A-4 Skyhawk vs Mirage III

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Unread post24 Sep 2020, 21:54

DRAKEN A-4Ns as Aggressors/Adversaries for French Navy story (with info about former RNZAF Macchi 339s included) six page PDF from AIR INTERNATIONAL magazine October 2020 The Faux Foe - French Aggressors by Henri-Pierre Grolleau
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Unread post25 Sep 2020, 12:33

Have to go with the A-4 here, given its ability to perform well in both roles (air to air, air to ground/sea). The Argentinians used it to great effect IMO, although many fell to Sea Harriers. I think with better training and carrying an equivalent missile (AIM-9L), it would have been killer.

If I'm not mistaken, several dumb bombs dropped by A-4's (rockeye's?) hit British warships, but failed to explode. Their low level work around Port Stanley was impressive...
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Unread post26 Sep 2020, 03:22

Salute!

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One troop from Falklands can talk about the fracas. A Harrier dude.

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Like A-4, but small tail Block 10 Viper should be best overall. Jez my opinion.

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Unread post03 Oct 2020, 14:02

EXERCISE SOBERANIA [5 page PDF of story + photos attached below]
Oct-Dec 2020 REPORT AND IMAGES BY HORACIO J. CLARIÁ

"The Argentine Air Force (FAA) conducted the exercise "Soberania 2019" from 10 to 14 November [2019]....

Caption of Photos: "Armed with a live AIM-9M Sidewinder air-to-air missile this A-4AR Firehawk taxies to the runway for take-off for the first launch of a live Sidewinder since the 30 A-4AR Firehawk entered service in 1997."


Source: THE AVIATION MAGAZINE October - December 2020
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Unread post15 Oct 2020, 16:22

"Draken has been working with the 57th Adversary Tactics Group at Nellis AFB, Nevada, since late 2015, with a mix of ex-
Royal New Zealand Air Force A-4Ks (seen here is N145EM, formerly NZ6215; formerly A4G 871; formerly USN A-4F BuNo 155052 - photo by Joe Copalman" AirForces Monthly Magazine Nov 2020
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Unread post17 Oct 2020, 01:18

spazsinbad wrote: Royal New Zealand Air Force A-4Ks (seen here is N145EM, formerly NZ6215; formerly A4G 871; formerly USN A-4F BuNo 155052 - photo by Joe Copalman" AirForces Monthly Magazine Nov 2020


Awesome. IMO one of the most photogenic jets still around. Huge pitty I've never seen one up close. :bang:
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