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Guatemalan Air Force

Bell 212 

by Carlos Escalante


The Bell 212 came in service in the FAG (Guatemalan Air Force) at the beginning of the 80īs and was the vehicle more used during the antiterrorist fight. The version of the photos belongs to the time after the peace agreement in 1996, only the budges were added. At present there are only four 212 in operation from more than a dozen; from a fleet that included Bell 205, in spite of  the embargo of supplies and the help from USA, it was a success in Guatemala. The colour is known as anti air green and is almost the same  one that uses the Blackhawk.

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