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FMA VJ-101E and VJ-101N  BUSARDO

The story which didn't happen ... outside Atlantic Air Combat
 

 
 

Fictional Preamble
During the second half of the 1950s, Germany along with other European countries, busied itself developping a VTOL nuclear strike aircraft as part of the NATO sponsored VAK-191 programme with two companies submitting their own project : Focke Wulf had their vectored thrust FW 1262 (VAK-191B), and EWR (Heinkel-Messerscmitt) their tilting jet VJ-101C (VAK-191C).  EWR had been test flying two prototypes prior early cancellation of the whole programme due to rising tensions with the USSR.  Under the circumstances, Germany decided to focus on existing designs and war stocks rather than fancy projects.  And since the Government, who had been paying the bills, owned all the intellectual rights, it made known both projects were up for sale.  Whith Switzerland having purchased the Focke Wulf project, Argentina showed interest for the Heinkel-Messerschmitt design which would open the door for the national manufacturing of a Mach 2.0 interceptor.  FMA had been struggling assembling the Pulqui II fighter bomber but in so doing had developped their skills and was looking to go one step further.  With the (promised) technical assistance of both German and American aircraft manufacturers, not forgetting the British engine manufacturer,  they were confident they could take up the challenge. 

 

 



 

EWR VJ-101C

as flown in 1961

 

 

 

 

Fictional Design Evolution
Only two prototypes of the VJ101 had been test flown, VJ101X1 and the VJ101X2, the latter being equipped with afterburning engines.   FMA test pilots got briefly acquainted with the surviving airplane only to express their dissatisfaction with the engines performances.   More power was necessary for VTOL take off and certainly to turn this test article into an operational machine.  Also, the use of afterburner for vertical take off should be ruled out totally.   While Rolls Royce had already test run the intended engine for the final aircraft, the RB153-17, FMA nevertheless examined optional arrangements, if only to push the British to move ahead more swiftly : 

Engines

RB108 RB145R RB153-17 RB162-1 RB162-4D RB162-86 J85-GE-5A J85-GE-13 J85-GE-15 J85-GE-17A

Application

= VJ101C2 (Prototype) = VAK191B Trident T38A F5A CF5A A37

Year

1955 1963 1959 = = = 1960 1959 = =

Type

Turbojet Turbojet Turbojet Turbojet Turbojet Turbojet Turbojet Turbojet Turbojet Turbojet

Length

46.5 in  51.6 in 65.0 in 51.6 in 51.6 in 51.6 in 51.1 in 51.1 in 51.1 in 45.4 in

Diam

20.8 in  20.8 in  25.0 in 25.0 in 25.0 in 25.0 in 17.7 in 17.7 in 17.7 in 17.7 in

Weight

269 lb  272 lb  280 lb  267 lb  267 lb  280 lb  421 lb  421 lb  421 lb  396 lb 

Thrust.dry

2,340 lbf 2,750 lbf 3,934 lbf 4,565 lbf 5,250 lbf 5,250 lbf 2,050 lbf 2,720 lbf 2,925 lbf 2,850 lbf

Thrust.AFB

- 3,650 lbf 5,463 lbf - - - 3,850 lbf 4,080 lbf 4,300 lbf =

SFC: lb/lbf/hr

0.71 0.71 0.71 0.71 0.71 0.71 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97

Then, the intended installation of the RB153 was very different from the one they could observed with the VJ101X2, and FMA was adamant to rule that path out immediately.   It was understood that some reliability issues had showed up, but the Argentinians were confident these could be solved.   Indeed they were, albeit more by EWR-Sud (and MAN) engineers than by anybody else, but only the result mattered.   In fairness it showed FMA that the German part had been serious when promising cooperation and support.  The rotating engine nacelles had to be scaled up to accommodate the somewhat larger RB153, but it was't as if a totally new design had to be coped with.

Finally, the definite design was a mix of the X2 and the unbuilt X3, a two seat strike aircraft where both the lift and tilt engines would be moved back somewhat

 

EWR VJ-101C : bottom view of engines in lift position
   

It was understood that some reliability issues had showed up, but the Argentinians were confident these could be solved.   Indeed they were, albeit more by EWR-Sud (and MAN) engineers than by anybody else, but only the result mattered.   In fairness it showed FMA that the German part had been serious when promising cooperation and support.  

The rotating engine nacelles had to be scaled up to accommodate the somewhat larger RB153, but it was't as if a totally new design had to be coped with.  Finally, the definite design was a mix of the X2 and the unbuilt X3, a two seat strike aircraft where both the lift and tilt engines would be moved back somewhat.

the change involved a move forward of fuel tankage which itself could then give way to a second crew.  This arrangement, essentially the unbuilt "X3" design, allowed for a maximum commonality between the two models.

 

 

FMA VJ-101E : bottom view of engines in (modified)  lift position
   

 

 

 

 

 

While Heinkel-Messerschmitt seemed to have been inspired by the F-104 Starfighter when designing the fuselage, the aircraft was devoid of any warlike equipment.  The dimensional similarity was however put to advantage.   In order to speed up the designing process, FMA turned themselves toward Lockheed to acquire the production rights for Starfigher nose(s), imitating Sud Aviation adopting the Comet nose and cockpit design for their Caravelle.

A deal was reached rapidly with a willing Lockheed and since Messerschmitt was already assembling both F-104G and TF-104G, they were the chosen source for this key part of the aircrafts, at least for the first airframes.

FMA could thus go ahead with the assembly of a first batch of pre-production aircrafts, equally split between Air Force and Naval variants and the type was named Busardo (English: Buzzard).

One project - Four different aircrafts
With both the Navy and the Air Force interrested by the design, FMA set their standards to the most demanding variants, those intended for the Argentinian Navy. 
It is worth noting that the Argentinians were not excessively interrested by the VTOL peformances as such but considered the aircraft as a conventional one with ... an optional capability, thus focusing on general performances rather than strictly VTOL ones.

The higher thrust of the RB153 left some margin for additional weight and it lead FMA to consider the development of a two seated combat capable version for training/conversion purposes, This version was almost identical, but had an internal fuel capacity reduced by 150 gallons and would only carry two guns instead of four.  To compensate this, the ventral pylon was stressed for higher weights in order to carry more fuel under the fuselage (incidentally, it opened the way for a Mk84 2000lb bomb).  The single seaters were modified on the assembly line to offer them the same capacity.

 

 

VJ-101E

VJ-101E

 

 

 

Variants Summary

VJ.101N
Serials:
3C301 to
Blocked
3C305 to

Navy
 
3C304
Serials:
3C324

single seat interceptor and strike aircraft
launch catapult compatible and with arresting hook for conventional CATOBAR operations
(the Navy wasn't totally confident the deck of their carrier Indepedencia would cope with the blast of the jet engine when taking off or landing vertically - requiring the VJ101 to be fully carrier capable was an insurance against a failure in that respect and offered a greater flexibility of use.   Conventional catapulted take-off meant the aircraft could be sent aloft with a maximum warload, with vertical landing a possibility.  Should it be that way, naval aviators would probably trade the lift engines for more fuel).
capability to launch the Swedish Rb04 anti-shipping missile
compatibility with the Colossus class carrier elevators
(although the VJ-101E could be set on the elevator, the manoeuvre was found to be awkward and a different nose cone was adopted for the naval variants prototypes : Illustration (animated)
(the drawings source is : g-dek_moot_5 on  http://www.vlaggeschipsmaldeel5.nl )
     
TJ.101N
Serials:
3C351 to
Blocked
3C353 to

Navy
 
3C352
Serials:
3C356

fully combat capable two-seat traning aircraft (with the limited space available on the carrier, any plane on deck had to be combat capable)
both the VJ101N and TJ101N had the needle shaped radar dome inherited from the F-104G Starfighter replaced by a much shorter one.   It costed both naval variants 0.2 Mach but made them compatible with the rather small elevators of the Independencia.
     
VJ.101E
Serials:
I-201 to
Blocked
I-205 to

Air Force
 
I-204
Serials:
I-250

single seat interceptor
(the Air Force was less interrested by a strike/fighter bomber than an interceptor - hence the "I" type of aircraft numbering) but if any bomb capacity could be turned into extra fuel they wouldn't argue)
     
TJ.101E
Serials:
E-301 to
Blocked
E-303 to

Air Force
 
E-302
Serials:
E-330

fully combat capable two-seat traning aircraft
(like the Navy, scarce ressource meant these costy trainer had to be part of the combat inventory)
     

Internal Guns
While the trends among other nations was to abandon guns, the Argentinians paid special attention on this part of the aircraft armament.  The lighter the guns the better, especially for a VTOL aircraft, and FMA examined various solutions.  While the M61A1 was naturally examined together with the frontal part of the fLockheed design, weight, cost and availability ruled it out.  Resting on the ongoing licence agreement with Bofors regarding the local production of the Swedish iteration of the ubiquitous HS.404 20mm gun, the Akan47 seemed a reasonable "off the shelf" choice.

This Akan47 however was slow firing, and since fitting four of them seemed awkward, the gun study also examined the installation of a pair or US made M39 20mm guns.  Strangely, none of the European 30mm guns were envisaged.

Then Bofors supplied drawings of their 13.2mm Akan44, and supplied a couple of test articles.  Their point was that if weight and cost were key elements, and considering the Swedish Naval Air Force was still relying, and not a little, on this apparently obsolete gun, it would be worth examining.   FMA accepted, albeit reluctantly.

Guns       

Cal(mm)  

Round

Shell

HE

Muzzle

Rpm/@

Rpm/T

Weight

Ammo

Firing

1×M61A1

20.0×102

230g

102g

11g

1050m/s

6000rpm

6000rpm

1x247lb

247 lb

1x725

367 lb

7sec

614 lb

M39

20.0×102

230g

102g

11g

1040m/s

1500rpm

3000rpm

1x178lb

357 lb

2x125

127 lb

6sec

483 lb

2×Akan44

13.2×099

115g

051g

08g

0900m/s

0900rpm

1800rpm

2x55 lb

110 lb

2x090

46 lb

6sec

156 lb

4×Akan44

13.2×099

115g

051g

08g

0900m/s

0900rpm

3600rpm

4x55 lb

220 lb

4x090

91 lb

6sec

311 lb

2×Akan47

20.0×110

260g

102g

11g

0840m/s

0700rpm

1400rpm

2x95 lb

190 lb

2x075

86 lb

6sec

310 lb

4×Akan47

20.0×110

260g

102g

11g

0840m/s

0700rpm

2800rpm

4x95 lb

380 lb

4x075

172 lb

6sec

552 lb
















When tested, the Argentinians couldn't believe the results obtained with the Akan44.  It took a couple of generals to watch with their own eyes the gun being test fired to stop suspecting FMA faking the report.  They had beleived it was a mere machine gun while it actually was a little cannon.  All right, the heavier the shell and amount of explosive the better, but a quartet of these amazing cannons could still do the job against modern fighters (the Argentinian Air Force were the only one flying heavy bomber on the sub-continent), and, compared to the 20mm shells, the armour piercing performances were still adequate against lightly armored vehicles.  In particular, with both services agreeing on a ±300lb installation, their attention focused on the amount of shells/explosive available from a 1sec burst :

Akan44

13.2

mm

: 4 x 051g × 15.00(rps) = 3060g "lead"

4 x 08g × 15.00(rps) = 480gr explosive

Akan47

20.0

mm

: 2 x 102g × 11.67(rps) = 2381g "lead"

2 x 11g × 11.67(rps) = 257gr explosive

M39

20.0

mm

: 2 x 102g × 25.00(rps) = 5100g "lead"

2 x 11g × 25.00(rps) = 550gr explosive

So, however contradictory it may have seemed considering the pedigree of the weapon, FMA was instructed to sign a new license agreement with Bofors for the Akan44.  Potential export versions could be equipped differently, according to preferences, but presumably with a pair of M39 revolver cannons.

 

 

 

External Stores
The German prototypes were devoid of any external work stations, but that's also where the assistance of both Lockheed and German engineers came to fruitition.   Getting more inspiration from the similarly sized F-104C, the VJ101C was grafted with one fuselage and two main wing pylons.   Contrary to the Lockheed aircraft, the fuselage pylon was plumbed for extra fuel, and all three were initially cleared for 1400lbs before the fusela pylon was beefed up to carry up to 2400 lb.  The purpose behind these capacities were :

to enable the naval variant to carry two Rb04 Swedish antishipping missile, weighting in exess of 1300 lb

to cater for the 195 US gal (163 gal) drop tank inherited from Lockheed

when strengthened, the fuselage position could either carry the same drop tank or a 370 US gal (309 gal) tank

     
The use of the ventral pylon precluded any vertical take-off, but both potential operators saw the VTOL capacity of the aircraft as a "nice have" rather than an essential aspect of the aircraft performances.  In practice, besides the anti-shipping missile, the intended VJ-101E/N warload would be a pair of 1000lbs bombs under each wing, with extra fuel carried centrally.

With the wing tips naturally not available for the carrying of air-to-air missiles, FMA managed to squeeze a secondary missile pylon under each wing.  Feeling it might not give the aircraft sufficient combat endurance, provision was made to carry addtional missiles on the fuselage sides, either a pair or four on two Y twin pylons (a solution directly copied from the F-8E Crusader).

 

 

 

Armament
Essentially, both the VJ-101E/N and TJ-101E/N could carry the same weapons.   However, the TJ versions only carry two guns and the naval variants are wired to cope with the Rb04 anti-shipping missiles.  As noted above, the use of the ventral pylon precludes VTOL operations.

Typical loads

Internal guns

VJ-101E/N : 4×1 Akan44 13.2mm guns (90 rpg) TJ-101E/N : 2×1 Akan44 13.2mm guns (90 rpg)

Fuselage sides

 

2×1 AIM-9B or AIM-9C Sidewinder air-to-air missiles

or

2×2 AIM-9B or AIM-9C Sidewinder air-to-air missiles

or

2×1 AGM-67 Focus air-to-ground missiles

or

2×2 AGM-67 Focus air-to-ground missiles

Fuselage ventral pylon

 

1×1 1000lb bomb 1×1 195 US gal (163 gal)

or

1×1 2000lb bomb 1×1 370 US gal (309 gal)

Wing pylons (outer, secondary)

- - -

or

 

2×1 AIM-9B Sidewinder Air-to-Ground Missiles - HVAR (Heavy rockets)

or

 

2×1 AIM-9C Sidewinder 2×1 AGM-67 Focus - 2×1 HVAR 5"

Wing pylons (inner, main)

 

2×1 1000lb bomb 2×1 195 US gal (163 gal)

or

2×2   500lb bomb -

 

 

Missiles & Rockets -

 

 

Air-to-Air Missiles Air-to-Ground Missiles FFAR (Rocket pods) HVAR (Heavy rockets)

or

 

2×2 AIM-9B Sidewinder 2×2 AGM-67 Focus 2×1 LAU58A (36×70mm) 2×2 HVAR 5"

or

 

2×2 AIM-9C Sidewinder 2×1 Rb04 ( anti-shipping) 2×1 SUU20/70 -

or

 

- 2×1 AGM-12 Bullbup - -
    
In effect, the VJ101 could be loaded with up to ... 10 Sidewinders which in itself was of little relevance.  But in close air support mode, multiplying the amount of AGM-67 Focus or even HVAR was welcome.

 

 

 

Specifications
Although a very different aircraft altogether, FMA had been keen to compare the performances of "their" VJ101" against the similarly sized but otherwise very different F-104C

Specs

VJ-101
 

VJ-101A
(VJ101X1)

VJ-101A
(VJ101X2)

VJ-101

VJ-101E/N

TJ-101E/N

F-104C

F-104D

 










Length

Fuselage

15.70m

15.70m

-

-

15.70m

16.60m

16.60m

Wing.span

-

6.61m

6.61m

-

-

6.61m

6.60m

6.60m

Height

-

4.13m

4.13m

-

-

4.13m

4.00m

4.00m

Wing Area

-

18.60m²

18.60m²

-

-

18.60m²

18.20m²

18.20m²










Weight

Empty

 7499 lb

 8096 lb

-

 9500 lb

 10500 lb

 8663 lb

 9877 lb

Crew

1 or 2

200 lb

200 lb

-

200 lb

400 lb

200 lb

400 lb

Engines/Main

4×RB145R

 4x270 lb

 4x280 lb

4×RB153R

 1120 lb

 1120 lb

 3850 lb

 3850 lb

Engines/Lift

2×RB145

 2x270 lb

 2x270 lb

2×RB153

 0540 lb

 0540 lb

-

-

Guns

1, 2 or 4

-

-

4×Akan44

220 lb

110 lb

   247 lb

-

Gun ammos

90 or 725rpg

-

-

(90 rpg)

91 lb

46 lb

367 lb

-

Total

Loaded

9319 lb

9956 lb

-

11671 lb

12716 lb

13327 lb

14127 lb

Fuel

Internal

4408 lb

4560 lb

-

5700 lb

4560 lb

5700 lb

4560 lb

Playload

Fuselage

-

-

-

1×2400 lb

1×2400 lb

1×2000 lb

1×2000 lb

Playload

Wings/inner

-

-

-

2×1400 lb

2×1400 lb

2×1000 lb

2×1000 lb

Playload

Wings/outer

-

-

-

2×  155 lb

2×  155 lb

2×  155 lb

2×  155 lb

Playload

Wings/tips

-

-

-

4×  155 lb

4×  155 lb

2×  155 lb

2×  155 lb










Weight

MTO/STOL

-

-

-

23501 lb

23406 lb

23387 lb

22997 lb

Weight

MTO/VTOL

13238 lb

AB/16850 lb

-

22882 lb

22882 lb

-

-










Playload

Max (STOL)

-

-

-

5130 lb

6130 lb

-

-

Playload

Max (VTOL)

-

-

-

3730 lb

3730 lb

-

-










Fuel.Internal

 

580 gal

600 gal

-

750 gal

600 gal

750 gal

600 gal

Fuel.External

Fuselage

-

-

-

1×309 gal

1×309 gal

-

-

Fuel.External

Wings/inner

-

-

-

2×163 gal

2×163 gal

2×163 gal

2×163 gal

Fuel.External

Wings/outer

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Fuel.External

Wings/tips

-

-

-

-

-

2×142 gal

2×142 gal

Fuel.Total

 

580 gal

600 gal

-

1385 gal

1235 gal

1360 gal

1210 gal










Fuel (gal)

Total (ferry)

580 gal

600 gal

-

1385 gal

1235 gal

1360 gal

1210 gal

Fuel ( gal)

Total (CAP)

-

-

-

1385 gal

1235 gal

1076 gal

926 gal

Fuel ( gal)

Total (CAS)

-

-

-

1059 gal

909 gal

1034 gal

884 gal










Engine/Main

4 x RB145R

-

4 x RB145R

4x RB153R

-

-

-

-

Main/Dry

-

2750 lbf

2750 lbf

-

3934 lbf

3934 lbf

10000 lbf

10000 lbf

Main/AFB

RB145R

-

3650 lbf

-

5463 lbf

5463 lbf

15800 lbf

15800 lbf

Engines/Lift

2x RB145

2750 lbf

2750 lbf

2 x RB153

3934 lbf

3934 lbf

-

-

Thrust/Lift

Total

16500 lbf

16500 lbf

-

24604 lbf

24604 lbf

-

-

Thrust/Dry

Total

11000 lbf

11000 lbf

-

15736 lbf

15736 lbf

10000 lbf

10000 lbf

Thrust/AFB

Total.AFB

11000 lbf

14500 lbf

-

21852 lbf

21852 lbf

15800 lbf

15800 lbf

Egine

SFC

-

-

-

0.71

0.71

0.85

0.85










Speed

Max

Mach 1.08

Mach 1.14

-

Mach 1.80

Mach 1.60

Mach 2.2

Mach 2.2

Speed

Cruise

-

-

-

464 kn

464 kn

443 kn

443 kn

Speed

Stall

-

-

-

-

-

168 kn

168 kn

Climb

Rate

-

-

-

55000ft/min

55000ft/min

54000ft/min

54000ft/min

Ceiling

 

39000 ft

39000 ft

-

45000 ft

45000 ft

58000 ft

58000 ft

Range

internal.fuel

-

-

-

-

-

738 nm

-

Range

int/ext fuel

-

-

-

-

-

-

-










Recce

Camera

-

-

-

Recce pod

Recce pod

-

-










Radar

-

-

-

-

AN/ASG14T2

AN/ASG14T2

AN/ASG14T2

F15A41B

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

DATA BELOW THIS LINE SHALL LATE BE MOVED TO A DEDICATED PAGE

 

 

 

ARGENTINIAN AERIAL ASSETS

Notes: Historical and Cheated data
  
seen from [AF] Air Force and [NA] Naval Air Arm perspective, the Busardo suplement existing assets
the tables include some [AA] Army Air Force assets
the first year on a line refers to an aircraft entering service
the 2nd year on a line refers to an aircraft retired from service
this mention is then followed by red
=== indicating a cheated postponed retirement
some data will be updated later
quantities shown do not correspond to actual deliveries (re:F4U5NL) but represent assets referred to

 

 

 

Aerial Assets  &  Time Line

 

Serv

Type

-

Qty

Aicraft Name

Serials

Serials

1940

1950

1960

1963

1964

1965

1966

1967

















AA

LL

-

7

H13H Sioux

391

397

-

1956

>

>

>

>

>

>

AA

LL

-

11

L18C (L21B) Grass Hopper

AE07

AE17

-

1957

>

>

>

>

>

>

AA

LL

-

1

C310C -

ME1E

-

-

1957

>

>

>

>

>

>

AA

TM

-

3

C45H Expeditor

250

252

-

1959

>

>

>

>

>

>

AA

TM

-

8

UH1H Iroquois

A400

A407

-

-

1962

>

>

>

>

>

 

 

 

Serv

Type

-

Qty

Aicraft Name

Serials

Serials

1940

1950

1960

1963

1964

1965

1966

1967

















AF

TR

-

199

AT6 Texan

Ea701

Ea899

1944

>

>

>

>

>

>

>

AF

TM

-

13

C47A Skytrain

T16

T28

1946

>

>

>

>

>

>

>

AF

TA

-

44

DH104 Dove

T51

T94

1946

>

>

>

>

>

>

>

AF

FF

-

100

Meteor F4

C001

C100

1947

>

>

>

>

>

>

>

AF

FF

-

30

G55A Centauro

C01

C30

1947

1954

=

=

=

=

=

=

AF

FF

-

15

G55B Centauro

C31

C45

1947

1954

=

=

=

=

=

=

AF

BB

-

30

AT11B Kansan

E101

E130

1947

>

>

>

>

>

>

>

AF

TA

-

6

C54E Skymaster

T42

T47

1947

>

>

>

>

>

>

>

AF

BB

-

30

A694 Lincoln

B01

B30

1947

>

>

>

1964

=

=

=

AF

BB

-

15

A683 Lancaster

B31

B45

1948

>

>

>

1964

=

=

=

AF

TM

-

13

B170 Freighter

T29

T41

-

1951

>

>

>

>

>

>

AF

FF

-

100

IAe24 Calquin

A01

A100

-

1957

1960

-

-

-

-

>

AF

TR

-

50

IAe35 Huanquero

E501

E550

-

1957

>

>

>

>

>

>

AF

TR

-

99

T34A Mentor

E01

E99

-

1957

>

>

>

>

>

>

AF

LL

-

12

MS760 Paris

E201

E212

-

1959

>

>

>

>

>

>

AF

FF

-

28

F86F40 Sabre

C101

C128

-

-

1960

>

>

>

>

>

AF

TR

-

58

T28A Trojan

E601

E658

-

-

1960

>

>

>

>

>

AF

HH

-

6

H19 Chickasaw

H3

H6

-

-

1960

>

>

>

>

>

AF

HH

-

1

H5 Dragonfly

H2

-

-

-

1960

>

>

>

>

>

AF

FF

-

4

IAe33 Pulqui II

02

05

-

1953

1960

>

>

>

>

>

AF

FF

-

50

IAe33 Pulqui II

C150

C199

-

-

-

-

1964

=

=

=

AF

FF

-

4

VJ101E Busardo

I201

I204

-

-

-

-

1964

=

=

=

AF

TR

-

2

TJ101E Busardo

E301

E302

-

-

-

-

1964

=

=

=

AF

FF

-

50

A4B Skyhawk

C201

C250

-

-

-

-

-

-

1966

>

 

 

 

Serv

Type

-

Qty

Aicraft Name

Serials

Serials

1940

1950

1960

1963

1964

1965

1966

1967

















NA

SAR

E3E

4

J2F5 Duck

2G6

2G9

1946

>

>

>

>

>

>

>

NA

TM

E52

13

C47A Skytrain

5T21

5T26

1946

>

>

>

>

>

>

>

NA

SAR

E3E

4

JRF6B Goose

2P50

2P53

1947

>

>

>

>

>

>

>

NA

SAR

E3E

5

PBY5A Catalina

2P301

2P305

1947

>

>

>

>

>

>

>

NA

TR

ESC

8

SNJ4C Texan

1E213

1E220

1947

>

>

>

>

>

>

>

NA

TA

E51

2

C54E Skymaster

5T2

5T3

1947

>

>

>

>

>

>

>

NA

HH

E41

6

H19 Chickasaw

4H11

4H16

-

1953

>

>

>

>

>

>

NA

ASW

E2E

7

PBM5 Mariner

2P101

2P207

-

1955

>

>

1964

=

=

=

NA

FF

E32

20

F4U5NL Corsair

3A201

3A220

-

1956

>

>

>

>

>

>

NA

TR

E33

15

SNJ5C Texan

3A301

3A315

-

1959

>

>

>

>

>

>

NA

ASW

E1E

8

P2V5 Neptune

2P30

2P37

-

1958

>

>

>

>

>

>

NA

FF

E31

24

F9F2B Panther/J42

3A101

3A124

-

1958

>

>

>

>

>

>

NA

ASW

E2E

6

S2A Tracker

2AS1

2AS6

-

-

1962

>

>

>

>

>

NA

TR

E31

2

F9F8T Cougar/J48

3A151

3A152

-

-

1962

>

>

>

>

>

NA

TM

E53

15

C45H Expeditor

5G1

5G15

-

-

1962

>

>

>

>

>

NA

FF

E31

12

F9F2B Panther/J42

3A125

3A136

-

-

1962

=

=

=

=

=

NA

FF

E31

8

F9F2P Panther/J42

3F101

3F108

-

-

1962

=

=

=

=

=

NA

SAR

E41

4

HU16B Albatross

4BS1

4BS4

-

-

-

1963

>

>

>

>

NA

AEW

E43

12

TBM3W Avenger

4B11

4B12

-

-

-

1963

=

=

=

=

NA

COD

E53

4

TBM3R Avenger

5T31

5T34

-

-

-

1963

=

=

=

=

NA

TR

E62

36

F9F8 Cougar/J48

6A201

6A236

-

-

-

1963

=

=

=

=

NA

TR

E62

6

F9F8T Cougar/J48

6A251

6A256

-

-

-

1963

=

=

=

=

NA

RF

E62

8

F9F8P Cougar/J48

6F201

6F208

-

-

-

1963

=

=

=

=

NA

TR

E63

15

T28C Trojan

6E301

6E315

-

-

-

1963

=

=

=

=

NA

FF

E61

4

VJ101N Busardo

6C101

6C104

-

-

-

-

1964

=

=

=

NA

TR

E61

2

TJ101N Busardo

6C151

6C152

-

-

-

-

1964

=

=

=

NA

FF

E63

8

IAe33 Pulqui IIN

6A301

6A308

-

-

-

-

1964

=

=

=

 

 

 

 

Organizational Structure

 

Serv

Type

Unit

Qty

Aicraft Name

Serials

Serials

1940

1950

1960

1963

1964

1965

1966

1967

















 

 

 

CAE

Comando de Aviación de Ejército BAM:CampoMayo
(Buenos Aires)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Batallon de Helicopteros de Asalto 601  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AA

TM

601

8

UH1H Iroquois

A400

A407

-

-

1962

>

>

>

>

>

 

 

 

 

Escuadron de Aviacion de Exploracion y Ataque 602

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AA

LL

602

11

L18C (L21B) Grass Hopper

AE07

AE17

-

1957

>

>

>

>

>

>

 

 

 

 

Escuadron de Aviacion de Apoyo General 603

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AA

LL

603

7

H13H Sioux

391

397

-

1956

>

>

>

>

>

>

AA

TM

603

3

C45H Expeditor

250

252

-

1959

>

>

>

>

>

>

AA

LL

603

1

C310C -

ME1E

-

-

1957

>

>

>

>

>

>

 

 

 

Serv

Type

Unit

Qty

Aicraft Name

Serials

Serials

1940

1950

1960

1963

1964

1965

1966

1967

















 

 

 

EAM

Escuela de Aviacion Militar BAM:Cordoba
(Cordoba)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 1°Escuadron  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AF

TR

EA11

199

AT6 Texan

Ea701

Ea899

1944

>

>

>

>

>

>

>

 

 

 

 

 2°Escuadron  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AF

TR

EA12

99

T34A Mentor

E01

E99

-

1957

>

>

>

>

>

>

 

 

 

 

 3°Escuadron  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AF

TR

EA13

50

IAe35 Huanquero

E501

E550

-

1957

>

>

>

>

>

>

AF

FF

EA13

74

IAe24 Calquin

A01

A100

-

1957

1960

-

-

-

-

>

 

 

 

 

 4°Escuadron  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AF

TR

EA14

32

T28A Trojan

E601

E658

-

-

1960

>

>

>

>

>

 

 

 

 

 5°Escuadron Adiestramiento

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AF

LL

EA15

12

MS760 Paris

E201

E212

-

1959

>

>

>

>

>

>

 

 

 

CEV

Centro de Ensayos de Vuelo BAM:Cordoba
(Cordoba)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AF

FF

CEV

4

IAe33 Pulqui II

02

05

-

1953

1960

>

>

>

>

>

AF

FF

CEV

4

VJ101E Busardo

I201

I204

-

-

-

-

1964

=

=

=

AF

TR

CEV

2

TJ101E Busardo

E301

E302

-

-

-

-

1964

=

=

=

 

 

 

LADE

Lineas Aereas del Estado BAM:El Palomar
(Buenos Aires)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AF

TA

LADE

6

C54E Skymaster

T42

T47

1947

>

>

>

>

>

>

>

 

 

 

GT10

Groupo 1 Transporte Aéro BAM:El Palomar
(Buenos Aires)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GT11

 1°Escuadron  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AF

TM

GT11

13

B170 Freighter

T29

T41

-

1951

>

>

>

>

>

>

 

 

 

GT12

 2°Escuadron  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AF

TM

GT12

13

C47A Skytrain

T16

T28

1946

>

>

>

>

>

>

>

 

 

 

GT13

 3°Escuadron Adiestramiento

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AF

TA

GT13

44

DH104 Dove

T51

T94

1946

>

>

>

>

>

>

>

 

 

 

GA10

Groupo 1 Ataque BAM:El Palomar
(Buenos Aires)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GA11

 1°Escuadron  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AF

TR

GA11

26

T28A Trojan

E601

E658

-

-

1960

>

>

>

>

>

 

 

 

GA12

 2°Escuadron  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AF

FF

GA12

26

IAe24 Calquin

A01

A100

-

1957

1960

-

-

-

-

>

 

 

 

GA13

 3°Escuadron Adiestramiento

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AF

HH

GA13

6

H19 Chickasaw

H3

H6

-

-

1960

>

>

>

>

>

AF

HH

GA13

1

H5 Dragonfly

H2

-

-

-

1960

>

>

>

>

>

 

 

 

GA20

Groupo 2 Ataque BAM:El Plumerillo
(Mendoza)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GA21

 1°Escuadron  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AF

FF

GA21

30

G55A Centauro

C01

C30

1947

1954

=

=

=

=

=

=

 

 

 

GA22

 2°Escuadron  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AF

FF

GA22

15

G55B Centauro

C31

C45

1947

1954

=

=

=

=

=

=

 

 

 

GA23

 3°Escuadron Adiestramiento

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GC10

Groupo 1 Casa Bombardeo BAM:El Plumerillo
(Mendoza)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GC11

 1°Escuadron  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AF

FF

GC11

28

F86F40 Sabre

C101

C128

-

-

1960

>

>

>

>

>

 

 

 

GC12

 2°Escuadron Adiestramiento

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GC20

Groupo 2 Casa Bombardeo BAM:Tandil
(Buenos Aires)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GC21

 1°Escuadron  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AF

FF

GC21

25

Meteor F4

C001

C100

1947

>

>

>

>

>

>

>

 

 

 

GC22

 2°Escuadron  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AF

FF

GC22

25

Meteor F4

C001

C100

1947

>

>

>

>

>

>

>

 

 

 

GC23

 3°Escuadron Adiestramiento

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GC30

Groupo 3 Casa Bombardeo BAM:Moron
(Buenos Aires)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GC31

 1°Escuadron  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AF

FF

GC31

25

Meteor F4

C001

C100

1947

>

>

>

>

>

>

>

 

 

 

GC32

 2°Escuadron  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AF

FF

GC32

25

Meteor F4

C001

C100

1947

>

>

>

>

>

>

>

 

 

 

GC33

 3°Escuadron Adiestramiento

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GC40

Groupo 4 Casa Bombardeo BAM:______
(Municipality)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GC41

 1°Escuadron  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AF

FF

GC41

25

IAe33 Pulqui II

C150

C199

-

-

-

-

1964

=

=

=

 

 

 

GC42

 2°Escuadron  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AF

FF

GC42

25

IAe33 Pulqui II

C150

C199

-

-

-

-

1964

=

=

=

 

 

 

GC43

 3°Escuadron Adiestramiento

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GC50

Groupo 5 Casa Bombardeo BAM:Pringles
(Villa Reynolds)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GC51

 1°Escuadron  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AF

FF

GC51

25

A4B Skyhawk

C201

C250

-

-

-

-

-

-

1966

>

 

 

 

GC52

 2°Escuadron  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AF

FF

GC52

25

A4B Skyhawk

C201

C250

-

-

-

-

-

-

1966

>

 

 

 

GC53

 3°Escuadron Adiestramiento

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GB10

Groupo 1 Bombardeo BAM:Pringles
(Villa Reynolds)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GB11

 1°Escuadron  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AF

BB

GB11

30

A694 Lincoln

B01

B30

1947

>

>

>

1964

=

=

=

 

 

 

GB12

 2°Escuadron  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AF

BB

GB12

15

A683 Lancaster

B31

B45

1948

>

>

>

1964

=

=

=

 

 

 

GB13

 3°Escuadron Adiestramiento

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AF

BB

GB13

30

AT11B Kansan

E101

E130

1947

>

>

>

>

>

>

>

 

 

 

Serv

Type

-

Qty

Aicraft Name

Serials

Serials

1940

1950

1960

1963

1964

1965

1966

1967

















 

 

 

 

Escuadra Aeronaval 1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

 

 

ESC

 Escuela de Aviacion Naval BAM:Punta Indio
(Veronica)

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

NA

TR

ESC

8

SNJ4C Texan

1E213

1E220

1947

>

>

>

>

>

>

>

 

 

 

 

Escuadra Aeronaval 2

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

 

 

E1E

1°Escuadrilla de Exploracion BAM:Espora
(Bahia Blanca)

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

NA

ASW

E1E

8

P2V5 Neptune

2P30

2P37

-

1958

>

>

>

>

>

>

 

 

 

E2E

2°Escuadrilla de Exploracion (a) BAM:Punta Indio
(Veronica)

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

NA

ASW

E2E

6

S2A Tracker

2AS1

2AS6

-

-

1962

>

>

>

>

>

 

 

 

E2E

2°Escuadrilla de Exploracion (b) BAM:P.Belgrano
(Punta Alta)

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

NA

ASW

E2E

7

PBM5 Mariner

2P101

2P207

-

1955

>

>

1964

=

=

=

 

 

 

E3E

3°Escuadrilla de Exploracion BAM:Espora
(Bahia Blanca)

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

NA

SAR

E3E

4

J2F5 Duck

2G6

2G9

1946

>

>

>

>

>

>

>

NA

SAR

E3E

4

JRF6B Goose

2P50

2P53

1947

>

>

>

>

>

>

>

NA

SAR

E3E

5

PBY5A Catalina

2P301

2P305

1947

>

>

>

>

>

>

>

 

 

 

 

Escuadra Aeronaval 3
BAM:Espora
(Bahia Blanca)

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

 

 

E31

1°Esc. Ataque y Exploracion

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

NA

FF

E31

24

F9F2B Panther/J42

3A101

3A124

-

1958

>

>

>

>

>

>

NA

FF

E31

12

F9F2B Panther/J42

3A125

3A136

-

-

1962

=

=

=

=

=

NA

FF

E31

8

F9F2P Panther/J42

3F101

3F108

-

-

1962

=

=

=

=

=

NA

TR

E31

2

F9F8T Cougar/J48

3A151

3A152

-

-

1962

>

>

>

>

>

 

 

 

E32

 2°Escuadrilla de Ataque

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

NA

FF

E32

20

F4U5NL Corsair

3A201

3A220

-

1956

>

>

>

>

>

>

 

 

 

E33

 3°Escuadrilla de Ataque

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

NA

TR

E33

15

SNJ5C Texan

3A301

3A315

-

1959

>

>

>

>

>

>

 

 

 

 

Escuadra Aeronaval 4
BAM:Punta Indio
(Veronica)

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

 

 

E41

 1°Escuadrilla de Helicopteros

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

NA

HH

E41

6

H19 Chickasaw

4H11

4H16

-

1953

>

>

>

>

>

>

 

 

 

SAR

 2°Escuadrilla de Busqueda

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

NA

SAR

E42

4

HU16B Albatross

4BS1

4BS4

-

-

-

1963

>

>

>

>

 

 

 

AEW

 3°Escuadrilla de Busqueda

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

NA

AEW

E43

12

TBM3W Avenger

4B11

4B12

-

-

-

1963

=

=

=

=

 

 

 

 

Escuadra Aeronaval 5
BAM:Ezeiza
(Buenos Aires)

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

 

 

E51

 1°Escuadrilla de Transporte

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

NA

TA

E51

2

C54E Skymaster

5T2

5T3

1947

>

>

>

>

>

>

>

 

 

 

E52

 2°Escuadrilla de Transporte

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

NA

TM

E52

13

C47A Skytrain

5T21

5T26

1946

>

>

>

>

>

>

>

 

 

 

E53

 3°Escuadrilla de Transporte

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

NA

TM

E53

15

C45H Expeditor

5G1

5G15

-

-

1962

>

>

>

>

>

NA

COD

E53

4

TBM3R Avenger

5T31

5T34

-

-

-

1963

=

=

=

=

 

 

 

 

Escuadra Aeronaval 6
BAM:______
(Municipality)

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

 

 

E61

 1°Escuadrilla de Caza

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

NA

FF

E61

4

VJ101N Busardo

6C101

6C104

-

-

-

-

1964

=

=

=

NA

TR

E61

2

TJ101N Busardo

6C151

6C152

-

-

-

-

1964

=

=

=

 

 

 

E62

 2°Esc. Ataque y Exploracion

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

NA

TR

E62

36

F9F8 Cougar/J48

6A201

6A236

-

-

-

1963

=

=

=

=

NA

TR

E62

6

F9F8T Cougar/J48

6A251

6A256

-

-

-

1963

=

=

=

=

NA

RF

E62

8

F9F8P Cougar/J48

6F201

6F208

-

-

-

1963

=

=

=

=

 

 

 

E63

 3°Escuadrilla de Ataque

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

NA

TR

E63

15

T28C Trojan

6E301

6E315

-

-

-

1963

=

=

=

=

NA

FF

E63

8

IAe33 Pulqui IIN

6A301

6A308

-

-

-

-

1964

=

=

=

 

 

 

 

Main Army Air Bases, Air Force Bases and Naval Air Stations

 

ICAO

Minicipality

Air Base

Serv

Type

Unit

Qty

Aicraft Name

Serials

Serials

-













SADO Buenos Aires Campo Mayo

AA

TM

601

8

UH1H Iroquois

A400

A407

-

     

AA

LL

602

11

L18C (L21B) Grass Hopper

AE07

AE17

-

     

AA

LL

603

7

H13H Sioux

391

397

-

     

AA

TM

603

3

C45H Expeditor

250

252

-

     

AA

LL

603

1

C310C -

ME1E

-

-


                     
SADP Buenos Aires El Palomar

AF

TA

LADE

6

C54E Skymaster

T42

T47

-

     

AF

TM

GT11

13

B170 Freighter

T29

T41

-

     

AF

TM

GT12

13

C47A Skytrain

T16

T28

-

     

AF

TA

GT13

44

DH104 Dove

T51

T94

-

     

AF

TR

GA11

26

T28A Trojan

E601

E658

-

     

AF

FF

GA12

26

IAe24 Calquin

A01

A100

-

     

AF

HH

GA13

6

H19 Chickasaw

H3

H6

-

     

AF

HH

GA13

1

H5 Dragonfly

H2

-

-


                     
SADM Buenos Aires Moron

AF

FF

GC31

25

Meteor F4

C001

C100

-

     

AF

FF

GC32

25

Meteor F4

C001

C100

-


                     
SAEZ Buenos Aires Ezeiza

NA

TA

E51

2

C54E Skymaster

5T2

5T3

-

     

NA

TM

E52

13

C47A Skytrain

5T21

5T26

-

     

NA

TM

E53

15

C45H Expeditor