Seville says Adios to last C212

Interesting to see that Airbus Military has delivered the last ever C212 to have been assembled at its San Pablo site in Seville, with all future examples to be completed in Indonesia.

Greg Waldron from our Singapore office filed on the milestone event, which involved the last of three -400 examples produced for Vietnam’s coastguard. This, we are told, was aircraft 477 to have been built by CASA and Airbus Military since the C212′s first flight in 1971, with 290 of those still operational.

Our World Air Forces directory for 2013 lists a total of 133 C212s as being in operational use with the militaries of 23 nations. So here’s the odd thing: I’ve never flown in one. If you’ve got any tales of notable flight experiences in the Aviocar please share them with us, and if the Airbus Military image below has you humming ‘Panama’ by Van Halen all day, then all the better.

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