Air Wars Between Ecuador and Peru Volume 3

Aerial Operations over the Condor Mountain Range, 1995

Amaru Tincopa

Drawing upon extensive research in the official archives from both the Fuerza Aérea del Ecuador and Fuerza Aérea del Perú (FAP), with documentation from multiple private sources in both countries, this volume completes the history of the aerial operations launched by the forces of both nations in the brief - but also the most violent - engagement.
Date Published :
March 2021
Publisher :
Helion and Company
Series :
Latin America@War
Illustration :
160 photos, 4 maps, 15 color profiles
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781914059100
Pages : 80
Dimensions : 11.5 X 8 inches
Stock Status : Available
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$29.95

Overview
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The series of sharp clashes between Ecuador and Peru of 1981 left the dispute between the two countries unresolved as there was still no definitive delimitation of the border. During the following years, both parties had to deal with a series of internal and external issues and, ultimately, these affected the planning and operational capabilities of their respective armed forces. While Peru underwent a severe economic crisis including hyperinflation caused by poor management of its economy, and a leftist insurgency, Ecuador underwent a transition from a centrally-controlled economy to a free market: in turn, it was one of countries in Latin America least affected by the precipitous fall in regional economic indices of the 1990s. These factors had an immediate impact upon the armed forces of both countries: they proved decisive for the development of their defensive and offensive planning, and would exercise direct influence upon the decisions taken by field commanders of both countries during the final, third war between Ecuador and Peru in 1995.

Drawing upon extensive research in the official archives from both the Fuerza Aérea del Ecuador and Fuerza Aérea del Perú (FAP), with documentation from multiple private sources in both countries, Air Wars Between Ecuador and Peru, Volume 3 completes the history of the aerial operations launched by the forces of both nations in the brief – but also the most violent – engagement between these two countries.

By accessing details from both parties to the conflict, this volume avoids biased and one-sided coverage of the conflict, while providing detail of the military build-up, capabilities and intentions of both of the 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 color profiles, Air Wars Between Ecuador and Peru, Volume 3 provides the first authoritative account of the air warfare between Ecuador and Peru in early 1995.

About The Author
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Born in Lima, Peru, in 1977, Amaru Tincopa is a graduate in law. He developed a strong interest in history at a very young age and began researching and publishing about Peruvian and Latin American military aviation history quite early. His first book, covering the deployment history of the Aeroplani Caproni and that Italian company’s endeavour in Peru was released in 2003 for an Italian publisher. He has since published a dozen additional titles in Argentina, France, and the United Kingdom, while three others are in the pipeline. Amaru Tincopa is currently cooperating with numerous renowned military aviation history magazines around the world. This is his second instalment for Helion.

REVIEWS
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"This book will be of interest to both modelers and aviation historians alike."

- AMPS Indianapolis

"In a decade dominated by Desert Shield and Desert Storm, and maybe Bosnia, Air Wars Volume 3 offers an excellent look beyond the superpowers."

- Historical Miniatures Gaming Society

"As with other books in this series, there are great photos, some of them in color, a nice selection of full color profiles and a couple of nice maps."

- ModelingMadness.Com

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