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Unit History


Escuadrón Caza y Bombardero

Role: Fighter/Attack.

The unit was first mentioned during the "Soccer War" 1969, consisting of 2 flights (Escuadrilla) with North American F-51 and FG-1D assigned respectively. In 1986 the Escuadrón Caza y Bombardero was renamed Grupo Caza y Bombardero now under the control of the Ala de Combate. After the new airbase at San Luis Talpa was ready for operations the Grupo Caza y Bombardero became the resident unit at BA Comalapa. With the number of operational aircraft began to dwindle the Grupo Caza y Bombardero was again reorganised and became Escuadrón Caza y Bombardero again under the "Plan Arce 2000" in 1994.
 


Air Bases:
Base Duration

San Salvador/BA Ilopango IAP

1969 - 1988

San Luís Talpa/BA Comalapa IAP

1988 - Present

Aircraft Used:
Type Qty Service Example Serials
Vought FG-1D Corsair 25 1957 - 1976 201-220
North American F-51C/D/K Mustang 2/23/2 1969 - n/a 400-411
Fouga CM-170 Magister 7 1974 - Present 500,503,505,507,509-511
Dassault MD-450 Ouragan 18 1974 - 1998 700-717
Dassault Super Mystere B.2 18 1979 - n/a n/a
Cessna A-37B Dragonfly 15 1982 - Present 420-434
Cessna 337 (O-2A/B) Skymaster 18/2 1982 - Present 608,610-629
Douglas AC-47 Dakota 5 1984 - n/a 106,110,115,124,125

Unit Insignia:

 Grupo Caza

 y Bombardero

References:

  • Latin-American Military Aviation (John Andrade)

  • World Air Forces Directory 2002/2003 (Ian Carroll)

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