Monday, 28 October 2013

Rare Argentine Jet arrives at SYAM

On Wednesday 23rd October the Museum welcomed a new addition to the collection.

The Aermacchi MB339A was used by the Argentinians during the Falklands War. This example was brought back to the UK following the conflict. The airframe has been acquired from the Fleet Air Arm Museum although it has been stored at Rolls-Royce, Derby for many years having been used for testing and away from public view. This is the only Argentine example to find its way back across the Atlantic, the only others outside of Argentina being located in the USA.