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Laos People's Liberation Army Air Force history
Laos People's Liberation Army Air Force history
Mi-8T RDPL-34040 at Vientiane in February 1991.
Photo: collection Dick Lohuis
Vientiane/Wattay (VLVT)
Rwy: 13/31
Pos: 17°59'18"N 102°33'48"E
Elev: 564 ft
Regiment Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
Training Regiment

1976 - ?
T-41B
O-1
U-17
disbanded
Transport Regiment

1976 - present
C-47
C-54
C-123K
An-2 (77-?)
An-24RV (77-04)
An-26 (78-02)
Y-7-100C (94-?)
An-32
MA60
MA600 (13->)
VIP Flight

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Yak-40 (78-04)
Mi-8P
An-74TK-100 (98-09)
Mi-172
EC-155B-1 (11Mar15-?)
703 Regiment

1976 - present
UH-34D (->-82?)
S-58T
Mi-8T (77-?)
Mi-8MTV
Mi-6A (85-02?)
Ka-32T (Jan94->)
Mi-26T
Mi-17-1V (99->)
Z-9 (July09->)
Mi-17V-5
Training Regiment

2004 - present
Il-103 (7July04->)
LE500 (Oct15->)

Yak-40 974 was re-serialed to RDPL-34001. It was damaged beyond repair in an accident near Long Tieng, Xiangkhouangon on 25 May 1998.
Photo: unknown
An 24RV RDPL 34006 at Vientiane in April 1994.
Photo: collection Dick Lohuis
An-2 RDPL-34122 & RDPL-34123 at Vientiane in 1996.
Photo: Hans Jakobsson
An-74TK-100 RDPL.34018 visiting Luang Prabang in November 1998.
Photo: collection Dick Lohuis
Y-7-100C RDPL-34128, here at Luang Prabang on 5 April 2004, is one of two which have been in use with the LPLAAF.
Photo: Anthony Jackson
Mi-26T RDPL-34069 rotting away at the Vientiane tarmac after been taken out of service in 1996.
Photo: 16 November 2008, Houmphet Manisouk
Xiengkhouang/Plaine des Jarres (VLXK)
Rwy: 07/25
Pos: 19°26'41"N 103°09'09"E
Elev: 3609
Regiment Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
Fighter Regiment

1976 - present
T-28D (->77)
MiG-21PFM (Sep77-?)
MiG-21US ? (77-?)
MiG-21bis
Yak-130 (20Dec18->)
703 Regiment det.

? - present
Mi-8T
Mi-17-1V
Mi-17V-5

Eight MiG-21s seen stored at Xiengkhouang in 2015.
Photo: unknown
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