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    Quote Originally Posted by Ordie View Post
    I took this photo on a cruise through "El Tigre" estuary outside of Buenos Aires. The vessel belongs to a local Prefectura unit. I recall a similar vessel captured and used by the Royal Navy for a period of time.
    Nice picture Ordie. A quick google search says that this boat is the GC 78 Madryn, a Z-28 class patrol boat. Twenty were ordered by the PNA, two of these being lost in the Falklands. The one captured by the British was GC 82 Islas Malvinas.

    This is sister ship GC 79 Rio Deseado:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elbs View Post
    Check out the acig.org article, mentions the Panthers in combat during the coup. Very few Cougars (two seaters) were delivered IIRC.

    http://www.acig.org/artman/publish/article_538.shtml
    Thanks Elbs.

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    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.

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    one question

    no recent military procurement by argentinian?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ayanami_tard View Post
    one question

    no recent military procurement by argentinian?
    Not really except some second-hand ex-USN SH-3's Sea Kings to replace the ones that were lost in a fire a couple years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ayanami_tard View Post
    one question

    no recent military procurement by argentinian?
    I read that they've sent thier Twin Otters to Canada for an upgrade.

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    PNA Aviation

    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.


    Schweizer 300
    [IMG]http://i36.*******.com/2iacu2ddotjpg[/IMG]


    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.

    [IMG]http://i37.*******.com/2w33pyudotjpg[/IMG]


    Fixed Wing

    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.

    [IMG]http://i34.*******.com/2yjyk95dotjpg[/IMG]

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    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.


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    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


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    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.

    [IMG]http://i37.*******.com/2h52v6rdotjpg[/IMG]

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    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.

    Interesting story:
    http://en.mercopress.com/2009/01/29/...imes-its-value












    (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:
    http://patrullerasargentinas.blogspo...1_archive.html
    (in Spanish)

    Some fantastic photos on this thread by the way! I like where it's going!

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    ^ 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.



    TH301 demonstrator


    TAM










    TAM and AMX 13


    Night firing of the co-ax MAG


    On maneuvers


    TAM fitted with thermal imager



    Interior



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    ARA King (P-21)


    ARA Murature (P-20)
    [IMG]http://i36.*******.com/25f3v2ddotjpg[/IMG]

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    Default Historical photos

    A couple of high-res historical shots released by the official army website:














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    I really like the Pampa. I'll see if I can find a pic with the new camo.

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