Argentina's tactical aircraft employment in the Falkland Islands War [electronic resource] / by Gabriel V. Green.
Associated Name: Air University (U.S.). Air Command and Staff College.
Publication year: 2005.
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Media class: eBook
Publisher: Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. : Air Command and Staff College, Air University
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Series title: Research report ; AU/ACSC/3111/2004-05
Additional information: 1 online resource (vi, 34 p.) : digital, PDF file
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The aerial forces of the Argentinean Air Force and Navy found themselves in a complex, unenviable position during the 1982 conflict with Great Britain for possession of the Falkland Islands / Islas Malvinas. Despite Argentinean numerical superiority, the modern weaponry and tactical proficiency of the United Kingdom's armed forces were a formidable threat. The Argentineans found themselves in a disadvantaged tactical situation due to a lack of preparation to include planning, intelligence, training, and resources necessary to counter a sophisticated military threat. To lessen their disadvantage, the Argentineans reorganized their Air Force; leveraged the tactical skill, innovation, and determination of their pilots; and employed their newly acquired air-launched Exocet anti-ship missile. This paper examines the context of the Argentinean political situation, explores the condition and reaction of the Air Force and Naval Air Arm to imminent conflict, details the aerial combat employment outcomes, and concludes with an evaluation of the results.
Political situation -- Tactical military condition -- Military reaction -- Combat employment results -- Evaluation of results.
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