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    #61
    N.A P-51D FAG 336 in original scheme. La Aurora, Guatemala c. 1960s. Photo D.C
    Last edited by fah619; 16th July 2006, 04:04.

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      #62
      Latin American Aviation

      Colombian Storch Replica:

      A small Colombian Co. named "Criquet Aviation" exhibited this sample at Expo 2006 in Colombia. They claim it can take off/land in a dime. Canada and France are listed as poss future buyers/manufactures. Price range between $60,000/80,000 USA Dollars. (No Pesos)


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        #63
        Originally posted by fah619
        Pictured below is one of the X Moroccan AF T-28 Fennec samples confiscated at Ft. Lauderdale, Florida believed to be bound for Nicaragua also. Photo DPH via C/w.com



        p.s Reg ------>HR-228A
        Can anyone tell me where I can find more information about the Fennec's in Honduras (8 aircrafts between 78 and 80 coming from Morrocco) and Nicaragua (4 aircrafts from 76 to 79, unknown source), I also heard about 10 being used in Dominican Rep. in 1980. Those information would finalize the 2006 inventory of th 148 t-28A's modified as Fennec's in 1959/60 by the French Air Army.

        Note :
        Morroco had 25 Fennec's operating between 1967 and 78
        Argentina had 65 between 1966 and 75, 9 of them were sold to Uruguay and operated until 2000, 2 of them still flying, maybe 3.

        Thanks for your help.

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          #64
          Lockheed P-38L 45-3095 X FAH506 on a low pass at Dupage Cty, Airport. Ill. C. 1980s. Photo via the late Bill Ross.

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            #65
            Latin American Aviation

            Thunderbolt P-47D Guatemalan AF 0568. La Aurora c, June 1954. Photo via D.C.

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              #66
              Latin American Aviation

              Chance-Vought F4U-4 Corsair Buno 96995 in one of a kind "gull grey" scheme with the Honduras AF c. 1969.



              p.s Courtesy of our colleage FAH503 also!!

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                #67
                I invite everybody to look at this page: www.FuerzaAerea.net that presents various aspects about Ecuador's Air Force.

                A couple of articles are written in english.

                Thanks.

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                  #68
                  Latin American Aviation

                  N.A P-51D 2 seater Guatemalan AF #7. c. 1950s. Photo FAG Archives via D.C

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                    #69
                    Latin American Aviation

                    Latin American Air Wars is out! by Dan Hagedorn c. 2006.



                    p.s For those of you with deep interest in aviation across the pond/ South of the Border during the last 70 years this is the book! Dan at his best. Available in E-bay, Borders & Barnes & Nobles book stores.

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                      #70
                      Latin American Aircraft

                      T-33 Folks:

                      (T-33a USAF 51-6528)

                      We turn across the pond for possible pictures of a former USAF T-33a at Mildenhall RAF c. 1964 as TR-528 or M-51 with RNAFcirca 1964.

                      This particular aircraft ended-up his flying career with the Honduran AF as FAH 222 & FAH 1200 c. 1980s. Last seen with theses markings in the Dallas TX/Miami, Fla area c 1975. Tks

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                        #71
                        Latin American Aviation

                        Martin B-26C Marauder Folks:

                        Looking for pictures c.1950s of the only B-26C Martin Marauder to ever fly S. of the Border. AAF S/N 42-107640, USA Reg N66595.

                        The sample below is the former Continental Can Co Marauder before being modified. This plane later crashed at Marion, Ohio c. Jul, 1958. Photo poss Miami area. Via D. Fenton. Tks

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                          #72
                          Latin American Aviation

                          F-86K folks:

                          Pictured below is N.A Sabre Jet F-86K S/N 55-4899 FAH 1101 in better times. c. 1977 at San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

                          It is possible to be one of the 28 Luftwaffe samples that were shipped as spares from Italy c. 1956-57. This particular aircraft came to the Honduran AF via Venezuela in May 1970 along with 5 other F-86K samples.

                          We are looking for anyone that may have data, pictures, info of the unassembled spares metal scheme Luftwaffe F-86Ks c. 1956-1957 or 1966.

                          Tks!

                          Last edited by fah619; 7th June 2007, 01:02.

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                            #73
                            Originally posted by fah619 View Post
                            Latin American Air Wars is out! by Dan Hagedorn c. 2006.



                            p.s For those of you with deep interest in aviation across the pond/ South of the Border during the last 70 years this is the book! Dan at his best. Available in E-bay, Borders & Barnes & Nobles book stores.
                            What is the difference between that book and the similarly titled:

                            Image is a little small, same title except '1912-1969', same author; anybody know? I just ordered the second one. I have his "Aircraft of the Chaco War", an excellent book on an unusual topic.

                            Joe

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                              #74
                              latin american aviation

                              J:

                              The 1st cover was the prototype for the production cover in your 2nd sample.

                              Pictured below is an X Venezuelan AF F-86K poss 0014 donated to Museo Aeroespacial do Brazil c. 1980s. S/n ukn.



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                                #75
                                Museu Aeroespacial Rio de Janeiro

                                Here you can find collections of pics and more of the F-86K.
                                http://www.flickr.mud.yahoo.com/sear...cial%22&m=text
                                http://www.spotter.com.br/musal/musal_01.htm
                                Last edited by wieesso; 6th June 2007, 07:22.

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                                  #76
                                  Latin American Aviation

                                  Martin:

                                  Tks! excellent links!!

                                  The F-86K on display is an X Luftwaffe sample. s/n 55-4911 XFAV 0014. It looks brand new!!

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                                    #77
                                    latin american aviation

                                    F-86Ks Folks:

                                    Pictured below are the final days of 2 of the 6 F-86ks shipped from Venezuela to the Honduras AF c. May 1970. These samples were poss 2 of the 28 Luftwaffe spares/ in storage F-86Ks. c. 1957.

                                    If you have photos of the arrival of the NATO F-86Ks in France, Norway, Denmark and Holland c. 1957 plz let us know. http://www.catrachowings.com

                                    Tks!

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                                      #78
                                      Latin America Aviation

                                      P-51 Folks:

                                      Guatemalan AF P-51ds c. 1950s. Foto FAG Archives via D. Celada



                                      p.s Visible fm L/R---> FAG 0464, FAG 0560 & FAG 0X06.

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                                        #79
                                        Latin American Aviation

                                        Question for the C-47 pilots??

                                        During the so called "Soccer War" or "100 HR War" between Honduras & El Salvador fm 14 July to 18 July 1969 there was an air battle (among others) between a returning Vought FAH F4U-4 and a FAS C-47/DC-3 over the border skies.

                                        The C-47 was sprayed with bullets twice and the accounts range fm 450 shots to 45 depending who you ask. The 1st attack by the F4U-4 was a lateral spray by the aft door and the second fm the 6:00 position.

                                        The C-47 #1 engine was hit and the F4U-4 pilot reported some tipe of explosion and heavy smoke coming out of it. The last time the C-47 was seen by the F4U-4 pilot was on a fast dive towards the ground.

                                        Now the question:

                                        Can a DC-3/C-47 with minimum load at apprx 10,00O ft make it to home base some 60-80 NM away with one engine out with a prop not capable of feathering??

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                                          #80
                                          Originally posted by JoeB View Post
                                          What is the difference between that book and the similarly titled:

                                          Image is a little small, same title except '1912-1969', same author; anybody know? I just ordered the second one. I have his "Aircraft of the Chaco War", an excellent book on an unusual topic.

                                          Joe

                                          Other than Mexico and Brazil did any other Latin American countries operate P-47's during WWII?
                                          F-35 Lightning II

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