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Cuban Air Force (or lack off?)
« on: February 19, 2007, 09:47:31 AM »
Just a question.. Does Cuba have an effective airforce?

Reason i asked is because they are so close to the US and well.. each country sees each other as a threat.. so does cuba have an airforce?

if so.. what is there status on planes.. trainers..personnel etc...

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Re: Cuban Air Force (or lack off?)
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2007, 05:24:03 PM »
Just a question.. Does Cuba have an effective airforce?

Reason i asked is because they are so close to the US and well.. each country sees each other as a threat.. so does cuba have an airforce?

if so.. what is there status on planes.. trainers..personnel etc...
  yea they do the USA help them to build it in 1953, but rigth now The main task of the DAAFAR is to preserve the integrity of Cuban airspace, to give tactical and logistical support to the army and navy and to provide such aviation services for civilian agencies as may be required. By the quantity of combat aircraft, education and combat experience of its personnel, the DAAFAR could be considered one of the best-equipped air forces in Latin America. Many pilots gained operational experience in several overseas military campaigns. However, after the end of the Cold War things changed dramatically. Support from the former Soviet Union decreased and spareparts and kerosine had to be paid in Western currency instead. Subsequently, dramatic cutbacks took place at the beginning of the nineties. The DAAFAR fired half of its personnel, all older fighter types were taken off strength and all basic flight training was suspended. With the disbandment of the flying units of the Tropas Guardafronteras in 1990 and the Sociedad de Educacion Patriotico-Militar y Internacionalista (SEPMI) significant steps took place. Most older MiG-21s were written from use by the end of 1993 and most of the L-39C Albatrosses followed soon after, marking the disbandment of the Escuela de Aviacion Militar "Comandante Ché Guevara" at San Julian. The DAAFAR nowadays operates only two active fighter squadrons, based at San Antonio de los Baños and Holguin respectively, equipped with a mix of fighter aircraft. Most transport aircraft and helicopters were transferred to the commerical branch of the air force, Aerogaviota, which is entirely run by the military. Piltos maintain their flying skills with Aerogaviota and training is mostly carried out on simulators.

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Re: Cuban Air Force (or lack off?)
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2007, 07:00:13 PM »
where did u copy that info from  foxhound hehe jp  ,and the cuban airforce is almost obsolete ,their migs are too old or havent been matained ,so if something happens i doubt it they will really make a difference ,and they dont have any war experience ,their air force is ACTUALLY one of the worst  air forces in latin america
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Re: Cuban Air Force (or lack off?)
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2007, 01:53:48 AM »
I thought it seemed odd that Foxhound capitalized his letters  :D Haha JK

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Re: Cuban Air Force (or lack off?)
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2007, 09:17:24 AM »
he sed it was one of the best when they had USSR support

now its not

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Re: Cuban Air Force (or lack off?)
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2007, 08:26:55 PM »
yea

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Re: Cuban Air Force (or lack off?)
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2007, 01:50:00 AM »
and they dont have any war experience

Don't forget Cuba's involvement in Angola. (and their clashed with US aircraft, but maybe that's too long ago to be considered valuable)
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Re: Cuban Air Force (or lack off?)
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2007, 10:44:59 PM »
Don't forget Cuba's involvement in Angola. (and their clashed with US aircraft, but maybe that's too long ago to be considered valuable)
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Re: Cuban Air Force (or lack off?)
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2007, 11:16:39 PM »
how? that was a minor engagement , now besides so what?? i dont think that gave them a lot of war experience
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Re: Cuban Air Force (or lack off?)
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2007, 01:53:17 AM »
It put the MiG-23s to the test, taking down some aircraft including Mirage F1s. So I wouldn't say that they didn't have any experience.
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Re: Cuban Air Force (or lack off?)
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2007, 05:21:26 PM »
like i said the last time u got son again man just quit   >:D >:D >:D

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Re: Cuban Air Force (or lack off?)
« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2007, 07:35:43 PM »
how old was that?? are those pilots even alive now?? and no foxy i did not get son ,cause i didnt copy my info from mr thievon pc........ohhhhh
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