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Drug-Busting Operations Air-to-Air Victories
By ACIG Team
Sep 1, 2003, 17:07

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Last Update: 7 July, 2004

 

Date Air Force Aircraft Weapon Victim Mission Result
25Jan81 Honduran Ouragon 30mm Light A/C Weapons Shot down
9Mar83 Honduran Mystere B2 30mm DC-3 Drugs Shot down
1987 Honduran C.101 30mm C-47 Drugs Shot down
1992 Honduran     Light A/C Drugs Shot down
1992 Honduran     Light A/C Drugs Shot down
4Nov94 Peruvian AT-27 20mm Light A/C Drugs Shot down
27Jun95 Peruvian AT-27 20mm Light A/C Drugs Shot down
28Jun95 Peruvian AT-27 Maneuver Light A/C Drugs Crashed
14Jul95 Peruvian AT-27 20mm Light A/C Drugs Shot down
21Jul95 Peruvian AT-27 20mm Cessna Drugs Shot down
7Jul96 Peruvian AT-27 20mm Light A/C Drugs Shot down
25Mar97 Peruvian AT-27 20mm Light A/C Drugs Shot down
Mar97 Peruvian AT-27 20mm Light A/C Drugs Shot down
Aug97 Peruvian AT-27 20mm Light A/C Drugs Shot down
1998 Colombian A-37 20mm Light A/C Drugs Shot down
1998 Colombian A-37 20mm Light A/C Drugs Shot down
1998 Colombian A-37 20mm Light A/C Drugs Shot down
1998 Colombian A-37 20mm Light A/C Drugs Shot down
8Feb99 Colombian A-37 20mm Light A/C Drugs Shot down
Aug99 Colombian A-37 20mm Light A/C Drugs Shot down
Aug99 Colombian A-37 20mm Light A/C Drugs Shot down
1Jun00 Colombian A-37 20mm Light A/C Drugs Shot down
18Jul00 Peru Su-25   Light A/C Drugs Shot down
20Apr01 Peru A-37 7.62mm Cessna 185 Mis-ID'd Shot down
?? early 2003 Guatemala A-37B FAG-436 - unknown Drugs Forced down
14Apr03 Honduras AT-27 7.62mm Aerocommander 500 Drugs Shot down
15Jun03 Columbia ?? - Unknown (Mexican registr.) Drugs Forced down

Credits include various news sources (CNN, AP, ABC) and from email.



Confirmed entries are in GREEN
New entries are in RED
Corrected entries are in YELLOW
Fratricide entries are in LIGHT BLUE
Claims and unconfirmed entries are in WHITE
Damaged and Close Calls entries are in VIOLET
 


This Fuerza Aérea Guatemalteca (Guatemaltec Air Force) A-37B is one of the aircraft known to have scored one of the most recent kills in the years-long "Anti-Drug War", fought between the regular forces of the USA and a number of Latin American air forces and drug-smugglers in Central America. The aircraft is one of 12 A-37Bs originally supplied to Guatemala, including serials A-400, A-404, A-408, A-412, A-416, A-420, A-424, A-428, A-432, A-436 (reserialled to A-440), A-444, and A-448. Out of these only four remain operational and based at La Aurora AB, while four other are kept in storage. A-408, A-412, A-420, A-440 and A-444 were written off. The insignia on the rear fuselage is that of the FAG A-37B unit, and shows a Dragonfly silhouette together with the Quetzal bird. (artwork by Tom Cooper)


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