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Unit History


Escuadrón de Ataque

Role: Fighter/Attack.

The unit was formed as 4.Escuadrón de Ataque with B-26B/C in 1960 and became later known only as Escuadrón de Ataque. Cessna A-37B occasionally deployed to BA Felipe Cruz at San José for COIN and anti-drug operations.
 


Air Bases:
Base Duration
Base Aérea del Sur/Retahuleu 1960 - n/a
Base Aérea La Aurora/Ciudad de Guatemala n/a - Present

Aircraft Used:
Type Qty Service Example Serials
Douglas B-26B/C Invader 10/1 1960 - 1969

400,404,408,412,416,420,422,

428,432,436,440

Cessna A-37B Dragonfly 13 1971 - Present

400,404,408,412,416,420,422,

428,432,436,440,444,448

References:

  • Latin-American Military Aviation (John Andrade)

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

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