Pucara

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  1. Clave

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    The FMA IA-58 Pucara is a turboprop powered ground attack aircraft which entered service with the Argentine Air Force in 1975.

    The Pucara saw action in the 1982 war, and it was the only aircraft with a short enough landing run to be able to land at Port Stanley airfield. The Pucará was also employed by the air forces of Colombia, Sri Lanka, and Uruguay.

    The Pucara is armed with 2 x 20mm cannon, 4 x 7.62mm machine guns, and has 3 hardpoints for bombs, rockets, or torpedoes.

    IA-58A of 3 Brigade Argentine Air Force 1982.

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    IA-58A of 3 Brigade Argentine Air Force 1982.

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    IA-58A of 3 Brigade Argentine Air Force 1982.

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    IA-58A of the Colombian Air Force 1990.

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    IA-58A of the Sri Lanka Air Force 1993.

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    IA-58A of 1 Squadron Uruguayan Air Force 1991.

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    Outstanding work as always Clave!
     
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    Thanks Clave, I had never heard of this craft before. Its a good looking bit of machinery!
    Derek
     
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    Good stuff Clave!
     
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    I had never heard of it either.
    Cool profiles Clave. :thumbup:


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    I had not ever heard of it before either but as always EXCELLENT WORK MAN!!!!!:cool: :thumbright: :cool:
     
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    Too kind! :)

    I have wanted to draw this for a long time, and seeing one for real last year sparked my interest again:
     

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