Sunday, April 22, 2018

Publication in April 2018

This month, The Aviation Historian magazine published my story about the too short carreer of the Sepecat Jaguar within the Nigerian Air Force. In Air Forces Monthly, I started a new series of articles - in parallel of my regularly Flashpoints - investigating sub-Saharan Africa’s ‘small air forces’, defined as those with 30 or fewer airframes – and which don’t currently find themselves involved in combat operations. The first part concerns Benin, Ghana, Togo air forces.


  1. Hi, just a remark on "Niger's desert warriors" publication for AFM. It mentions MD.312 as in service with Niger. As far as I know it was not the case. Flamant was in service with Cameroon and Madagascar, as well as within EOM 82 "Niger", but not with the "Escadrille nationale du Niger"

    1. Thanks for your comment. According to my information, MD.312 Flamant serial 167 was in service with Niger. This aircraft was a former Armée de l'Air (French Air Force) aircraft donated by France after the independance as the MH.1521M Broussards and the C-47s. But, this data may be wrong ... so if you have more information, don't hesitate to contact me ;-)