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Air Forces of Latin America (Paperback)


Aviation 20th Century

By Santiago Rivas
Imprint: Key Publishing
Series: Air Forces
Pages: 96
Illustrations: Approx. 160
ISBN: 9781913870928
Published: 1st August 2022


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Military aviation in Argentina has a long history and for many years it was the most powerful in Latin America, achieving worldwide fame in 1982 when it confronted British forces over the South Atlantic. Sadly, as a result of Argentina’s more recent economic woes and a lack of political commitment over more three decades, it is now struggling to maintain its capabilities and replace old aircraft. Ironically, this situation makes for a varied and interesting aviation scene, with Argentine military aviation flying many classic types that are not easy to see in operation today with a military force, as well as some less-common indigenous aircraft. Illustrated with more than 140 photographs, this book shines a spotlight on the Argentine Air Force, Naval Aviation and Army Aviation, as well as the paramilitary forces of the Coast Guard, Gendarmerie and Presidential Flight. Author Santiago Rivas gives a fascinating insight into their histories, comprehensive details of their current organisation, their missions and the aircraft they operate, and full ‘orders of battle’ for each air arm.

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About Santiago Rivas

Born in 1977 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Santiago Rivas started his career as aviation and defence journalism and photographer in 1997. Since then, he has published his material in more than 70 different media around the world. Currently, he is specialized in Latin American aviation and defence matters, both historic and recent. He has published 14 books.

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