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Air Wars Between Ecuador and Peru Volume 2

Falso Paquisha! Aerial Operations over the Condor Mountain Range 1981

Series : Latin America@War #17

Author : Amaru Tincopa

Air Wars Between Ecuador and Peru Volume 2 : Falso Paquisha! Aerial Operations over the Condor Mountain Range 1981


General - Pages : 72 | Images : 110 b/w photos, 18 colour profiles, 4 maps (3 in colour), 3 colour photos, 18 tables

Paperback - Date of Publication : March 2020 | Size : 297mm x 210mm | ISBN : 9781913118709 | Helion Book Code : HEL1197

Based on diverse interpretations of the Real Ceduls (Royal Proclamations) by the Spanish monarchs of earlier centuries, the almost 200-year-old border dispute between Ecuador and Peru became one of the longest-running international armed conflicts in the Western hemisphere. Numerous attempts at a negotiated definition of the borders failed, and the two countries fought at least three wars in the 20th Century.

Drawing upon extensive research in the official archives of the Fuerza Aérea del Peru (FAP), and documentation from multiple private sources in Ecuador and Peru, ‘The Air Wars between Ecuador and Peru, Volume 2’ reconstructs the history of the air forces of both nations, and the little-known story of their brief, yet bitter clashes of early 1981.

Thanks to the availability of precise details from both parties to the conflict, the volume avoids the usual, biased and one-sided coverage of the conflict, while providing intricate details of the military build-up, capabilities and intentions of both air forces involved, their training, planning, and the conduct of combat operations.

Illustrated by more than 100 exclusive photographs, half a dozen maps and 15 authentic colour profiles, ‘Air Wars between Ecuador and Peru, Volume 2’ provides the first authoritative account of the air warfare between Ecuador and Peru in early 1981.


"... you can create a decent-sized skirmish game with the info in the book. Enjoyed it." The Historical Miniatures Gaming Society


''..the facts are all there...excellent stuff.'' The Aviation Historian


 "The contemporary photographs support the text, and they certainly give you a good perspective of the events described." IPMS/USA


"...full-colour side-view profiles depict Ecuadorian SEPECAT Jaguars and Dassault Mirage F.1As, Peruvian English Electric Canberras, Mirage 5s and Sukhoi Su-22s plus both countries' Cessna A-37B Dragonflies." Airfix

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