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Peruvian Air Force
The Peruvian Air Force
Peruvian Air Force
(Spanish: Fuerza Aérea del Perú, FAP) is the branch of the Peruvian Armed Forces
Peruvian Armed Forces
tasked with defending the nation and its interests through the use of air power
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Paratroop
Paratroopers are military parachutists — military personnel trained in parachuting into an operation and usually functioning as part of an airborne force. Military parachutists (troops) and parachutes were first used on a large scale during World War II
World War II
for troop distribution and transportation. Paratroopers are often used to seize strategic objectives such as airfields or bridges.Contents1 Overview 2 Paratrooper
Paratrooper
forces around the world 3 History3.1 Argentina 3.2 Australia 3.3 France 3.4 Germany 3.5 India 3.6 Italy3.6.1 Operations3.7 Japan 3.8 Peru 3.9 Poland 3.10 Portugal 3.11 Russia 3.12 South Africa 3.13 Spain 3.14 United Kingdom3.14.1 British Army 3.14.2 Royal Air Force3.15 United States4 See also 5 References 6 External linksOverview[edit]U.S
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North American Aviation
North American Aviation
North American Aviation
(NAA) was a major American aerospace manufacturer, responsible for a number of historic aircraft, including the T-6 Texan trainer, the P-51 Mustang fighter, the B-25 Mitchell bomber, the F-86 Sabre jet fighter, the X-15 rocket plane, and the XB-70, as well as Apollo Command and Service Module, the second stage of the Saturn V
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Vought Corporation
Vought
Vought
is the name of several related aerospace firms. These have included, in the past, Lewis and Vought
Vought
Corporation, Chance Vought, Vought-Sikorsky, LTV Aerospace
Aerospace
(part of Ling-Temco-Vought), Vought Aircraft Companies, and the current Vought
Vought
Aircraft Industries. The first incarnation of Vought
Vought
was established by Chance M. Vought
Chance M. Vought
and Birdseye Lewis in 1917. In 1928, it was acquired by United Aircraft and Transport Corporation, which a few years later became United Aircraft Corporation; this was the first of many reorganizations and buyouts. During the 1920s and 1930s, Vought
Vought
Aircraft and Chance Vought specialized in carrier-based aircraft for the United States Navy, by far its biggest customer
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Aerial Warfare
Aerial warfare is the battlespace use of military aircraft and other flying machines in warfare
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Amazon Basin
The Amazon basin
Amazon basin
is the part of South America
South America
drained by the Amazon River and its tributaries. The Amazon drainage basin covers an area of about 7,500,000 km2 (2,900,000 sq mi), or roughly 40 percent of the South American continent. It is located in the countries of Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, Suriname
Suriname
and Venezuela.[1] Most of the basin is covered by the Amazon Rainforest, also known as Amazonia
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De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter
The de Havilland Canada
Canada
DHC-6 Twin Otter, currently marketed as the Viking Air
Viking Air
DHC-6 Twin Otter, is a Canadian 19-passenger STOL
STOL
(Short Takeoff and Landing) utility aircraft developed by de Havilland Canada and currently produced by Viking Air. The aircraft's fixed tricycle undercarriage, STOL
STOL
capabilities, twin turboprop engines and high rate of climb have made it a successful commuter passenger airliner as well as a cargo and medevac aircraft
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Boeing 737
The Boeing
Boeing
737 is a short- to medium-range twinjet narrow-body airliner developed and manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes
Boeing Commercial Airplanes
in the United States. Originally developed as a shorter, lower-cost twin-engine airliner derived from the 707 and 727, the 737 has developed into a family of ten passenger models with capacities from 85 to 215 passengers. The 737 is Boeing's only narrow-body airliner in production, with the 737 Next Generation (-700, -800, and -900ER) and the re-engined and redesigned 737 MAX
737 MAX
variants currently being built. The 737 was originally envisioned in 1964. The initial 737-100 made its first flight in April 1967, and entered airline service in February 1968 at Lufthansa.[4][5] Next, the lengthened 737-200 entered service in April 1968
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C-130 Hercules
The Lockheed C-130 Hercules
Lockheed C-130 Hercules
is a four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft designed and built originally by Lockheed (now Lockheed Martin). Capable of using unprepared runways for takeoffs and landings, the C-130 was originally designed as a troop, medevac, and cargo transport aircraft. The versatile airframe has found uses in a variety of other roles, including as a gunship (AC-130), for airborne assault, search and rescue, scientific research support, weather reconnaissance, aerial refueling, maritime patrol, and aerial firefighting. It is now the main tactical airlifter for many military forces worldwide. More than 40 variants of the Hercules, including a civilian one marketed as the Lockheed L-100, operate in more than 60 nations. The C-130 entered service with the U.S. in the 1950s, followed by Australia
Australia
and many other nations
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Cargo Aircraft
A cargo aircraft (also known as freight aircraft, freighter, airlifter or cargo jet) is a fixed-wing aircraft that is designed or converted for the carriage of cargo rather than passengers. Such aircraft usually do not incorporate passenger amenities and generally feature one or more large doors for loading cargo
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Trainer (aircraft)
A trainer is a class of aircraft designed specifically to facilitate flight training of pilots and aircrews. The use of a dedicated trainer aircraft with additional safety features—such as tandem flight controls, forgiving flight characteristics and a simplified cockpit arrangement—allows pilots-in-training to safely advance their real-time piloting, navigation and warfighting skills without the danger of overextending their abilities alone in a fully featured aircraft.[citation needed] Civilian pilots are normally trained in a light aircraft, with two or more seats to allow for a student and instructor
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Curtiss Aeroplane And Motor Company
Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company
Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company
was an American aircraft manufacturer formed in 1916 by Glenn Hammond Curtiss. After significant commercial success in the 'teens and 20s, it merged with the Wright Aeronautical in 1929 to form Curtiss-Wright
Curtiss-Wright
Corporation.Contents1 History1.1 Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company 1.2 Curtiss-Wright
Curtiss-Wright
Corporation 1.3 Curtiss Aviation School 1.4 Atlantic Coast Aeronautical Station2 Products2.1 Aircraft 2.2 Other types of aircraft 2.3 Aircraft
Aircraft
engines 2.4 Helicopters3 See also 4 References4.1 Notes 4.2 Bibliography5 External linksHistory[edit]Curtiss-Herring flying machine photographed in Mineola, New York.In 1907, Glenn Curtiss
Glenn Curtiss
was recruited by the scientist Dr
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Surveillance Aircraft
A surveillance aircraft is an aircraft used for surveillance—collecting information over time. They are operated by military forces and other government agencies in roles such as intelligence gathering, battlefield surveillance, airspace surveillance, observation (e.g. artillery spotting), border patrol and fishery protection. This article concentrates on aircraft used in those roles, rather than for traffic monitoring, law enforcement and similar activities. Surveillance
Surveillance
aircraft usually carry no armament, or only limited defensive armament. A surveillance aircraft does not necessarily require high-performance capability or stealth characteristics. It may be a modified civilian aircraft. Surveillance
Surveillance
aircraft have also included moored balloons (e.g
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Ecuadorian–Peruvian War
Peruvian Victory:Signing of the Rio de Janeiro ProtocolBelligerents Peru  EcuadorCommanders and leaders Manuel Prado
Manuel Prado
y Ugarteche Eloy G. Ureta Carlos Alberto Arroyo del Río Luis RodríguezStrengthBy 5 July 1941: 15,723 troops 11 tanks 24 guns of the Agrupamiento del Norte Later: 68,100 troops 24 tanks 120 guns 132,000 parmilitary and militiaIn Amazonia: 5,300 troops 8 guns. In Quito: 12,000 troopsAt the beginning of offensive, numbers have been estimated between 15,200 and 30,000 men.The Ecuadorian–Peruvian War, known locally as the War of '41 (Spanish: Guerra del 41), was a South American border war fought between 5–31 July 1941. It was the first of three military conflicts between Ecuador
Ecuador
and Peru
Peru
during the 20th century. During the war, Peru occupied the western Ecuadorian province of El Oro and parts of the Andean province of Loja
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Patrol Aircraft
A maritime patrol aircraft (MPA), also known as a patrol aircraft, maritime reconnaissance aircraft, or by the older American term patrol bomber, is a fixed-wing aircraft designed to operate for long durations over water in maritime patrol roles — in particular anti-submarine warfare (ASW), anti-ship warfare (AShW), and search and rescue (SAR).Contents1 History1.1 World War I 1.2 World War II 1.3 Post–World War II2 Armament and countermeasures 3 Sensors 4 Examples 5 Notes 6 ReferencesHistory[edit]SS class airshipWorld War I[edit] The first aircraft that would now be identified as maritime patrol aircraft were flown by the Royal Naval Air Service
Royal Naval Air Service
and the French Aéronautique Maritime
Aéronautique Maritime
during World War I, primarily on anti-submarine patrols
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Curtiss F11C
The Curtiss F11C Goshawk
Curtiss F11C Goshawk
was a 1930s United States
United States
naval biplane fighter aircraft that saw limited success but was part of a long line of Curtiss Hawk airplanes built by the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company for the American military.Contents1 Design and development 2 Operational history 3 Variants 4 Operators 5 Survivors 6 Specifications (F11C-2) & (BFC-2) 7 References 8 External linksDesign and development[edit] In April 1932, when Curtiss was planning the Model 35B, the United States Navy contracted with the manufacturer for an improved derivative of the Model 34C, F6C as the F11C
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