The Fábrica Argentina de Aviones or FAdeA SA, officially Fábrica Argentina de Aviones "Brigadier San Martín" S.A., is Argentina's main aircraft manufacturer. Founded in 1927 and located in Córdoba, for most of its existence it was known as Fábrica Militar de Aviones (hence the acronym FMA), until its privatisation in the 1990s. It began by producing the Avro 504 under licence, and moved on to build the first fighter aircraft in Latin America, the the Pulqui I (1947) and the Pulqui II (1950). After building several aircraft in small numbers, the next notable product was the Pucará, a counter-insurgency/light attack aircraft. FMA was closed in 1995 and was privatized, so from then until March 2009 it belonged to LMAASA (Lockheed Martin Aircraft Argentina SA, a subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corporation). In 2010 the Lockheed Martin concession ended and is now wholly owned by the Argentine government.
I shot this Pucara captured during the Falklands war and fitted with RAF roundels and serial at the ...
Photo of FMA Pucara
Possibly the best known of Argentinian built aircraft. This example was salvaged after the Falklands...
Another shot of RAF Cosford's Pucara. Note the Astazou turboprops? Very distinctive with that elonga...
EX-01 FMA IA-63 Pampa photo probably taken at Farnborough during September 1990.
Aircraft at RAF Cosford
As you can see this is an Argitinian aircraft but of what type I have no idea. On display at RAF Cos...
FMA 1A58 Pucara
FMA 1A58 Pucara seen at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford (UK) in March 2011.