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Old 24th November 2010, 22:01
Graham Boak Graham Boak is offline
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Re: Ecuador's first fighter: Curtiss-Wright CW-21, or CW-22, or P-35A?

The finest researcher on the subject is Dan Hagedorn. I'm not sure which of his works will answer your question, and I am not sure that any of the types you mention will have been supplied specifically under lend-lease. Certainly not any conversions from Seversky civilian racers - if indeed as many as four examples of such ever existed.

Unfortunately, I can find no reference to deliveries to Ecuador during WW2 in either of his major works, Latin America Air Wars and Conquistadors of the Sky.

At the time of the Peru-Ecuador war, Ecuador converted three Curtiss CW-19R aircraft. Perhaps these are the ones you are thinking of, or do you specifically mean after this event?
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