Falklands War

Argentine A-4 Pilots recall the (controversial) strike they undertook on Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Invincible during the Falklands War

Argentine A-4 Pilots recall the (controversial) strike they undertook on Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Invincible during the Falklands War

The A-4 Skyhawk Called the “Tinker Toy” because of its diminutive size, the A-4 Skyhawk bore the brunt of Naval Aviation’s strike effort… Read More

4 months ago

Target Port Stanley: the Compelling Story of Black Buck 1 Mission, the first RAF Vulcan Raid during the Falklands War

Black Buck 1 Mission The RAF's opening shots of the Falklands War were among the most remarkable airstrikes in history.… Read More

10 months ago

Smart Missiles and Dumb Bombs: the day Argentinian Super Étendards and A-4C Skyhawks sank MS Atlantic Conveyor and HMS Coventry

May 25, 1982 saw the British Task force off the Falklands take some of its most serious losses to Argentinian… Read More

2 years ago

Cool video features cockpit view from Royal Navy Harrier jump-jet flying low-level over Topsham

 At 400 knots the view of Topsham is brief but exciting. The flight was as bumpy as the Back To… Read More

3 years ago

Here’s why “VIFFing” in a Harrier Jump Jet is an “interesting technical capability, with virtually no real-world utility”

The Harrier VTOL jet is able to rotate its engine nozzles at any speed & power setting. Not only for… Read More

4 years ago

Former Argentine A-4 Pilots remember the (controversial) strike they undertook on Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Invincible during the Falklands War

Ever since this attack was undertaken, the British have been insistent that all the Argentine reports about an attack on… Read More

4 years ago

Two former Royal Navy (Sea) Harrier Jump Jets could Fly Again Soon

On Aug. 7, 2019 two former Royal Navy Sea Harrier fighter jets were registered in British Civil Aviation Authority record… Read More

5 years ago

Black Buck 6 and ACME Missions: a quick look at British operations on Latin American soil during the Falklands War

The spotlight was thrown on Chile's cooperation with the UK when, on May 18, Westland Sea King ZA290 carrying an… Read More

5 years ago

Did you know that the Argentine Navy could have been the first export customer for the Harrier Jump Jet?

The UK was not against a Harrier sale, as the situation regarding the Malvinas/Falkland Islands was relatively satisfactory at that… Read More

5 years ago

Argentina to receive Super Étendards this Month

The 13 million Euro purchase also includes a flight simulator. The five Super Étendard attack aircraft for Argentina left France… Read More

5 years ago

Chasing (and buzzing) U.S. Navy, Royal Navy and Russian ships: B-52 driver remembers very unusual missions flown over the Atlantic Ocean

"As we approached the helo-ship, I noticed ten guys facing us, standing in a line across the landing pad. As… Read More

5 years ago

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… Read More

6 years ago

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… Read More

6 years ago

[UPDATED] 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… Read More

6 years ago