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PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:29 am 
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I was looking for the NA-50 under restoration at Las Palmas AFB in Peru.
Looking over the base I found this storage yard. Really low resolution. Does anyone know what these are or have access to a higher resolution image?
12o 09' 37"S 77o 00' 11"W


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I am just glad I'm not the only one who spends WAY too much time looking at old airbases around the world!

T-34's perhaps? BT-13? Wing not quite right for a T-6.

Current and former types used by Peru:
https://www.militaryfactory.com/aircraf ... ation=Peru


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My first impressions were a T-28 and an L-19/0-1. But I could be wrong, and probably am.


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They are Tucanos I believe. They have been repalced by KAI KT-1s.


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sandiego89 wrote:
I am just glad I'm not the only one who spends WAY too much time looking at old airbases around the world!

Guilty as charged. Still hunting for this one...


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:17 am 
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Andy Marden wrote:
They are Tucanos I believe. They have been repalced by KAI KT-1s.

Could be a few. I dont know how accurate measurements are on Google Earth, but there a few with 37 foot wingspans that could be Tucanos. Others appear to have around a 34 foot wingspan...


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The compound was inspected in Oct19. At least nine Tucanos were present, including 421, 423, 429, 440, 449, 457.


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I've attached the file on current day Peruvian military aircraft taken from scramble.nl . They do comment about T-34C's still in the inventory. I landed at Lima airport about 25 years ago and noted all three military branches had facilities at the airport ..including naval T-34's. of course there were a lot of Russian Mil helicopter's there mixed in with the various air arms...especially the army.

https://www.scramble.nl/orbats/peru/summary


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http://www.fuselagecodes.com


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Guilty as charged. Still hunting for this one...


I saw a B-24 wing in Beijing some years back. Might have been from this aircraft.


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bdk wrote:

I saw a B-24 wing in Beijing some years back. Might have been from this aircraft.

Really? 8) Details please - I'm hoping it's in a museum storage area and not part of somebody's chicken coop...

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Chris Brame wrote:
bdk wrote:

I saw a B-24 wing in Beijing some years back. Might have been from this aircraft.

Really? 8) Details please - I'm hoping it's in a museum storage area and not part of somebody's chicken coop...
At an aircraft museum, but unsure if they still have it or disposed of it. Don't think I found any useful serial numbers or data tags on it. Probably 10 or 15 years ago.


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