F.M.A. IA 58A Pucara "Falklands War"
The FMA IA 58 Pucará (Quechua: Fortress) is an Argentine ground-attack and counter-insurgency (COIN) aicraft manufactured by the Fábrica Mititar de Aviones. It is a low-wing twin-turobprop all-metal monoplane with retractable landing gear, capable of operating from unprepared strips when operationally required. The type saw action during the Falklands War and the Sri Lankan Civil War.
Vier uitvoeringen mogelijk;
- A-511 IA 58A, Brigada Area III/Grupo 3 de Ataque - Escuadrón Pucará Malvinas, pilot Mayor C.Tomba. On 21 May 1982 the airplane was brought down by Sea Harrier and pilot was captured.
- A-549 IA 58A, Brigada AreaIII/Grupo 3 de Ataque - Escuadrón Pucará Malvinas. on 14 May 1982 it was captured on BAM Malvinas and transported to Great Britain.
- A-520 IA 58A, Brigasa Area III/Grupo 3 de Ataque - Escuadrón Pucará Malvinas. It was destroyed by SAS commando on the airport EA Calderón on 15 May 1982.
- A-568 IA 58A, Brigada Area IV/Grupo 4 de Caza, IV esquadrón de Ataque, base Santa Cruz, Argentina. During Falklands conflict this machine was deployed in flights over the Atlantic.