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1° Escuadrón de Caza

Role: Fighter.

The 1° Escuadrón de Caza was formed as Escuadrilla de Caza in 1942 with P-35A. On 19.7.1947 the unit was reequipped with P-47D. At a later date the squadron was renamed 10° Escuadrón de Caza and was disbanded at the end of 1966 and the aircraft were scrapped.


Air Bases:
Base Duration
Base Aérea Mariscal Sucre/Quito 1942 - 1957
Base Aérea Ulpiano Paez/Salinas 1957 - 1966

Aircraft Used:
Type Qty Service Example Serials
Seversky P-35A 6 1942 - 1952

n/a

Curtiss-Wright CW-22/SNC-1 Falcon 5/5 1942 - 1945 n/a
North American AT-6B/C/D Texan 4/5/9 1942 - 1957 64-81
North American T-6D/G Texan 7/6 1953 - 1976 311-323
Republic P-47D Thunderbolt 25 1947 - 1966

401-425

References:

  • Latin-American Military Aviation (John Andrade)

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