This is sister ship GC 79 Rio Deseado:
Some more Prefectura Naval Argentina ships
Mantilla (Halcon II) class patrol ship
Five Spanish-built units.
Star Tender 1750 class patrol boat
Damen Alucat 850 patrol boat
Toro class motor launch
36 units, locally produced.
no recent military procurement by argentinian?
Helicopters belong to the Escuadrilla de Alas Rotativas, based at Puerto Nuevo.
Eurocopter AS.365NA/N2 Dauphin
Three AS.365NA Dauphins were acquired to replace the obsolete Hughes type operated before. One ex-police AS.365N2 was transferred to the PNA as well. They operate from land bases for SAR work.
In 2002, Dauphins rescued 24 sailors from a grounded fishing vessel in harsh weather.
The past: Hughes 369HS
Six Hughes 369HS helicopters were purchased in the 1970s to replace the Bell 47 Sioux then in service. They were retired by the late 1980s.
The PNA also operates a small fleet of maritime patrol/SAR aircraft.
Two CASA 212-300 Aviocar transports and three CASA 212-300PM Patrullero patrol aircraft. The latter is fitted the Litton AN/APS-128D search radar.
Before the Falklands War, Argentina had long been a customer for British equipment.
The Prefectura Naval operated several (2 or 3?) of de Havilland 104 Doves, inherited from the Policia Federal Argentina in 1957. These were later replaced by C-47 Dakotas.
Ramdom foto 1982
About new procurements
Gaucho high-mobility vehicle stacking for airborne and air assault units, the first batch of 25 units had already been delivered, expected about 200
AT63 Pampa S3 12 new are to be delibery to the FAA
CP30 mlrs the first 2 battery and were ordered and began to manufacture by FM
Grumman F9F-8T Cougar
The Argentine Navy received two ex-US Navy Cougars in 1962, which were used for conversion and advanced training. They were retired in 1971.
The ARA Islas Malvinas was renamed HMS Tiger Bay after she was captured by the Royal Navy. Tiger Bay is a bay near Cardiff, and was the name chosen by the crew of HMS Cardiff, some of whom crewed the boat after it's capture. It's still sat in HM Naval Base Portsouth to this day.
ARA Islas Malvinas during the war.
(tied up to a RN warship post-capture)
This is her in Portsmouth in 1989. I guess she hasn't moved since.
Worth a read:
Some fantastic photos on this thread by the way! I like where it's going!
^ Nice links mate, there's a wealth of new information there I hadn't seen before.
The TAM (Tanque Argentino Mediano)
The TAM medium tank was developed in Germany by Thyssen Henschel as the TH301 using a Marder chassis. Several hundred were built in Argentina in several variants (tank, IFV, self-propelled arty, etc). It remains the standard tank in the Argentine Army.
TAM and AMX 13
Night firing of the co-ax MAG
TAM fitted with thermal imager
ARA King (P-21)
ARA Murature (P-20)
A couple of high-res historical shots released by the official army website:
I really like the Pampa. I'll see if I can find a pic with the new camo.