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Organizations and Equipment / Re: Ships!
« Last post by mirth on Today at 10:25:33 AM »
HMAS Sydney and 4 Hawker Sea Furies

Organizations and Equipment / Re: Planes!
« Last post by mirth on Today at 10:24:00 AM »
A F35 of VMFA121, aka the Green Knights, pitches up to take off from the deck of USS Wasp at night

Organizations and Equipment / Re: Trains!
« Last post by mirth on Today at 10:19:33 AM »
The "Krajina Ekspres" armored train used by the Serbian army during the Croatian War of Independence
Crazy they didn't have minesweepers. Crazy the Argentinians didn't do anything with the Sound or the surrounding ground. I realise they couldn't have guarded the whole coastline...but taking 50 miles out the equation (the Argentinians didn't have much knowledge of the UK's airlift or transport ability being brought with them), the Sound was prime real estate for a landing.
In Sandy Woodward's account of the naval war, at one point he had to send in his smallest ship (Antelope?) to check out the sound.  Since there was no mine sweepers, the only way to find out if the Argies had mined it was by sending in a sacrificial lamb.
Wow! What a great read - thanks for posting Mirth !!  :bd:

I suspect that in all likelihood those Pucaras would have gotten swatted down during their final run-in, and even if not, would probably not gotten many hits with so little run-up practice time. OTOH, the idea of using them to salt the Falkland Sound with Mk12 mines might have given them much more bang for the buck, with the chance of catching the RN off guard when first entering the Sound possibly leading to a few kills or at least Out of Actions.
Military (and other) History / Re: Mk 13 Aerial Torpedo during the Falklands War
« Last post by mirth on Yesterday at 05:30:09 PM »
Some good stuff there. Glad you enjoyed it.
Wow! What a great read - thanks for posting Mirth !!  :bd:
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