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Post subject: Re: FRCA in FDPosted: February 2nd, 2014, 10:36 am
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Post subject: Re: FRCA in FDPosted: February 3rd, 2014, 11:45 am
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CAF Gavilan M.3

Using the canopy of cannibalised ex-US Mustangs, the M.3 Gavilan was converted in small numbers by the CAF. Clipped wings and a more powerful engine created an agile aircraft.

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CAF Prototype

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In air force colours

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Removal of weapons and armour resulted a lightweight airframe. Air force aerobatic team Gavilan M.3, 1958

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Post subject: Re: FRCA in FDPosted: February 3rd, 2014, 1:33 pm
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Gloster Meteor

Supplied in 1950 for evaluation, 14 Meteors were subsequently purchased and equipped 2 Fighter squadron. The FRCA's first operational jet aircraft.

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Meteor F.4, 2 Squadron, 1953

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Post subject: Re: FRCA in FDPosted: February 3rd, 2014, 1:36 pm
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MiG 15 & 17

Soviet aircraft were supplied to the FRCA during the 60s.

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MiG-15 trainer, 12 Squadron

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MiG-17, 12 Squadron

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Post subject: Re: FRCA in FDPosted: February 3rd, 2014, 1:43 pm
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I guess that during the 60s the government kept some decent relations with USSR, then. Kind of like Peru in real life... (during those years).

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Post subject: Re: FRCA in FDPosted: February 4th, 2014, 8:43 am
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Naixoterk wrote:
I guess that during the 60s the government kept some decent relations with USSR, then. Kind of like Peru in real life... (during those years).
Yarp. Much like Peru.

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Post subject: Re: FRCA in FDPosted: February 20th, 2014, 4:31 pm
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Northrop/CAF F-17 Cobra

FRCA's present-day first-line fighter aircraft. Based on the YF-17, a 'what if' export F-17.

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F-17A, 1 Squadron 1994

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In a fighter-bomber scheme of 8 Squadron.

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The two-seat trainer version, Training academy A-Flight.

F-17D 'Super Cobra'.
Note the larger engines, new tail surfaces, larger radar, increased ventral fuselage (fuel & avionics) and two extra hardpoints under the engines.

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Air superiority armament, 1 Squadron 2012

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Post subject: Re: FRCA in FDPosted: February 20th, 2014, 4:59 pm
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Nice work those F-17

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Post subject: Re: FRCA in FDPosted: February 20th, 2014, 9:03 pm
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BAe Sea Harrier FA.2

16 aircraft recently purchased from the UK to equip the 6th DM Air Wing. Operates from land and (yet to be designed & drawn) LPH/Light carrier. The División de la Marina (DM) is independent of both the Army and the Navy and has amphibious forces, armour and this air wing - formerly 6th Attack Squadron.

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FA.2 in 6th Air Wing ground attack colours and armament, 2012

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FA.2 in 6th Air Wing 'at sea' colours and CAP armament, 2013

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Post subject: Re: FRCA in FDPosted: February 20th, 2014, 10:40 pm
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Nanchang Q-5

Purchased from China in the late 70s.

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Seen here in 10th Squadron scheme, 1979, Ground Attack/CAS. Note the Eastern block weapons & drop tanks.

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