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Falklands Air War
Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, February 25, 2017 12:01 PM

About a week or so ago I was doing some image searching for a current project and a future follow on project. Well clicking on one image led me to this blog posting that covered daily air operations, with a emphasis on the RAF actions. Let's just say that it had all the info I could have ever hoped to have wanted to find out, and I learned quite a few things that I had not known before in my various readings on the subject. With the 35th Anniversary of that War fast approaching, I thought that I would post the link for anybody else who shares an interest.

http://www.fast-air.co.uk/falklands-25/

 

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, February 25, 2017 1:54 PM

Thats a great link, thanks for posting that. Have saved it for a proper read. Great pic there of the aircraft on the Atlantic Conveyor.

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Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, February 25, 2017 6:02 PM

Yes, the photos are great and the load out information for each sortie is outstanding. A really good read from start to finish.

 

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Posted by Toshi on Saturday, February 25, 2017 7:16 PM

Thank you for the link.  I enjoyed the information as much as the photos of the Harrier Jets.

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Posted by GMorrison on Saturday, February 25, 2017 9:02 PM

The Argentine side is as interesting, more so in some ways.

They had a really well constructed air force, by way of  being structured in part by Hans Rudel.

Mike Bishop was deployed there after the war.

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Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, February 25, 2017 9:53 PM

Yes, the article was enlightening regarding the Argentine Air (Air Force and Navy) ops as well. Their 35mm AAA sounds quite effective at times. And the Pucara ops were better explained. Now had their Mirages and Daggers been air refuel-able things may have turned out quite different. 

 

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U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Sunday, February 26, 2017 12:04 PM

I had to do a study of the Falklands when I was attending the Army Logistics Management College. It was the beginning of the end of viewing the UK as a global power.

You're right that if Argentina was prepared to fight something other than border skirmishes with neighboring third world countries, the outcome could have been different. But their naval power was a joke and that is key to holding an island.

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Posted by GMorrison on Monday, February 27, 2017 5:19 PM

A couple of Falklands/ Malvinas builds.

Special Hobby Pucara. A neat aircraft, unusual. The kit was a chore.

 Hasegawas old Neptune kit. 2-P-112 that did FAC for the Etendard attack on HMS Sheffield while pretending to search for survivors from the General Belgrano.

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