Argentinian Skyhawk

The Argentinian pilots flew with incredible skill and bravery. They were far more adept at hugging the terrain and flying at low level than the British had been expected. In some ways, they were flying so low that it did not always allow their ordinance to fully arm before hitting their targets, hence a series of unexploded bombs landing in the ships. The pilots also made the mistake of attacking the escort vessels rather than those carrying the troops.

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