Argentine Air Force Group 5

Argentinian Air Force (Fuerza Aérea Argentina)
Grupo 4 and Grupo 5 Skyhawk Escuadrones

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Argentine Air Force Skyhawk Pilots KIA in the Malvinas War.

Sailor playing TAPS
1982 Malvinas


Mayor Hugo Angel Palaver, V Brigade --------------- A-4B 25 MAY 82
Mayor Jorge Osvaldo Garcia, IV Brigade ------------ A-4C 25 MAY 82
Capitan Manuel Oscar Bustos, V Brigade ------------ A-4B 12 MAY 82
Capitan José Daniel Vazquez, IV Brigade ----------- A-4C 30 MAY 82
Capitan Daniel Fernando Manzotti, IV Brigade ------ A-4C 21 MAY 82

 

Capitan Luciano Gudagnini, V Brigade -------------- A-4B 23 MAY 82
Capitan Fausto Gavazzi, V Brigade ----------------- A-4B 12 MAY 82
Capitan Omar Jesus Castillo, E.A.M. --------------- A-4C 30 MAY 82
Capitan Danilo Rubén Bolzan, E.A.M. --------------- A-4B 08 JUN 82
Primer Teniente Mario Victor Nivoli, V Brigade ---- A-4B 12 MAY 82
Primer Teniente Jorge Eduardo Casco, IV Brigade --- A-4C 09 MAY 82
Primer Teniente Jorge Rubén Ibarlucea, V Brigade -- A-4B 12 MAY 82
Primer Teniente Jorge Alberto Bono, IV Brigade ---- A-4C 24 MAY 82
Primer Teniente Juan José Arraras, V Brigade ------ A-4B 08 JUN 82
Primer Teniente Néstor Edgardo Lopez, V Brigade --- A-4B 21 MAY 82
Primer Teniente Jorge Ricardo Farias, IV Brigade -- A-4C 09 MAY 82
Teniente Alfredo Jorge Alberto Vazquez, V Brigade - A-4B 08 JUN 82




 

Patch

First two patches from Maximiliano Guillen

Douglas A-4AR Fighting Hawk patch from Tango.

Argentine Air Force Escuadron III Grupo 5 patch drawn by Bud Southworth.

Sources

David Weber

Carlos Garcia

Maximiliano Guillen

Capitan Alejandro Amoros, Argentine Air Force.

Valter Sousa Andrade.

Juan Manuel Baiutti.

Flanker.

Pablo Calcaterra

Hernan Casciani.

Jose Gonzales.

Hangar Digital.

Tango.

Gervasio Vazquez.

Hernan Longoni - Website A-4AR in the FAA. By Hernan Longoni

Handle

"AD ASTRA PER ASPERA" motto = To the stars through sacrifice.

Heritage

10 AUG 1912: Argentine President Roque Saenz Peña created the Argentine Army Air Force.   President Peña also created the EAM Escuela de Aviacion Militar (School of Military Aviation) its first director was Coronel Arenales Antonio Uriburu.   Argentine Air Force designations during the Argentine Army Air Force phase include:

1920: Servicio Aeronáutico del Ejército (Army Aeronautics Service)

1927: Dirección General de Aeronáutica (Aeronautics Directorate)

JUL 1936: División Aérea Nº 1 (No. 1 Air Division, in charge of operations) and Dirección General del Material Aeronáutico (Aeronautical Material Directorate, in charge of logistics)

DEC 1936: Comando de las Fuezas Aéreas del Ejército (Army Air Forces Command)

1938: Comando de Aviación del Ejército (Army Aviation Command)

1944: Comando en Jefe de Aeronáutica (Aeronautics Command)

04 JAN 1945: The Argentine President created, at the ministry-level, the Secretaría de Aeronáutica (Bureau of Aeronautics).   The Secretaría de Aeronáutica was created to deal with all Argentine military and civil aviation matters excluding naval aviation affairs and assets.   Reorganizations:

1947: Secretaría de Aeronáutica (Secretary of Aeronautics) become the Ministerio de Aeronáutica (Ministry of Aeronautics).

1957: Ministerio de Aeronáutica (Ministry of Aeronautics) become the Secretaría de Estado de Aeronáutica (State Secretary for Aeronautics, SEA).

1967: Secretaría de Estado de Aeronáutica (State Secretary for Aeronautics, SEA) was reorganized into the Ministry of Defense.   The Ministry's main component was Fuerza Aérea Argentina (FAA), which absorbed and consolidated SEA departments and other commands.

30 JUN 1971: The Secretaría de Aeronáutica was renamed as Fuerza Aerea Argentina (FAA)   -   the Argentine Air Force.

1983: Group 4 transfers its Skyhawks to Group 5.

1994: The 1983 United States aircraft sale embargo was lifted and Argentina ordered thirty-six surplus A-4Ms with additional surplus J-52 engines, 20mm cannon ammunition, and various training and support equipment from the United States. The refurbished A-4M Skyhawks were renamed the A-4AR Fighting Hawk.

1995: Lockheed Martin refurbished the first eight A-4M Skyhawks in the United States. The remaining twenty-eight aircraft were modified at a Lockheed Martin facility in Argentina.   In the future Argentina plans to purchase eighteen TA-4J Skyhawks from the United States.

31 MAY 2000: The Argentine Air Force A-4M / A-4AR Skyhawk refurbishment and upgrade program was completed. All thirty-six A-4AR Skyhawks are flying at Villa Reynolds Argentine Air Force Base.   Advanced flight training is being conducted by utilizing former United States Navy Skyhawk flight instructors.

2007: Group 5 Squadrons I and II continue to operate the A-4AR Skyhawk.

Home Ports

1965: Coronel Pringles, Villa Reynolds - San Luis, Argentina

1982: BAM Río Gallegos, Argentina

2007: Group 5 Squadrons I and II at V Air Brigade in San Luis (800 KM west of Buenos Aires)

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Aircraft

Date Type First Received - - - - - - Type of Aircraft:

A/C Purchases: In 1965, Argentina contracted to purchase 50 surplus U.S. Navy A-4B Skyhawks for the Argentine Air Force (Fuerza Aerea Argentina, or FAA).

After the aircraft were reworked at the Douglas facility in Tulsa, OK, they were re-designated A-4P "Caza" (Hunter) by Douglas.

Twenty-five A-4B/A-4Ps were delivered to the FAA in 1966

Another 25 (A-4B/A-4P) were delivered in 1970.

In 1975, Argentina purchased an additional 25 A-4C Skyhawks for the FAA.

Argentina also purchased four A-4Bs (BuNos 144894, 144932, 145017, and 145053) for FAA non-operational use as spare parts sources.

Official designated A-4P, the Argentine Flyers simply called them "Bravos".

Known Losses of former A-4B:

Several losses (Aprox. 20) prior to 1982 War, C-205 lost in USA on 10 NOV 1967.

C-201: 27JUN77 crashed, pilot recovered.

10 lost during 1982 war

C-204: Capitan Danilo Rubén Bolzan (KIA) 08 JUN 1982

C-206: Primer Teniente Mario Victor Nivoli (KIA) 12 MAY 1982

C-208: Primer Teniente Jorge Rubén Ibarlucea (KIA) 12 MAY 1982

C-215: Teniente Velasco (Recovered) 27 MAY 1982

C-226: Primer Teniente Juan José Arraras (KIA) 08 JUN 1982

C-228: Teniente Alfredo Jorge Alberto Vazquez (KIA) 08 JUN 1982

C-242: Capitan Luciano Gudagnini (KIA> 23 MAY 1982

C-244: Mayor Hugo Angel Palaver (KIA) 25 MAY 1982

C-246: Capitan Manuel Oscar Bustos (KIA) 12 MAY 1982

C-248: Capitan Fausto Gavazzi (KIA> 12 MAY 1982

04 lost post 1982 war. One on 12 NOV 1982, C-235 on 13 JUL 1983, C-234 on 31 OCT 1984, and one on 19 NOV 1984

C-209: 23JUN94 crashed Salta at 3K ft., delivered OCT66. Pilot recovered.
BuNo 142684: A-4 Skyhawk ‘C-209′ Wreck Lies on the Slopes of the Andes, Where it Crash Landed in 1994.

06 on display in Argentina:

C-212: Rio Cuarto, Has Higureas.

C-222:

C-231: ?

C-232 - BuNo 142749 5th Tech,Gp, San Luis

C-233: 5th Brigade Mendoza.

C-240: NAM Bueno Aires.

Known Losses of former A-4C:

A probable six lost prior to the 1982 War.

Nine lost during the 1982 War.

C-301: Capitan José Daniel Vazquez (KIA) 30 MAY 1982

C-303: Primer Teniente Jorge Ricardo Farias (KIA) 09 MAY 1982

C-304: Mayor Jorge Osvaldo Garcia (KIA) 25 MAY 1982

C-305: Primer Teniente Jorge Alberto Bono (KIA) 24 MAY 1982

C-309: Primer Teniente Néstor Edgardo Lopez (KIA) 21 MAY 1982

C-310: Capitan Omar Jesus Castillo (KIA) 30 MAy 1982

C-313: Primer Teniente Jorge Eduardo Casco (KIA) 09 May 1982

C-319: Teniente Lucero (Recovered) 25 MAY 1982

C-325: Capitan Daniel Fernando Manzotti (KIA) 21 MAY 1982

03 on display in Argentina are C-302, C-314, C322

On display in Argentina:

148438: Natational Museum of Malvinas, Olivia, Cordoba

149514: San Lui

149564: IV Brigada Aerea Museum, Mendoza.

On display in U.S.A.

148517: San Diego Aerospace Museum, Gillespie Field, El Cajon, CA,

149618: Freedom Park Naval Museum, Omaha, NE.

NEW ERA - A-4AR

1994: A-4AR Fighting Hawk (USMC A-4M).

1994: OA-4AR Fighting Hawk (TA-4F with "M" avionics aka OA-4M).

In 1994, Argentina contracted to purchase 36 surplus A-4M Skyhawks, to include engine refurbishments, rewiring, and avionics upgrades. Delivery of the refurbished aircraft, redesignated A-4AR Fightinghawks, began 1997.

Deliveries after modernization in Palmdale, CA, USA:

C-906 - 158161 - 18 December 1987 - I Air Brigade
Transfered to V Air Brigade (Villa Reynolds, San Luis)

C-908 - 158178 - 18 December 1987 - I Air Brigade
Transfered to V Air Brigade (Villa Reynolds, San Luis)

C-917 - 158165 - 18 December 1987 - I Air Brigade
Transfered to V Air Brigade (Villa Reynolds, San Luis)

C-918 - 158423 - 18 December 1987 - I Air Brigade
Transfered to V Air Brigade (Villa Reynolds, San Luis)

A-4AR - C-919 - 158171 - March 1999

A-4AR - C-920 - 158426 - March 1999

A-4AR - C-923 - 159470 - March 1999

A-4AR - C-936 - 159783 - March 1999

Deliveries after modernization in Palmdale, CA, USA:

C-903 OA-4AR 154651 - 18 December 1987 - I Air Brigade
Transfered to V Air Brigade (Villa Reynolds, San Luis)

Grp 4 A-4P.

Grp 5 A-4P and A-4AR.

Known Losses of "AR" a/c:

C-906 - 158161 - 06 July 2005, near Right Daract, San Luis - Lost while on a training flight Pilot 1er. Tte, Horacio Martin Flores perished

C-936 - 159783 - 24 August 2005 During a maintenance flight - pilot rescued

C-902 - 153531 14 February 2013, Mayo David Machado and First Lieutenant Esteban Bossi ejected safely when OA-4AR C-902 lost power and crashed while landing at the military airport of Santiago de Estero, Argentina during a routine training flight.

Deployments

02 APR 1982 - 14 JUN 1982 Malvinas (Falkland) War

Commanding Officers

1982: Squadron Leader Vcom E. Dubourg

1982: Squadron Leader Vcom R. G. Zini

Awards

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Events

10 AUG 1912: Argentine President Roque Saenz Peña created the Argentine Army Air Force.   President Peña also created the EAM Escuela de Aviacion Militar (School of Military Aviation) its first director was Coronel Arenales Antonio Uriburu.

29 OCT 1965: The Secretaría de Estado de Aeronáutica ordered seventy-five Skyhawks. The Skyhawks are rebuilt United States Navy and Marine A-4B and A-4C aircraft. The first twenty-five Skyhawks arrived in Argentina by ferry flight from United States to Villa Reynolds Airport, San Luis, Argentina.
Skyhawks at Villa Reynolds were assigned to Grupo 5 - [Escuadron III (Squadron III) Grupo 5 de Cazabombardeo (Group 5 Fighter-Bomber) V Brigada Aerea]. The Grupo 5 were painted brown and green. The Grupo 5 patch motto "AD ASTRA PER ASPERA" means "To the stars through sacrifice." By the 1982 Falklands war Squadron III Grupo 5 was deployed at BAM Río Gallegos.   Squadron Leaders were Vcom E. Dubourg, Vcom R. G. Zini.

1 AUG 1966: Capt. Jose Luis Rodrigues ejected safely from his Argentine A4B Skyhawk BuNo 142421 before it crashed and burned in an open field a mile north of NAS Olathe, KS. Rodrigues had been practicing touch and go landings and was approaching the base for another landing when the faltering Skyhawk crashed
Lawrence, KS Lawrence Journal-World, Tuesday, August 2, 1966.

1966: Grupo 4 - [Escuadron I (Squadron 1), Grupo 4 de Cazabombardeo (Group 4 fighter-bomber) IV Brigada Aerea] was established at El Plumerillo Airport, Mendoza, Argentina to absorb existing Avro Lincoln and Lancaster squadrons. Grupo 4 was assigned the Douglas A-4C Skyhawk which were painted with brown and gray. The Grupo 4 motto REGRESAD CON HONOR means "Return with Honor." By the May 1982 Malvinas War Grupo 4 was deployed at BAM San Julián. Squadron Leader was F. J. A. Lupiañez.

Grupo 4 A-4C Skyhawks were painted brown and gray - Grupo 5 A-4B Skyhawks were painted brown and green. Hangar Digital photograph with permission from Flanker.

 

1967: Secretaría de Estado de Aeronáutica (State Secretary for Aeronautics, SEA) was reorganized into the Ministry of Defense.   The Ministry's main component was Fuerza Aérea Argentina (FAA), which absorbed and consolidated SEA departments and other commands.

1970: The second delivery of twenty-five skyhawks went to the Argentine Air Force.

30 JUN 1971: The Secretaría de Aeronáutica was renamed as Fuerza Aerea Argentina (FAA) - the Argentine Air Force.

1976: The third deliver of skyhawks, twenty-five, arrived.

02 APR 1982 - 14 JUN 1982 Malvinas (Falkland) War: The Falkland Islands are an archipelago in the South Atlantic Ocean located aproximately 300 miles east of the coast of Argentina. They are a territory of the United Kingdom, but are claimed by Argentina. In South America the islands are known as the "Islas Malvinas".
Argentina Malvinas War Aviation Events.

1983: The United States imposed an aircraft sale embargo on Argentina.

1983: Group 4 transfers its Skyhawks to Group 5.

1994: With the 1983 United States aircraft sale embargo lifted, Argentina ordered thirty-six surplus A-4Ms with additional surplus J-52 engines, 20mm cannon ammunition, and various training and support equipment from the United States.   The refurbished A-4M Skyhawks were renamed the A-4AR Fighting Hawk.

Color scheme and markings courtesy of FCM Decals, a Brazilian decal manufacturer. Graphic from Valter Sousa Andrade.

 

1995: Lockheed Martin refurbished the first eight A-4M Skyhawks in the United States.   The remaining twenty-eight aircraft were modified at a Lockheed Martin facility in Argentina.   Argentina plans to purchase eighteen TA-4J Skyhawks from the United States.

1996: Group 5 A-4C (Charlies flown in the Malvinas War) are taken out of service.

May 31, 2000: The Argentine Air Force A-4AR Skyhawk refurbishment and upgrade program was completed.   All thirty-six A-4AR Fighting Hawks are flying at Villa Reynolds Argentine Air Force Base.   Advanced flight training is being conducted by former United States Navy Skyhawk flight instructors.

23 JUN 2007: Argentina Air Force currently operates two A-4AR Squadrons. They are Sq I and Sq II, both of them as part of the Group 5 stationed at V Air Brigade in San Luis (Arg heartland - 800 km west of Buenos Aires).

About 12 single and dual seaters are on the flight lines, with about that number again in operational reserve. On-line is 10 A-4AR and 2 OA-4AR, with another 4 aircraft projected to be added if the budget allows.

14FEB2013: Today, in Santiago del Estero province, Argentina, an OA-4AR crashed near the airport. Apparently fire in the engine was the motive to the crash. Two pilots ejected safety. The airplane was the serial C-902. Carlos A. Garcia

APR 2014: 36 A-4M’s (redesignated A-4AR’s) and many of these are still operational with their 5th Air Brigade. The latest information available? About 12 single and dual seaters are on the flight lines with that number again in operational reserve (stored in good condition). It’s hoped another 4 aircraft will be brought on line from reserve when the budget allows. Estimate: 10 and 2 A-4AR/OA-4AR (one OA-4AR lost in Feb ’13 was replaced from reserves with a T-Bird)

Unit Photos

Argentinian Air Force (FAA) Escuadrones I and II

Skyhawk in stripes. Photographer unknown

Argentine Air Force Skyhawk BuNo 142830, C-238, parked on the flightline during its delivery flight to Argentina. J. Stark

Close-up view of the VA-12 Flying Ubangis logo on the port intake of Argentine Air Force Skyhawk BuNo 142830, C-238. J. Stark

Argentine Air Force Skyhawk BuNo 142736, C-230, parked on the ramp during the delivery flight to Argentina. J. Stark

Argentine Air Force Skyhawks BuNo 142684, C-209, BuNo 142701, C-211 and BuNo 142773, C-212, parked on the flightline. Photographer unknown, from W. Mutza.

Argentine Air Force Skyhawk BuNo 142102, C-215, parked on the ramp. Photographer unknown, from W. Mutza.

BuNo.142866 A-4P (A-4B) Skyhawk C-243 - about 1982.
Probably the flight line of Air Force Grupo 5 de Caza at Villa Mercedes Air Force Base just before the Malvinas War. There are eight Skyhawks all in a line. Argentine A-4P Skyhawks that were former A-4B Skyhawks were painted brown and green - this picture shows the true colors as most other photographs distort aircraft colors. Photograph from Juan Manuel Baiutti.

24MAY82: IV Brigade Skyhawk, perhaps preparing for a combat mission.
Pic1 Pic2 Photo contact is Mendoza.

15 OCT 1982: Argentine Air Force Skyhawk BuNo 142748, C-231. Dan Hagedorn

JAN 1984: V Brigade Skyhawk. Photo from Jeff Ethell.

29 NOV 1985: Air to Air shot of unknown V Brigade Skyhawk. From Carlos.

AUG 1984: Argentine Air Force Skyhawk BuNo 148556, C-318, parked on the ramp. NMNA.

Date unknown: A-4P (A-4B) Skyhawk C-222. This Argentine Air Force Douglas A-4P Skyhawk BuNo. C-222 was formerly A-4B Skyhawk BuNo. 142752. A-4P Skyhawk BuNo. C-222 is pictured in flight wearing Malvinas War brown and green colors. Skyhawk C-222 may be on display at the Argentine National Aeronautics Museum in Moron, Argentina. Photograph by Hernan Casciani.

C-222, BuNo 142752, nose art shows results of air strikes against the British Navy during the Malvinas War. Photo from Max Guillen

Date unknown: A-4P (A-4C) Skyhawk C-322. Herman-Casciani. This Argentine Air Force Douglas A-4P Skyhawk BuNo. C-322 was formerly A-4C Skyhawk BuNo. 149514. A-4P Skyhawk C-322 is pictured in flight wearing Malvinas War brown and gray colors. A-4P (A-4C) Skyhawk C-322 on display on a flightline during an airshow or Air Force Day somewhere in Argentina - Photo from Juan Manuel Baiutti.
Skyhawk C-322 may be on display at the Argentine National Aeronautics Museum in San Luis, Argentina.

BuNo 149514, C322, parked. Source is Gary Verver.

APR 1999: Last Flight of BuNo.142688. C-207 taxiing, Moron, Argentina.. Fernando Benedetto.

BuNo.142688 C-207 parked on the ramp, Moron, Argentina. Fernando Benedetto.

1996: BuNo 142688 C-207 parked on the ramp.

BuNo.142688 C-207 on the ramp with pilot, Moron, Argentina. Fernando Benedetto.

APR 1999: Argentine Air Force Skyhawks BuNo 149514, C-322, & BuNo 142688, C-207, taxiing after last flight from V. Brigada Aerae to the National Aeronautics Museum. Fernando Benedetto.

Argentine Air Force Skyhawk BuNo 149514, C-322, taxiing after last flight.

BuNo 149514, C-322, after last flight from V. Brigada Aerae to the National Aeronautics Museum. Fernando Benedetto.

Air Force Skyhawk BuNo 149514, C-322, after last flight. Photos courtesy of Fernando Benedetto.

10 OCT 1990: Cockpit shot of BuNo 148438, Argentina C-302. Photo from Roberto Hardie.

C-209 A-4P Skyhawk (msn 11746) Ex USN A-4B BuAer 142684. Joined Argentina AF October 1966, crashed landing at 3000 ft in Salta 23-06-94. Pilot survived without injuries. Roberto Hardie.
BuNo 142684: A-4 Skyhawk ‘C-209′ Wreck Lies on the Slopes of the Andes, Where it Crash Landed in 1994.

1996: BuNo 142109 Argentina Air Force C-214 on the ramp.

25 MAR 1999: C-240 on display. Adolfo Jorge Soto.

Date Unknown: BuNo 158423, C-918, A-4AR parked with canopy open.

1999: Argentine Skyhawk BuNo 160025, C-924, taking off with a full load of Snakeyes. Shot as she climbs away. BuNo 160025, C-924, with a full load of Snakeyes rolls in for a run over the Nevada test range. C-924 releasing two Snakeyes over the Nevada test range. C-924 releasing six Snakeyes over the Nevada test range. Lockheed photos provided by Curt Francis.

A-4AR Fighting Hawk - 2000. This Argentine Air Force Douglas A-4AR was first shown to the Argentine public at the Palomar Air Force Base, "Air Force Day". The public popularly knows the A-4AR as the "Fighting Hawk." a href="/sites/default/files/images-a4-unknown/a4-arfoffar.jpg">Pic2. Pic3. Photographs from Juan Manuel Baiutti.

MAY2000: A-4P (A-4B) Skyhawk C-231. This Argentine Air Force Douglas A-4P Skyhawk BuNo. C-231 was formerly A-4B Skyhawk BuNo. 142748. Skyhawk C-231 is now on static display at Villa Reynolds Air Force Base. Photograph by Alejandro Amoros.

Y2000: Villa Reynolds Air Force Base Flightline.
Closeup of Villa Reynolds Air Force Base Flightline. The sun in the background outlingin the A-4AR Fighting Hawks flight-line at Villa Reynolds Air Force Base, Argentina. Alejandro Amoros.

Y2000: Fighting Hawk Office. A close up of the A-4AR Fighting Hawk cockpit section. Photograph from Juan Manuel Baiutti.

Left front view of Argentine Skyhawk BuNo 158413, C-925 parked on the ramp. Photo from Javier Ruberto.

05MAY00:

A-4AR on the tarmac with approaching storm. From Juan Baiotti.

A-4AR on the tarmac. From Juan Baiotti.

A-4AR and T Bird on the tarmac. From Juan Baiotti

A-4AR and Driver feature. From Juan Baiotti.

TA-4AR Fighting Hawk C-902 "Gear Coming Up" takes-off on an instructional flight from Villa Reynolds Air Force Base, Argentina. Photographs by Alejandro Amoros.

Left front partial view of Argentine Skyhawk BuNo 158413, C-925 taxiing with the aid of a tillie bar.
Photo from Javier Ruberto.

DEC01: A-4AR Fighting Hawk, in flight. Hernan Casciani, from Buenos Aires, Argentina, sends these pictures of an A-4AR Fighting Hawk in flight. These photos were taken during the Defense Minister visit to the Air Brigade December 2001.
A-4AR Fighting Hawk with speed brakes out joining on the camera plane.
A dirty Fighting Hawk is ready to land.

13 OCT 2004: C-231, BuNo 160029, in V Brigade's Hangar. Adolfo Jorge Soto.

2005: A-4AR at Mendoza, Argentina during the Mercosur International Air Military Excercise. Note the absence of markings except on the tail.
2005: A-4AR at Mendoza. Eight birds on the line.
2005: A-4AR at Mendoza, in concrete shelter.
2005: A-4AR at Mendoza, head-on.
2005: A-4ARs at Mendoza,two in step-down formation.
2005: A-4AR at Mendoza, over the beautiful country-side.
2005: A-4AR at Mendoza, has the cameria it it's sights.
2005: A-4AR at Mendoza, pulling in behind the camera a/c.
2005: A-4AR at Mendoza, formation of two.
2005: OA-4AR receiving fuel from tanker.
2005: A-4AR at Mendoza, Argentina during the Mercosur International Air Military Excercise.
Lt. Col. Alex Amoros - Argentine Air Force A-4 Pilot.

30 APR 2006: BuNo 158178, C-908, on the ramp. Horacio J. Claria Avialatin avialatina.com.ar

BuNo 158193, C-910 parked. Horacio J. Claria / Avialatin avialatina.com.ar

30 APR 2006: BuNo 159472, C-905 parked with 159470, C-923 and 159483, C-933. Horacio J. Clariá / Avialatin avialatina.com.ar

2006: BuNo 158178, C908 and BuNo 158429, C-911 taxi. Horacio J. Clariá / Avialatin avialatina.com.ar

01 MAY 2006: BuNo 158429, C-911 parked on the ramp. Horacio J. Clariá / Avialatin avialatina.com.ar/

30 SEP 2006: BuNo 159780, C-915 in-flight. Horacio J. Clariá / Avialatin Avialatina.com.ar

02 JUN 2006: BuNo 159486, C-934, over Posadas City. Horacio J Claria

04 MAY 2006: BuNo 159483, C-933 in-flight. Horacio J Claria

BuNo160029 taking on fuel from a tanker.

30 SEP 2006: Argentine Air Force C901, BuNo 154328, a former USA TA-4F banks away from he photographer. Horacio J Claria.

30 SEP 2006: BuNo 154328, Argentine C-901, in-flight. Horacio J Claria.

01OCT2006: BuNo 158165, C-917, undergoing a engine test. Horacio J Claria.

NOV 2007: NOV 2007: #1 of BuNo 148435, Argentine C-302, on display at the National Museum of Mavlinas in Cordoba Argentina. The aircraft honors the Air Force's participation in the war for the Malvinas (Falklands) and bears the name of Alferez G. Isaac. The British ship HMS Avenger is shown on the nose. #2 of BuNo 148435. #3 of BuNo 148435, Argentine C-302. #4 of BuNo 148435, Argentine C-302. #5 of BuNo 148435, Argentine C-302. #6 of BuNo 148435, Argentine C-302. #7 of BuNo 148435, Argentine C-302, on display at the National Museum of Mavlinas in Cordoba Argentina. Provided by Robert Hardie.

2007: A-4P C-207 (msn 11750) Ex USN A-4B BuAer 142688. Joined october 1966, Combat in Malvinas 12-05-82 HMS "Brilliant", 25-05-82 HMS "Coventry". Assigned to Museo Nacional de Aeronáutica, Morón , Buenos Aires. Photo from Roberto Hardie.

2007: Gate guardian at V brigada Aerea, Villa Reynolds, San Luis C-231 A-4P Skyhawk (msn 11810) Ex USN A-4B BuAer 142748; joined june 1969, museum October 1996. Photo from Roberto Hardie

2007: A-4P C-232 (msn 11811) Ex USN A.4B BuAer 142749, joined june1969/september 1991. Donated 25-11-95 to Museum Santa Romana, San Luis, but painted with fake number C-222. Photo by Herman Longoni from Roberto Hardie.

MAY 2007: A-4C C-322 (msn 12839) Ex USN A-4C BuAer 149514, ex MASDC 3A343. Museum 15-03-99. Museo Nacional de Aeronáutica, Moron , Buenos Aires. PIC1 PIC2 PIC3 Photos by Hernan Longoni from Roberto Hardie.

20 FEB 2011: A-4AR Cj-907, BuNo 158167 on the ramp; and a Closeup Favio Rivas

03 APR 2011: Display of C-231, BuNo 142748. Adolfo Jorge Soto.

MAY 2011: On May 1, 1982, the Argentine Air Force had it's first baptism of fire with a first strike with Mirage Dagger fighters over the Bristish Task Force. Yesterday, in the city of Comodoro Rivadavia, Patagonia, the AAF remembered this strike with a fly-by over the city with several airplanes.
As we love the A-4, I enclose pictures of Fighting Hawks that flew in the ceremony.
Carlos A. Garcia of Aviationart.com
BuNo 154328 C-901 Pic 1
BuNo 154328 C-901 Pic 2
BuNo 158167 C-907

Parade of two unknown Argentine A-4AR Skyhawks.


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