List of aircraft of the Argentine Air Force

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C-130s flypass, Air Fest 2010 show, Moron Air Base, Argentina
IA 58A Pucarás in flight, circa 2005

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.

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]


Ground attack and close support[edit]

IAI Dagger, 1981

Fighter and interceptor[edit]

Curtiss Hawk 75O
Mirage IIIEA, circa 2005

Transport, liaison and utility[edit]

Boeing 707, circa 2004
Fokker F-27-400M Troopship, 2005
IA 50 Guarani II, 1996
Learjet 35, 2009
Lockheed KC-130H Hercules, circa 2005
Sud Aviation Caravelle, 1968
 [13]Max-Holste Broussard


FW-44J Stieglitz
I.Ae. 22 DL
Morane-Saulnier MS-760 Paris, Mendoza, 2005
FMA IA-63 Pampa, Mendoza, 2005

Reconnaissance and observation[edit]

Fairchild 82D, preserved at National Aeronautics museum, Argentina

Sailplanes and gliders[edit]

Rotary-wing aircraft[edit]



CH-47C Chinook

See also[edit]



  1. ^ a b Additional 1981 order of 1 each B.62 and T.64 not delivered.
  2. ^ 35 single-seat Dagger As and four two-seat Dagger Bs, delivered from 1978 to 1982.
  3. ^ According to "Rumbos Aeronáuticos, Issue 28", 16 were in service.
  4. ^ "Rumbos Aeronáuticos, Issue 28" mentions only 1 in service.
  5. ^ Ten new single-seat IIIEAs and two two-seat IIIDAs delivered from 1972, seven IIIEA delivered 1980.
  6. ^ According to Green & Swanborough (1994) The Complete Book of Fighters, five were built.
  7. ^ According to "World Air Forces - Historical Listings", 2 were in service.
  8. ^ Lincoln bomber B-003/B-022 was converted to transport.
  9. ^ two reconnaissance aircraft delivered each 1978 and 1980. Calibration aircraft delivered in 1981-2.
  10. ^ Rumbos Aeronáuticos, Issue 27, gives a total of 8 in service with the EAM 1912-19.
  11. ^ Rumbos Aeronáuticos, Issue 27, identifies this model as a "Breguet Type III". No mention of a "Type III G.3" variant could be found online so far; however the wikiarticle about the "Type IV" does mention a G.3 variant.
  12. ^ According to "World Air Forces - Historical Listings", 27 were in service. "Rumbos Aeronáuticos (Issue 27)", mentions 50+ in service overall in Argentina, of which only 6 were with the Military.
  13. ^ Rumbos Aeronáuticos, Issue 27, mentions that these differed from the Farman III in having a single, larger vertical tail surface.
  14. ^ Single engine monoplane, inspired in the Bleriot IX, built by the Chilean Edmundo Marichal.


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  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 Ay, Carlos (2013-08-15). "Catálogo Ilustrado de Aeronaves de la Fuerza Aérea Argentina". Gaceta Aeronautica (in Spanish). Retrieved 2014-05-31. 
  3. ^ 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 Andrade 1982, pp. 11-15
  4. ^ a b Burden et al. 1986, p. 90
  5. ^ Burden et al. 1986, p. 129
  6. ^ a b Padin 1999, pp. 3-5, 15, 16.
  7. ^ Padin 1999, pp. 5-7, 15, 16-22.
  8. ^ Burden at al 1986, p. 144
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i Rumbos Aeronáuticos, Issue 27.
  10. ^ Martin, Juan José, The Avro Lincoln in Argentina accessdate:June 2014
  11. ^ Burden et al. 1986, p. 87
  12. ^ a b c Burden et al. 1986, p. 76
  13. ^ Eyewitness
  14. ^ "World Air Forces 1981 pg. 40". Retrieved 17 March 2013. 


  • 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

Further reading[edit]

Online material
Printed material
  • 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 2016-07-29. 
  • 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. 
  • Baldini, Atilio; Núñez Padin, Jorge F. (2009). Núñez Padin, Jorge Felix, ed. F-86F-30-NA Sabre. Serie Fuerza Aérea (in Spanish). 16. Bahía Blanca, Argentina: Fuerzas Aeronavales. ISBN 978-987-20557-5-2. Retrieved 2016-05-20. 
  • Benedetto, Fernando (2009). Núñez Padin, Jorge Felix, ed. Avro Lancaster, Lancastrian & Lincoln. Serie Fuerza Aérea (in Spanish). 17. Bahía Blanca, Argentina: Fuerzas Aeronavales. ISBN 978-987-1682-00-3. 

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