IA-58 Pucara

Notes: This is an Argentine ground attack aircraft that is robust and easy to fly, and not as fuel-thirsty as jet aircraft, nor as expensive or difficult to maintain. While not advanced, it is reliable. The crew have ejection seats, but the aircraft is not capable of in-flight refueling.

Twilight 2000 Story: This aircraft gained more customers around the world as the Twilight War wore on, before shipping finally stopped.

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

$357,061

AvG

1.5 tons

4.02 tons

2

16

None

Enclosed

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Mnvr/Acc Agl/Turn

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Ceiling

Armor

1162

581

NA 100 8/5 70/35

1020

750

8000

FF7 CF7 RF6 W6 T5

Combat Equipment

Minimum Landing/Takeoff Zone

RF

Armament

Ammo

None

615/745m Hardened Runway

+2

2x20mm KAA Autocannons, 4xMG-4, 3 hardpoints

300x20mm, 1050x7.62mm

IA-63 Pampa

Notes: This small aircraft was built to be a trainer during peacetime and a light attack aircraft during wartime. Though it was presented as a contender for the US Joint Primary Training System competition, it lost in that competition to the European Hawk aircraft (which became the T-45 Goshawk), and never saw any other foreign sales. By the 2000, almost all Argentine pilots had received their initial jet training on the Pampa. It is an economical aircraft to operate, but has only rudimentary avionics.

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

$338,029

AvG

1.55 tons

2.82 tons

2

12

None

Enclosed

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Mnvr/Acc Agl/Turn

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Ceiling

Armor

1674

419 (100)

NA 113 8/5 80/50

1300

694

12900

FF3 CF3 RF2 W2 T2

Combat Equipment

Minimum Landing/Takeoff Zone

RF

Armament

Ammo

Radar Warning Receiver, Flare/Chaff Dispensers

890/565m Hardened Runway

+2

5 Hardpoints

None