I actually think the Pucara is a pretty cool looking plane. Its just something about the way it looks like a jet fighter yet it has props, a combination that just looks cool in the Pucara's case.
Cool plane indeed.
Somewhat over-engineered to be cost effective.
It would have been a better export product if it had PT-6 engines.
The Brits were impressed with the handling characteristics of the caputured aircraft. Of all the foriegn operators, only Uruguay is operating them. Probably due to the close proximity of spare parts and training.
Confirmed civvie. Head down, arse up, taking cover firmly behind the sofa.
Originally Posted by Spare MolliG
Just in! None of them were. But, the top photo was taken near Goose Green, the rest are Stanley.
Thanks for your swift reply SpareMolliG.
Originally Posted by thefriscokid
Weren't they destroyed during the Falklands War by the SAS or SBS to stop them from attacking British forces?
Yeah, you're right. The Hooligans from Hereford wrecked about a dozen FAA and AA aircraft during that raid, suffering one minor wound in the process, when a remote controlled land mine was detonated by the defending Garrison.