Del'd: 2 - 1978 to 1985





Comando de Aviacion Naval Argentina Lynx mk23

Ordered as early as 1972 to serve on both Type 42 Argentine Navy destroyers “Hercules” and “Santisima Trinidad”, two Sea Lynx Mk.23’s were delivered in 1978 and were similar to the Royal Navy HAS.2 and Brazilian Navy Mk.21 types. They were extensively used during the 1982 Falklands/Malvinas War until mechanical failures grounded both airframes. A second batch of eight Lynx were ordered when the war broke out. Similar to the Royal Navy HAS.3 and called the Lynx Mk87, the sale was embargoed and so not delivered. The first one, c/n 249, completed her maiden flight just three days before the war began and was later sold to Denmark and converted to a Mk.90. The second c/n 264 was not completed and did not fly. The remaining 6 were not built. The two delivered Mk.23’s could not be restored to flight status after the conflict due to the continued embargo and were finally struck off charge from the Argentine Navy by 1985.


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Units

YearsUnitsbold : Current base of the Unit
1978/85EAH1 Comandante Espora


Platform

Classes
DDG Hercules class



Construction Numbers Help Us

C/NBuiltID     In this OrganisationIn other Org

    035 1977     0734: Lynx Mk23. UK westland as G-BFDT. ARA 3-H-41 then 3-H-141. E+
Royal Danish Navy S-035: ex Argentine Navy. RDN del. 1987 helicopter used as fli+
    036 1977     0735: Lynx Mk23. ARA 3-H-42 then 3-H-142; 02apr82 first argentine +


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