The FMA IA-58 “Pucará” (in Quechua, what it means “strength” or “fortess”, in spanish “fortaleza”) is an Argentine ground-attack and counter-insurgency (COIN) aircraft manufactured by the Fábrica Militar de Aviones. It is a low-wing twin-turboprop all-metal monoplane with retractable landing gear, capable of operating from unprepared strips when operationally required. The type saw action during the Falklands War and the Sri Lankan Civil War. But it was used by the Colombian Air Force too.

The name Pucará is related to the large amount of weapons that can be loaded – among the indigenous strongholds of northern Argentina, thus being an appropriate name for this aircraft -, between machine guns, guns, the three fixings for external armament (2 × in the wings and 1 × under the fuselage), air and ground missiles, napalm bombs, ventral tanks, etc.

It were build in the 60s, and introduced in 1974, in the AAF, it still active.

In the photo, 2 “Pucará” from the argentine province of Entre Rios (for the flag in the tail).