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    Wink Latin American Aviation Gallery

    Beechcrafts T-34Cs of Peruvian Naval Aviation at the Wichita, Kansas factory c.1979. Photo Bob Pickett via c/w.com




    A line-up of factory fresh T-34Cs during acceptance checks near Wichita, Kansas. c. 1979. Photo Bob Pickett via C/w.com. Photo below In foreground a Moroccan AF #08 T-34C Reg CN-ATH, in the Middle an Unid Equatorian AF T-34C, and in the background Peruvian Naval Aviation FAP 510.


    p.s C/w.com exhibits this picture as a symbol of freedom of expression that should exist in all free nations of the world! For the Record, it was erased/banned c. 2004 by the former webmaster of LAAHS.com because the Moroccan sample was considered "out of limits" in a Latin Forum. -)
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    Latin American Aviation

    Brazilian AF #5411 in better times. Somewhere Brazil c. 1970s. Photo AEC via C/w.com


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    Ouragan FAS 702 c. 1980s. Ilopango. Photo FAS Museum via MAL/DPH.

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    An interesting PEMEX Reg XC-CAY (Petroleos Mexicanos) B-24 (LB-30) c.June-1964. Poss Mexico DF. Photo via D. Felton.
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    Engine for the study wall, Argentina, last week!!

    Not quite finished yet, but getting there.

    I have the raw materials for two more if anyone is interested!!

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    Bolivian B-24s

    A Bolivian B-24 (LB-30) Reg CP-X57. c. 1960s. Via C/w.com


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    Curtiss-Condor Model 18 somewhere Nicaragua c.1940s. Via C/w.com


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    Vought F4U-5N Buno 124493 somewhere in Central U.S. c. 1950s. This particular aircraft later became Honduran AF (FAH 608). Currently under restoration near Perth, Australia. Via C/w.com

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    Latin American Aviation

    Bell P-63 Folks:

    The only surviving sample in Latin America. Bell P-63E AAF 43-11732, FAH 403. One of 12 built by Bell c. 1945. Photo Dec-1975, Toncontin O'Club.Via C/w.com



    p.s In better times!!
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    Latin American Aviation

    Douglas B-26B Invader (Guatemalan AF) FAG 400 being loaded somewhere in country. c. 1960s. Photo via D.C


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    Legacy of Flights

    F4U Folks:

    Vought F4U-5NL XFAH 692 flying in close formation with an F-18. NC. c. 2005. Photo via J. Akerboom.


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    Latin American Aviation

    Ryan ST Folks:

    Ryans STMs on display after their long ferry flight fm California, Toncontin Airport, Honduras, c. June 1938. Photo Via William Sloan. Color by C/w.com


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    Nice set!

    I'm currently waiting for Hikoki's new book to be released... pre-ordered it...
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    Picture ID

    Can you help us ID this picture? C/w.com. Tks

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    Guatemalan air force Ryan STM-2?
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    Picture ID

    Skyraider3D:

    We supected a S. American sample also!

    What criteria did you use to ID it so precisely? We are also interested to know it. Tks
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    Quote Originally Posted by fah619
    We supected a S. American sample also!

    What criteria did you use to ID it so precisely? We are also interested to know it. Tks
    Well to be honest it was a guess. I figured the aircraft was an STM-2. It doesn't have US Army titles on the bottom of the wings, so it's likely foreign. The only air forces I know that used the STM-2 were the Dutch and Guatemalan air forces. The wing markings match those of Guatemala.

    http://www.aeroflight.co.uk/waf/amer...f-RyanSTM2.htm

    PS. The six-sided stars are very unusual!!!
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    FAG Ryans

    Skyraider3D:

    Rg! We are doing some more digging on the 6 point star. Tks!

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    FAH 605

    Vought F4U-5N FAH 605 on alert status at Toncontin Airport, Honduras. July 1976. Photo FVA via C/w.com


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    Skyraider3D:

    Just to make an observation ck the U.S stars design in this picture. Photo Ryan. c. 1938

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    p.s Illustrated below the star design on a U.S Ryan ST. San Diego. c. 1938. Photo Ryan.

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    Very nice pictures, guys!


    I am still waiting for my Latin American Air Wars & Aircraft book which was supposedly released a month ago. Again Ian Allan let me down...
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    Latin American Aviation

    Skyraider 3D:

    Tks!
    we have s few more to show. Stick around!!

    The book is a bit behind schedule..but it is coming out soon. The Ryan with the six-point-star appears to be a demo Ryan for a foreign customer.c.1938.

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    Ah interesting!

    PS. Do you know if any Razorback Thunderbolts found their way to Latin America?
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    Latin American Aviation

    Skyraider3D:

    We'll get bck to you with the P-47 "Razorbacks" question in 24 Hrs. Most of the P-47 Thunderbolts that came to the U.S fm Latin countries c.1970s were P-47D/P-47N models. Poss Brazil may have flown some during WW II.

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    A Fokker 227 similar to the one below, Uruguayan AF (FAU) #571 crashed on the Chilean Andes c. Oct-1972. The sample below was used in the movie "ALIVE" c. 1992. East Coast USA. Photo Via DPH.

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    Latin American Aviation

    Skyraider3D:

    We did some digging about the P-47 Razorbacks in Latin America.

    At least one sample was exported to the Bolivian AF. The earlier model P-47D AAF 42-8205. It never flew with Bolivian AF & ended-up as gate guardian Reg BAF 007. This particular sample came back to the U.S c.1970s and flies regularly in the U.S. It is on display at the Museum of Flight. Seattle. WA. Photo C. Gardner.



    The second poss P-47 Razorback went to Brazil c. 1944. S/N 41-6037. Brazilian AF 4103. Ended-up in in a technical school in Brazil c. 1967. Ref. P-47 T-Bolt Book. The Final Chapter via D.P. Hagedorn. c. 1990s.

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    Thanks!!
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    Latin American Aviation

    Skyraider3D:

    Pictured below is another Ryan STM with an alleged Guatemalan AF scheme. Picture c.1938 somewhere in St Diego, Calif during testing flights.



    The criteria used by LAAHS.com to ID this particular aircraft as one of the Guatemalan AF samples is weak. It relies solely on the star diagram on the wings. In addition, none of these aircraft are shown in country showing any armament. We are still digging the origen of the 6 point star.

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    Hmmm... it does seem to lack the USAAF striping on the rudder, but it's really hard to tell.
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