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Argentine Navy

Armada Argentina - ARA

Last modified: 2020-07-26 by francisco gregoric
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Navy flag afloat

This is the official pattern: I dont know if de facto is used with darker blue shade. The letters in the below part are different in each destination. Ratio 13:20.
Jaume Ollé, 30 Jul 2000


Navy flag ashore

Navy flag on land: is the national one with sun in Ratio 9:14
Jaume Ollé, 30 Jul 2000


Navy unit flag

Navy unit flag of Argentina
by Jaume Ollé, 30 Jul 2000

This flag is that of the Batallón de Infantería de Marina No. 3 (Infantry Battalion Number 3) of the A.R.A. (Armada República Argentina, Argentine Republic Navy in English).
Esteban Rivera, 02 oct 2011


Navy jack

Naval jack of Argentina
by Jaume Ollé, 30 Jul 2000

Argentine Jack: the width of the border is 1/5 of the total length (not height). Dimensions are 1 and 1.14, according to the (argentine) Institute of Naval Studies.
Gustavo Tracchia, 15 Feb 2000

The argentine jack is a white square panel with a light blue border. Centered upon the white panel is the Sun of May with 32 straight and wavy rays alternating, in gold.
Paige Herring and Jarig Bakker, 11 Jan 1999

Pedersen [ped71] lists the Argentine jack as 50:57, not quite square.
Michael Smuda, 11 Jan 1999

The use of this flag as the flag of admirals not in command is mentioned in Album 2000 (as well as in 1995 issue).
Željko Heimer, 03 Feb 2001

Dark blue version in actual use

de facto naval jack
by Jaume Ollé, 30 Jul 2000

The above is the official pattern, this is as it’s really used.
Jaume Ollé, 30 Jul 2000


War Pennant

war pennant
by António Martins, 01 Feb 2002

Blue-white-blue triangular pennant. The tri-coloured stripes are decreasing in width as reaching the fly end (so that in any vertical cut the relative width of the three stripes is equal). The pennant ratio as drawn in Album 2000 is 1:15 (but it is not written). This pennnat is surely in use for quite a while and probably mentioned already in [geo17] at least.
Željko Heimer, 03 Feb 2001

Dark blue version in actual use

de facto war pennant
by António Martins, 01 Feb 2002

The above is the official pattern, this is as it’s really used.
Jaume Ollé, 30 Jul 2000


Pilot flag

Apparently, it seems that the flag is abandoened alltogether, as there is no mention of such in Album 2000 [pay00].
Željko Heimer, 03 Feb 2001

de facto war pennant
by Željko Heimer, 03 Feb 2001

Apparently at some later point the previous flag’s colours were reversed. The Album recapitulative issue of 1995 [pie95] shows the flag as light blue with white letter P (sans-serif).
Željko Heimer, 03 Feb 2001

(previous version)

[Pilot flag]
by Phil Nelson, 03 Jan 2000

This flag is shown in both [geo17] and [wbs24].
Phil Nelson, 03 Jan 2000


Navy aircraft markings

Argentine Navy aircrafts use a white cockade fimbriated with a thin blue-white-blue cirular band. In the white cockade, an inscribed black anchor with a golden sun and a horizontal pike bearing a Phrygian cap. [pay]
Ivan Sache, 25 Jun 1997

Album 2000 [pay00] says:

15. Navy Aircraft Marking.
Light blue anchor.
Željko Heimer, 03 Feb 2001

Both Fuerza Aérea Argentina and Comando de Aviación Naval Argentina uses a square variant of the national flag as fin flash while the sun is replaced by a prominent yellow/gold dot.
Dov Gutterman, 08 Oct 1999

See also: Argentine Air Force roundel


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