Air Enthusiast 2003-03
L.Andersson - Turbulent origins
The Afghan Government purchased two DH.9s and two Avro 504Ks from the M C Aviation Syndicate in India in 1924.
In June 1928 two Junkers F.13s and a single three-engined G.24 were delivered from Germany in Afghanistan.
The Junkers G.24 that was presented to King Amanullah by the German Government.
In addition to the black Afghan national flag with coat of arms the G.24 carried the king's red flag with his personal emblem. The coat of arms was used a national insignia during the period 1924-1928.
Soviet airline company Dobrolet sent Junkers F.13 R-RDAZ 'Pishchevik' to inaugurate the Tashkent-Kabul route in January 1928.
In June 1928 two Junkers F.13s and a single three-engined G.24 were delivered from Germany in Afghanistan.
The Shuttleworth Collection's Hind flew initially with Afghan colours (here in 1983). It later adopted RAF markings.
K5554 was one of the 20 second-hand Hawker Hinds that were acquired in 1939.
In 1928 Capitaine Weiser and mechanic Clement delivered a Potez 25 to Afghanistan. Left to right: Air Force Commandant Ihsan Kahn, Weiser, Gaire and Clement.
One of the 12 Avro Anson 18s acquired by the Royal Afghan Air Force in 1948. The serial number seems to be combination of the civil registration prefix and a military number.
The delivery of a pair of Junkers W 33s was stopped before the aircraft reached Afghanistan. One of them is seen here prior to the delivery flight. It has the black Afghan national flag on the wings.