The GAF Nomad is a utility aircraft produced by the Government Aircraft Factories (GAF) of Australia.
The Notable users of the Nomad are/were:
The Philippine Air Force, Papua New Guinea Defence Force, Royal Thai Air Force, Royal Thai Navy, the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia, the Australian Army and the Australian Customs Service and the Indonesian Navy Aviation Service.
The Australian military withdrew almost all of its remaining Nomads amid reports of safety concerns during the 1990s.
By the 21st century, only a handful of aircraft remained in regular use in Australia.
GippsAero (Mahindra Aviation) acquired its type certificate in 2008 and plans to produce it again as the GA18.
Prototype, two built.
Initial production version for 12 passengers for the Australian Army.
13 passenger civil version.
Cargo variant modified from N.22B with Maximum Take-off Weight increased to 4,050 kilograms (8,930 lb).
N.22F Float Master
Floatplane version with Wipline floats.
Utility transport aircraft with a fuselage lengthened by 1.14 m (3.7 ft).
Improved version for 17 passengers.
Re-engineered 18-seat N24 in development by GippsAero.
Nomad Mission Master
Military transport and utility aircraft.
Nomad Search Master
Maritime patrol and surveillance aircraft.
Nomad N.22 Search Master B
Coastal patrol aircraft.
Nomad N.22 Search Master L
Improved version of the Search Master B.
Nomad N.22 Search Master LI
Improved version of the Search Master B, fitted with the APS-104(N) 2 radar.
Nomad N.22 Search Master LII
Improved version of the Search Master B, fitted with the APS-104(V) 5 radar.