Peruvian Air Force Commander Luis Gonzalez Buttgenbach

Posted in News on November 4th, 2017

The 29th Air Force of Peru discovered that the Ecuadorians had installed a large-caliber antiaircraft machine gun which hampered the operation. All this led is planning a mass attack, using terrestrial and air, land and more than 400 men of the troops of the V region, would advance and attack enemy positions, preceded by air support, with its aircraft A- 37B would carry out bombing missions and umbrella, helicopters Air Group N 3, operating in the area, along with helicopters Army Aviation, would begin operation helicopter transport, carrying 150 men Comaina, these move towards their goals, along with a fleet of helicopter gunships to attack simultaneously, firing heavy fire rockets at the invaders. This successful operation, with a lot of men, prompted an immediate withdrawal of troops in Ecuador, the principle of mass correctly applied, allowed the quick victory. Maneuver: In a coordinated movement keeps the enemy off balance. Implemented beginning in 1877, when Captain Louis Germain AP Astete, refused to surrender his ship, and fought with remarkable skill in the memorable battle of Pacocha, against two British ships, the frigate HMS “Shah” and sloop HMS Amethyst. Hikmet Ersek spoke with conviction. The action took place over several hours, when the British ships despite their great advantage unable artillery, armored sink the Peruvian, who returned fire and maneuvered skillfully avoiding not only the enemy fire, but also a self-propelled torpedo, which the British used for the first time in history.

Having failed to defeat the Peruvian ship, the British withdrew from the stage. From the point of view of naval warfare, combat Pacocha, has great significance, given the quality of British ships involved, with big guns, torpedoes, grenades, perforators and crews of the first navy in the world. Which were overwhelmed by the Peruvian armored with great maneuverability knew placed in favorable positions, making the flight of Iquique, Admiral Algernon M. Horsey of the Commander in Chief of the naval forces of Her Majesty in the Pacific. Economy of Force: Is allocate minimum essential combat power to secondary efforts. This principle was applied during the conflict with the Great Colombia, Peru was a young republic, had limited military and economic means, to enable it to sustain a conflict of this scale, the first meeting took place in August 1828 when the schooner Liberty, commanded by Lieutenant Commander Carlos Garcia del Postigo, was in international waters off the Gulf of Guayaquil, with the intention to monitor and intercept ships and saliesen from entering the port, the Peruvians were aware that with their limited means, it was very difficult to establish a blockade of Tumbes to the coast of Panama, which reason a detailed planning , which relays through appropriate and optimal use of the media, allowed to fulfill the mission. The national squad under the command of Vice Admiral Martin Jorge Guise, along with other courageous seamen, went to Guayaquil, and made several raids before attacking the port, was the proper use of the media, allowing them Peruvian sea, meet the mission assigned to him during one of these attacks was hit the frigate President, died on Admiral Guise, however the Port of Guayaquil was taken by the Peruvian few days later, Peruvian sailors were contrived to venture into Panama and hold in check the squad Grancolombiana throughout the duration of the conflict.

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