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Tag: Falklands War

Argentina to receive Super Étendards in May
The 13 million Euro purchase also includes a flight simulator. The five Super Étendard attack aircraft for Argentina left France for Bahia Blanca (Argentina) on board cargo ship Lily Auerbach that is slated to berth on May 10, 2019 to offload its precious cargo. Wrapped in colorful green...
"As we approached the helo-ship, I noticed ten guys facing us, standing in a line across the landing pad. As we approached, all ten turned, dropped their pants, and mooned us. Navy guys, what a hoot!" Jay Lacklen is a former B-52 pilot with 12,500 flying hours and the author of two books, Flying the Line: An Air Force Pilot’s Journey and...
That time a RAF Phantom crew jokingly requested fuel from an Argentine Air Force KC-130 flying over the Falklands
Archie's fingers felt carefully for the in-flight refuelling probe switch. When he operated the switch, Archie and his navigator heard the typical thumps and clunks that signified movement of their flight-refuelling probe. After a moment or two, to Archie's astonishment the Hercules' refuel drogue gave a slight lurch before it began to emerge from the hose drum unit! The following story titled...
The story of how Argentine Air Force Dagger fighters severely damaged HMS Ardent during the Falklands War
“It was a Sea Harrier going for Captain Robles’ aircraft. Almost simultaneously I saw fire in my mirror and immediately I felt the impact of a missile in my Dagger, which remained without controls," 1st Lieutenant Luna, Argentine Air Force A risky anti-ship mission conducted by the Argentinian Dagger fighters during the Falklands War. On Apr. 2, 1982 the Argentine Navy and thousands...
The story of a tense CAP flown by two Royal Navy Sea Harrier fighters during the Falklands War
The Sea Harrier was dubbed by Argentine pilots “La Muerta Negra” (The Black Death) because of its Extra Dark Sea Grey colour scheme which made it very difficult to spot over land or sea The story of a tense combat air patrol sortie flown by two Royal Navy Sea Harrier fighters during Operation Sutton. Royal Navy Sea Harriers proved their worth...

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