Author: Exequiel Martinez

Piper Navajo

Law 20560 to promote the industry boost a strong Argentine civil aviation industry. In order to build licensed light planes from the USA Factory Chincul located in Pocito, San Juan was founded by local empresario José María Beraza. In this case the logic dictated that the agro helped the industry to be born.It started in 1972 and was closed down… Read more →

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Airplane Rescue

You can appreciate the twisted and broken rotor blade. It was an island in a delta. Building bridges and roads would make it more expensive than using a plane but it could not be done because the airstrip was too short. The length of the rope to be used to hang the plane with was calculated using two variables. If… Read more →

Ae M Oe 2 flight

1974- Ae-M.Oe.2. This is the last versión of the Observation model manufactured by the Fabrica Militar de Aviones. Similar to the Ae M Oe1 it had a larger vertical Surface and a squared rudder. Modifications to the last helped to solved yaw problems. Fourteen units were manufactured for the Army in 1937. They were SOC in 1945 when the Air… Read more →

IAe-22 DL

More than 200 units were built thus becoming the largest series of airplanes manufactured at the Fábrica Militar de Aviones. It was entirely built with local wood and as the engine was the autoctonous 450 hp “El Gaucho” it was fully Argentine plane. With the fuselage painted in white and the wings in light blue the sun was painted on… Read more →

Fierro 3 in action

The Argentine Antiaircraft artillery was a lethal foe and prevented the enemy air force from damaging vital targets like the runway at Puerto Argentino which was the life line that connected the continent with the garrison in the islands. It was an exemplary team work by the 3 Armed Forces as their missiles and gunners were able to repel the… Read more →