Author: Exequiel Martinez

Dodging missiles

ACROBACY BY A GIANT We needed information about the position of the enemy ships on their way to the Theater of Operations. Obsolete Nepute went out of service shortly after they started their operations. As the Navy did not have suitable aircraft for this mission the only possibility was to use the Boeing 707 and Lockheed C-130 of the FAA.… Read more →

Attack to Ardent

Date: 21 may 1982Story by: Cap. Higinio RoblesAircraft: M5 Dagger. Two flights left in the afternoon. 1er Ten. Luna was shot down by one of the 5 Harriers (he was last in his flight) trying to intercept the Daggers that in line ahead fly between a narrow pass made up by clouds on one side and Hornby Range on the… Read more →

Pucará in action

On May 28 at 10:30 the Pucara flown by Teniente R. F. CIMBARO (Chaco Province) and Teniente M. A. GIMENEZ rushed to help the surrounded garrison at Goose Green. They were flying at 50 mts and in and out of clouds with rain and low viz. No other plane was able to do the same…not even the Harriers. After attacking… Read more →

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Mirage III in interception (1973)

High altitude interceptors were in vogue after WWII due to the need to attack high flying bombers. The Mirage was born following this concept and turned out to be the biggest Western Europe success becoming the core of the French defense system thanks to its simplicity, reliability and high performance. Delta wings had many advantages over straight and arrow winged… Read more →