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Centennial of RTAF Founding Fathers' Aviation - 2nd Series (2012)

 

Northrop F-5B Freedom Fighter (light supersonic fighter)    Northrop F-5E Tiger II (light supersonic fighter)

F-16A Fighting Falcon (multirole fighter aircraft)    Saab JAS 39 Gripen C (multirole fighter)

Hawker Siddeley HS 748 (turboprop airliner)    Boeing 737-800 (jet airliner)

Bell 412EP (utility helicopter)    Sikorsky S-92 (medium-lift helicopter)

 

 Issue Name:

Centennial of RTAF Founding Fathers' Aviation (1st Series)

 Thai Issue Name:

100 ปี การบินของบุพการีทหารอากาศ ชุดที่ 2

 Issue Date:

2012/2555-07-02

 Cause:

To mark the establishment of the Royal Thai Air Force and to celebrate its empowerment

 Catalogue Number:

2012/56-63

 Denomination:

3 Baht (all designs)

 Unused Value:

4 Baht (8 designs)

 Complete Set:

32 Baht (unused), 8 Baht (used)

 Thailex Collection:

Unused set

 Size:

30 x 48 mm

 Quantity of Stamps:

700,000 pieces per design

 Printer:

Chan Wanich Security Printing Company Limited, Thailand

 Subject:

Different models of Army aircraft once used by the Royal Thai Air Force, that celebrate the empowerment of the Air Force: 1. Northrop F-5B Freedom Fighter (light supersonic fighter); 2. Northrop F-5E Tiger II (light supersonic fighter); 3. F-16A Fighting Falcon (multirole fighter aircraft); 4. Saab JAS 39 Gripen C (multirole fighter); 5. Hawker Siddeley HS 748 (turboprop airliner); 6. Boeing 737-800 (jet airliner); 7. Bell 412EP (utility helicopter); 8. Sikorsky S-92 (medium-lift helicopter). Whereas the aircraft on the stamps 1-4 are used for protection of the sovereignty of Thailand, the aircraft on stamps 5-8 are used to serve His Majesty the King and other members of the royal family.

 Related Link:

Founding Fathers of the Royal Thai Air Force, Krasuang Kalaahome, kong thap, Phraya, Bhumipon Adunyadet, Rama IX, Royal Thai Air Force Museum, Jet Fighters Monument, Centennial of RTAF Founding Fathers' Aviation (1st Series)