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#3010 Slovenian Air Force - Pilatus PC-9M Hudournik (L9-64)

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Pilatus PC-9M Hudournik (L9-64) from the Slovenian Air Force at the Royal Netherlands Air Force Open Days 2008, Leeuwarden (the Netherlands)

The PC-9M version was introduced in 1997 as the new standard model. It has an enlarged dorsal fin in order to improve longitudinal stability, modified wingroot fairings, stall strips on the leading edges as well as new engine and propeller controls. Croatia bought 17 new examples in 1997; Slovenia placed an order for 9 (nicknamed "Hudournik" or Swift) in December of the same year; Oman ordered 12 examples in January 1999;
and Ireland signed a contract for 8 in January 2003. Bulgaria purchased 12 aircraft in 2004. The last order was made by Mexico in September 2006.

Matthijs van Wageningen
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Friday 20 June 2008
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