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Cold War Relics in the Caribbean: The Abandoned Planes of Pearls Airport

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Two derelict Antonov planes -- Soviet skeletons once gifted to Cuba -- lie on the grass at the former Pearls Airport in Grenada. Scavenged and sun-bleached, they are a rare visual reminder of Cuba's presence in Grenada from 1979 to 1983. Pearls Airport, the island's first airstrip, was replaced by Maurice Bishop International Airport in 1984. The construction of the newer airport was a catalyst for the U.S. invasion of the Grenada: Ronald Reagan cited its extra-long, military-aircraft-friendly… (www.slate.com) Mehr...

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Navy65
Navy65 1
The AN2 may be the same AN2 of which I took photographs at Varadero Airport in 1971.
wlwjr
Walter Wilson 1
The AN2 was converted to a crop duster. Previous photos at Pearls Airport found on the web have the aircraft's wings "attached".

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