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FMA Pucara, No. A-522

FMA Pucara, No. A-522 -

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© Graham K Cook

Description

The Pucara is a ground support and counter-insurgency aircraft used in various airforces around the world, most notably by the Argentinian Air Force during the Falklands War. There it was also found to be effective against hellicopters but vulnerable to 'Blowpipe' anti-aircraft missiles. This particular aircraft saw action during the war in 1982 and was captured at Port Stanley when that town was taken. It's armament comprised 2 x 20mm cannons, 4 x 7.62mm machine guns and up to 4,000 lbs of bombs or rockets.

Location

North East Aircraft Museum, Sunderland, England. October 2004.

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[Images relating to the Later 20th Century & Modern Military]
[Images related to Military Aviation and Airborne operations]
[Aircraft]
[Images relating to the Falklands War 1982]
[North East Aircraft Museum, Sunderland.]


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