Peru NA 50 1 640Peruvian Torito restored

He is back! The unique North American NA-50 'Torito' of the Fuerza Aerea del Perú (Peruvian Air Force). It was painstakingly restored by the Servicio de Mantenimiento de la FAP (SEMAN) for the Museo Aeronáutico del Perú at Las Palmas.

Only seven aircraft were ever built and this is the sole survivor. The colours are of the aircraft as operated by 41 squadron, and XXI-41-3 is the machine in which Captain José Quiñones Gonzáles flew against Ecuador forces in 1941.

The 'Torito' had been preserved outside at the air base for many years, so required some careful attention. Its place on that pedestal has been taken by an AT-6 also marked 'XXI-41-3'.

Scramble Magazine reported earlier on this unique fighter. See the news item of 21 January 2020.

Photo FAP

Subscribe to Scramble

As a member you get access to all our
premium content and benefits learn more


Follow us and keep in touch