A century over the Andes

Last year marked Peru’s centenary of military aviation, an historical milestone celebrated with an air display performed over the capital, Lima. Amaru Tincopa reports on the Fuerza Aérea del Perú.

Single-seat Mirage 2000P serial 062 (c/n 126) pulls into the top of a loop for the camera. Delivered from 1986 and not significantly upgraded, the dozen Mirage 2000s (including a pair of two-seat 2000DP models) remain in service at La Joya with Escuadrón Aéreo 412, under Grupo Aéreo No 4.
All photos Katsuhiko Tokunaga/DACT unless stated

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