argentina Comando de Aviacion Naval Argentina

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Organisation History:

Comando de Aviacion Naval Argentina

The Argentine Navy ( Armada Republica Argentina, ARA ) aviation branch, COAN, was officially established on October 17, 1919 although a navy officer Teniente Melchor Escola graduated as a pilot in 1912.

The Naval Aviation received their first helicopters in 1949: Bell 47 were bought by then president Juan Domingo Peron and different models performed a long and distinguished career which include operations from two aircraft carriers: ARA Independencia and ARA 25 de Mayo

Besides embarking on the fleet ships and supporting the naval infantry, they are also involved in search and rescue missions along the Patagonian coast.

Notably, naval helicopters perform anually in Antarctica in support of the scientific campaigns, starting in the 1950s with their S-55s and continue nowadays with Sea Kings






News about this Organisation:

  • 28-Oct-08 - Six UH-3H Sea King for the Argentine Navy     ( s-61 H-3 )

    Rotary Wing Aircraft Units in this Organisation: Login to Edit    

    Rotary Wing Aircraft UnitCreatedDisband
        escuadrilla aeronaval de helicopteros - naval helicopter squadron EAH1949 1978
        1ra escuadrilla aeronaval de helicopteros - 1st naval helicopters squadron EAH11978 --
        2da escuadrilla aeronaval de helicopteros - 2nd naval helicopters squadron EAH21978 --
        3ra escuadrilla aeronaval de helicopteros - 3rd naval helicopters squadron EAH32000 2007




    Models in this Organisation: Login to Edit    

    ModelDel'dFromTo
      bell UH-1H Iroquois 820002008
      EC AS555SN Fennec 2 41996
      agusta ASH-3H 21994
      agusta ASH-3D219841989
      westland Lynx mk8719801982
      westland Lynx mk23 219781985
      sikorsky s-61 H-3 141972
      SNIA alouette iii 1419692010
      sikorsky s-55 H-19 1219531973
      bell 47 919491969





    Individual Helicopters on Database: Login to Edit    

    ModelC/NBuiltID     /     History
        s-61 H-3 -: in 2007 package were 2 unknown airframes as spares
        SH-3D Sea King 61-391 -: ARA d/d 06dic02 as spares
        SH-3D Sea King 61-433 1968-: ARA d/d 06dic02 as spares; 2008 preserved at museum Santa Romana ...
        SH-3D Sea King 61-406 -: ARA d/d 06dic02 as spares; 9H076 markings; 2010 at IMARA camp Bat ...
        SH-3D Sea King 61-391 -: Jun12 pictured during airport s plane crash exercise
        47 0289: ARA d/d 1951 as 1-HE-6; then 2-HO-3; then 2-HE-3; 1965 retired; 2 ...
        S-55 55-585 0369: ARA d/d 10nov53 as HG-1; 18sep55 as 2-HT-1; w/o 26feb58 Antarctic ...
        S-55 55-610 19530370: ARA d/d 01dec53 as HG-2; 18sep55 as 2-HT-2; 1959 as 2-PH-404, 2-P ...
    0370: wfu 200473
        S-55 55-633 19530371: ARA d/d 06dec53 as HG-3; 1955 as 2-HT-3; 1959 as 2-PH-412; 1960 a ...
        HSS-1 / SH-34G Seabat 58-611 19570407: Sikorsky HSS-1, c/n 58-611, ff?; del Argentina Navy as 0407, 15Oc ...
        H-19C Chickasaw 55-277 19520504: ARA d/d 31dec59 as 2-PH-413 ex BuNo 51-14298; 1960 as 2-H-13; w/o ...
        S-55 55-034 19510505: ARA d/d 28oct59 as 2-PH-414 ex N410A; 1960 as 2-H-14; 1964 as 4-H ...
        S-55A 55-1020 19560506: ARA d/d 21nov60 as 2-H-15 ex N409A; 1964 as 4-H-15; wfu 1972
        S-55 55-928 19560507: ARA d/d 18jul61 as 2-H-16 ex N947A; 1964 as 4-H-16; sold 1968
        S-55 55-896 19550508: ARA d/d 06apr65 as 4-H-13 ex N739A; wfu 1973
        47 3158 0536: ARA 4-H-3; Bell 47G-4; to civ LV-MHM
        s-55 H-19 0610: ARA d/d 1968 as 4-H-17; wfu 1973
        s-55 H-19 0611: ARA d/d 1968 as 4-H-18; wfu 1973
        s-55 H-19 0612: ARA d/d 1968 as 4-H-19; wfu 1973
        s-55 H-19 0639: ARA d/d 1968 as 4-H-20; wfu 1973
        SE3160 Alouette III 1616 0641: accepted ARA 31oct69 as 4-H-21. Then 4-H-l and 2-H-l. Crash at se ...
        SE3160 Alouette III 1623 0642: accepted ARA 31oct69 as 4-H-22; Then as 4-H-2, 2-H-2, 3-H-2 and ...
        SE3160 Alouette III 1624 0643: accepted ARA 31oct69 as 4-H-23. Then 4-H-3, 2-H-3, 3-H-3 and 3- ...
        SA316B Alouette III 1730 0648: accepted ARA 28may70 as 4-H-4. Crash near Calderon (Bahia Blanca) ...
        SA316B Alouette III 1734 0649: accepted ARA 28may70 as 4-H-5. Then 2-H-5 and 3-H-5. xfer oct78 t ...
        SA316B Alouette III 1766 0650: accepted ARA 16sep70 as 4-H-6. crash with wires 21jan71
        SA316B Alouette III 1767 0651: accepted ARA 17sep70 as 4-H-7. Then 2-H-7 and 3-H-7. xfer oct78 t ...
        S-61D-4 61-495 0675: ARA S-61D4; 1970 ordered; 22may72 d/d as H-31 for Escuadrilla ...
        S-61D-4 61-496 0676: ARA S-61D4; 1970 ordered; 22may72 d/d as H-32 for Escuadrilla de ...
        S-61D-4 61-497 0677: ARA 2-H-233. Burn 10apr07 on icebreaker ARA Almirante Irizar (Q5) ...
        S-61D-4 61-498 0678: ARA 2-H-234, ordered 1970; d/d jul72 as 0678/H-34; redesig 2-H-34 ...
        SA316B Alouette III 1847 0680: accepted ARA 18nov71 as 4-H-8. 7jan73 near Pedro Luro (Buenos Ai ...
        SA316B Alouette III 1851 0681: accepted ARA 18nov71 as 4-H-9; Then 2-H-9 and 3-H-9; oct78 to 1st ...
    0681: Sep 1990 to Apr 1991, 3-H-109 embarked aboard ARA Almirante Brown ...
        S-61D-4 61-779 0696: ARA 2-H-235. Burn 10apr07 on icebreaker ARA Almirante Irizar (Q5) ...
        SA316B Alouette III 2250 0699: accepted ARA 18jun75 as 2-H-10. Then 3-H-10. crash with wires ear ...
    0699: picture unknown source (probably ARA) on an Antarctic base late 1 ...
        Lynx mk23 035 19770734: Lynx Mk23. UK westland as G-BFDT. ARA 3-H-41 then 3-H-141. Embarg ...
        Lynx mk23 036 19770735: Lynx Mk23. ARA 3-H-42 then 3-H-142; 02apr82 first argentine aircr ...
        SA316B Alouette III 2345 0736: ex F-WTNB accepted ARA 01jul78 as 3-H-11. xfer oct78 to 1st Heli ...
        SA316B Alouette III 2346 0737: ex F-WTNJ accepted ARA 01jul78 as 3-H-12; oct78 to 1st Heli Sqd a ...
    0737: 1990/1991 3-H-112 served in first Gulf War operating from ARA Alm ...
    0737: 1999 pictured (top) preserved at Museo de la Aviacion Naval Argen ...
    0737: 2010 pictured (middle) preserved front Navy Museum, Bahia Blanca; ...
        SA316B Alouette III 2349 0738: accepted ARA 30aug78 as 3-H-14. xfer oct78 to 1st Heli Sqd as 3-H ...
        SA316B Alouette III 2350 0739: accepted ARA 30aug78 as 3-H-15. xfer oct78 to 1st Heli Sqd as 3-H ...
        ASH-3D 6051 0794: ARA 2-H-236. 1989 Sunk with polar transport ARA Bahia Paraiso on ...
        ASH-3D 6052 0795: ARA 2-H-237. 1989 Sunk with polar transport ARA Bahia Paraiso on ...
        ASH-3H 6061 0796: ARA 2-H-238 d/d 1994; 31oct01 first launch of AM39 Exocet
        ASH-3H 6062 0797: ARA 2-H-239; 11may08 pictured at Punta Indio naval air base, Buen ...
        AS555SN Fennec 2 5556 0863: accepted ARA jul96 as 3-H-301 then 3-H-131 after Hueys arrived. S ...
        AS555SN Fennec 2 5585 0864: ARA jul96; 3-H-302 then 3-H-132 after Hueys arrived; 2001 Hard la ...
        AS555SN Fennec 2 5587 0865: accepted ARA jul96 as 3-H-303 then 3-H-133 after Hueys arrived
        AS555SN Fennec 2 5589 0866: accepted ARA jul96 as 3-H-304 then 3-H-134 after Hueys arrived. S ...
        UH-1H Iroquois 12221 0873: ARA 3-H-301, ex 69-15933; may00 pictured (top) at Cmdte Espora na ...
        UH-1H Iroquois 12803 0874: ARA 3-H-303 d/d dec00; ex 70-16498; 2003 crash at Comandante Espo ...
        UH-1H Iroquois 12223 0875: ARA 3-H-304 d/d dec00; ex 69-15935; feb08 3rd Esc desactivated an ...
        UH-1H Iroquois 12255 0876: ARA 3-H-305 d/d dec00; ex 69-16657; feb08 3rd Esc desactivated an ...
        UH-1H Iroquois 12516 0877: ARA 3-H-306 d/d dec00; ex 70-16211; feb08 3rd Esc desactivated an ...
        UH-1H Iroquois 11533 0878: ARA 3-H-308 never fly; ex 69-15245; w/o 24nov00 being unloading f ...
        UH-1H Iroquois 11552 0879: ARA 3-H-307 d/d dec00; ex 69-15264; feb08 3rd Esc desactivated a ...
        UH-1H Iroquois 12586 0880: ARA 3-H-302 d/d nov00; ex 70-16281; 17may05 pictured with UN camm ...
        SH-3A Sea King 61-315 0881: ARA d/d jul08 as 2-H-240; UH-3H refurbished by Clayton internacio ...
        HSS-2 Sea King 61-135 0882: ARA d/d oct08 as 2-H-241, UH-3H type; 04may11 pictured (bot) at ...
        SH-3D Sea King 61-422 0883: ARA d/d jul09 as 2-H-242; 2008 UH-3H refurbished by Clayton inter ...
        SH-3D Sea King 61-374 0884: ARA sold jul09 as 2-H-243; 2009 UH-3H refurbished by Clayton inte ...
    0884: 30nov12 seen at Falcon Field (Atlanta Regional Airport) most like ...
    0884: Apr13 arrived to Argentina by ship

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