FMA IA 58 Pucará - Ground-Attack Aircraft

Brickmania
$620.00
Current Stock:
26
SKU:
BKM1089
Availability:
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Weight:
3.11 LBS
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Designer:
John Canepa
Piece Count:
1251 LEGO® & Brickmania® Elements
Minifigs:
2
Skill Level:
Advanced (4 of 5)

About the FMA IA 58 Pucará - Ground-Attack Aircraft:

Built by Argentinian aerospace company Fabrica Militar de Aviones, the IA 58 Pucará was a two-seater advanced ground attack and counter-insurgency (COIN) aircraft. Armed either with a single or twin 20mm cannons, the IA 58 could takeoff and land on rough or incomplete airfields. It specialized in intelligence gathering as well as counter-insurgency missions. Its avionics made it especially effective at night. To fit its ground attack role, the IA 58 was also armed with four 7.62mm FN M2-30 machine guns, as well as three hard points—one under each wing and another underneath the fuselage—that could carry a payload of over 3,000 lbs. This included machine gun pods, rocket pods, unguided bombs, or a torpedo.

The Pucará served a primary role during the Argentinian invasion of the British controlled Falkland Islands in 1982. Twenty-four were fielded during the conflict to aid the ground forces with close air support as well as intelligence gathering. Despite the British SAS attacking much of those aircraft while still on the ground, a Pucará is credited with the Argentinian Air Force’s only air kill of the war, shooting down a Royal Marine Westland scout helicopter on May 28, 1982.

Specifications:

Speed:500 km/h (310 mph, 270 kn) at 3,000 m (9,800 ft)
Range:3,710 km (2,310 mi, 2,000 nmi) max internal and external fuelCrew:
Armament:
• 2× 20 mm cannons
• 4× 7.62 mm FN Browning machine guns
• 3 Hardpoints for a total of 3570lbs of bombs
• Rockets: ARM-657 pods

FMA IA 58 Pucará

Additional information about this Brickmania® custom building kit:

This action packed kit includes a brick built sand green and dark tan camo scheme accented with multiple custom high quality stickers. Play features include working propellers and landing gear, multiple armaments,  posable elevators, rudder, and ailerons and opening cockpit hatches with detailed pilot minifigures. The custom rubber tipped cradle stand holds the model at an exciting angle.

Model Statistics:

Designed by John Canepa
1251 LEGO® & Brickmania® Elements
2x custom minifigs
20+ custom printed elements
High-quality sticker sheet
Full-color printed building instructions
Advanced skill level (6-8 years building experience recommended)

All Brickmania® model kits are made of new-condition LEGO® bricks. This model comes disassembled and includes complete printed building instructions. This is a limited-edition kit and production may be discontinued at any time.

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