Boeing-Vertol CH-47C Chinook
argentina Fuerza Aerea Argentina

Argentine Air Force

Del'd: 3 - 1980 to 2002

Fuerza Aerea Argentina CH-47C Chinook

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.

Chinook Antarctica

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

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    b-800 1979     H-91: FAA CH-47C-308 B-800/CG.071 ex N37007 d/d 14jan80; Nov80 fir+
    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+

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