North American F-51D Mustang

in Costa Rican Civil Guard service
 

Key Facts

Total Delivered: 4
Total Still Active: 0
Total Now Stored: 0
Service Entry: 1955
Retirement: 1964
Main Role: Fighter-Bomber
Origin: USA

History

No unit allocation is known. Costa Rica received these aircraft from the USA to counter an invasion of Nicaraguan-supported rebels in 1955.


Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
1 122-39652 44-73193 1955 wfu sold in 1964
2 122-39798 44-73339 16.1.1955 shot down on 19.1.1955
3 124-48139 45-11386 1955 crashed on 22.1.1956
4 122-41482 44-74978 1955 wfu sold as N6169U in 1964


Pictures

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More Information

References

  • Latin-American Military Aviation (John Andrade)

Other Sources

To be added.


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