Автор: Ricardo Caballero, Phil Cater Название: The Pucara Story (Mushroom White Series 9121) Издательство: Mushroom Model Publications Год: 2013 Формат: PDF Страниц: 154 Язык: English Размер: 56 MB
The Argentine designed and built IA-58 Pucar? light attack aircraft was developed in the late 1960s in response to a requirement drawn up by the Fuerza A?rea Argentina (Argentine Air Force). After a long developmental period the design went into series production in 1974. The aircraft remains in active service to this day, with the FAA and with several foreign air forces. Best known for its involvement in the Malvinas conflict (Falklands war) in 1982, the Pucar? remains an effective and much appreciated warplane. This book tells the full story of the design, development and operational use of the Pucar?, including the many upgrades and redesigns tested and planned at various stages. Based on access to Argentine air force sources and archives, and discussions with serving and former Pucar? crew, this is the first English-language book to describe this iconic aircraft in such detail. Fully illustrated with many photos, plans, and color profiles, this is an essential book for any aircraft enthusiast and historian.