Those are TNI Scorpions.The PA have Scorpion tanks and there are plans to upgrade them...
Hey, how many Hueys are in active use? I get varying numbers with some as high as 60, 80, or 100+. That would be a pretty significant fleet!
50+ huh? That's a pretty solid fleet, considering that many militaries of comparable size to the PAF are lucky to have more than 30 helicopters in total!
They are trying to keep a fleet of about 100 airframes with about 75% readiness. Then again it has the capability for depot level maintainance in house for those birds, so the challenge really is looking for airworthy airframes. Aside from the Us they are sourcing it from a Singaporean firm.
Hello this was suppose to be the my first reply in this forum. First can I ask, can I also use tagalog language here since this thread is for the Philippine Armed Forces, Philippine people also. Can I?
Second question: I thought the camouflage of the Phil Army Scout Rangers were all black with a musang patch in the shoulder right? because some vids on youtube show Phil Army Scout Rangers in field wearing camouflage worn by the regular army soldiers. Just need some clarifications thanks. appreciate your replies.
Another S-211 jet trainer of the PAF has gone down this time near the coast of Bataan claiming the lives of both pilots who were unable to eject for some reason...
RIP to the 2 pilots...
Body of missing pilot in Bataan plane crash found
04/29/2011 | 09:22 AM
Army troops have finally recovered the body of the missing Philippine Air Force (PAF) pilot killed in a plane crash on April 28, a military official said.
In an interview on dzBB radio on Friday, Air Force spokesperson Lt. Col. Miguel Okol confirmed the military has recovered the body of the plane's missing co-pilot identified as Capt. Raymond de Leon.
Okol said the body was recovered underwater around 7 a.m. Friday.
On April 28, an S-211 plane of the PAF crashed in Banawang village near the Stela Mariz Beach Resort in Bataan, moments after it took off from Clark Air Base around 3:15 p.m. Thursday.
The S-211 trainer jet is an old aircraft of the PAF, being with the air force since 1991, Okol said.
According to him, the PAF still has six other S-211 units but these are grounded while an investigation on the plane crash is ongoing.
"As of this time, we're not going to let those aircraft fly until we find out substantial information on what really happened," Okol said.
In an earlier text message to media on Friday, Okol said the PAF condoles with the families of Capt. De Leon, combat-ready pilot; and Maj. Ephraim M. Suyom, a PAF instructor pilot, who was earlier reported killed in the incident. — Emmanuel Louis Bacani/LBG/RSJ, GMA News
This just came up in my mind recently. I think the government should also issue combat gloves, balaclava and shades (not sunglasses, i mean those tactical shades with transparent lens)
I bet those would also help soldiers even a little when operating in the field and it could also give a more cool, more soldier-look to a military personnel. Gloves could protect the hands from unexpected insect bites (some might even be poisonous or itchy) balaclava hides the face of the the soldier for a more stealthy look and the shades could block dirts or whatever that might possibly enter the eye? but that's just for me. just giving my own opinion.
R.I.P to the two pilots.