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HistoryEdit

Completed in October 1979, A-533 was delivered to the III Brigada Aérea on 31 December.

On 15 May 1982 A-533, flown by Ensign Diaz, was one of the four aircraft sent to reinforce the Argentine forces in the Falkland Islands. After being flown on a number of missions, A-533 was grounded due to battle damage on 28 May, and was not returned to airworthy condition until 13 June, the day before the ceasefire.[1]

Captured at Stanley Airport, A-533 was shipped to the U.K, and was allocated the serial ZD486 for evaluation purposes, only to be scrapped.[2]

The cockpit section survives as part of the Boscombe Down Aviation Collection.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://modelingmadness.com/review/mod/br/calpuk.htm
  2. http://www.airport-data.com/aircraft/A-533.html
  3. Photos: FMA IA-58A Pucara Aircraft Pictures. Airliners.net (2005-01-20). Retrieved on 2011-11-01.