17 Sights in Santiago de Surco, Peru (with Map and Images)
Explore interesting sights in Santiago de Surco, Peru. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 17 sights are available in Santiago de Surco, Peru.List of cities in Peru Sightseeing Tours in Santiago de Surco
1. Cabeza Clava
The clava heads are sculptural monoliths that represent heads of mythical beings, typical in the architecture of the pre-Columbian Andes. Nailed heads have been found in the Recuay, Tiahuanaco and Chavín cultures. However, the best known specimens belong to Chavín, whose nailed heads were embedded in a horizontal row and equidistantly in the walls of the temple of Chavín de Huántar. Currently, only one remains in its original place. They are called nails because each sculptural head has a spike or elongated structure on its back, the same that served to fix it in the concavities of the walls, like nails. They are of different shapes and dimensions. About half of them have anthropomorphic (human) traits while the other half zoomorphic.
2. North American F-86F Sabre
The North American F-86 Sabre, sometimes called the Sabrejet, is a transonic jet fighter aircraft. Produced by North American Aviation, the Sabre is best known as the United States' first swept-wing fighter that could counter the swept-wing Soviet MiG-15 in high-speed dogfights in the skies of the Korean War (1950–1953), fighting some of the earliest jet-to-jet battles in history. Considered one of the best and most important fighter aircraft in that war, the F-86 is also rated highly in comparison with fighters of other eras. Although it was developed in the late 1940s and was outdated by the end of the 1950s, the Sabre proved versatile and adaptable and continued as a front-line fighter in numerous air forces.
3. Blériot XI
The Blériot XI is a French aircraft of the pioneer era of aviation. The first example was used by Louis Blériot to make the first flight across the English Channel in a heavier-than-air aircraft, on 25 July 1909. This is one of the most famous accomplishments of the pioneer era of aviation, and not only won Blériot a lasting place in history but also assured the future of his aircraft manufacturing business. The event caused a major reappraisal of the importance of aviation; the English newspaper The Daily Express led its story of the flight with the headline "Britain is no longer an Island".
4. Sukhoi Su-22
The Sukhoi Su-17 is a variable-sweep wing fighter-bomber developed for the Soviet military. Its NATO reporting name is "Fitter". Developed from the Sukhoi Su-7, the Su-17 was the first variable-sweep wing aircraft to enter Soviet service. Two subsequent Sukhoi aircraft, the Su-20 and Su-22, have usually been regarded as variants of the Su-17. The Su-17/20/22 series has had a long career and has been operated by many other air forces of including the Russian Federation, other former Soviet republics, the former Warsaw Pact, countries in the Arab world, Angola and Peru.
5. Hawker Hunter F 52
The Hawker Hunter is a transonic British jet-powered fighter aircraft that was developed by Hawker Aircraft for the Royal Air Force (RAF) during the late 1940s and early 1950s. It was designed to take advantage of the newly developed Rolls-Royce Avon turbojet engine and the swept wing, and was the first jet-powered aircraft produced by Hawker to be procured by the RAF. On 7 September 1953, the modified first prototype broke the world air speed record for aircraft, achieving a speed of 727.63 mph.
6. Lanzón Monolítico
The lanzón de Chavín, or simply "El Lanzón", is a monolith or sacred wanka, belonging to the Chavín culture of ancient Peru. It is sculpted in irregular granite, 4.54 m high, and remains in its original location, in a sector of an interior gallery of the Old Temple of Chavín, called "Galería del Lanzón". It is called "Lanzón" because it has the shape of a gigantic projectile tip, whose ends are solidly embedded in the floor and ceiling of the gallery.
7. Lockheed T-33A
The Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star was an American subsonic jet trainer. It was produced by Lockheed and made its first flight in 1948. The T-33 was developed from the Lockheed P-80/F-80, starting with the TP-80C/TF-80C under development, and later designated T-33A. It was used by the United States Navy initially as TO-2, then as TV-2 and, after 1962, as T-33B. Its last operator, the Bolivian Air Force, retired the model in July 2017, after 44 years of service.
8. Beechcraft Queen Air A-80
The Beechcraft Queen Air is a twin-engined light aircraft produced by Beechcraft in several versions from 1960 to 1978. Based upon the Twin Bonanza, with which it shared key components such as wings, engines, and tail surfaces, but featuring a larger fuselage, it served as the basis for the highly successful King Air series of turboprop aircraft. It is often used as a private aircraft, a utility, or a small commuter airliner. Production ran for 17 years.
9. Dassault Mirage 5
The Dassault Mirage 5 is a French supersonic attack aircraft designed by Dassault Aviation during the 1960s and manufactured in France and a number of other countries. It was derived from Dassault's popular Mirage III fighter and spawned several variants of its own, including the IAI Kfir. Pakistani Mirage 5s are capable of nuclear weapons delivery.
10. Mil Mi-8T
The Mil Mi-8 is a medium twin-turbine helicopter, originally designed by the Soviet Union in the 1960s and introduced into the Soviet Air Force in 1968. It is now produced by Russia. In addition to its most common role as a transport helicopter, the Mi-8 is also used as an airborne command post, armed gunship, and reconnaissance platform.
11. Fuerza Aérea del Perú
The Peruvian Air Force is the branch of the Peruvian Armed Forces tasked with defending the nation and its interests through the use of air power. Additional missions include assistance in safeguarding internal security, conducting disaster relief operations and participating in international peacekeeping operations.
12. Bede BD-4lSA Kuntur
The Bede BD-4 is an American light aircraft, designed by Jim Bede for homebuilding and available since 1968. It was the first homebuilt aircraft to be offered in kit form. It remains one of the world's most popular homebuilts with thousands of plans sold and hundreds of examples completed to date.
13. Bell 212 Twin Huey
The Bell 212 is a two-blade, medium helicopter that first flew in 1968. Originally manufactured by Bell Helicopter in Fort Worth, Texas, United States, production was moved to Mirabel, Quebec, Canada in 1988, along with all Bell commercial helicopter production after that plant opened in 1986.
14. North American 50
The North American P-64 was the designation assigned by the United States Army Air Corps (USAAC) to the North American Aviation NA-68 fighter, an upgraded variant of the NA-50 developed during the late 1930s. Seven NA-50s were purchased by the Peruvian Air Force, which nicknamed it Torito.
15. Cessna A-37-B Dragonfly
The Cessna A-37 Dragonfly, or Super Tweet, is an American light attack aircraft developed from the T-37 Tweet basic trainer in the 1960s and 1970s by Cessna of Wichita, Kansas. The A-37 was introduced during the Vietnam War and remained in peacetime service afterward.
PeruSat-1 is an Earth observation satellite owned by the Peruvian government which is operated by its space agency CONIDA, an entity attached to the Ministry of Defense. It was built in France by the company Airbus Defence & Space and has been operating since 2016.
17. Cessna T-41
The Cessna T-41 Mescalero is a military version of the popular Cessna 172, operated by the United States Air Force and Army, as well as the armed forces of various other countries as a pilot-training aircraft.
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