argentina Prefectura Naval Argentina

PNA - Argentine Coast Guard


1961: Their first helicopter:

Sikorsky S-51 LQ-XXR


Was a former Federal Police aircraft in service since 1949, transferred to the then Prefectura Nacional Maritima and redesignated PM-20






1962: Bell 47s joined the service


Bell 47J-2 Ranger c/n 1806 PM-21






Bell 47J-2A Ranger c/n 3320 PM-22






In 1970 the service is renamed Prefectura Naval Argentina therefore changing serials to PA

Bell 47J-2A Ranger c/n 3320 PA-22 ex PM-22



1968: Six Hughes 369HS arrived




PA-30 today at the Prefectura Museum at Tigre, Buenos Aires



Hughes 369HS c/n 11-0274S PA-31 during a 1980s expo



1980: The SA 330L Puma join the service


Puma in their original colours









Aerospatiale SA330L Puma PA-13 serving at Mar del Plata coast guard air station






1995: four Aerospatiale Dauphin II are incorporated:

Aerospatiale AS565MA Dauphin c/n 6412 PA-43



1996: schweizer 300C :

PA-92



2011: Brand-new Eurocopter AS.355NP capable to operate from the Mantilla Class patrol vessels

PA-81




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