|The Sultan of Oman's Air Force had a
variety of aircraft available, more of the same on order
and were contemplating ordering further aircraft. The
Dakotas were no longer used.
These figures were for the 2nd May 1972
|Source : Public Record Office DEFE 13/779|
|The two types of RAF aircraft most often seen at RAF Salalah were the Lockheed C-130 Hercules and the Hawker Siddley Andover. An Argosy was also sometimes seen.|
Currently SOAF have a number of F-16 fighters and in December 2011 ordered a further 18 rather than the BAE Typhoon to replace its SEPECAT Jaguars. Perhaps UACVs based on futuristic BAE "Taranis" technology rather than something designed in 1976 might have suited their purpose ?
However I must confess that I still have confidence in penicillin and that goes back to 1928 ! - The penicillin not me....