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บล.     BL.9     GAF N-22B Missionmaster 
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History

1981 the RTAF ordered 20 GAF N-22B Nomad as replacement for the outdated C-47 Dakota. The Nomas or Missionmasters where designated as BL.9 transportplane No. 9  some few armed with a 20mm cannon   characterized  BJL. 9 thus attack-transportplane No. 9 . 1982 20 GAF from Australia were supplied and taken over by the 605 Sqn. and 461 Sqn.. In 1987 two further planes whre acquired. Until today the Nomad where operated by the 461 Sqn.

This very day becomes the of the  . Apart from the task as transportplane the Nomad's is used as rainmaker.

Geschichte

1981 bestellte die RTAF 20 GAF N-22B Nomad als Ersatz für die veralteten C-47 Dakota. Die Nomas oder Missionmaster wurden als BL.9 Transportmaschine Nr. 9 bezeichnet einige wenige mit einer 20mm Kanone bewaffnete Maschinen wurden als BJL. 9 also Angriffstransportmaschine Nr. 9 gekennzeichnet. 

1982 wurden 20 GAF aus Australien geliefert und von der 605 Sqn. und 461 Sqn. übernommen. 1987 wurden zwei weitere Maschinen erworben. Noch heute werden die Nomad von der 461 Sqn. betrieben. Neben der Aufgabe als Transportmaschinen werden die Nomad's auch für das Regen machen eingesetzt. 

605 Sqn. 6th Wing

Three Nomad's were operated from 1982 to approx. 1985 from the 605 Sqn.at Don Muang.

605 Staffel 6. Geschwader

Von 1982 bis ca. 1985 wurden drei Nomad's von der 605 Sqn. in Don Muang betrieben. 

461 Sqn. 46th Wing

The 461 is today the only operator of the BL.9. The Sqn is resident in Pitsanuloke and uses the Nomad as transporter and for the rainmaking missions.

461 Staffel 46. Geschwader

Die 461 ist heute der einzige Betreiber der BL.9. Die Staffel ist in Pitsanuloke beheimatet und verwendet die Nomad als Transporter und zum Regen machen. 

 
  605 Sqn. 6th Wing

461 Sqn. 46th Wing

461 Sqn. 46th Wing

 
 

461 Sqn. 46th Wing

461 Sqn. 46th Wing

461 Sqn. 46th Wing

     
  605 Sqn. 6th Wing    
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Pictures

Bilder

Flightline in Phitsanuloke. (Photo collection of Phakphum Tangkijjarak) (Photo collection of Phakphum Tangkijjarak) N-22B BL9-21/30 #46116 (Photo collection of Phakphum Tangkijjarak) (Photo collection of Phakphum Tangkijjarak) (Photo collection of Phakphum Tangkijjarak)
Nomad with Rainmaking equipment. (Photo collection of Phakphum Tangkijjarak) Nomad with Rainmaking equipment. (Photo collection of Phakphum Tangkijjarak) (Photo collection of Phakphum Tangkijjarak) Flightline in Phitsanuloke. (Photo collection of Phakphum Tangkijjarak) N-22B BL9-17/26 #60506 was used by the 605 Sqn 6th Wing at  RTAFB Don Muang. (Photo collection of Phakphum Tangkijjarak)
Nomad with Rainmaking equipment. (Photo collection of Phakphum Tangkijjarak) (Photo collection of Phakphum Tangkijjarak) N-22B BL9-9/26 #46113 (Photo collection of Phakphum Tangkijjarak) Flightline in Phitsanuloke. (Photo collection of Phakphum Tangkijjarak) N-22B BL9-19/27 #46135 (Photo collection of Phakphum Tangkijjarak)
N-22B BL9-19/27 #46135 (Photo collection of Phakphum Tangkijjarak) N-22B BL9-19/27 #46135 (Photo collection of Phakphum Tangkijjarak) N-22B BL9-19/27 #46135(Photo collection of Phakphum Tangkijjarak)  N-22B BL9-19/27 #46135 (Photo collection of Phakphum Tangkijjarak) N-22B BL9-19/27 #46135 (Photo collection of Phakphum Tangkijjarak)
N-22B BL9-9/26 #46113 (Photo collection of Phakphum Tangkijjarak) N-22B BL9-9/26 #46113 (Photo collection of Phakphum Tangkijjarak) N-22B BL9-9/26 #46113 (Photo collection of Phakphum Tangkijjarak) Nomad with Rainmaking equipment. (Photo collection of Phakphum Tangkijjarak) (Photo collection of Phakphum Tangkijjarak)
Nomad with Rainmaking equipment ant Titles on the Fuselage. (Photo collection of Phakphum Tangkijjarak) N-22B BL9-21/30 #46116 (Photo collection of Phakphum Tangkijjarak) N-22B BL9-14/26 #46134 (Photo courtesy of collection Phakphum Tangkijjarak) N-22B BL9-14/26 #46134 (Photo courtesy of collection Phakphum Tangkijjarak) BL9-17/26 #46115 ex 605 Sqn now 461 Sqn at Phitsanuloke
Nomad with Rainmaking equipment in use. (Photo collection of Phakphum Tangkijjarak) N-22B BL9-14/26 #46134 (Photo courtesy of collection Phakphum Tangkijjarak) N-22B BL9-14/26 #46134 (Photo courtesy of collection Phakphum Tangkijjarak) N-22B BL9-14/26 #46134 (Photo courtesy of collection Phakphum Tangkijjarak) N22B BL9-22/30 #46126 (Photo courtesy of collection Phakphum Tangkijjarak)
An N-22B from the Royal Rainmaking flight of the 461 Sqn. (Photo courtesy of Top Gun magazine via Vidya Tapasanan)  (Photo collection of Phakphum Tangkijjarak)  (Photo collection of Phakphum Tangkijjarak)  (Photo collection of Phakphum Tangkijjarak)  (Photo collection of Phakphum Tangkijjarak)
N22B BL9-12/26 #46124 (Photo courtesy of collection Phakphum Tangkijjarak)  N22B BL9-12/26 #46124 (Photo courtesy of collection Phakphum Tangkijjarak)  N22B BL9-7/25 #46141 (Photo courtesy of collection Peter Weinert) (Photo collection of Phakphum Tangkijjarak) N-22B BL9-21/30 #46116 (Photo collection of Phakphum Tangkijjarak)
N-22B BL9-2/25 #46112 (Photo collection of Phakphum Tangkijjarak) N-22B (Photo collection of Phakphum Tangkijjarak) N-22B (Photo collection of Phakphum Tangkijjarak) GAF N-22B Nomad (Photo courtesy of  Royal Thai Air Force Museum via Sakpinit Promthep). (Photo collection of Phakphum Tangkijjarak)
       
 (Photo collection of Phakphum Tangkijjarak)        
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Serial, GAF N-22A Missionmaster
Typ Thai Serial s/n Buzz Sqn / Wing Base Delivered Withdrawn Remarks
N-22B BL9-1/25 109 46111 461 Sqn. 46 Wing RTAFB Pitsanuloke 1982 present ..
N-22B BL9-2/25 114 46112 461 Sqn. 46 Wing RTAFB Pitsanuloke 4.1982 present ..
N-22B BL9-3/25 133 46121 461 Sqn. 46 Wing RTAFB Pitsanuloke 7.1982 4.2003 ..
N-22B BL9-4/25 134 46122 461 Sqn. 46 Wing RTAFB Pitsanuloke 9.1982 present ..
N-22B BL9-5/25 137 46131 461 Sqn. 46 Wing RTAFB Pitsanuloke 9.1982 present ..
N-22B BL9-6/25 138 46132 461 Sqn. 46 Wing RTAFB Pitsanuloke 10.1982 2003 ..
N-22B BL9-7/25 141 46141 461 Sqn. 46 Wing RTAFB Pitsanuloke 11.1982 present ..
N-22B BL9-8/26 144 46142 461 Sqn. 46 Wing RTAFB Pitsanuloke 4.1983 present ..
N-22B BL9-9/26 145 46113 461 Sqn. 46 Wing RTAFB Pitsanuloke 4.1983 present ..
N-22B BL9-10/26 146 46114 461 Sqn. 46 Wing RTAFB Pitsanuloke 4.1983 present Ex. # 60508
N-22B BL9-11/26 147 46123 461 Sqn. 46 Wing RTAFB Pitsanuloke 9.1983 present ..
N-22B BL9-12/26 148 46124 461 Sqn. 46 Wing RTAFB Pitsanuloke 9.1983 present ..
N-22B BL9-13/26 149 46133 461 Sqn. 46 Wing RTAFB Pitsanuloke 9.1983 present ..
N-22B BL9-14/26 150 46134 461 Sqn. 46 Wing RTAFB Pitsanuloke 10.1983 present ..
N-22B BL9-15/26 151 46143 461 Sqn. 46 Wing RTAFB Pitsanuloke 10.1983 present ..
N-22B BL9-16/26 153 46144 461 Sqn. 46 Wing RTAFB Pitsanuloke 10.1983 present ..
N-22B BL9-17/26 155 46115 461 Sqn. 46 Wing RTAFB Pitsanuloke 11.1983 present Ex. # 60506
N-22B BL9-18/26 157 46125 461 Sqn. 46 Wing RTAFB Pitsanuloke 11.1983 present Ex. # 60507
N-22B BL9-19/27 156 46135 461 Sqn. 46 Wing RTAFB Pitsanuloke 2.1984 present ..
N-22B BL9-20/27 158 46145 461 Sqn. 46 Wing RTAFB Pitsanuloke 2.1984 present ..
N-22B BL9-21/30 152 46116 461 Sqn. 46 Wing RTAFB Pitsanuloke 4.1987 present ..
N-22B BL9-22/30 154 46126 461 Sqn. 46 Wing RTAFB Pitsanuloke 4.1987 present ...
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Specifications

GAF N-22A

Wingspan

Spannweite

16.52 m

Length

Länge

12.56 m

Height

Höhe

5.52 m

Wing area

Flügelfläche

31.28m²

Engine

Motor

2× Allison 250-B17B turboprop engines, 400 shp each

Maximum speed

Höchstgeschwindigkeit

311 km/h

Empty weight

Leergewicht

2,150 kg

Loaded weight

Startgewicht

3,855 kg

Climb Rate

Steigrate

7.4 m/s

Service ceiling

Gipfelhöhe

6,400 m

Range

Reichweite

1,074 km

Armament

Bewaffnung

none
Capacity Zuladung 1 Pilot
13 passengers
                   

- Last update 22. January 2013

Written 20. May 2006

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