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THE AIRFORCE - AIRCRAFT - F-24 ARGUS MK III
 
 

Aircraft Stats:

Powerplant: 1 x 200 hp (149 kW) Ranger I-440-7 inline engine
Speed: 190 kph, 118mph mph
Range: 764km, 475miles
Seats: 1+1
Length: 7.26m, 23ft 10in
Span: 11.07m, 4ft 4in
Empty Weight: 669kg, 1,475lb
Max T/O Weight: 1 089kg, 2,400lb
Period of Service: 1939 - 1945

Weapons:
None specified

Squadrons:
None specified

Attrition:
No incidents found

F-24 Argus Mk III

Status: Retired
Manufacturer: Fairchild
Country of Manufacture: United States
Role: Reconnaissance/Utility
 
Description:

At the start of World War II, South Africa impressed many private civil aircraft into the SAAF for use to train pilots and staff on the repair and maintenance of aircraft.

Many of these aircraft were also for communications between HQ and the air schools and operational training units.

ZS-AMM was allocated SAAF serial 1422.


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