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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