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    Default DEFENSA ANTI-AEREA Y FUERZA AEREA REVOLUCIONARIA (DAAFAR)


    On this pages you can find the aircraft order of battle of the Cuban Air Force or DAAFAR. Also we present links to Microsoft's Expediamaps service: with each airbase you can find a link to a map of the airbases' neighbourhood.

    Of course, updates are always welcome. If you have corrections or additions please send them to us !


    Defensa Anti-Aérea y Fuerza Aérea Revolucionaria (DAAFAR)



    Camagüey (MUCM)
    Rwy: 07/25
    Pos: 21° 25' 13.00" N 077° 50' 51.00" W
    Elev: 413 ft.

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    Squadron Task Aircraft Badge
    UM ???? Regimiento de Helicópteros
    UM ???? Escuadrón de Helicópteros de Propositos Generales Mi-17 (tsf)
    UM ???? Escuadrón de Helicópteros de Propositos Generales Mi-17 (std)
    The Mi-17s moved to Holguín and San Antonio de los Baños, where of the squadrons is held in storage. Camagüey is no longer in active use with the military. The civilian part of the airfield is also known as Ignacio Agramonte.

    At first sight, one wonders whether the camouflage pattern of this Mi-24 Hind-D can ever be effective. Only imagine Cuba's lush vegetation and blue skies.....

    Photo: Edward Pelgrim

    Cienfuegos (MUCF)
    Rwy: 02/20
    Pos: 22° 09' 00.00" N 080° 24' 51.00" W
    Elev: 102 ft.

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    UM 3684 Regimiento de Helicopteros
    UM ???? Escuadrón de Helicópteros de Propositos Generales Mi-8 (Aerogaviota)
    UM ???? Escuadrón de Helicópteros de Propositos Generales Mi-8 (Aerogaviota)
    UM ???? Escuadrón de Helicópteros de Combate Mi-24D (std)
    All Mi-8s of this regiment currently fly in Aerogaviota colours (see Playa Baracoa), whilst all Mi-24Ds are currently stored on the base. The civilian part of the airfield is known as Jaime Gonzalez.

    The main goal of Aerogaviota, the commercial branch of the air force headquartered at Playa Baracoa, is to earn western currency by flying tourists around the country with types like the Mi-8T.

    Photo: Peter Heeneman

    Ciudad Libertad (MULB)
    Rwy: 08/26
    Pos: 23° 05' 38.18" N 082° 26' 17.28" W
    Elev: 98 ft.

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    UM ???? Escuela de Especialistas Menores MiG-23ML
    MiG-23BN
    MiG-21bis
    L-39C
    Mi-17
    Apart from this technical school, which uses one of each type, no operational aircraft are based here

    The Czech-made L-39C Albatros proved to be a popular jettrainer among air forces of socialist countries and the DAAFAR is no exception to this.

    Photo: Edward Pelgrim


    Holguín (MUHG)
    Rwy: 05/23
    Pos: 20° 47' 08.00" N 076° 18' 54.00" W
    Elev: 361 ft.

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    UM 1724 Regimiento de Intercepcion
    UM ???? Escuadrón de Caza MiG-23ML
    MiG-23UB
    UM 3710 Escuadrón de Intercepcion MiG-21bis
    MiG-21UM
    L-39C
    UM 3840 Escuadrón de Intercepcion MiG-21bis (wfu)
    MiG-21UM (wfu)
    Only a limited number of MiG-21s are currently operational, most aircraft are stored on the base. Holguín also houses some Mi-17s. The civilian part of the airfield is known as Frank Pais

    Cuban pilots gained a lot of combat experience with the MiG-21 in Angola during the eighties and the type formed the backbone of the DAAFAR's fighter force until the early nineties, when most aircraft were written from use.

    Photo: Edward Pelgrim

    La Coloma (MULM)
    Rwy: 07/25
    Pos: 22° 20' 10.00" N 083° 38' 31.00" W
    Elev: 98 ft.

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    UM 1660 Escuela de Aviacion Militar
    UM ???? Escuela de Ensenanza de Vuelo Avanzada L-39C (wfu)
    UM ???? Escuela de Ensenanza de Vuelo Avanzada L-39C (wfu)
    The Escuela de Aviacion Militar was disbanded in 1993. Its former aircraft are stored on base

    Mariel (MUML)
    Rwy: 07/25
    Pos: 23° 00' 26.48" N 082° 46' 03.19" W
    Elev: 23 ft.

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    Marina de Guerra Revolucionaria
    UM ???? Escuadrón de Helicópteros de Guerra Anti-Submarina Ka-32 (wfu)
    Mi-14PL (wfu)
    The naval base of Mariel is no longer in use. All helos are currently stored on base.

    Capitalist thinking in a socialist country ? This An-26 illustrates the way the air force makes money nowadays with its commercial branch Aerogaviota.
    Photo: Peter Heeneman

    Playa Baracoa (MUPB)
    Rwy: 02/20
    Pos: 23° 01' 58.00" N 082° 34' 46.00" W
    Elev: 102 ft.

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    UM 3688 Regimiento de Transporte
    UM ???? Escuadrón de Transporte An-26 (Aerogaviota)
    An-30 (Aerogaviota)
    UM ???? Escuadrón de Transporte An-26 (Aerogaviota)
    UM ???? Escuadrón de Transporte An-2 (Aerogaviota)
    UM 3405 Regimiento Ejecutivo
    UM ???? Escuadrón Ejecutivo Il-62M (Cubana)
    Il-96-300M (Cubana)
    An-24 (Aerogaviota)
    An-2 (Aerogaviota)
    Yak-40 (Aerogaviota)
    The aircraft of UM 3688 and UM3405 are mostly flown by the commercial branch of the air force, Aerogaviota S.A., headquartered here. Although flown in civilian colors, the operation is completely military. Besides these transports, Aerogaviota also operates Mi-8T, Mi-8P and Mi-8PS and ATR-42-300 & ATR-42-500, although the ATRs were never in military use. The An-30s are operated on behalf of the MININT. UM3405 is the VIP-transport unit, its Ilyushins are on the Cubana fleetlist (the Il-96-300M will be delivered in 2004 and 2005) but flown by DAAFAR pilots.

    Probably the best indication of the current demise of the DAAFAR is the appearance of this MiG-29UB (one out of only two delivered) in the Museo de la FAR in Havana.
    Photo: Edward Pelgrim

    San Antonio de los Baños (MUSA)
    Rwy: 01/19, 05/23, 12/30
    Pos: 22° 52' 17.50" N 082° 30' 33.51" W
    Elev: 164 ft.

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    UM 1779 Regimiento de Caza
    UM ???? Escuadrón de Caza Mixta MiG-29
    MiG-29UB
    MiG-23MF
    MiG-23ML
    MiG-23UB
    UM 4768 Escuadrón de Intercepcion MiG-21bis
    MiG-21UM
    Most MiG-21s are taken off strength and currently stored on base. The base houses some Mi-17s as well

    San Julián (MUSJ)
    Rwy: 01/19, 08/26
    Pos: 22° 05' 43.06" N 084° 09' 07.24" W
    Elev: 98 ft.

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    UM 1650 Escuela de Aviacion Militar "Comandante Ché Guevara"
    UM ???? Escuela de Ensenanza Basica An-2 (wfu)
    UM ???? Escuela de Ensenanza de Preparacion Combativa MiG-21UM (wfu)
    UM 7000 Escuela de Ensenanza de Preparacion Combativa MiG-21PFMA (wfu)
    UM ???? Escuela de Ensenanza de Preparacion Combativa MiG-21MF (wfu)
    The Escuela de Aviacion Militar was already disbanded in 1993 and all its former aircraft are currently stored on base. The An-2s were actually based at nearby Mantua.

    San Nicolas de Bari (MUNB)
    Rwy: 06/24
    Pos: 22° 45' 22.10" N 081° 55' 15.30" W
    Elev: 413 ft.

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    Tropas Guardafronteras
    UM ???? Mi-17 (tsf)
    Zlin 142 (tsf)
    Sociedad de Educación Patriótico-Militar y Internacionalista (SEPMI)
    UM ???? PZL-104 (wfu)
    Zlin 326 (wfu)
    Zlin 142 (wfu)
    The flying unit of the Tropas Guardafronteras was disbanded in 1990 and the unit's three Mi-17s were transferred to regular air force units, whilst the Zlin 142s were probably transferred to the SEPMI. The SEPMI itself, a Soviet-style DOOSAF, was disbanded in December 1991 and its former aircraft are stored on base.

    A rare sight of a DAAFAR MiG-23BN. The introduction of the type caused a general headache in the southern parts of the USA due to its considerable payload, range and accuracy.

    Photo: Bernardo Zarallo

    Santa Clara (MUSC)
    Rwy: 08/26
    Pos: 22° 29' 31.89" N 079° 56' 37.00" W
    Elev: 338 ft.

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    UM 1890 Regimiento de Intercepcion y Aéreo-Tactico
    UM ???? Escuadrón de Intercepcion MiG-21bis (wfu)
    MiG-21UM (wfu)
    UM ???? Escuadrón de Intercepcion MiG-21bis (wfu)
    MiG-21UM (wfu)
    UM 2661 Escuadrón de Caza-Bombardeo MiG-23BN (wfu)
    MiG-23UB (tsf)
    UM ???? Escuadrón de Caza-Bombardeo MiG-23BN (wfu)
    MiG-23UB (tsf)
    UM 1890 is no longer operational and all its former aircraft are stored on base. The MiG-23UBs have moved to units at Holguín and San Antonio. The civilian part of the airfield is named Abel Santamaria.

    Although the Mi-8 is currently mainly operational with Aerogaviota, this particular Mi-8TBK can be found in the Museo de la FAR in Havana.

    Photo: Peter Heeneman

    No hay informacion sobre los Mig 29. Que raro?

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    Hola maddog,
    Parece que solo 2 mig-29UB, llegaron a cuba en el 89, se dice que fueron de un total de 14, pero solo dos parece que llegaron a integrar la FAR, me gustaria saber el nivel de operatividad de los aviones de combate de la FAR ,muy dificil y secreto.

    Saludos,
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    Cuban Air Force

    Defensa Anti-Aérea y Fuerza Aérea Revolucionaria

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    República de Cuba
    History
    Three main native groups inhabited Cuba when Columbus reached the island in 1492. The Ciboney and Guanahatabey populated the west, while the Taino people lived in the central and eastern area, mainly on the coast. Slavery and the establishment of large plantations began almost immediately after European colonization. The indigenous population was quickly decimated. Cuba was also used as a base for Spanish treasure ships and it was from here that the Spanish organized trips to the Americas. Throughout the 17th century, life in Cuba was difficult for the Spanish by epidemics, hurricanes and attentions of rival colonial powers. The next century proved more successful, as a huge increase in the population took place, when hundreds of thousands of slaves were imported from Africa.
    Spanish refusal to deal with the growing independence movement in the late 19th century led to two wars of independence. The first, between 1868 and 1878, ended in stalemate; the second, in which the poet and revolutionary, José Martí, inspired the rebels, began in 1895 and ended when the USA was drawn into the war in 1898. Although nominally independent thereafter, Cuba was initially occupied for two years by US forces. After their withdrawal in 1901, the USA maintained effective political and economic control of the island, while governed by a series of dictators such as Fulgencio Batista and Carlos Pro Socarrás. In 1959, after a guerrilla campaign, Fidel Castro overturned the corrupt Batista government and established a socialist state.
    All US businesses were expropriated in 1960 and diplomatic relations between the two countries were broken by the USA. In 1961, the CIA organized a corps of anti-Castro rebels to invade the island and galvanize an uprising to overthrow the regime. This 'Bay of Pigs' invasion was a complete fiasco; all the invaders were captured or killed and US involvement was quickly revealed. Later that year, Castro declared Cuba a Marxist-Leninist state and accelerated the development of close relations with the USSR. The following year, Soviet missiles capable of hitting targets in the USA were installed on Cuba. President Kennedy ordered a naval blockade against the island. The confrontation escalated to the threshold of nuclear war, before Kennedy and Khrushchev reached a settlement. After the crisis, Cuba, for the most part, proved a loyal Soviet ally and was the largest recipient of Soviet foreign aid.
    The other main plank of Cuba's foreign policy was military assistance to Third World nations as Angola and Ethiopia. Since the demise of the USSR and the economic retrenchment at home, Cuba's foreign adventures have ended. At home, Cuba has enjoyed a reputation for the quality of its health care and social services, although not for its overall quality of life or tolerance of opposition. The US economic blockade has undoubtedly hindered the development of the economy; the strength of the lobby limits the ability of any US administration to normalize relations. There were some signs of an improvement in late 2001, when president Bush authorized the sale of food and medicines to Cuba. In 2002, the US administration's war against terror drew attention to Guantanamo Bay. This heavily fortified naval base on Cuba's eastern tip has been used as a prison for captives from the Taleban and the al-Qaeda organization. Originally leased to the US in 1901, the Castro government has accepted it as a sort of geopolitical wart; the Americans continue to pay the annual rental for the land and the Cubans have made no serious moves to dislodge it.
    As Castro now approaches 80, speculation is growing about his successor and whether the socialist system will survive his departure.




    Cuerpo Aéreo del Ejército
    History
    The birth of Cuban military aviation is marked by the foundation of the Cuerpo Aéreo del Ejército in March 1915. The first aircraft acquired by the military was a Curtis FS. From 1918, a group of 33 Cubans was sent to France in support of the allied powers during the First World War. The Escuadrille Cubaine was subsequently formed on May 15, 1918. After the war the escuadrille turned to Cuba and formed the nucleus of the air corps. A new base at Campo de Colombia was inaugurated soon after. In 1928, president Machado opened the Escuela de Aviacion Militar at Campo de Colombia where many student pilots from Latin America obtained their wings. First real action by the air corps in Cuba occurred in 1931 when leftist rebels took the town of Gibara, they surrendered following heavy air attacks by Vought O2U-3A Cosairs. Ironically, in 1933 the air corps played a major role in the resignation of dictator Machado and the start of a revolution.

    The Cuban Eight
    The Cuerpo Aéreo del Ejército attended an air show in Miami in 1936 with a Curtis Hawk II, piloted by Len Povey. During his aerial demonstration Povey made an extra manoeuvre with three aileron rolls in the top of a loop. He realized that in the top of the loop his aircraft was still at 140 mph and he decided to continue the loop, followed by a half roll. He repeated the manoeuvre in order to make a flat "8". Upon landing, James Doolittle, who was one of the judges, questioned Povey about this manoeuvre. The "Cuban 8" was born.

    1941-1953
    WW II
    Following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour, Cuba declared war to Japan, Italy and Germany immediately. Deliveries of US aircraft commenced under a lend/lease contract and eventually about 48 aircraft were delivered to the air corps. In September 1942, a military agreement was signed with the USA, which saw the construction of two major airbases in San Antonio de los Baños and San Julian, marking the strategic importance of the country.

    1945-1953
    After the war the revolutionary movement El Legion del Caribe acquired a fleet of aircraft in Cuba in order to oust the Dominican dictator Trujillo. The Cuban government confiscated the aircraft and many were pressed into service. Earlier in 1947, many US surplus aircraft were delivered, including four B-25 Mitchells.

    Fuerza Aérea Ejército de Cuba
    In 1953 the air corps was renamed Fuerza Aérea Ejército de Cuba (FAEC). The Mutual Defense Air Program (MDAP) resulted in the arrival of new equipment and Cuban pilots, after receiving basic military training in Cuba, were sent to the United States, in order to receive the pilot courses offered, flying modern equipment like the PA-18, AT-6, B-25 and T-33. As from 1956, several uprisings started against the Batista regime and airpowers were sometimes called upon. On January 1, 1959, the revolutionaries directed by Fidel Castro and Ché Guevara took full power when Batista fled the country. About ten P-47s, fourteen B-26s, seven T-33s, ten C-47s, four C-46s, two C-54s, twelve Sea Furies and training aircraft such as AT-6, PA-18, PA-22, Beavers and various helicopters were still in flying condition and taken over by the revolutionaries


    Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias
    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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    que contrariedad!!! no se ingles


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    Mil disculpas marregi, algunos del foro saben el idioma ingles. Tratare de ponerlos al espanol para todos lo amigos del foro.
    Saludos

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    gracias mas tanbiem voy a pnerme las pilas para aprender, siempre es bueno saber no?


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    Mikoyan dijo
    Parece que solo 2 mig-29UB, llegaron a cuba en el 89, se dice que fueron de un total de 14, pero solo dos parece que llegaron a integrar la FAR, me gustaria saber el nivel de operatividad de los aviones de combate de la FAR ,muy dificil y secreto
    No eso es falso como te demuestro en esta imagen de la Base de San Antonio donde aparecen tres MiGs-29A, de guardia junto a 6 MiGs-23BN. Y si lo detallas bien veras que ninguno es del modelo UB de doble cabina. Aunque se dice que solo hay cuatro de ellos operacionales, los tres de la foto y un UB Lastima que sea tan pequeña la foto.


    este es el BN en el aire.

    este es el MiGs-21bis de la Fuerza Aerea Cubana.


    tambien tenemos Helos Mi-17 de ataque.

    y Mi-24 Hind


    Y este es el MiGs-29UB, precisamente el FAR 900 causante del derribo de las avionetas Cessnas de "Hermanos al Rescate", junto a un MiGs-23ML.


    Con respecto a la situación actual, lo que se sabe es que las Daafar tienen la inmensa mayoria de su parque en conservación, MiGs-21 y MiGs-23, y MiGs-29, ...pero imagino que al igual que casí todos los aquí presentes sabemos que la celula se desgasta, aunque no este en uso dicho aparato, lo que nos daria algo así como, que todos lo que esten conservados se conviertan en chatarra pura, a menos que como se comenta, estan preparados para hacerlos volar nuevamente por el mantenimiento sostenido, o la versión más reciente, en la que se comenta que se modernizaron algunos escuadrones a estandares superiores, dos del 21-93 y uno del 23-98, y que lo que quedara despues de esto salvo los 21Bis seria utilizado como piezas de repuesto.

    Se habla mucho de que despues de la debacle del campo socialista se encaminan los pasos a la compra de armamento a China, en entrenadores J-8 y su caza F-1/J-9, con capacidad BVR, similar en mucho a los nuestros y con superioridad en varios aspectos, como posible candidato a reactivar la Fuerza Aerea Cubana, y seria una opcion barata y con posibilidades de desarrollo futuro. No solo eso sino que se habla de Catamaranes Chinos, MBT y Sub Koreanos, y algo de Viet Nam.

    Esto no significa que se olvide la opciónes Rusa, Ucraniana o Bielorrusa, que incluso son más afines.

    Espero que se avance rapido en este aspecto, aunque en este momento no sea la prioridad numero uno del estado cubano.

    PD: ojala se apuren.

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    L-39 en Cuba

    El L-39C llego a Cuba en Abril de 1982, la primera entrega fue de 15 L-39C con los numeros serials de fabricacion 232227 al 232241, seguido por una entrega de 6 L-39C con los numeros serials de fabricacion 232342, 232343, 232345, 232346, 232348, 232349 y los ultimos fueron 9 L-39C con los numeros serials de fabricacion 232401, 232402, 232404, 232405, 232407, 232408, 232410, 232411, 232413.

    Serial Code Type CN Unit Status First Last Comment
    01 L-39C 232227 ?
    02 L-39C 232228 ? picture
    03 L-39C 232229 ?
    04 L-39C 232230 ? picture
    05 L-39C 232231 ? picture
    06 L-39C 232232 ?
    07 L-39C 232233 ?
    08 L-39C 232234 ? picture
    09 L-39C 232235 ?
    10 L-39C 232236 ?
    11 L-39C 232237 ? picture
    12 L-39C 232238 act apr02 sep03 Ciudad Libertad
    13 L-39C 232239 ? picture
    14 L-39C 232240 ?
    15 L-39C 232241 ?
    16 L-39C 232342 Havana Museo d pre Deliver 1982 oct03 picture
    17 L-39C 232343 ? Deliver 1982
    18 L-39C 232345 ? Deliver 1982
    19 L-39C 232346 ? Deliver 1982 picture
    20 L-39C 232348 ? Deliver 1982 picture
    21 L-39C 232349 ? Deliver 1982
    22 L-39C 232401 ?
    23 L-39C 232402 ? picture
    24 L-39C 232404 ? picture
    25 L-39C 232405 ?
    26 L-39C 232407 ?
    27 L-39C 232408 ?
    28 L-39C 232410 UM 1779 Act May 4, 2005 San Antonio
    29 L-39C 232411 ? picture
    30 L-39C 232413 ?


    UM 1660 La Coloma
    UM Escuadrón de Enseñansa Básica 12 L-39C
    UM Escuadrón de Enseñansa Básica 12 L-39C

    Rojo esta informacion es solo para ti, nada de nada para Ruben Urribares.
    Ahora en la DAAFAR solo quedan 2 L-39C activos en Holguin, un L-39C en Cuidad Libertad matricula FAR 12, y dos o tres en San Antonio de los Baños, uno de ellos es el 28.

    Espero que este tipo de informacion les guste. Tengo mucho mas fotos de los L -39C, pero no se como ponerlas en el foro.

    Saludos

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