Sikorsky s-61 H-3 in argentina Fuerza Aerea Argentina


Argentine Air Force





Del'd: 2 - 1974 to 1990






  • Fuerza Aerea Argentina s-61 H-3
  • Fuerza Aerea Argentina s-61 H-3
  • Fuerza Aerea Argentina s-61 H-3

Initially used for Antarctic supply missions operating from the Argentine Navy icebreaker. After the Chinooks arrived, they were reconfigured for Search and Rescue and VIP duties


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Units


YearsUnitsbold : Current base of the Unit
1980/90AAP Mariano Moreno
Aeroparque Jorge Newbery
1974/90VII Brigada Aerea Mariano Moreno
Goose Green
AQ Vicecomodoro Marambio


List of Aircraft

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C/NModBuiltID     In this OrganisationIn other Org

    61-763 S-61R 1975     BSH-72: FAA new built d/d 1975; BSH-72 as SAR helo; Final career bri+
    61-466 S-61N 1969     H-71: FAA d/d sep74. ex N82772. wfu 1980. sold as LV-OCL then ZS-H+
Carson Helicopters N82772: Carson; 09Jul73 damaged at sea; canc 28aug74; to Argent+

Helicopteros Marinos LV-OCL: HM ex FAA; 1982 Falklands/Malvinas War as SAR; 1986 pic+

Court Helicopters ZS-HRU: Court d/d 03feb87: ex LV-OCL; w/o 17sep92 off Cape Town

Wrecked while landing on a ship during adverse weather.+


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