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Ghana: Italy
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Since independence, Ghana has relied on Italy for an array of military aircraft. In early 1966, the GAF established a jet fighter/ground-attack squadron, which was composed of seven Italian Aermacchi MB-326s (within two years, three of these aircraft crashed and were later replaced). A small group of Italian Air Force instructors supervised this squadron. From 1983 to 1984, the GAF accepted delivery of eight SIAI-Marchetti SF-260TP turboprop trainers. In mid-1987, Ghana ordered two Aermacchi MB-339 jet trainers.

Last Updated: November 1994

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