Air Forces of Latin America


Santiago Rivas

Argentina's military aviation scene is varied and interesting. With more than 140 photos, this book shines a spotlight on the Argentine Air Force, Naval and Army Aviation, as well as the paramilitary forces. It gives insight into their histories, details on current organization, missions and aircraft, and full ‘orders of battle' for each air arm.
Date Published :
March 2020
Publisher :
Key Publishing
Series :
Air Forces Series
Illustration :
Over 140 photos
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781913870928
Pages : 96
Dimensions : 9.57 X 6.69 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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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 organization, their missions and the aircraft they operate, and full ‘orders of battle’ for each air arm.

About The Author

Santiago Rivas was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1977 and graduated in journalism. Since 1997 he has worked in aviation and defence journalism, travelling all across Latin America to research for articles and books. In 2007 he published his first book, about the Malvinas/Falklands War for a Brazilian publisher and since then, another eighteen titles have published in Argentina, Brazil, France, Germany, Austria and the United Kingdom, with others still to be released. He has also published articles in more than fifty magazines in twenty countries and currently works for more than twenty of them. He has three children and lives in Buenos Aires, travelling extensively within Latin America to fulfil his research work.


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