Armed Forces Overviews
Argentina - Navy
Argentina - Navy
Comando de Aviación Naval
Bahia Blanca/Comdte Espora, BA (SAZB)
Rwy: 06/24, 16L/34R, 16R/34L
Pos: 38°43'30"S 062°10'10"W
Elev: 246 ft
Base Aeronaval
Base Aeronaval Comandante Espora, Bahía Blanca (BACE)
Escuadra Escuadrilla Aircraft Type(s) Code Badge
2 Escuadra Aeronaval

EA2S
2 Escuadrilla Aeronaval Antisubmarina
S-2T
PC-6B
2-AS-2
1-G-2


EA2H
2 Escuadrilla Aeronaval de Helicopteros
ASH-3D, UH-3H
S-61D
2-H-2xx


EA3H
3 Escuadrilla Aeronaval de Helicopteros
UH-1H (wfu) 3-H-3xx
3 Escuadra Aeronaval

EA1H
1 Escuadrilla Aeronaval de Helicopteros
SA316
SE3160
AS555SN
3-H-1xx


EA32
2 Escuadrilla Aeronaval de Caza y Ataque
Super Etendard 3-A-2
The Hueys were withdrawn from use February 2008 and the survivors went to the army.
Modern AS555SN helicopters are regularly deployed on board Argentina's destroyers and frigates. Their homebase is BACE and the EA1H badge can be seen on the hangar door behind this Twin Squirrel.
Photo:
Wim Sonneveld
Buenos Aires/Ministro Pistarini (Ezeiza), BA (SAEZ)
Rwy: 11/29, 17/35
Pos: 34°49'25"S 058°31'44"W
Elev: 66 ft
Base Aeronaval
Estación Aeronaval Ezeiza
Escuadra Escuadrilla Aircraft Type(s) Code Badge
5 Escuadra Aeronaval

EA52
2 Escuadrilla Aeronaval de Sosten Logistico Movil
F28-3000 5-T-2x
Another helicopter type in COAN service is the Seaking. These reliable helicopters are still used extensively and were recently augmented by some former USN aircraft.
Photo:
Wim Sonneveld
Punta Indio, BA (SAAI)
Rwy: 05/23, 07/25, 12/30
Pos: 35°20'53"S 057°17'39"W
Elev: 52 ft
Base Aeronaval
Base Aeronaval Punta Indio (BAPI)
Escuadra Escuadrilla Aircraft Type(s) Code Badge
6 Escuadra Aeronaval

EA6V
Escuadrilla Aeronaval Vigilancia Maritima
Beech 200M/M Plus 1-P-4x
1 Escuadra Aeronaval

ESAN
Escuela de Aviación Naval
T-34C 1-A-4xx
4 Escuadra Aeronaval

EA41
1 Escuadrilla Aeronaval de Ataque
EMB326GB (wfu) 4-A-1xx


APFT
Escuadrilla Aeronaval de Propositos Generales
Beech 200F 1-F-4x
This Super Etendard is photographed over the misty and grey waters of the southern Atlantic. The type gained world fame during its first in-service months in combination with the Exocet missile. This particular example is equipped with a recce pod.
Photo: Armada Argentina
Trelew/Almirante Zar, Cht (SAVT)
Rwy: 06/24
Pos: 43°12'38"S 065°16'13"W
Elev: 141 ft
Base Aeronaval
Base Aeronaval Almirante Zar (BAAZ)
Escuadra Escuadrilla Aircraft Type(s) Code Badge
6 Escuadra Aeronaval

EA6E
Escuadrilla Aeronaval de Exploración
P-3B 6-P-5x
Mentors are still used to train the fleet's pilots.
Photo:
Wim Sonneveld
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