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The FMA IA-58 Pucará is a twin-engined turboprop counter-insurgency (COIN) aircraft made in Argentina that served with the Argentine Air Force during the Falklands War.
During the war it was the only Argentine aircraft deployed in substantial numbers on the Falkland Islands themselves (the paved runway at Port Stanley being too short, and grass runways at Goose Green and Pebble Island being unsuitable, for most Argentine aircraft). Additionally, a number of Pucarás operating from Patagonian airfields performed coastal surveillance.
Pucarás were usually armed with unguided bombs, rocket pods or 7.62mm machine gun pods. One was responsible for shooting down a Royal Marines Scout helicopter. Many Pucarás were destroyed on the ground, or captured by the British, mostly notably during the SAS raid on Pebble Island which resulted in the destruction of six Pucarás as well as five other Argentine aircraft.
Here is a summary of the Pucará's technical specifications:
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