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Republic of Indonesia Air Force

Republic of Indonesia Air Force

Point of Contact - Squadron Duty Officer (SDO)

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In 1980 Indonesia purchased from Israel,
with Singapore serving as "broker",
14 surplus A-4E Skyhawks:
  • 149978 = TT-0401
  • 149979 = TT-0402
  • 149986 = TT-0403
  • 149987 = TT-0404
  • 149998 = TT-0405
  • 150010 = TT-0406
  • 150025 = TT-0407
  • 150042 = TT-0408
  • unknown = TT-0409
  • 150120 = TT-0410
  • 150125 = TT-0411
  • 152007 = TT-0412
  • 152017 = TT-0413
  • 152089 = TT-0414
2 - TA-4H Skyhawks:
  • 157429 Constuct NO. 14078 in 1969 for IDF AF
  • 157430 Constuct NO. 14079 in 1969 for IDF AF
The aircraft became operational in Number 11 Squadron
(SkU-11) at Hasanuddin Air Base near Ujung Pandang.

In 1981 A-4E 152013, TT-0417, was transferred from Israel as an attrition replacement for TT-0407.
In 1982, an additional 16 surplus A-4E Skyhawks were purchased from Israel
  • 149664 = TT-0431
  • 150003 = TT-0432
  • 150015 = TT-0433
  • 150087 = TT-0434
  • 150027 = TT-0435
  • 151028 = TT-0436
  • 151072 = TT-0437
  • 151079 = TT-0438
  • 151098 = TT-0439
  • 151110 = TT-0440
  • 151189 = TT-0441
  • 151989 = TT-0442
  • unknown = TT-0443
  • 152062 = TT-0444
  • 152064 = TT-0445
  • unknown = TT-0446
After refurbishment at Indonesian expense, these Skyhawks became operational, beginning in 1985, assigned to number 12 Squadron (SkU12) at Pekanbaru Air Base, Riau Province.

1999 - two surplus TA-4J purchased from the U.S.:
  • TA-4J BuNo 154315 (AMARC 3A0708) = TL-0418
  • TA-4J BuNo 158454 (AMARC 3A0754) = TL-0419
Webmaster's Note: due to the difficulty in verifying BuNos, we are not 100 percent sure of a few; and then there is the two "unknowns". Some possbile candidates for Indonesia a/c are BuNo 150065, 150090, 150120, 150125, 152007, 152013, 152017, 152037, 152089 and 152090.


As of November 1992, the Indonesian Air Force was operating 28 A-4E Skyhawks in the two squadrons. In 1996, all Indonesian Skyhawk operations were consolidated into SKU-11 at Hasanuddin. Two additional TA-4Js, BuNo 154315 and 158454, were purchased from the U.S.in 1999 and, after upgrading in New Zealand, became operational in October of that year.

Skyhawks remained operational with squadron SkU-11 until 2004, when their replacement by the Russian-built Su-27SK/Su-30MK “Flanker” began.
They are, however, still flown occassionaly (JUN 2007) for training and other purposes.

SkU-11 Squadron Page
and
SkU-12 Squadron Page

Sources:
  • Marco Pennings
  • "Scramble"
  • David A. Weber
  • Bajoe Sjahpoetro


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