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Bob the Nailor

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  1. Favorite Falkand's War Aircraft

    Actually I served my country in the military for the the last 15 years, and continue to do so in another role. So spare me the patronising remarks. I served with many guys who fought in the Falklands, my father in law was a sniper during the conflict. As for the comment inbred englanders, thats so typical of you lot. You make big mouthy claims, but when it comes to backing it up with actions, you run home to mama with your tails between ur legs. As for how long will the union jack fly over Stanley... ? A long time fella, these colours don't run !
  2. Favorite Falkand's War Aircraft

    You can believe what you like I couldn't give a toss. How many times did you claim to sink our aircraft carriers ? We one you lost And heres a reminder of the flag thats flying over Stanley ! http://www.visualbliss.co.uk/themes/unionjacks.htm
  3. Favorite Falkand's War Aircraft

    Casualties and Aircraft Losses Britain Dead Four Army Air Corps Five Fleet Air Arm Two Royal Air Force Aircraft Lost Three Chinook One Gazelle Nine Harriers One Lynx One Scout Five Sea King Eight Wessex Argentina Dead 41 Argentine Air Force and Navy Aircraft Lost Twenty A-4 Skyhawk Two Aermacchi MB-339 Two Agusta A109 Four Beech T-34C Two Bell 212 Sixteen Bell UH-IH Two Chinook One C-130 Hercules Two Canberra 22 Mirage III Thirteen Pucara Twelve Puma One Super Etendard http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falklands_War_Air_Forces If you want details of British aircraft losses look at this link http://www.britains-smallwars.com/Falkland...craftlosses.htm
  4. Favorite Falkand's War Aircraft

    Hi Guys, I did indeed read Sharky Wards 'book'. I found the comment about the RAF wasting resources to mount a raid on Stanley with a Vulcan that his harriers could have done pretty laughable. I couldn't believe someone so obviously intelligent could not see the reason for this raid was not to hit the runway, but to show the Argentinian government we could hit their mainland bases. Thus pulling fighters away to defend their northern bases. As for the bravery of Argentinas pilots and soldiers, yes they were very brave. They took on one of the worlds best trained military forces and put up a creditable fight. I would not have relished taking on the ships in SanCarlos knowing they were a: Heavily armed b:knew you were coming and c: ringed with sams. I often wonder what would have happend if we still had HMS Ark Royal (aircraft carrier) with her AEW aircraft and her Buccaneer's and F4 Phantoms. I doubt the war would even have taken place. Now thers an interesting twist for the game, have both sides carriers available. Bob
  5. Favorite Falkand's War Aircraft

    I think you'd better check your history. NO Harriers were shot down in air-to-air combat during the Falkland Campaign. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawker_Siddeley_Harrier A total of twenty Sea Harriers were deployed from HMS Hermes and HMS Invincible, and they inflicted serious losses on the Argentine air force destroying 23 aircraft in air-to-air combat. In all three Sea Harriers were lost to ground fire, but none was lost to enemy aircraft. http://www.airpower.maxwell.af.mil/airchro...pr/duffner.html In spite of its spectacular successes against British ships, Argentina lost the air-to-air war decisively. Argentine fighter aircraft failed to shoot down a single Harrier. British Harrier losses totaled nine--four to accidents and five by surface-based air defenses

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