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Air Force

 

 

Current Title: Fuerza Aérea del Perú
Title in English: Peruvian Air Force
Abbreviation: FAP

History

Narrative Summary:
Summary Narrative History

Key Dates:
January 1919    Servicio de Aviación Militar del Ejército del Perú was formed.
1 May 1919 Escuela de Centro de Aviación de Lima at Maranga was formed.
1927 The first military unit was formed, the 1º Escuadrilla de Reconocimiento.
2 February 1929 The Ministerio de Marina y Aviación was formed.
20 May 1929 Cuerpo de Aviación del Perú (CAP) was established.
1932 to 1934   "Leticia Incident".
1938   The service was renamed Cuerpo Aeronáutico del Perú (CAP).
27 October 1941   The Ministerio de Aeronáutica was founded, seperating the army and naval air services.
1941 to 1942   Border conflict with Ecuador that led to a brief war.
18 July 1950   The airforce was renamed Fuerza Aérea del Perú (FAP).
1964   A reorganisation took place and most of todays units were formed.
1981   Peru Ecuador border conflict.
1995   Peru Ecuador border conflict.
 

Current Status:
Units of the Air Force are fully operational.

Future Plans:
No information available.

Markings

National Insignia:
Current --- Historical


Aircraft Serial Numbering System(s):
In 1946 a new serialling system was introduced.Three-digit serials were allocated within sevens blocks:

100 for fighter aircraft

200 for bomber and fighter-bomber aircraft

300 for transport aircraft

400 for training aircraft

500 for miscellaneous aircraft

600 for helicopter

700 for communications aircraft

 

In 1960 extensive renumbering took place and a USAF-type two-digit prefix came in use for the year of procurement, eg. 61-407 for a training aircraft, but this prefix is not longer used.

<100 for fighter aircraft

100 for fighter-bomber aircraft

300 for transport aircraft

400 for training aircraft

500 for miscellaneous aircraft

600 for helicopter

700 for communications aircraft

800 for glider aircraft

900 for aircraft of the Escuela de Aviación Civil

 

Unit/Base Aircraft Code System(s):
From 1919 to 1946, the serials were used on a unit base.

For example a North American NA-50 Torito had the serial XXI-41-1, indicating the first aircraft of the Escuadrilla 41 of the XXI Escuadrón de Caza,

a Vultee BT-13A Valiant with the serial 28-3-1, indicating the first aircraft of the 3 Sección Entrenamiento of the 28 Escuadrón de Instrucción or
a Caproni Ca.114 serial E-C-7A, indicating
E=Escuela/School, C=Caza/Fighter, 7th Avion/Aircraft.

Aircraft

Aircraft Designation System(s):
None.

Current Aircraft Inventory:
Table of Current Service Aircraft

All-Time Aircraft Used List:
Alphabetical Order --- Chronological Order

Organisation

Main Headquarters:
Ministerio de Aeronáutica, Campo de Marte, Lima

Current Organisational Structure:
The Fuerza Aérea del Perú is organised in 10 Air Groups (Grupo Aéreo) with one to five operational squadrons each. Each group has also additional support squadrons, e.g. Grupo Aéreo 7 has 5 support squadrons:  Nº 705 (comunicaciones); 706 (mantenimiento); 707 (soporte); 708 (Defensa Aérea); 709 (seguridad).

Current Order of Battle:
Table of Current Order of Battle

 

 

Historical Orders of Battle:

Historical Order of Battle (as at 1923)

Historical Order of Battle (as at 1929)

Historical Order of Battle (as at 1934)

Historical Order of Battle (as at 1936)

Historical Order of Battle (as at 1939)

Historical Order of Battle (as at 1941)

Historical Order of Battle (as at 7.1941-11.1941)

Historical Order of Battle (as at 1943)

Historical Order of Battle (as at 1946)

Historical Order of Battle (as at 1948)

Historical Order of Battle (as at 1950)

Historical Order of Battle (as at 1952)

Historical Order of Battle (as at 1957)

Historical Order of Battle (as at 1962)

Historical Order of Battle (as at 1964)

Historical Order of Battle (as at 1972)

Historical Order of Battle (as at 1982)

Historical Order of Battle (as at 1997)


 

All-Time Flying Units List: (only units, which are not included in the Orders of Battle)

XIV Escuadrilla / XI Escuadrón de Bombardeo

XV Escuadrilla / XI Escuadrón de Bombardeo

Escuadrón de Helicópteros 333

Escuela de Centro de Aviación de Lima

Air Bases

Current Air Bases:
The Peruvian Air Force currently operates eleven mayor airbases.

Military Air Bases Listing

All-Time Air Bases Used List:
Military Air Bases Listing

More Information

 

Books:

 

None.
 

'Magazines:

 

World Air Power Journal No.30 p. 144-150

Websites:

Fuerza Aérea del Perú

Alas de Gloria

Scramble: Peruvian Air Arms

Aeronaves de la Fuerza Aérea Peruana (Página no oficial)

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