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Aviacion Cubana

Cuban Air Force and Airlines Equipment

Ruben Urribarres

FAR Cuban Built Aircrafts

1893. Comas Airplane
1945. Hernández Glider
1911. Cuba Airplane
1958. Rosales Helicopter
1942. The CUT-143 "Estrella Errante"
1992. AAC-001 Comas Airplane

Military Aircrafts

Cuban MiG Fighters Los cazas MiGs de Cuba

Los MiG-15 en Cuba The MiG-15 Fagot in Cuba
Rubén Urribarres

The first MiG-15 arrive at Cuba at the end of May of 1961, a month after Bay of Pigs. They were 20 MiG-15bis and 4 MiG-15UTI. With these equipment are formed the first two MiG-15bis Squadrons. Cuban Missile Crisis. Hunting the CIA ship Rex.

Los MiG-17 en Cuba The MiG-17 Fresco in Cuba
Rubén Urribarres

The first MiG-17AS arrive at Cuba at the beginning of 1964, destined to Santa Clara. Its main mission was to fight as fighter-bombers. The MiG-17AS were a rare version with air-air missiles. In foreign campaign. Angola, Ethiopie, others countries.

Los MiG-19 en Cuba The MiG-19 Farmer in Cuba
Rubén Urribarres

By the Missile Crisis in October of 1962, were in service 11 MiG-19P. This aircraft converts the FAR in the first Latin American Air Force with supersonics fighters. At the same time they are the first soviet interceptor with all weather capacity, thanks to its radar.

Los MiG-21 en Cuba The MiG-21 Fishbed in Cuba
Rubén Urribarres

In total from 1962 to 1989 to Cuba arrives some 270 MiG-21 fighters in 9 versions, being the main combat aircraft of the country during the Cold War.

Los MiG-21 de Cuba en acción Cuban MiG-21 in action (spanish)
Rubén Urribarres

Fight the enemy ships. Participation in Angolan and Etiophie Wars. Collaboration with Chile, Perú.

Operacion Pico The Operation Pico (spanish)
Rubén Urribarres

The Cuban MiG-21 'attack' the Dominican Republic. An incident with a Cuban ship retained by the Dominican Republic in 1977, almost carries to a conflict between the two countries, resolved after the demonstration of power of various MiG-21 of the Cuban FAR over the neighboring country.

Los MiG-21 de Cuba en acción The Cuban Air Force in the Ogaden War (Etiophia) (spanish)
Rubén Urribarres

Somalia never recovered from the defeat in the war of the Ogaden in 1977-1978 at the hands of Ethiopian and Cuban armies. The decisive participation of the MiG-17 and MiG-21 Cuban in this conflict.

Los MiG-23 cubanos en acción (misiones aire-tierra en Angola) Cuban MiG-23 in air-ground action (in Angola) (spanish)
Rubén Urribarres

Air support missions in the Angolan War, against the South African Army and the UNITA guerrillas. The Cuito Cuanavale victory, Attack of Calueque, others actions.

Los MiG-23 cubanos en acción (misiones aire-aire en Angola) Cuban MiG-23 in air-air action (in Angola) (spanish)
Rubén Urribarres

The Fighters that won the air Superiority in Angolan War against the South Africa Air Force, armed with Mirage F1 and Mirage-III

Los MiG-29 en Cuba The MiG-29 Fulcrum in Cuba
Rubén Urribarres

The first 4th generation soviet fighter. The shoot down of 2 Cessna-337 of the the exiled organization Brothers to the Rescue Cessna-337

Others Combat Aircrafts

Los North American F-51 Mustang en Cuba The North American F-51 Mustang in Cuba
Rubén Urribarres

Arrival of the Mustangs to Cuba in 1958 on clandestine flights into the rebel territory. Membership in the rebel antibatistianos. His fate after the revolution

Consolidated PBY-1 Liberator
Curtiss-Wright CW-19R
Curtiss JN-4D Jenny
Curtiss P-6S
Curtiss F6C-4 Hawk
De Havilland Boeing DH-4
Douglas B-26 Invader
Hawker Sea Fury
Lockheed P-38 Lightning
Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star
North American B-25C/H/J Mitchell

Republic F-47D Thunderbolt
Vought QO-2 Corsair
Vought O2U-1A Corsair o Corasir

Transport Aircrafts
Antonov An-2 Colt
Antonov An-26 Curl
Beech Model 18 / F-2B / C-45 Expeditor /
AT-7 Navigator / AT-11 Kansan / D-18S
Bellanca Airbus 66-75 Aircruiser
Cessna UC-78 Bobcat
Curtiss C-46A Commando
Curtiss Robin
Douglas C-47 Skytrain
Douglas C-54 Skymaster
Fairchild C-82 Packet
Grumman G-21 Goose / JRF-5
Howard DGA-8
Howard DGA-15W
Ilyushin Il-14 Crate
Ilyushin IL-76MD Candid
Keystone K-84 Commuter
Let L-200 Morava
Lockheed-12 C-40A Electra Junior
Lockheed-18 C-60A Lodestar
Lockheed C-56 Lodestar
Noorduyn UC-64 Norseman

Training Aircrafts
Aero L-39C Albatros
Aeronca 65TC
Aeronca C-3
Aeronca L-3B Grasshopper
Beech Model 18 / F-2B / C-45 Expeditor / AT-7 
Navigator / AT-11 Kansan / D-18S
Boeing Stearman PT-13
Boeing Stearman PT-17
Boeing Stearman N2S-4 Kaydet
Consolidated-12 PT-3 Huskey
Curtiss SNC-1
North American AT-6C/F Texan
North American T-28 Trojan
Ryan PT
Stearman A73B-1
Vultee BT-13 Valiant
Waco-9, -10
Waco S3HD-A
Waco UMF-3
Waco PCF-2, UCF-2, CPF-6, RBF-2, ZPF-6
Yakovlev Yak-18
Zlin 226 Bohatir
Zlin 336T Trener Master
Zlin 526

  Recconaissance and Patrol Aircrafts
Antonov An-30 Clank
Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina
Curtiss N2C Fledling
Curtiss SO3C-2C Seagull
Grumman G-44A Widgeon
Grumman TBM-5 Avenger
Ilyushin Il-14 Crate
Lockheed Vega Ventura PV-1
Vought OS2U-3 Kingfisher

Liason and Miscelaneous Aircrafts
Aero L-60 Brigadyr 
Aero Comander 560
Antonov An-2 Colt
Beech S-17D Staggerwing
Beech-35 Bonanza
Bleriot XI
Cessna-172 Skylark
Curtiss FS
De Havilland DH-60 Moth
De Havilland of Canada DHC-2 Beaver
Let L-200 Morava
Lockheed-8A Sirius
Morane Saulnier Monoplane
Piper PA-12 Super Cruiser
Piper PA-18-135 Super Cub
Piper PA-20 Pacer
Piper PA-22-150/160 Tripacer
Piper PA-23-160 Apache
Ryan Super Navion-260
Stinson SR-8 Reliant
Stinson SR-9DD Reliant
Stinson-105 Voyager
Stinson-108 Voyager
Yakovlev Yak-12

Civil Aircrafts

Before 1959

Avro Anson
Curtiss Type F5-L
Douglas DC-3
Douglas DC-4
Farman F-40
Farman F-60 Goliath
Fokker F-27-500 Friendship
Ford 5-AT-B Tri-Motor
Lockheed L-10 Electra
Lockheed L-1049/G Constellation
Lockheed L-1049E Super Constellation
New Standard
Sikorsky S-38
Vickers Viscount-755
Vickers Viscount-800
Vickers Super Viscount
After 1959 
Airbus A320
Antonov An-2 Colt
Antonov An-12 Cub
Antonov An-24 /B/RV Coke
Antonov An-26 Curl
Bristol Britannia BB-318
Ilyushin Il-14 Crate
Ilyushin Il-18 Clank
Ilyushin Il-62/M Classic
Ilyushin Il-76MD Candid
McDonnell Douglas DC-8-43
McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30
PZL-104 Wilga
PZL-106 Krug
PZL M-18 Dromader
Tupolev-154B2/M Charger
Yakovlev Yak-40 Coodling
Yakovlev Yak-42D


Hiller UH-12
Mil Mi-1 Hare
Mil Mi-2 Hoplite
Mil Mi-4 Hound
Mil Mi-8 Hip
Mil Mi-14 Haze
Mil Mi-17 Hip-H
Mil Mi-24 Hind
Westland Whirlwind

  See also:
Cuban MiG-15
Cuban MiG-17
Cuban MiG-19
Cuban MiG-21
Cuban MiG-21 in action
Operación Pico: Cuban MiG-21 over Dominican Republic
Cuban MiG-17 and MiG-21 in the Ogaden War (Ethiopia)
Cuban MiG-23
Cuban MiG-23 in action (air-to-ground missions in Angola)
Cuban MiG-23 in action (air-to-air missions in Angola)
Cuban MiG-29

  External Links:
Cuban Air Force MiG-29 Fulcrum
Cuban MiGs
Cuban Military Forum
The MiG-29 Fighter
Cuban MiG-23 over Venezuela
Cuba in Africa, The Angola War

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