The combat element is spearheaded by the F-7II Airguard fighters from 5 Squadron based at Gweru airbase.
Advanced jet training but also for close air support missions, the Air Force of Zimbabwe operates the K-8Z in 2 Squadron from Gwelu airbase.
The Air Force of Zimbabwe operates three version of the SF-260 (M, TP and W) in 6 Squadron.
The combat element of the Air Force of Zimbabwe is strengthened with 6 Mi-35P Hind gunships of 7 Squadron, based at Manyame airbase.
John Reid Rowland
For troop transport and assault missions eight AB412SP helicopters are flying in 9 Squadron from Manyame airbase.
Nine C212-200s are the backbone of 3 Squadron at Manyame airbase.