I agree with you with all the info that you provided, less this:
As far as I know the FAP (Peru´s Ariforce) doesent had CH-47, less at that time.the FAP never even deployed any CH-47s during the crisis
About February7 of that year at wiki says this:
February 7: In a bitter reminder of the dangers that the Cenepa valley pose for low-speed aircraft flying at low-altitudes, a FAP Mi-25 helicopter gunship is downed after being hit in quick succession by at least two — probably three — Strela shoulder-fired missiles. FAE A-37Bs, escorted by Kfir fighters, continue to attack Peruvian positions. One A-37B is hit by Peruvian AA fire, but manages to get back to base.
Also I find this interesting site with all the War in the air in that time
Thank you Luxard - this is a really informative thread. Do you have any more details on
this photo please. It's the first time I have seen weapons fitted to the Alouette Lama.
He also was:
* Commander of Special Forces Brigade No.9 “Patria”, Latacunga.
* Director “Eloy Alfaro” Superio Military Schoor
* Chief of Army Operations
He was well trained and educated. Some of the courses he completed were: Jungle Warfare in Brasil 1977. Military Sciences, Camberley, England 1984. Postgraduate in Military Strategy, Army War College- US Army 1992. Postgraduate in Military Politics, Royal School of Defense, London, England 1996.
Here are some other pics of those helos but with out weapons.
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General Ernesto Gonzalez, Commander of the Army visits the Galapagos Brigade in Riobamba
In the Special Forces Brigade Nº 9 “PATRIA”, Lt. Marcelo Gonzáles, from the Argentinian Army graduated in a ceremony from the LXIV International Course of Commandos of Ecuador. The tough training lasted 20 weeks.
As of 2006 1251 officers from Armed Forces of the US, Brazil, Colombia, France, UK and other countries have graduated in special forces courses in Ecuador. Recon, Jungle Warfare, Counter Terrorism among other courses. Source: 50 Year Anniversary Paratrooper Book
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Commando Base at Special Forces Brigade Nº 9 “PATRIA”, in Latacunga. Where a lot of the special forces training takes place.
Source: Ecuadorian Army
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BRIGADA PATRIA ( SPECIAL FORCES )
ECUADOR MILITARY AND POLICE
habb, welcome to MP.net, btw great post thanks for sharing those pictures