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Dildy / Calcaterra: Sea Harrier FRS 1 vs Mirage III/Dagger South Atlantic 1982 (Duel Nr. 81)

Item number: 187963

Category: Aircraft from 1945

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Following Argentina's military operation to take possession of the Falkland Islands/Islas Malvinas, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's government launched a major naval operation to return them to British rule. Defending the Royal Navy task force were two small squadrons totalling 20 Sea Harriers (SHARs). Initial clashes between SHARs and Argentine Mirages and Daggers on 1 May 1982 failed to eliminate the Sea Harrier defenders. FAA fighter-bomber pilots relied on daring and courageous ultra-low level attacks, frequently escaping the Sea Harrier's limited capabilities, against Royal Navy warships and auxiliaries, causing considerable damage during Operation Corporate, the large-scale amphibious operation to repossess the islands.
Publishing 35 years after the end of the conflict, this fully illustrated volume offers a balanced and objective examination of the SHAR and the Argentine Mirage and Dagger aircraft, highlighting the attributes of both and the skills and courage of the pilots flying them.

Osprey Duel: Berichte über die Kriegsmaschinen, die sich auf den Schlachtfeldern gegenüberstanden, ihre Zweikämpfe und die Männer, die sie bedienten.
Der Band enthält:
  • Großformatige Farbillustrationen
  • Kartenmaterial
  • Fotos
  • einzigartige Detaildarstellungen
  • Berichte aus erster Hand

    Paperback, 80 Seiten, englischer Text

  • Language: English

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