CASA C-207 AZOR
In the early 50’s, the Spanish Air Force had an aged fleet of transport aircraft composed by WWII models such as the C-47, C-54 or the C-352, a Spanish copy of the famous Ju-52. A development program was initiated to replace these aircrafts with modern ones and even have a model for national airlines. After a couple of designs that never happened, in 1955, the C.A.S.A. company’s project team,under command of the engineer Huarte Mendicoa presented the C-207 Azor. This was a medium transport aircraft with capacity for 36 passengers, mainly designed for passenger transport, but because the cabin was not pressurized, did not obtain the expected orders in the civil market. However, the Spanish Air Force requested ten C-207 Azor, designated as T-7A, to carry out mail, liaison and passenger transport missions. It entered service in 1962 with the 35th Transport Wing, where they served until 1984, when they were replaced by the CASA C-212 Aviocar model.
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