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Air War South Atlantic Jeffrey L. Ethell

Air War South Atlantic

Jeffrey L. Ethell

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ISBN : 9780283990359
Hardcover
260 pages
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Air War South Atlantic tells, for the first time, the full story of the air actions which took place during the Falklands conflict in the spring of 1982. For this book American author Jeffrey Ethell toured military air bases in Argentina and was ableMoreAir War South Atlantic tells, for the first time, the full story of the air actions which took place during the Falklands conflict in the spring of 1982. For this book American author Jeffrey Ethell toured military air bases in Argentina and was able to discuss the fighting in detail with pilots from almost every unit involved. Meanwhile, British author Alfred Price was conducting similar research throughout the Royal Navy the Army and the Royal Air Force. Between them the authors interviewed more than a hundred Argentine and British servicemen who flew during the conflict, or witnessed or otherwise played a part in the air actions. The result is a detailed and vivid account of the engagements, as seen from both sides.As well as enabling the reader to gain a clear insight into the nature of modern air operations with some of the latest types of weaponry, this book contains a detailed analysis of both sides’ aircraft losses and lays bare the overclaims, officially “confirmed” made for the British surface-to-air weapons systems.Never before has it been possible to describe an armed conflict in such detail so soon after its conclusion, from both sides’ viewpoints. Without doubtAir War South Atlanticwill become the standard reference work on the subject.Contents include:Accounts from the pilots involved, on almost all air-to-air combats and attack missions.Details of the movements and intentions of the Argentine fleet, including the aircraft carrier 2S de Mayo, on 2 May immediately before the sinking of the cruiser General Belgrano.Details of the Exocet missile attacks, successful and unsuccessful, by Super Etendard aircraft of the Argentine NavyThe story of the Vulcan bomber which was forced to land in Brazil.The Argentine account of the devastating air attacks on the landing ships Sir Galahad and Sir Tristram on 8 June.New information on the losses of HMSs Sheffield, Ardent, Antelope and Coventry and the container ship Atlantic Conveyor