The most interesting South Korean aircraft and weapons systems at Seoul Air Show 2013

Oct 28 2013 - 3 Comments

Last weekend, Cheongju International Airport hosted Seoul Air Show 2013 an event linked to the International ADEX (Aerospace & Defense Exhibition),  that will be held from Oct. 29 to Nov. 3 in 2013.

The event, one of the most interesting in the Asia Pacific region, provided an opportunity to have a close look at the main South Korean Air Force aircraft some of those developed by Korea’s aerospace and defense industries.

Photographer Rodd Pacion attended the air show and took the following interesting shots.

HH-47D

Above: ROKAF HH-47D in Special Ops config with enlarged fuel tanks, nose mounted radar, SAR hoist and a FLIR pod.

Korean Air HH-60P Pave Hawk

Korean Air HH-60P Pave Hawk. Korean Air (대한항공)’s aerospace manufacturing division built a total of eight HH-60P Pave Hawks for the ROKAF.

MIM-104D PAC 2 Patriot, Heavy Anti Aircraft Surface to Air Missile Launcher

A U.S built MIM-104D PAC 2 Patriot, Heavy Anti Aircraft Surface to Air Missile Launcher.

F-4E

ROKAF F-4E Phantom

Beechcraft MQM-107D Streaker

Beechcraft MQM-107D Streaker, Target Drone

T-50

T-50 Golden Eagle

DSCF0591

T/A-50

Ka-32

Kamov Ka-32 Helix, locally designated as HH-32A. This was one of 7 former Russian Air Force Ka-32s delivered to South Korea by Russia as payments for the money they borrowed from S.K back when the Soviet Union still existed. Note the white firefighting system.

CN-235-220M

CN-235-220M.

Top Image: F-15K Slam Eagle as the ones that took part to the Red Flag last year in Nellis Air Force Base.

Image credit: Rodd Pacion

 

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  • nimblebooks

    Great use of the z-axis on that SOF HH47.

    • TheEvilBlight

      The hardware is pretty interesting.

      Hey look, a CN-235…they’d be perfect in Army inventory.

  • Noah Rechtin

    I have to love Russia: “Sorry, we don’t have the cash to pay you back. Weapons okay?”