)Map
Country:Morocco
Event:AeroExpo 2010
Photo Date:28 January 2010
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID:20710
View count: 51
The pilot of this helicopter keenly explained about its surveillance capabilities - it has telemetry links to the van behind which is equipped with an electronic suite for real-time monitoring of any crime or security threat
Registration / Serial:CN-AIY
Aircraft Version:Aerospatiale AS-355F-1 Ecureuil 2
Operator / Titles:Morocco - Gendarmerie
C/n (msn):5247
City / Airport:Marrakech - Menara (GMMX / RAK)
Photo Date:28 January 2010
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Registration / Serial:245
Military Code:CN-AET
Aircraft Original Type:Dassault-Dornier Alpha Jet
Aircraft Generic Type:Dassault-Dornier Alpha Jet
Aircraft Version:Dassault-Dornier Alpha Jet H
Operator / Titles:Morocco - Air Force
C/n (msn):245
City / Airport:Marrakech - Menara (GMMX / RAK)Map
Country:Morocco
Event:AeroExpo 2010
Photo Date:28 January 2010
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID:20709
View count: 45
One of 24 Alpha Jets delivered from France in the Eighties which gradually took over from the Fouga Magister fleet, this example is unusual in that it is modified as a rain-maker, named "Al Ghait" accordingly. Weather radar is fitted in the nose with seeding dispensers at the rear
Registration / Serial:245
Aircraft Version:Dassault-Dornier Alpha Jet H
Operator / Titles:Morocco - Air Force
C/n (msn):245
City / Airport:Marrakech - Menara (GMMX / RAK)
Photo Date:28 January 2010
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Registration / Serial:CN-AIN
Aircraft Original Type:Aerospatiale SA-330 Puma
Aircraft Generic Type:Aerospatiale SA-330 Puma
Aircraft Version:Aerospatiale SA-330L Puma
Operator / Titles:Morocco - Gendarmerie
C/n (msn):1500
City / Airport:Marrakech - Menara (GMMX / RAK)Map
Country:Morocco
Event:AeroExpo 2010
Photo Date:28 January 2010
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID:20318
View count: 38
The Gendarmerie Royale (Royal State Security Forces) displayed four machines - this Puma, an Ecureuil, a Trinidad and an Ayers Thrush sprayer. Typical of the friendly and informative crews with each aircraft, here they didn't mind helping to temporarily shift the barriers for a better shot
Registration / Serial:CN-AIN
Aircraft Version:Aerospatiale SA-330L Puma
Operator / Titles:Morocco - Gendarmerie
C/n (msn):1500
City / Airport:Marrakech - Menara (GMMX / RAK)
Photo Date:28 January 2010
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Registration / Serial:91924
Aircraft Original Type:Northrop F-5 Freedom Fighter
Aircraft Generic Type:Northrop F-5 Freedom Fighter/Tiger
Aircraft Version:Northrop F-5E Tiger II
Operator / Titles:Morocco - Air Force
C/n (msn):ME1015
City / Airport:Marrakech - Menara (GMMX / RAK)Map
Country:Morocco
Event:AeroExpo 2010
Photo Date:28 January 2010
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID:19774
View count: 52
Morocco originally had F-5A/B/RF-5s from the US plus some supplied by the Shah of Iran. One was used to attack a RAM 727 carrying the King in a failed coup in 1972; many others were shot down by Polisario guerrillas. 20 of the newer Tiger IIs arrived from 1980 thanks to Saudi aid, with 10 or so from the US later. The survivors have been upgraded adding HUD, MFD/WDNS, RWR, ECM and new air-to-air/air-to-ground weaponry. They are based at Meknes with the Escadre de Chasse "Tigre"
Registration / Serial:91924
Aircraft Version:Northrop F-5E Tiger II
Operator / Titles:Morocco - Air Force
C/n (msn):ME1015
City / Airport:Marrakech - Menara (GMMX / RAK)
Photo Date:28 January 2010
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Registration / Serial:CNA-OG
Aircraft Original Type:Lockheed 82 Hercules
Aircraft Generic Type:Lockheed C-130 Hercules (L-082/182/282/382/100)
Aircraft Version:Lockheed C-130H Hercules (L-382)
Operator / Titles:Morocco - Air Force
C/n (msn):382-4713
City / Airport:Marrakech - Menara (GMMX / RAK)Map
Country:Morocco
Event:AeroExpo 2010
Photo Date:29 January 2010
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID:19421
View count: 47
The Moroccan locust is a particularly virulent pest and the huge swarms periodically cause devastation to crops across the region. Here we have a Hercules demonstrating the spraying technique employed as one of the measures to combat this menace, using a special rig in the cargo bay
Registration / Serial:CNA-OG
Aircraft Version:Lockheed C-130H Hercules (L-382)
Operator / Titles:Morocco - Air Force
C/n (msn):382-4713
City / Airport:Marrakech - Menara (GMMX / RAK)
Photo Date:29 January 2010
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Registration / Serial:CNA-OC
Aircraft Original Type:Lockheed 82 Hercules
Aircraft Generic Type:Lockheed C-130 Hercules (L-082/182/282/382/100)
Aircraft Version:Lockheed C-130H Hercules (L-382)
Operator / Titles:Morocco - Air Force
C/n (msn):382-4551
City / Airport:Marrakech - Menara (GMMX / RAK)Map
Country:Morocco
Event:AeroExpo 2010
Photo Date:28 January 2010
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID:19042
View count: 45
A view of CNA-OC as she pulls away after her MAFFS drop during the short flying show at AeroExpo. Based at Kénitra AB, a former US Navy station on the coast north-east of Casablanca, the Moroccan AF took delivery of a total of 19 C-130Hs from 1974 onwards, ending with two tankers in 1981. The MAFFS (Modular Airborne FireFighting System) units were acquired in 2002
Registration / Serial:CNA-OC
Aircraft Version:Lockheed C-130H Hercules (L-382)
Operator / Titles:Morocco - Air Force
C/n (msn):382-4551
City / Airport:Marrakech - Menara (GMMX / RAK)
Photo Date:28 January 2010
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Registration / Serial:112
Military Code:CN-AHB
Aircraft Original Type:Aerospatiale SA-360/365 Dauphin
Aircraft Generic Type:Eurocopter AS-365/565 Dauphin 2/Panther
Aircraft Version:Eurocopter AS-565MB Panther
Operator / Titles:Morocco - Navy
C/n (msn):6621
City / Airport:Marrakech - Menara (GMMX / RAK)Map
Country:Morocco
Event:AeroExpo 2010
Photo Date:29 January 2010
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID:19041
View count: 54
Displayed at the second Aeroexpo Marrakech in medevac configuration, this rather ungainly-looking helicopter is one of three delivered in 2002 and operated by the Moroccan Navy's 11F on maritime duties from Casablanca's main airport. Equipped to the same standard as French Navy Panthers, they also have radar and forward-looking infra-red pods for surface surveillance. 'Marine Royale' titles are worn on the other side. In the red hats behind are some student airmen
Registration / Serial:112
Aircraft Version:Eurocopter AS-565MB Panther
Operator / Titles:Morocco - Navy
C/n (msn):6621
City / Airport:Marrakech - Menara (GMMX / RAK)
Photo Date:29 January 2010
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Registration / Serial:CN-ASE
Other Marks:31
Aircraft Original Type:Aerospatiale SA-330 Puma
Aircraft Generic Type:Aerospatiale SA-330 Puma
Aircraft Version:Aerospatiale SA-330L Puma
Operator / Titles:Morocco - Air Force
C/n (msn):1483
City / Airport:Marrakech - Menara (GMMX / RAK)Map
Country:Morocco
Event:AeroExpo 2010
Photo Date:29 January 2010
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID:2330
View count: 58
From the Escadre Hélico at Rabat-Salé and displayed in the medevac role. Of an original fleet numbering 34, 25 are said to be undergoing upgrade in Romania, which builds its own licenced version of the Puma (the IAR 330)
Registration / Serial:CN-ASE
Aircraft Version:Aerospatiale SA-330L Puma
Operator / Titles:Morocco - Air Force
C/n (msn):1483
City / Airport:Marrakech - Menara (GMMX / RAK)
Photo Date:29 January 2010
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Registration / Serial:CNA-OS
Aircraft Original Type:Lockheed 82 Hercules
Aircraft Generic Type:Lockheed C-130 Hercules (L-082/182/282/382/100)
Aircraft Version:Lockheed KC-130H Hercules (L-382)
Operator / Titles:Morocco - Air Force
C/n (msn):382-4909
City / Airport:Marrakech - Menara (GMMX / RAK)Map
Country:Morocco
Event:AeroExpo 2010
Photo Date:29 January 2010
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID:1795
View count: 54
Not too many places you can get to see a sight like this. One of the two Moroccan tanker Hercules hooked up to a pair of F-5F two-seaters (91942 & 91943) from Meknes
Registration / Serial:CNA-OS
Aircraft Version:Lockheed KC-130H Hercules (L-382)
Operator / Titles:Morocco - Air Force
C/n (msn):382-4909
City / Airport:Marrakech - Menara (GMMX / RAK)
Photo Date:29 January 2010
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Registration / Serial:93-0535
Serial Painted:AF93-535
Aircraft Original Type:General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon
Aircraft Generic Type:Lockheed F-16 Fighting Falcon
Aircraft Version:Lockheed F-16CM Fighting Falcon
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):CC-170
City / Airport:Marrakech - Menara (GMMX / RAK)Map
Country:Morocco
Event:AeroExpo 2010
Photo Date:27 January 2010
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID:1793
View count: 60
One of two 157th FS F-16s at Aeroexpo. As the only wing in the USAF currently flying the Block 52 F-16, the 169th FW (McEntire ANGB, SC) was specially invited in view of the commonality to the 24 of this HTS-equipped variant now on order for Morocco. The flying demonstration will certainly have impressed the many African military dignitaries present
Registration / Serial:93-0535
Serial Painted:AF93-535
Aircraft Version:Lockheed F-16CM Fighting Falcon
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):CC-170
City / Airport:Marrakech - Menara (GMMX / RAK)
Photo Date:27 January 2010
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact