Battle for the Falklands (3) Air Forces

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The air arms of the 2 antagonists consequently functioned in what was essentially a supporting role, but an important one, nonetheless.


Format 18,5 x 25 x 0,5 cm
Nbr. de pages 40
Finition Broché
Année d’édition 1982
Langue English
Etat du livre Bon état
Auteur Roy Braybrook
Collection / Série Men-at-arms series
Editeur Osprey Publishing London


In assessing the contribution made by air power to the Falklands conflict, it must first be stated that the islands were taken by Argentina on 2 April and retaken by Britain on 14 june by soldiers and marines, the majority of whom had landed from ships ; hence it may be argued that ground and naval forces played the key roles. However, aircraft (both fixed and rotary-wing) were of crucial importance to both sides : in moving reinforcement quickly across the sea and over the islands, in attacking surface vessels, and in providing protection (with varying degrees of success) against attacks from both above and below the waves. The role of air power was thus to assist friendly surface forces in the execution of their duties, while hindering enemy forces in theirs. Roy Braybrook is a highly regarded aviation writer who has worked in the aeronautical business for over thirty years. Having worked for Hawker Siddley Aviation from 1958, he became a full-time aviation writer upon leaving British Aerospace in 1980.
Roy Braybrook

Roy Braybrook graduated from Manchester University ( England ) in 1954 and, having ambitions to design fighters, went to Hawker Aircraft as a post - graduate apprentice on a two - year course. 

After an interruption due to National Service - during which he spent most of his time on loan to the Royal Aircraft Establishment ( R.A.E. ) at Farnborough ( Hampshire, England ) - Roy Braybrook returned to Kingston upon Thames ( London, England ) to become a senior project engineer in the H.A.L. Project Office working under Sir Sydney Camm ( 1893 - 1956 ) on the preliminary design of V / STOL combat aircraft, fighters and military trainers. 

In 1968 he became head of sales support activities at Kingston, representing the design department in world - wide marketing efforts with the Harrier and, later, the Hawk. Then, when Hawkers became part of British Aerospace ( now BAE Systems plc ) under nationalisation, he was appointed technical marketing adviser to Kingston - Brough Division. 

Roy Braybrook resigned in 1980 to become a freelance aviation writer and consultant, specialising in combat aircraft, V / STOL and trainers. He represents a number of overseas aviation and defence magazines in Great Britain and used to write one or two books each year. 

Here are some of his publications : Battle for the Falklands : Air Forces ( with Michael Roffe, Men - at - Arms, 1982 ), Hawk ( British Aerospace, 1984 ), Hunter : A personal view of the ultimate Hawker Fighter ( 1987 ), F - 16 Fighting Falcon ( 1991 ). 

( sources : Supersonic Fighter Development, amazon )

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