Siam-Thailand Lineups For Japanese Tech Tree

The F-5s got drop tanks :D

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I just found out that Thailand operated the Fokker F-27 Maritime Enforcer, however another source lists it as a Fokker F-27 Dolphin as its name instead. Not sure which is its true designation in Thai service.

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Royal Thai Navy Fokker F-27 Maritime Enforcer with its 6 hard points

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Royal Thai Navy Fokker F-27 Maritime Enforcer with an ATM-84 Harpoon Missile


Royal Thai Navy Fokker F-27 Maritime Enforcer being fitted with torpedoes for practice launch

Fokker F-27 Maritime Enforcer Promotional Material:

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Nevertheless it seems like a good counterpart if JSDF Maritime Patrol Aircraft are going to be added such as the Kawasaki P-2J.

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From what I can gather though, it seems like its only the Thais that actually employed the armed maritime patrol version, all of the others seem to only have employed the unarmed version. All photos and videos (even the Fokker promotional video) showcasing the F-27 in its armed variant comes from Thailand. Still others do retain the hardpoints so not sure about that.

EDIT: Now looking for it, it might even be that its just Thailand that even had the hardpoints, no concrete source though.

EDIT: Yep Im pretty sure its only Thailand that had this variant actually. What all of the others had was the F-27 Maritime which is just a basic patrol aircraft. What the Thais had is the F-27 Maritime ENFORCER which was an iteration of the Maritime but fitted with weapons pylons and its only Thailand that operated the type.

Moreover, there was an improved version of the Maritime Enforcer in service with Singapore named the Fokker F-50 Maritime Enforcer Mk.2. Its basically an F-27 but with more electronics equipment and bulges.

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RSAF Fokker F-50 Maritime Enforcer Mk.2

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It’s seem like all T-84 from Thailand use the same Catherine Sight from Thales so maybe the same FCS/Sight for Gunner’s config on T-72B3.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhGVjhN63BY

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Its the same thermals for the T-90M currently used by the Russians right? I mean theyre a copy of it

Technically the same for the very first batch T-90M

AMRAAM Under Thai Service

To commemorate the arrival of FOX 3 in War Thunder, I would like to talk a little bit about FOX 3 missiles under the Royal Air Force service. According to a data from thaiarmedforce.com, as of 2019, the Royal Thai Airforce utilized 2 main types of AMRAAM which are AIM-120C-5 and AIM-120C-7


Royal Thai Air Force’s Lockheed Martin F-16A ADF 102nd Squadron, Wing 1 Korat with AIM-120C-5 AMRAAM (Image from aagth1.blogspot.com)

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Royal Thai Air Force’s Saab Gripen D 701st Squadron, Wing 7 Surat Thani with AIM-120C-7 AMRAAM (Image from aagth1.blogspot.com)

Besides the AIM series, Thailand also utilizes Rafael DERBY and Python-5, both of which can be launched from the newly upgraded F-5TH platform.

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Is Lizard 3 some kind of AGM?

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From my understanding, Lizard 3 is the Laser-guided ammunition/bomb developed by Elbit system. For more information, I would recommend you to the Elbit system website for the Lizard family Lizard | Elbit Systems.


Image of the Royal Thai Airforce F-16AM/BM equipped with AIM-120C AMRAAM and Diehl IRIS-T air to air missiles, Elbit LIZARD 3 laser guided bombs and Sniper ATP targeting pod from aagth1.blogspot.com

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Bro where are you now? You came as quickly as you left, how the hell did you find these vehicles

Has there ever been confirmed reports of the Thai VT-4s actually getting the APS addon upgrade?

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Man, I wish VT-4 was likely…
But probably not gonna come to a Thai subtree, due to backlash from a certain greedy red dragon’s underlings…

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it mostly from old thai magazine from the 80s called battlefield weekly, all warfare that i collect…

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New skin for F-5E FCU is up! This time, it’s from 211 SQD 21st Wing!


If you are a fan of F-5 in general or Thai aviation, don’t forget to get it via the Seek & Destroy Trophy! Or you can purchase it from Gaijin market!


Photo of the “21119” from T A P G Fanpage

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Emblem of 21st Wing

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Royal Thai Airforce has arrived at PITCH BLACK 2024


Beside PITCH BLACK, Royal Thai Airforce also participates in many Joint Exercises. In the year 2024 alone, Thai Airforce plans to participate in up to 10 events!

Cool infographics from Royal Thai Airforce Facebook page! Don’t forget to Like (And Subscribe, lol) the page if you are a fan of Thai warplanes and Thai Air Force!


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Did you know? Thai F-5E can carry and launch AIM-9M?

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In the document “30 Years of RTAF R&D”, there are various interesting research and development projects, one of which is the report of the research in arming F-5E with AIM-9M.

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In the document, it is stated that, while the experiment resulted in the successful launch and utilization of AIM-9M from F-5E platform, due to the platform’s limitation, AIM-9M wasn’t able to be used up to it maximum potential.

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Apart from the F-5E fighter aircraft and AIM-9M missiles, another important development is the upgrade of the Alpha Jet (B.J.7 ot Type 7 attack aircraft.) The upgrades include:

  • Installation of CHAFF AND FLARE systems
  • Installation of Air to Air Missile AIM-9P-3
  • Installation of SUU-20 / SUU-5003 Pod

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Project for Installing CHAFF AND FLARE Systems on B.J.7 (Alpha Jet)

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Installation of AIM-9P-3 Guided Missiles on B.J.7 (Alpha Jet)

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Installation of SUU-20 / SUU-5003 on B.J.7 (Alpha Jet)

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