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    Chris Chant(Author) Mark Rolfe(Illustrator)
The war fought between the United Kingdom and Argentina in 1982, for the possession of the Falkland Islands was probably the last 'colonial' war that will ever be undertaken by the British. This book shows how the key to British success was the speed with which the British gained and then maintained air superiority over the islands and the waters around then with their small force of Sea Harrier STOVL warplanes, which operated from two aircraft carriers. Though subsonic, the Sea Harrier and its Sidewinder AAM were a combination altogether superior to Argentina's mix of supersonic and subsonic warplanes with older weapons, and this advantage was emphasised by the significantly greater tactical acuity of the British pilots. The Argentine pilots fought with considerable piloting skill and enormous courage, and scored a number of stunning successes against British warships, but ultimately they could not prevent the British landing and the following land campaign that resulted in complete Argentine defeat.

Christopher Chant is a successful writer on modern military matters, and has a substantial number of authoritative titles to his credit. Military history, and the history of military aviation in particular have long been his passion. Having been part of the editorial team on Purnell's best-selling 'History of the First World War' and 'History of the Second World War', he became a full-time writer and editor in 1974, working extensively on military and aviation subjects. He is also a regular contributor to specialist journals. Mark Rolfe is an extremely talented profile artist. He has worked on a number of titles in Osprey's Aircraft of the Aces and Combat Aircraft series'.

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  • By ian s on 19 August 2015

    Dry informative read

  • By Guest on 29 December 2005

    tjhis is an excellent short account of the falkands air war and provides a lot f detail into daily operations. nevertheless i have not been able to giv ethe book 5 stars as there is a lack of first hand pilot accounts while the British side receives far more attention thean that of the enemy

  • By Bo Hermansen on 30 July 2009

    This is clearly an early book about the Falklands air warDon't go buy this book, its not worth the moneyThe color pictures are rather bad quality and the color drawings are way to dark og uglyFar to much space is used on aircraft like the Nimrod and Vulcan, they played such a minute role in the conflict that they are hardly woth mentioningThere are far to little spend on the Harries ( both Seaharrier and GR3)No details of british losses and the text is filled with errors:Ex: " shot down by LtCdr Ward from 800 NAS " :-(Their are manby other volumes on the falklands airwar, buy those insteadBo Hermansen

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