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Re: Argentina's Falkland's War Museum
« Reply #30 on: March 08, 2012, 07:00:02 AM »
Looks like Foch is the one the Brazilians bought. Clemenceau was scrapped which seems like a pity.
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Re: Argentina's Falkland's War Museum
« Reply #31 on: March 08, 2012, 08:51:18 AM »
Brazil has the old Clemenceau. They could kick Britain's ass.  :o

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Re: Argentina's Falkland's War Museum
« Reply #32 on: March 08, 2012, 09:38:04 AM »
Brazil has the old Clemenceau. They could kick Britain's ass.  :o

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Lol, true enough! The Astute or even one of the Trafalgars could probably sink her from the time she left port. However, the Brazilian Navy is surprisingly modern (on paper at least). I wonder how good their training is.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ships_of_the_Brazilian_Navy
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Re: Argentina's Falkland's War Museum
« Reply #33 on: March 08, 2012, 09:48:45 AM »
They're regarded as an up and coming South American power....... Probably much to the chagrin of Argentina.

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Re: Argentina's Falkland's War Museum
« Reply #34 on: March 08, 2012, 10:27:10 AM »
I imagine they must have some skill to operate a fleet of that size. There's some good ship types on that list. The Sao Paulo (ex Foch) went through an extensive refit a couple years ago too.
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Re: Argentina's Falkland's War Museum
« Reply #35 on: March 08, 2012, 12:18:04 PM »
I read some pieces on Brazil and how they are trying to shoot for the role of a South American power house. IIRC they are also very serious about developing a thriving aircraft industry.

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Re: Argentina's Falkland's War Museum
« Reply #36 on: March 08, 2012, 12:27:01 PM »
I think they've succeeded in that regard. Embraer is pretty well regraded as an aircraft manufacturer isn't it?
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Re: Argentina's Falkland's War Museum
« Reply #37 on: March 08, 2012, 12:43:37 PM »
I think they've succeeded in that regard. Embraer is pretty well regraded as an aircraft manufacturer isn't it?

I read something about Brazil competing for a new Air Force training plane. It's a virtual guarantee that the USAF wouldn't be inviting junk companies to build for them, so I suspect you're right.

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Re: Argentina's Falkland's War Museum
« Reply #38 on: March 08, 2012, 12:50:55 PM »
I think they've succeeded in that regard. Embraer is pretty well regraded as an aircraft manufacturer isn't it?

I read something about Brazil competing for a new Air Force training plane. It's a virtual guarantee that the USAF wouldn't be inviting junk companies to build for them, so I suspect you're right.

Yeah - they are really putting up stiff competition in the medium tactical lift field and AEW systems:

http://www.embraerdefensesystems.com/english/content/cargo/three_view.asp


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Re: Argentina's Falkland's War Museum
« Reply #39 on: March 08, 2012, 12:52:27 PM »
The US Navy and USAF were both contemplating buying some of these for counter-insurgency support-



Looks like a nasty little light attack bird.
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Re: Argentina's Falkland's War Museum
« Reply #40 on: March 08, 2012, 01:05:54 PM »
It almost looks like a two-seater P-51. Funny how what comes around goes around.

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Re: Argentina's Falkland's War Museum
« Reply #41 on: March 08, 2012, 01:38:57 PM »
They'll always be a need for rugged, prop driven attack aircraft. Mostly our own Air Force keeps forgetting that and relearning it every 20 years or so.
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Re: Argentina's Falkland's War Museum
« Reply #42 on: March 08, 2012, 01:48:02 PM »
It almost looks like a two-seater P-51. Funny how what comes around goes around.

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Re: Argentina's Falkland's War Museum
« Reply #43 on: March 08, 2012, 01:59:47 PM »
It almost looks like a two-seater P-51. Funny how what comes around goes around.

a ripoff of the De Havilland Canada DHC-1B-2-S3 Chipmunk with an upgrade on the engine

If ever an airplane deserved the name "Chipmunk"...



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Re: Argentina's Falkland's War Museum
« Reply #44 on: March 08, 2012, 06:53:14 PM »
I think they've succeeded in that regard. Embraer is pretty well regraded as an aircraft manufacturer isn't it?

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