List of aircraft of the Argentine Air Force

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C-130s flypass, Air Fest 2010 show, Moron Air Base, Argentina

This is a list of all fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft operated by the Argentine Air Force since its formation in 1945, and by its predecessor (the Army Aviation Service) since 1912 to 1945. Prototypes and aircraft evaluated but not used operationally are excluded. Aircraft are listed under the main role in which they were used for most of their operational life. For the current inventory see the list of active aircraft of the Argentine Air Force.

Fixed-wing aircraft[edit]

A IAI Dagger
A Saab 340
Curtiss Hawk 75O
A Mirage IIIEA
A FMA IA-63 Pampa
A McDonnell Douglas A-4AR
A Morane-Saulnier
A Boeing CH-47C
A North American F-86 Sabre
IA 50 Guarani II
Learjet 35
An Argentine Aerospatiale SA-315B Lama
Lockheed KC-130H Hercules
FMA IA-58A Pucara
A-4AR (Fightinghawk) ground-attack aircraft.
A Pampa II from the Argentine’s aerobatic display team Cruz del Sur
Aircraft Origin Type Variant In service Notes
Combat Aircraft
Ansaldo A.1 Balilla Italy fighter 2[1]
Bristol F.2 Fighter United Kingdom fighter 42[2]
Curtiss F11C Goshawk United States fighter 10[3]
Curtiss Hawk 75H / 75H United States fighter 50[2][4] one of which was a 75H
Mirage III France interceptor IIIBE/BJ/CJ/EA/DA 41[5][6][n 1] 17 EA’s and 2 DA’s
Dewoitine D.21 France fighter 38[1]
Dassault Mirage 5 France attack 5P 10[1]
Dewoitine D.21 France fighter 38[1]
Dewoitine D.25 France fighter 11[1][n 2]
Douglas 8A-2 United States fighter-bomber 30[2]
Douglas A-4 Skyhawk United States fighter-bomber B/C/AR 111[1] of which 36 were A-4AR’s
Fiat G.55 Italy fighter 45[2]
Fiat G.59-2A Italy fighter 1[2][1]
IA 58 Pucará Argentina attack / COIN 108[1]
Gloster Meteor F.4 United Kingdom fighter 100[1]
I.Ae. 24 Calquín Argentina fighter-bomber 100[1]
IAI Nesher Israel multirole 39[1][n 3][7]
Nieuport 28 France fighter 2[2][1][8]
North American F-86F Sabre United States fighter 30[1]
SPAD S.VII United States fighter 1[1][8][n 4]
SPAD S.XIII United States fighter 2[2][8][n 5]
Bomber
Airco DH.9 United Kingdom bomber 1[2]
Avro Lancaster United Kingdom bomber 15[1]
Avro Lincoln United Kingdom bomber 30[1]
Breguet 19 France bomber 38[2]
Caproni Ca.33 Italy heavy bomber 4[2]
English Electric Canberra United Kingdom bomber 10[n 6][5][9]
Fiat B.R.2 Italy bomber 2[2]
FMA AeMB.2 Argentina heavy bomber 14[2]
I.Ae. 24 Calquin Argentina tactical bomber 108[2]
Martin Model 139WAA United States tactical bomber 22[1]
Reconnaissance
Ansaldo SVA Italy reconnaissance 5/10 20[1][n 7] of which 3 were SVA 10’s[1][n 8]
Caudron G.3 France reconnaissance 6[1]
Farman F.40 France reconnaissance 2[2]
FMA AeMO.1 Argentina reconnaissance 12[2]
FMA AeC.2 Argentina reconnaissance MO.1/.2 12 / 20[2]
Piper PA-18 United States reconnaissance 7[2]
SPAD S.XVI United States reconnaissance 1[2]
Transport
Aero Boero AB-115 Argentina utility 3[2]
Aero Boero AB-150 Argentina utility 1[2]
Aero Boero AB-180 Argentina utility 2[2]
Airspeed Consul United Kingdom transport 6[1]
Aero Commander 500 United States transport B/U/680 1 / 24 / 1[5]
Avro Lancastrian United Kingdom transport 2[2]
Avro Lincoln United Kingdom transport 1[10][n 9]
Beech C-45 Expeditor United States transport 4[1]
Beechcraft King Air United States transport 15[2]
Boeing 707 United States VIP 7[1]
Bristol Freighter United Kingdom transport 15[2]
Bombardier Learjet LJ35A Canada VIP 6[11][n 10]
Cessna United States utility 150/170/180 1 / 1 / 10[2]
Cessna 182 Skylane United States utility 91[2]
Cessna 320 Skyknight United States utility 2[2]
Curtiss C-46 Commando United States transport 2 [1]
de Havilland Dove United Kingdom transport 44[2]
de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Canada transport 6[2]
De Havilland Canada DHC-3 Canada transport 2 [2]
De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Canada transport 10[2] STOL capable aircraft
Dewoitine D.332 France transport D.332/ D.338 2 / 2[2]
DINFIA IA 35 Argentina transport 67[2]
DINFIA IA 46 Argentina utility 7[2]
Douglas C-47 United States transport 50[1]
Douglas C-54 United States transport 9[2]
Douglas DC-6 United States transport 5[2]
FMA AeC.1 Argentina utility 13[2]
FMA IA 50 Guaraní II Argentina transport 29[1]
Fokker F27 Netherlands transport 15[5]
Fokker F28 Netherlands transport 7[5]
Grumman Albatross United States SAR / utility 6[2] amphibious aircraft
Hawker Siddeley HS 748 United Kingdom transport 1[2]
Junkers W 34 Germany transport 6[2]
Junkers F.13ge Germany transport 2[2]
Junkers Ju 52/3m Germany transport 15[1]
Junkers W 34 Germany transport 1[2]
Lockheed Electra United States transport 10/12B 3[2] 2 of which are 12B Electra Junior’s
C-130 Hercules United States tactical airlifter C-130E/H/L-100 3 / 5 / 1[5][12]
KC-130 Hercules United States aerial refueling / transport 2[5][12]
Max Holste Broussard France utility 12[1]
Mitsubishi MU-2 Japan utility 3[2]
North American Sabreliner United States transport 75A 1[5]
Piper PA-23 United States utility Aztec C 6[2]
Piper PA-25 United States utility 235 2[2]
Piper PA-28 United States utility 236/180 13[2] 10 of which are Dakota’s
Piper PA-31 United States utility 3[2]
Piper PA-34 United States utility 3[2]
Saab 340 Sweden VIP B 4[1]
Sud Aviation Caravelle France VIP 3[2][1]
Swearingen Merlin United States VIP 2[2]
Vickers Viking United Kingdom utility 30 [1] amphibious aircraft
Helicopters
Aérospatiale SA315 France utility / SAR 9[1][5]
Bell 47 United States utility / liaison 47G/J 3 / 1[5]
Bell 212 United States utility 6[5]
Bell 412 United States utility 2[1]
Bell UH-1 United States utility D/H 4 / 1[5]
Boeing CH-47 United States utility / transport C 3[5]
Cierva C.30 United Kingdom observation 3[1] autogyro aircraft
MD500 Defender United States observation M 14[5]
Sikorsky S-58 United States utility / transport 58T 2[5]
Sikorsky S-61R United States VIP 1[13]
Sikorsky S-70 United States VIP 1[14]
Trainer Aircraft
Avro 504 United Kingdom trainer K/N/504R 113[2] of which 66 were 504R Gosport’s[1]
Avro 626 United Kingdom trainer 15[1]
English Electric Canberra United Kingdom conversion trainer T.64 2[n 6][5][9]
Beechcraft 18 United States trainer AT-11 30[1]
Beechcraft T-34 United States trainer AT-11 90[5] 60 were licensed built by FMA
T-6 Texan II United States trainer 12[15]<
Blériot XI France trainer 11[1]
Boeing-Stearman 75 United States trainer 3 [1]
Curtiss JN-4 United States trainer 14[2]
Curtiss Fledgling United States trainer 2[2]
Deperdussin Monocoque France trainer 1[1][8]
EMB-312 Tucano Brazil trainer 35[1] turboprop trainer
Fairchild PT-19 United States trainer 1[2]
Fiat G.46 Italy trainer 48[2]
FMA AeC.2 Argentina trainer 7[2]
FMA IA 63 Pampa Argentina trainer 56[2] of which 24 are AT-63’s[1]
Focke-Wulf Fw 44J Germany trainer 197[1]
Focke-Wulf Fw 58 Germany trainer 41[2] also task as a transport
I.Ae. 22 DL Argentina trainer 200[2]
Miles Magister United Kingdom trainer 108[2]
Morane-Saulnier G France trainer 2[2]
Morane-Saulnier L France trainer 1[8]
MS.760 Paris France jet trainer 48[5]
Nieuport II France trainer II.G/ IV.G 2 / 2[2]
North American NA-16 United States trainer 30[1]
North American T-28 United States trainer 58[1]
Percival Prentice United Kingdom trainer 100[2]
Etrich Taube Germany trainer 1[2]
Sukhoi Su-29 Russia aerobatics 8[1] used by the Cruz del Sur demo team
Voisin V France trainer 1[1]
Gliders
Bölkow Phoebus Germany trainer 1[2]
Schleicher ASW 20 Germany trainer 1[2]
Eiri-Avion PIK-20 Finland trainer 1[2]
Grob Twin Astir Germany trainer 3[2]
LET L-13 Blaník Czech Republic trainer 3[2]
Schleicher Ka-7 Rhönadler Germany trainer 1[2]
SZD-30 Pirat Poland trainer 4[2]

References[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Ten new single-seat IIIEAs and two two-seat IIIDAs delivered from 1972, seven IIIEA delivered 1980.
  2. ^ According to Green & Swanborough (1994) The Complete Book of Fighters, five were built.
  3. ^ 35 single-seat Dagger As and four two-seat Dagger Bs, delivered from 1978 to 1982.
  4. ^ According to "World Air Forces - Historical Listings", 2 were in service.
  5. ^ According to "World Air Forces - Historical Listings", 2 were in service.
  6. ^ a b Additional 1981 order of 1 each B.62 and T.64 not delivered.
  7. ^ According to "Rumbos Aeronáuticos, Issue 28", 16 were in service.
  8. ^ "Rumbos Aeronáuticos, Issue 28" mentions only 1 in service.
  9. ^ Lincoln bomber B-003/B-022 was converted to transport.
  10. ^ two reconnaissance aircraft delivered each 1978 and 1980. Calibration aircraft delivered in 1981-2.

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au Ay, Carlos (2013-08-15). "Catálogo Ilustrado de Aeronaves de la Fuerza Aérea Argentina". Gaceta Aeronautica (in Spanish). Retrieved 2014-05-31.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az ba bb bc bd be bf bg bh bi bj bk bl bm bn bo bp bq br bs bt World Air Forces - Historical Listings - Argentina accessdate:June 2014
  3. ^ Padin 1999, pp. 3-5, 15, 16.
  4. ^ Padin 1999, pp. 5-7, 15, 16-22.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r Andrade 1982, pp. 11-15
  6. ^ Burden at al 1986, p. 144
  7. ^ Burden et al. 1986, p. 129
  8. ^ a b c d e Rumbos Aeronáuticos, Issue 27.
  9. ^ a b Burden et al. 1986, p. 90
  10. ^ Martin, Juan José, The Avro Lincoln in Argentina accessdate:June 2014
  11. ^ Burden et al. 1986, p. 87
  12. ^ a b Burden et al. 1986, p. 76
  13. ^ "World Air Forces 1981 pg. 40". flightglobal.com. Retrieved 17 March 2013.
  14. ^ "World Air Forces 2004". Flightglobal Insight. 2004. Retrieved 17 January 2014.
  15. ^ Rivas, Santiago (14 August 2017). "Argentina to receive first Texan IIs in October, buy Bell 412s". IHS Jane's 360. Archived from the original on 14 August 2017. Retrieved 4 December 2017.

Bibliography[edit]

Books
  • Amores Oliver, Eduardo Juan (2007). Fuerza Aérea Argentina: Guía de Aeronaves Militares, 1912-2006 (in Spanish). Dirección de Estudios Históricos, Fuerza Aérea Argentina. ISBN 9789872408602. Retrieved 2014-05-17.
  • Andrade, John (1982). Militair 1982. London: Aviation Press Limited. ISBN 0 907898 01 7.
  • Burden, Rodney A; Michael I Draper; Douglas A Rough; Colin R Smith; David L Wilton (1986). Falklands - The Air War. London: Arms and Armour Press. ISBN 0-85368-842-7.
  • Bellomo, Sergio; Cordon Aguirre, Arturo; Marino, Atilio; Núñez Padin, Jorge (1999). Núñez Padin, Jorge Felix (ed.). Curtiss Hawk. Serie Fuerza Aérea Argentina (in Spanish). 5. Bahía Blanca, Argentina: Fuerzas Aeronavales.
  • Green, William; Swanborough, Gordon (1994). The Complete Book of Fighters. Godalming, UK: Salamander Books. pp. 175–7. ISBN 1-85833-777-1.
Journal articles

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