Imperial Nahlayian Air Force

Imperial Nahlayian Air Force
Flag of Nahlaya
Active1932 – 1976
CountryNahlaya
TypeAir force
HeadquartersRajha

The Imperial Nahlayian Air Force (INAF) is the aerial warfare service branch of the Imperial Nahlayian Armed Forces.

History

The Imperial Nahlayian Air Force was established on in 1932 as a branch of the Imperial Nahlayian Armed Forces and was established by the Emir of Nahlaya, in 1932. It became operational with its first fully trained pilots on February 25, 1934. Nahlaya's first attempt to procure aircraft from the Arthurista in the 1930s and the countries aircraft inventory consisted nearly entirely of Arthuristan aircraft for the majority of its life.

Aircraft inventory (1932–1976)

Inventory 1920–1979

Aircraft Image Origin Role Version Quantity Note
Fighters
Greenwich Tigress 300px  Arthurista Fighter/Light attack Greenwich Tigress F.1 66 Total 66, Nahlian built licensed copy of Greenwich Tigress fighters.
NAI Namur F.1 300px  Arthurista Fighter/Light attack NAI Namur F.1
NAI Namur R.2
92
16
Total 108, Nahlian built licensed copy of Greenwich Tigress fighters.
NAI Asada F.1/F.2 380px  Arthurista Fighter NAI Asada F.1
NAI Asada F.2
NAI Asada FG.3
NAI Asada SR.4
31
92
86
18
Total 225, Nahlian built Licensed and improved copy of Greenwich Super Tigress fighters.
NAI Saeiqa F.1/FGR.5 380px  Nahlia Interceptor aircraft/Fighter NAI Saeiqa F.1
NAI Saeiqa FGR.5
20
42
Total of at least 56 in service, rest in reserve or destroyed during the war.
Ground Attack Aircraft
NAI Namur GR.2 300px  Arthurista Light attack NAI Namur FG.2 36 Total 36, Nahlian built licensed copy of Greenwich Tigress fighters.
NAI Saeiqa FG.2/FGR.3 380px  Nahlia Strike Fighter/Fighter-bomber NAI Saeiqa FG.2
NAI Saeiqa FGR.3
18
32
Total 50 in service.
Transport Aircraft
Short Belfast C.1 500px  Arthurista Tactical Transport Short Belfast C.1 12 Total 12 in service.
Special Aircraft
Glaucus CR.2 500px  Arthurista VIP Transport Glaucus CR.2 2 Total 2 in service.
Aigios Seiren EAW.2 350px  Arthurista Airborne early warning and control Seiren EAW.2 12 Total 12 in service.
Glaucus MRA.4 500px  Arthurista Maritime patrol and attack Glaucus MRA.4 12 Total 12 in service.
Short Belfast KC.1 500px  Arthurista Aerial Refueling Short Belfast KC.1 5 Total of 5 in service.
NAI Saeiqa T.1/2 380px  Nahlia Trainer/Light attack NAI Saeiqa T.1
NAI Saeiqa T.2
16
24
Two-seat version of the NAI Saeiqa used for training, specialised missions and type conversion, weapons and tactical training and can be used for light attack.
Kosman S-72 250px Template:Country data Nekor Trainer/Light attack S-72
S-72V
8
4
Two-seat version advanced trainer for fighter squadrons used for training, specialised missions and type conversion, weapons and tactical training and can be used for light attack.
NAI Saeiqa SR.4 380px  Nahlia Reconnaissance NAI Saeiqa SR.4 8 High-performance reconnaissance version of the NAI Saeiqa based on the FGR.3 with HIAC-1 LOROP camera.
Helicopters
Westfields Cheetah AHC.1 300px  Arthurista attack helicopter Cheetah AHC.1 24 Total 24 in service.
Westland Sea King 380px  Arthurista Medium-lift transport and utility helicopter Sea King HAS.2
Sea King HC.4
Sea King AEW.2
36
48
24
Total 108 in service.