Air Enthusiast 1972-08
??? - Fuerza Aerea facelift
A-4B Skyhawks of the V Brigada Aerea based at Villa Reynolds.
A substantial number of C-47s remain in the FAeA inventory, including this EC-47 employed for airways calibration and checking.
The IV Brigada Aerea operates the survivors of the 28 F-86F Sabres acquired in 1960, two of these being seen.
The Mirage IIIE-A which will enter service later 1972 with the VII Brigada Aerea.
One of the six C-130E Hercules now on the strength of the I Grupo of the I Brigada Aerea.
Canberra B62 of the 1 Grupo Aereo de Bombardeo which operates from the General Urquiza Base, Parana.
Canberra B62 of the 1 Grupo Aereo de Bombardeo which operates from the General Urquiza Base, Parana.
A Hughes 500M helicopter of the I Grupo de Exploracion y Ataque which operates in the close-support role from Moron as a component of the VII Brigada.
The Servicios Aereos del Estado Nacional (SADEN), a component of the I Brigada Aerea, fulfils a variety of tasks with 14 North American Rockwell Shrike Commanders.
The FAeA received eight Fokker F.27 Mk 400M Troopsips during 1969, one of these being illustrated. The Troopships, together with F.27 Mk 600 Friendships, are operated by the Lineas Aereas del Estado (LADE), a component of the I Brigada Aerea which operates civil tasks in areas where commercial services are impractable.
The IA 58 Pucara, the second prototype of which is illustrated, is expected to enter the FAeA inventory during 1974, and will replace the IA 35-Ib Huanquero, used in the attack role by II Grupo del Exploracion y Ataque.
An important place in FAeA planning is taken by the indigenous IA 58 Pucara COIN combat aircraft, the AiResearch TPE 331-powered first prototype of which (AX-01) is illustrated.
The second Astazou XVIG-powered prototype (AX-02).
MS 760A Paris I armed trainer on the strength of the Escuela de Aviacion Militar.
A Fokker F.28 Fellowship named Patagonia.
The IA 58 Pucara is expected to enter the FAeA inventory during 1974, and will replace the IA 35-Ib Huanquero, used in the attack role by II Grupo del Exploracion y Ataque.
An IA 50 Guarani II light transport operated by the Comando de Regiones Aereas.