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    The Leticia Incident ... Avro Wars for Nigel!!

    Consolidated PT-11 in Columbian marks which started my background research...










    In 1932-33 Columbia and Peru had a little war over part of the Amazon ; this became known as the Leticia Incident

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leticia_Incident

    Columbia didn't have an Air Force , so pressed into service anything that could be fitted with floats (as there were no airfields in the area) until Curtiss Hawk floatplane fighters could be acquired and deployed, to 'see off' the invaders from Peru

    Likewise Peru did the same, although their Air Force was a bit more organised, and there were 'floatplane vs floatplane' dogfights over the Amazon.

    This is my take on the incident using Nigel's Avro (what else) , colours are approximate ,best guess ,artist licence.

    Comments welcome

    ttfn


    Pete
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails pt11-4.jpg   Leticia_Avro_2.jpg   Leticia_Avro_1.jpg  

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    Those are two sharp looking liveries Pete. The historical background is very interesting.

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    Senior Administrator huub vink's Avatar
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    Pete,

    A nice repaints and a great story about a war I had never heard of...............

    Perhaps some inspiration for future work




    and for more images..........

    https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235041256-air-war-over-the-putumayo-helion-company-via-casemate-uk/


    Cheers,
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    Fascinating!


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    In the library now ; download once its been approved.

    ttfn

    Pete

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    Amazing and imaginative work - kudos Pete!
    Most men often say what they think!
    An honest man usually means what he says!
    A gentleman always says what he means!

    "Αίεν Υψικρατείν "

    A fool is not he who asks a simple question, but he who would simply have its asking denied. (Richards 2012)

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    Quote Originally Posted by nigel richards View Post
    Amazing and imaginative work - kudos Pete!
    Thanks boss!!

    Ttfn

    Pete

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