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American aid: RC-208 aircraft in Africa

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Cameroon's air force received two new Cessna RC-208 turboprop reconnaissance aircraft from the United States as a matter of military assistance. bmpd with reference to the Voice of America.


American aid: RC-208 aircraft in Africa
Two received from the United States in order to help light reconnaissance aircraft Cessna RC-208 Air Force Cameroon. Yaounde, 11.05.2018.

Machines are made on the basis of the famous commercial aircraft Cessna 208B Grand Caravan EX and transferred to the Cameroonian government in order of military assistance.

According to the radio station, the aircraft will be involved in operations against the Islamist group "Boko Haram" both on its territory and in Nigeria.



This military aid cost the Pentagon $ 24 million. The order was fulfilled by an American company Textron Aircraft.

Last December, two RC-208 aircraft arrived in Chad. As part of the country's Air Force, they were introduced in May 2018-th.

Two received from the United States in order to help light reconnaissance aircraft Cessna RC-208 Air Force Chad. N'Djamena, 18.01.2018 .

Publication note: “Currently, the RC-208 planes delivered by American aid are operated in Afghanistan, Iraq, Jordan, Colombia, Cameroon, Chad, Niger, Kenya, Mauritania, the Philippines (also delivered by the former Yemeni Air Force). Сеssna 208 is considered a very successful platform for reconnaissance and surveillance. The duration of the flight in the reconnaissance version is up to six to seven hours. ”
Photos used:
ME Kindzeka / VOA, USAF
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  1. Abram
    Abram 14 May 2018 13: 02
    +1
    Good airplane. Rust "bombed" Moscow in 1987 smile
    1. Topotun
      Topotun 14 May 2018 13: 07
      +1
      Yeah, it’s only sewn from the rifle to take off ..... Will they work at heights of 5-6 km ....
      1. Thunderbolt
        Thunderbolt 14 May 2018 13: 11
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        Quote: Topotun
        Yeah, it’s only sewn from the rifle to take off ..... Is it going to work at heights of 5-6 km ...

        He’s also a scout, not a stormtrooper. If a Bokoharamovets wants to flash it from a gunner, he will find himself by facilitating the work of a scout. Yes, and under his belly he has a station for working not from a small height.
        1. Topotun
          Topotun 14 May 2018 13: 13
          +1
          Well, yes, in the jungle to hell with 5-6 km see ....
      2. tchoni
        tchoni 14 May 2018 14: 28
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        Quote: Topotun
        Yeah, it’s only sewn from the rifle to take off ..... Will they work at heights of 5-6 km ....

        You will first get at least a distance of one kilometer for a target moving at a speed of 200 km per hour. The task is by no means trivial
        1. Topotun
          Topotun 14 May 2018 14: 44
          +1
          Well for MANPADS this is not a distance at all. And terrorists have something more and more. And the target at a speed of 200 km / h is not at all the same as the target at a speed of 650 km / h. You can get in principle. Especially when working with two to three DShKs (I’m not talking about ZSU-23-2) ...
    2. Chertt
      Chertt 14 May 2018 13: 34
      +1
      Quote: Abram
      Rust "bombed" Moscow in 1987

      Rust had a single "subcompact". A RC-208 is a serious (for Africa) platform
  2. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 14 May 2018 13: 07
    0
    Is the cabin armored? Or "Boka Haram" do not know how to shoot?
  3. Runx135
    Runx135 15 May 2018 18: 54
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    Had experience in building ILO-76 at TAPOiCh, IL-114 having a budget exceeding 20 million green would have built three such aircraft in Cameroon, or even four if not to hover, if anyone has access to Cameroonians, let them know. wink
  4. Tomato
    Tomato 15 May 2018 19: 36
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    To combat partisans, in recent years, turboprop aircraft have gained great popularity. The same Super Tucano. In service with over a dozen countries, and even the United States.