List of aircraft of Argentine Naval Aviation

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This is a list of all aircraft (fixed-wing and rotary-wing) obtained or operated by the Argentine Naval Aviation since its formation. For the current inventory please refer to the main article.

Fixed-wing aircraft[edit]

Aircraft Origin Type # In service Notes
Aermacchi MB-326 Italy jet trainer 8 (GB)
11 (GC)
1968-1997
1982-2008
GC Xavante built by Embraer
Aermacchi MB-339 Italy jet trainer 10 1980-1985 Falklands War: Six operated from Port Stanley Airport
Avro 552A[1] UK seaplane trainer 12 1919-1932 Special seaplane configuration for the Argentine Navy
Beechcraft AT-11[2] US Bomber trainer 13 1946 - 1965 Replaced by Beechcraft C-45H
Beechcraft C-45[3] US Utility
Beechcraft D-18S[4] US Utility 4 1948 - ?
Beechcraft Queen Air B65-80 US light transport 5 One used as surveillance aircraft during 1975 Operativo Independencia
Beechcraft Super King Air 200 US light transport
Maritime Patrol
3
4
4 refit under Cormoran program
Beech T-34C Turbo Mentor US turboprop trainer 15 1978–present Falklands War: 4
Boeing-Stearman Model 75 US biplane trainer 16 (Model 76D1)
60 (N2S)
1936-1949
late 1940s to early 1960s
includes 6 S76D-1 with EDO floats[5]
Consolidated P2Y[6] US flying boat 6 1936-1948[1] or -1949[7]
Consolidated PBY Catalina US flying boat 1946-1970
Curtiss JN-4[1] US trainer 4 1924-1935
Curtiss HS-2L[1] US trainer flying boat 8+4 1921-1931
Curtiss CT-32 Condor US transport 3 1937-1949
Curtiss F5L US patrol/bomber flying boat 8 1921-1935 relegated to trainer duties in 1931
Curtiss-Wright CW-16E.3 "Kelito"[8] US trainer 28 1935-1957 15 assembled at BAPI workshops, 13 built under license
Dassault-Breguet Super Étendard France embarked jet strike fighter 14 1981–present Falklands War: 5 from Rio Grande
Dornier Wal Germany patrol/bomber flying boat 4 1922-1932
Douglas A-4Q Skyhawk US embarked jet attack fighter 16 (+2) 1971-1988 Falklands War: 8 from Rio Grande
Douglas C-39/DC-2 US transport 5 1946-1958
Douglas C-47/DC-3 US transport 13 1949-1979
Douglas C-54/DC-4 US transport 5 1949-1978
Embraer P-95 Banderulha Brazil maritime patrol 2 1982 Falklands War replaced P-2 Neptunes
Fleet Model 11 "Fleet"[9] US/Canada trainer 10 1931-1940
Fokker F-28 Netherlands transport 3 1979–present Falklands War
Fokker D.VII Germany reconnaissance trainer 1 1918-1919
Grumman F9F-2 Panther US embarked jet fighter 24 1958-1971 4 additional aircraft purchased as spares.
Grumman F9F-8T Cougar US embarked jet trainer 2 1962-1971
Grumman Goose[10] US Utility flying boat 6 1946-1956 some were used in the Antarctic
Grumman J2F Duck US embarked reconnaissance 4 1937-1958 on Veinticinco de Mayo class cruisers
Grumman S-2 Tracker US embarked Anti-submarine 7 (S-2A)
6 (S-2E)
3 (S-2G)
1962-1986(S-2A)
1978–present (S-2E/T)
5 converted by IAI to S-2T with turbo-props
Hawker Siddeley HS-125 UK VIP 1 1972-1984
Junkers W 34 Germany Trainer 1 1934-?[11]
Lockheed L-188 Electra[12] US transport
Maritime Patrol
Elint
3 L-188PF
4 L-188A (modified)
1 (converted)
1973-?
1983-1994
1985-1998
Falklands War: transports
Lockheed P-2 Neptune US ASW & maritime patrol 8 (P2V-5)
4 (SP-2E)
4 (SP-2H)
1958-1982 Falklands War: 2 SP-2H
Lockheed P-3B Orion US ASW/maritime patrol 6 1997–present
Luscombe 8E Silvaire[13] US trainer 3 1949–1965 Transferred to air clubs. One later preserved at MUAN.
Macchi M.7 Italy fighter flying boat 2 1919-1924
Macchi M.9 Italy bomber flying boat 2 1919-1928
Martin B-10 WAN US land-based bomber 13 1937-1949
Martin PBM Mariner US patrol flying boat 9 1954-1962
North American SNJ-5C Texan US trainer 94 1949-1971 Two lost during 1955 Revolución Libertadora missions. On ARA Independencia from 1959
Nieuport 12 France piston trainer 1 1918
Pilatus PC-6/B-H2 Switzerland utility aircraft 4
Sud Fennec France piston trainer 65 1966-1979 Last 9 to Uruguayan Navy.[14]
Supermarine Walrus[15] UK reconnaissance amphibian 2 (315)
8 (Mk1)
1940-1948
1946-1958
Supermarine Southampton[16] UK patrol flying boat 6 (Mk III) 1929-1948
Tellier T.3 France flying boat 4 1918 French military mission aircraft borrowed by Argentine navy
Vickers Viking Mk.IV[17] UK flying boat 4 1923-1932
Vought O2U Corsair US embarked observation  ?
Vought F4U Corsair US embarked piston fighter 26 1956-1966 F4U-5/5N/5NL variants

Rotary-wing aircraft[edit]

Aircraft Origin Type # In service Notes
Eurocopter Fennec France surface fleet helicopter 4 1996–present
Sikorsky Sea King US/Italy antisubmarine helicopter 5 S-61D4
2 AS-61D
2 AS-61H
1972–present Also 3 UH-3H (plus 3+2 spares), 4 UH-3H (2008)
Also used for Antarctic Support, and antiship on board ARA Hércules

Former rotary-wing aircraft[edit]

Aircraft Origin Type # In service Notes
Alouette III France surface fleet helicopter 14 1960-2010 some participated in Falklands War, 1 lost.
Bell 47 G-4 US 1949-1968
Bell UH-1H US utility helicopter 8 [1] 2000-2008 [18] To support the Argentine Marines. One destroyed prior delivery. Five transferred to Argentine Army Aviation in 2010.[19]
Sikorsky S-51 US 1949-?
Sikorsky S-55 US Antarctic Support helicopter 3 1953-1971
Sikorsky S-58 US antisubmarine helicopter
Antarctic Support
Westland Sea Lynx Mk.23 UK surface fleet helicopter 2 1978-1985 ten Mk.23/Mk.87 ordered, two delivered before the Falklands War, in which they operated. One lost in 1982.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "NOMINA GENERAL" [List of Aircraft that served in the Argentine Naval Aviation]. Instituto Aeronaval - Aeronaves - NOMINA GENERAL (in Spanish). Instituto Aeronaval. Retrieved 2014-08-09. 
  2. ^ "AVIONES DE TRANSPORTE DE LA AVIACION NAVAL - "BEECHCRAFT D-18s"". Histarmar - Historia y Arqueologia Marítima (in Spanish). Fundación Histarmar. Retrieved 2 May 2015. 
  3. ^ "AVIONES DE TRANSPORTE DE LA AVIACION NAVAL - "BEECHCRAFT C-45 EXPEDITOR"". Histarmar - Historia y Arqueologia Marítima (in Spanish). Fundación Histarmar. Retrieved 2 May 2015. 
  4. ^ "AVIONES DE TRANSPORTE DE LA AVIACION NAVAL - "BEECHCRAFT AT11"". Histarmar - Historia y Arqueologia Marítima (in Spanish). Fundación Histarmar. Retrieved 2 May 2015. 
  5. ^ Núñez Padín, Jorge (2000). "BOEING STEARMAN N2S KAYDET". Fuerzas Navales (in Spanish). Jorge N. Padín. Retrieved 2014-05-16. 
  6. ^ ANFIBIOS E HIDROAVIONES DE LA AVIACION NAVAL - CONSOLIDATED P2Y-3A ("Histarmar" website) (accessed 2015-08-16)
  7. ^ "Histarmar - CONSOLIDATED P2Y-3A" (Spanish) (retrieved 2016-07-07)
  8. ^ Curtiss Wright Kelito, MUAN Website(retrieved 2014-05-13)
  9. ^ "AVIONES DE ENTRENAMIENTO DE LA AVIACION NAVAL - CONSOLIDATED "FLEET" MODELO 11". Histarmar - Historia y Arqueologia Marítima (in Spanish). Fundación Histarmar. Retrieved 2 May 2015. 
  10. ^ Histarmar - Indice Aviacion Naval (Aviacion Naval Argentina - Sus Aviones 1930-1950) - ANFIBIOS E HIDROAVIONES DE LA AVIACION NAVAL - "GRUMMAN GOOSE (G-21 ó JRF-5)" (in Spanish) (accessed 2015-08-16)
  11. ^ Histarmar - AVIONES DE ENTRENAMIENTO DE LA AVIACION NAVAL - JUNKERS W-34 (in Spanish) (accessed 2015-01-27)
  12. ^ Histarmar - Indice Aviacion Naval (Aviacion Naval Argentina - Sus Aviones 1950-1980) - AVIONES DE TRANSPORTE DE LA AVIACION NAVAL "LOCKHEED ELECTRA L-188" (in Spanish) (accessed 2015-05-07)
  13. ^ Histarmar - Indice Aviacion Naval (Aviacion Naval Argentina - Sus Aviones 1930-1950) - AVIONES DE ENTRENAMIENTO DE LA AVIACION NAVAL "LUSCOMBE SILVAIRE 8E" (in Spanish) (accessed 2015-05-07)
  14. ^ Museo de la Aviacion Naval - ARA 25 de MAYO - T-28 Fennec (retrieved 2014-08-19)
  15. ^ Histarmar - Indice Aviacion Naval (Aviacion Naval Argentina - Sus Aviones 1930-1950) - ANFIBIOS E HIDROAVIONES DE LA AVIACION NAVAL - "SUPERMARINE WALRUS 315 y MK1" (in Spanish) (accessed 2015-08-16)]
  16. ^ Histarmar - Indice Aviacion Naval (Aviacion Naval Argentina - Sus Aviones 1930-1950) - ANFIBIOS E HIDROAVIONES DE LA AVIACION NAVAL - "SUPERMARINE SHOUTHAMPTON 1929" (in Spanish) (accessed 2016-07-06)]
  17. ^ "ANFIBIOS E HIDROAVIONES DE LA AVIACION NAVAL - "VICKERS VIKING IV"". Histarmar - Historia y Arqueologia Marítima (in Spanish). Fundación Histarmar. Retrieved 7 July 2016. 
  18. ^ "UH-1H Iroquois in Comando de Aviacion Naval Argentina". Helis.com Database. Retrieved 2014-08-09. 
  19. ^ Cicalesi, Juan Carlos; Rivas, Santiago (August 4, 2010). "Traspaso de los UH-1H de la Aviación Naval a la Aviación del Ejército" [Handover of the Naval Aviation UH-1H to the Army Aviation]. Fuerzas Aeronavales (in Spanish). Buenos Aires, Argentina. Retrieved 2014-08-09. 

Bibliography[edit]

Online sources[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Arguindeguy, Pablo E (1980). Historia de la Aviación Naval Argentina - Tomo I. Serie B - Historia Naval Argentina (in Spanish). Nº22. Buenos Aires: Departamento de Estudios Históricos Navales. 
  • Arguindeguy, Pablo E (1980). Historia de la Aviación Naval Argentina - Tomo II. Serie B - Historia Naval Argentina (in Spanish). Nº23. Buenos Aires: Departamento de Estudios Históricos Navales. 
  • Martini, Hector A (1992). Historia de la Aviación Naval Argentina - Tomo III. Serie Historia Naval Argentina (in Spanish). . Buenos Aires: Departamento de Estudios Históricos Navales. ISBN 9789879945902. Retrieved 2016-07-13. 
  • Sequeira, Sebastian; Cal, Carlos; Calatayud, Cecilia (1984). Aviación Naval Argentina (in Spanish). Buenos Aires: SS&CC ediciones. ISBN 950-9064-02-5. 
Aircraft specific bibliography
  • Nuñez Padin, Jorge Félix (2002). Grumman G.15, G.20 & J2F Duck. Serie Aeronaval (in Spanish). Nº15. Buenos Aires, Argentina: Museo de la Aviación Naval, Instituto Naval. 
  • Nuñez Padin, Jorge (2006). Núñez Padin, Jorge Felix, ed. Lockheed L-188 Electra. Serie Aeronaval (in Spanish and English). Nº20. Fuerzas Aeronavales. Retrieved 2015-01-27. 
  • Núñez Padin, Jorge (2009). Núñez Padin, Jorge Felix, ed. Lockheed P-2 Neptune. Serie Aeronaval (in Spanish). 23. Bahía Blanca, Argentina: Fuerzas Aeronavales. Retrieved 2015-01-27. 
  • Núñez Padin, Jorge Felix (2009). Núñez Padin, Jorge Felix, ed. JRF Goose, PBY Catalina, PBM Mariner & HU-16 Albatros. Serie Aeronaval (in Spanish). 25. Bahía Blanca, Argentina: Fuerzas Aeronavales. ISBN 978-987-20557-4-5. Retrieved 2015-01-26. 
  • Núñez Padin, Jorge Felix. Núñez Padin, Jorge Felix, ed. S-2 Tracker & Turbo Tracker. Serie Aeronaval (in Spanish). 26. Bahía Blanca, Argentina: Fuerzas Aeronavales. Retrieved 2015-01-27. 
  • Núñez Padin, Jorge Felix (2009). Núñez Padin, Jorge Felix, ed. Vought F4U-5, -5N & -5NL Corsair. Serie Aeronaval (in Spanish). 27. Bahía Blanca, Argentina: Fuerzas Aeronavales. ISBN 978-987-20557-9-0. Retrieved 2015-01-26. 
  • Núñez Padin, Jorge Felix (2010). Núñez Padin, Jorge Felix, ed. North American T-28 Fennec. Serie Aeronaval (in Spanish). 28. Bahía Blanca, Argentina: Fuerzas Aeronavales. ISBN 978-987-1682-02-7. Retrieved 2015-01-27. 
  • Núñez Padin, Jorge Felix (2010). Núñez Padin, Jorge Felix, ed. Grumman F9F Panther & Cougar. Serie Aeronaval (in Spanish). 29. Bahía Blanca, Argentina: Fuerzas Aeronavales. ISBN 978-987-1682-03-4. Retrieved 2015-01-27. 
  • Núñez Padin, Jorge Felix (2012). Núñez Padin, Jorge Felix, ed. Dassault Super Etendard. Serie Aeronaval (in Spanish). 30. Bahía Blanca, Argentina: Fuerzas Aeronavales. ISBN 978-987-1682-12-6. Retrieved 2015-01-26. 
  • Núñez Padin, Jorge Felix (2013). Núñez Padin, Jorge Felix, ed. McDonnell Douglas A-4Q & A-4E Skyhawk. Serie Aeronaval (in Spanish). 31. Bahía Blanca, Argentina: Fuerzas Aeronavales. ISBN 978-987-1682-23-2. Retrieved 2015-01-26. 
  • Núñez Padin, Jorge Felix (2014). Núñez Padin, Jorge Felix, ed. Sikorsky S-61D.4 & UH-3H Sea King. Serie Aeronaval (in Spanish). 32. Bahía Blanca, Argentina: Fuerzas Aeronavales. Retrieved 2015-01-27. 
  • Núñez Padin, Jorge Felix (2015). Núñez Padin, Jorge Felix, ed. Beechcraft AT-11&RC/UC/C-45H/J. Serie Aeronaval (in Spanish). 33. Bahía Blanca, Argentina: Fuerzas Aeronavales. Retrieved 2016-07-06. 
  • Núñez Padin, Jorge Felix (2016). Núñez Padin, Jorge Felix, ed. Viking, Southampton & Walrus. Serie Aeronaval (in Spanish). 34. Bahía Blanca, Argentina: Fuerzas Aeronavales. Retrieved 2016-07-06. 
  • Núñez Padin, Jorge Felix; Benedetto, Fernando C. (2007). Núñez Padin, Jorge Felix, ed. Martin 139W en Argentina. Serie en Argentina (in Spanish). Nº1. Buenos Aires, Argentina: Fuerzas Aeronavales. Retrieved 2015-01-27. 
  • Cicalesi, Juan Carlos; Rivas, Santiago (2009). Núñez Padin, Jorge Felix, ed. Junkers F13 / W34 / K43 / Ju52. Serie en Argentina (in Spanish). 3. Bahía Blanca, Argentina: Fuerzas Aeronavales. ISBN 978-987-20557-7-6. Retrieved 2015-01-27. 
  • Núñez Padin, Jorge Felix; Cicalesi, Juan Carlos (2011). Núñez Padin, Jorge Felix, ed. Sikorsky S-55/H-19 & S-58/T. Serie en Argentina (in Spanish). 6. Bahía Blanca, Argentina: Fuerzas Aeronavales. ISBN 978-987-1682-13-3. Retrieved 2015-01-27. 

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