Aerospatiale SA315B Lama
argentina Fuerza Aerea Argentina

Argentine Air Force

1973 to present


Fuerza Aerea Argentina SA315B Lama

Used for Search and Rescue (SAR) on Andes Mountains. Reached highest peak in Americas, Mount Aconcagua, in 1977. As of 2019 H-63 and H-68 in complete red livery still in service

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BK117D3 Landed on Americas Highest Peak, 25-Sep-19 : #Aconcagua The new Airbus BK117D3 / H145 5-bladed landed on Americas’ highest peak, Mount Aconcagua in Argentina at 6,962 metres ~ 22,840 feet. This was the first time a twin-engine helicopter landed there

WWII plane rescue in the Andes Mountains, 21-Feb-00 : Argentine Lamas worked at 1947 plane crash site 2048 m (8,100 feet) high in the Andes Mountains to bring down remains of the Avro Lancastrian Star Dust missing for decades


YearsUnitsbold : Current base of the Unit
1977/    IV Brigada Aerea El Plumerillo / Mendoza

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