Skyhawks over the South Atlantic
Argentine Skyhawks in the Malvinas/Falklands War 1982Series:
Imprint: Helion and Company
96 Pages, 8.25 x 11.7 in, 173 b/w photos, 7 maps (4 of which color), 6 color photos, 9 color profiles, 7 Tables
- December 2019
- In Stock
The Skyhawks were responsible for inflicting the greatest damage upon the Royal Navy, sinking HMS Coventry, Ardent, Antelope, the RFA Sir Gallahad, and LCU F-4, while damaging many other ships and striking ground targets. They also suffered heavy losses, with 10 A-4Bs, 9 A-4Cs and three A-4Qs lost in combat, with eighteen pilots being killed.
The experience of the Skyhawk during the war was another addition to the legend the model had become over the skies of Vietnam and Israel. Despite many reports to the contrary, at the time of writing the Argentine Air Force still operates modernised A-4ARs and OA-4Ars, and is one of the last two military operators of the Skyhawk in the world.
‘’…a superb publication for anyone wanting to know more about the air battles for the Falklands.’’ ~FlyPast Magazine
‘’...this is a remarkably dispassionate and balanced work. I can honestly recommend it for those looking for an unbiased account of the tactical actions of the Falklands War. It is a very approachable book, easy to read, well written and edited.’’ ~Naval Review
"...an engrossing read. A scene-setting section provides the reader with an understanding of the political situation in the early 1980s, along with how the A-4B/C/P Skyhawk was brought into service, initially from land bases, but also on the country’s only aircraft carrier, ARA Veinticinco de Mayo." ~Airfix