France’s Algerian war to preserve their colonial world was fought from 1 November 1954 – 19 March 1962LEARN ABOUT PA-22's
French Army Paratroopers and French Foreign Legion troops suffered over 10,000 casualties with a total war causality count of over 400,000 from all sides including civilian French Nationals. The French troops won. In 1962 President Charles De Gaulle under cut the army and gave Algeria up. This ended France’s Colonial history in Algeria.
Piper Tri Pacer N2650A has been historically and painstakingly researched. It has been recreated as an exact aircraft flown by the French Marine Corps in support of the Foreign Legion, as a forward air controller (FAC) and artillery spotter in Africa.
Five Nations used the Piper Tri Pacers in military action. This writer chose the French aircraft to construct. More historical and technical data remained in the French Air Force Museum as compared to the other country’s Tri Pacers. Their aircraft simply disappeared from history in the jungles of Cuba or the deserts of Africa. “KAG” was chosen for she flew in support of the French ForeignLegion. 12 Pa 22‘s were flown by French Marine Corps crews within the North African area of operations.
Israel, South Africa, Kenya, Cuba (Batista fighting Castro) and France all were provided Pa -22’s in civilian livery and then militarized by the respective militaries. The French Air Force Museum in Dax France and the French Marines enthusiastically supported and guided this project. The only two Fighting Tri Pacers left in the world reside in the French Museum.