boeing-vertol CH-47C Chinook

in argentina Fuerza Aerea Argentina


Argentine Air Force

Del'd: 3 - 1980 to 2002






CH-47C Chinook Fuerza Aerea Argentina


History of this Model in this Organisation:

CH-47C (Model 308) H-91 to H-93. Were received in 1980 primarily to supply Antarctic bases. On November 30 1980, H-91 and H-92 performed the first helicopter crossing between South America and the Antarctic Peninsula. The later was lost due an engine failture in January 1982 but the other two participated in the April/June Malvinas/Falklands conflict performing general transport duties. On June 9, they both flew back to the mainland to be used in a risky operation of infiltration of marines and paratroopers near Darwin, but the war ended before it could be achieved. During the rest of the 1980s they suffered an US embargo but they were restored to flight status in the 1990s. Their last service was in the firefighting role in Patagonia. Two airframes preserved.





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Units with this Model in this Organisation:

YearsUnitsbold : Current base of the Unit
1980/02VII Brigada AereaCY Nicosia (Lefkosia)
Mariano Moreno
Goose Green
AQ Vicecomodoro Marambio



Roles of this Model in this Organisation:

Roles
fire and hazard control
military transport



Construction Numbers of this Model in this Organisation: Help Us    

C/NBuiltID     In this OrganisationIn other Org

    b-800 1979     H-91: FAA CH-47C-308 B-800/CG.071 ex N37007 d/d 14jan80; Nov80 fir+
Apr/Jun 1982 Port Stanley during Malvinas/Falkland war
1987 pictured (top) at Moron airbase
2001 pictured (bot) at Area Material Quilmes, Buenos Aires; +
    b-801 1979     H-92: FAA CH-47C-308. B-801/CG.072. d/d 14jan80; ex N37008; w/o 28+
    b-802 1979     H-93: FAA CH-47C-308. B-802/CG.073. d/d 14jan80; ex N37009; Port S+
    3 C/N found in this Organisation


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