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  • 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
    Sikorsky S-51 Argentina


    S-51 helicopter Argentina


    1962: Bell 47s joined the service


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






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


    Bell 47 floats Argentina


    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
    Bell 47J-2


    1968: Six Hughes 369HS arrived

    Hughes 369 500 floats Argentina


    PA-30 today at the Prefectura Museum at Tigre, Buenos Aires
    Hughes 369 500 museum


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


    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
    Puma coast guard Argentina


    Puma Prefectura Naval Argentina


    1995: four Aerospatiale Dauphin II are incorporated:

    Aerospatiale AS565MA Dauphin c/n 6412 PA-43
    Dauphin Argentina


    1996: Schweizer 300C :

    PA-92
    Schweizer 300 Argentina


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

    PA-81
    AS355 Argentina




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