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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