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    N.A P-51D FAG 336 in original scheme. La Aurora, Guatemala c. 1960s. Photo D.C
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    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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    Quote 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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    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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    Latin American Aviation

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


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


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    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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    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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    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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    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!

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    Quote 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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    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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    Museu Aeroespacial Rio de Janeiro

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Quote 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?
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    Bristol Folks:

    Good day!!

    We are seeking info/data pictures that may be available in the archives of the "Aircraft Disposal Company" concernig the sales of Bristol F2B to Mexico & Honduras c. 1920s.

    The Honduras F2B is a poss S/N 17 bought at the "Aircraft Disposal Co" branch in New York circa 1920. Invoices, bill of sale, instruction manuals data will be welcome.

    Do someone has pics of this factory in England?? How was the Bristol built & crated for exportation?? plz visit us at ---> http://www.catrachowings.com

    One of them is included. Bristol F2B poss S/N 17 with a Hispano-Suiza 300 Hp engine. Honduras c. 1921. Tks


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    quote: Do someone has pics of this factory in England??

    ... no pic but a short mention
    'With the opening of the new road, however, Purley Way became the principal industrial district of Croydon. The site of the National Aircraft Factory, which immediately after the First World War became the Aircraft Disposal Company, was later developed as a factory estate, occupied by firms such as Redwing Aircraft Ltd, Bourjois Ltd (perfumes) and British NSF Ltd (electrical components).'
    http://www.croydononline.org/history.../purleyway.asp

    .. and a book title:
    The great war-plane sell-off : the story of Croydon's Aircraft Disposal Company and its aeroplanes 1920-1931
    by Arthur W. J. G. Ord-Hume
    ISBN 1904514189

    Aircraft Disposal Company (Airdisco) ADC

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    Goodyear FG-1D Buno 92623 somewhere in U.S c. 1950s. This particular aircraft was later exported from NAS Litchfield PK , c. 1957 to El Salvador and it later became poss FAS 214. Spent its final days in the boneyard at Ilopango c. 1970s. Photo Pensacola Naval Museum Archives.

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    Goodyear FG-1D Buno 92623 somewhere in Korea c. 1950s. This particular aircraft was later exported from NAS Litchfield PK , c. 1957 to El Salvador and it later became poss FAS 214. Spent its final days in the boneyard at Ilopango c. 1970s. Photo Pensacola Naval Museum Archives.


    I thought only F4U-4's, F4U-5's, and AU-1's were the only models used during the Korean War???
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    FAS 214

    Scooter:

    You may be correct. The pic prob had the wrong place. It looks like an old US Navy hangar steside. Tks

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    Definitely correct, only F4U-4, -5 and -6 (AU-1) variants were used in Korea.

    Also, though I'm not sure *this* is correct, Joe Baugher's serial numbers site says FAS-214 was 92642.
    http://users.rcn.com/jeremy.k/serialSearch.html

    Joe

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    I wonder how many countries operated Corsairs Post-WWII??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scooter View Post
    I wonder how many countries operated Corsairs Post-WWII??
    Not too many:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F4U_Corsair
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    The newly restored DC-3, HR-ATH in action

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fag6Y2nrXrE

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    Quote Originally Posted by fah619 View Post
    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
    Hm... most likely for the Dominican Republic, depends what was the date of this picture. In 1980 several T-28D were noted at Ft.Lauderdale destinied for the Fuerza Aérea Dominicana, but never delivered!

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