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IA-58A Pucara  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1975
Total Production: 130
Also Known As: IA-58B and IA-58C
Origin: Argentina
Corporations: FAdeA
Parent System: IA-58 Pucara
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1975
Total Production: 130
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Description: IA-58 Pucara is a twin-engine, twin-seat turboprop aircraft developed to perform combat and reconnaissance missions. It was equipped with a 20mm cannon and was able to deliver bombs and missiles. Argentina ordered 108 such aircraft and was sold to Colombia, Sri Lanka and Uruguay. IA-58A Pucara saw combat during the Falklands Islands conflict. Two upgraded models IA-58B equipped with a 30mm cannon and single-seat IA-58C were proposed but none went out of the production line. The IA-58 aircraft is powered by two Turbomeca Astazou XVIG turboprops driving a three-blade propeller.

IA-58A Pucara Specifications

Crew: 2
Number of Engines: 2
Propeller Blades: 3
Dimensions
Height: 5.40 meter (17.7 foot)
Length: 15.2 meter (50 foot)
Wingspan: 14.5 meter (48 foot)
Performance
Ceiling: 9,700 meter (31,824 foot)
Power
Max Power at TakeOff: 1,976 shp
Speed
Cruise Speed: 120 mps (432 kph)
Top Speed at High Altitude: 140 mps (504 kph)
Weight
Max Takeoff Weight: 6,800 kilogram (14,991 pound)
Payload: 1,500 kilogram (3,307 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
Pound (lb)   Kilogram (kg)   kN (KiloNewton)   Ton (t)
Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
Liter (l)   Galon (gl)
Year (yr)   Minutes (min)   Second (sec)
Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems
Argentina108
YearHoldings
201339

Grand Total 1084
 
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