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Battle of San Carlos (1982)

Index Battle of San Carlos (1982)

The Battle of San Carlos was a major battle between aircraft and ships that lasted from 21 to 25 May 1982 during the British landings on the shores of San Carlos Water (which became known as "Bomb Alley") in the 1982 Falklands War (Guerra de las Malvinas). [1]

100 relations: Aérospatiale Gazelle, Aerial refueling, Aermacchi MB-339, Aircraft carrier, Amphibious warfare, Argentine Air Force, Argentine air forces in the Falklands War, Argentine Army, Argentine Naval Aviation, Beachhead, Bell UH-1 Iroquois variants, Blowpipe (missile), Brandt Mle 27/31, British Aerospace Sea Harrier, British logistics in the Falklands War, British naval forces in the Falklands War, Call sign, Cape Pembroke, Close-in weapon system, Colt Mk 12 cannon, Combat air patrol, Comodoro Rivadavia, Counter-insurgency aircraft, Cross to the Heroic Valour in Combat, Dassault Mirage III, David Craig, Baron Craig of Radley, DEFA cannon, Douglas A-4 Skyhawk, East Falkland, Ernesto Horacio Crespo, Exocet, Falkland Islands, Falkland Sound, Falklands War, FMA IA 58 Pucará, Folding-Fin Aerial Rocket, Friendly fire, Goose Green, Harrier Jump Jet, HMS Antelope (F170), HMS Antrim (D18), HMS Ardent (F184), HMS Argonaut (F56), HMS Brilliant (F90), HMS Broadsword (F88), HMS Coventry (D118), HMS Fearless (L10), HMS Hermes (R12), HMS Intrepid (L11), HMS Invincible (R05), ..., HMS Plymouth (F126), HMS Yarmouth (F101), Hospital ship, IAI Nesher, Jeremy Moore, John Nott, King George Bay, Leopoldo Galtieri, Lockheed Martin KC-130, Mario Menéndez, Mark 82 bomb, Marshal of the Royal Air Force, Martín Miguel de Güemes, Medal of Valour in Combat, Model 1968 recoilless gun, National day, Observation post, Oerlikon 20 mm cannon, Operation Sutton, Pablo Carballo, Puerto San Julián, R.550 Magic, Río Gallegos, Santa Cruz, Río Grande, Tierra del Fuego, RFA Fort Austin (A386), RFA Sir Galahad (1966), RFA Sir Geraint (L3027), RFA Sir Lancelot (L3029), RFA Sir Percivale (L3036), RFA Sir Tristram (L3505), San Carlos Water, San Carlos, Falkland Islands, Sandy Woodward, Sea Dart, Seacat (missile), Sharkey Ward, Special Air Service, Special Boat Service, SS Canberra, SS Uganda, Stanley, Falkland Islands, STOVL, Submarine, Surface-to-air missile, Unguided bomb, West Falkland, Westland Lynx, Zuni (rocket), 1982 invasion of the Falkland Islands, 601 Assault Helicopter Battalion. Expand index (50 more) »

Aérospatiale Gazelle

The Aérospatiale Gazelle is a French five-seat helicopter, commonly used for light transport, scouting and light attack duties.

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Aerial refueling

Aerial refueling, also referred to as air refueling, in-flight refueling (IFR), air-to-air refueling (AAR), and tanking, is the process of transferring aviation fuel from one military aircraft (the tanker) to another (the receiver) during flight.

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Aermacchi MB-339

The Aermacchi MB-339 is an Italian military jet trainer and light attack aircraft.

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Aircraft carrier

An aircraft carrier is a warship that serves as a seagoing airbase, equipped with a full-length flight deck and facilities for carrying, arming, deploying, and recovering aircraft.

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Amphibious warfare

Amphibious warfare is a type of offensive military operation that today uses naval ships to project ground and air power onto a hostile or potentially hostile shore at a designated landing beach.

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Argentine Air Force

The Argentine Air Force (Fuerza Aérea Argentina, or simply FAA) is the national aviation branch of the Armed Forces of the Argentine Republic.

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Argentine air forces in the Falklands War

This article describes the composition and actions of the Argentine air forces in the Falklands War (Guerra de las Malvinas), which comprised units of the Air Force, Army, Navy and other services.

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Argentine Army

The Argentine Army (Ejército Argentino, EA) is the land armed force branch of the Armed Forces of the Argentine Republic and the senior military service of the country.

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Argentine Naval Aviation

The Argentine Naval Aviation (Spanish: Comando de Aviación Naval Argentina, COAN) is the naval aviation branch of the Argentine Navy and one of its four operational commands.

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Beachhead

A beachhead is a temporary line created when a military unit reaches a landing beach by sea and begins to defend the area while other reinforcements help out until a unit large enough to begin advancing has arrived.

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Bell UH-1 Iroquois variants

The Bell UH-1 Iroquois military helicopter, first introduced in 1959, is the first production member of the prolific Huey family of helicopters, and was itself developed in over twenty variants, which are listed below.

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Blowpipe (missile)

The Shorts Blowpipe is a man-portable surface-to-air missile that was in use with the British Army and Royal Marines from 1975.

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Brandt Mle 27/31

The Brandt mle 27/31 mortar was a regulation weapon of the French army during the Second World War.

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British Aerospace Sea Harrier

The British Aerospace Sea Harrier is a naval short take-off and vertical landing/vertical take-off and landing jet fighter, reconnaissance and attack aircraft; the second member of the Harrier Jump Jet family developed.

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British logistics in the Falklands War

The British military campaign to re-take the Falkland Islands during 1982 depended on complex logistical arrangements.

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British naval forces in the Falklands War

This is a list of the naval forces from the United Kingdom that took part in the Falklands War.

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Call sign

In broadcasting and radio communications, a call sign (also known as a call name or call letters—and historically as a call signal—or abbreviated as a call) is a unique designation for a transmitter station.

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Cape Pembroke

Cape Pembroke (Cabo San Felipe) is the easternmost point of the Falkland Islands, and is on East Falkland.

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Close-in weapon system

A close-in weapon system (CIWS), is a point-defense weapon system for detecting and destroying short-range incoming missiles and enemy aircraft which have penetrated the outer defenses, typically mounted shipboard in a naval capacity.

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Colt Mk 12 cannon

The Colt Mk 12 was a 20 mm cannon widely used by the United States Navy after World War II.

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Combat air patrol

Combat air patrol (CAP) is a type of flying mission for fighter aircraft.

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Comodoro Rivadavia

Comodoro Rivadavia is a city in the Patagonian province of Chubut in southern Argentina, located on the San Jorge Gulf, an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean, at the foot of the Chenque Hill.

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Counter-insurgency aircraft

Counter-insurgency aircraft or COIN aircraft are a specialized variety of military light attack aircraft, designed for counter-insurgency operations, armed reconnaissance, air escort of ground forces, and ground support against "low-intensity engagements"; usually irregular groups of insurgents armed with artillery and/or portable rockets.

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Cross to the Heroic Valour in Combat

Argentine Nation to the Heroic Valour in Combat Cross (Cruz "La Nación Argentina Al Heroico Valor En Combate") is the highest national military decoration in Argentina.

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Dassault Mirage III

The Dassault Mirage III is a family of single-seat, single-engine, fighter aircraft developed and manufactured by French aircraft company Dassault Aviation.

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David Craig, Baron Craig of Radley

Marshal of the Royal Air Force David Brownrigg Craig, Baron Craig of Radley, (born 17 September 1929) is a retired Royal Air Force officer and member of the House of Lords.

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DEFA cannon

The DEFA cannon (Direction des Études et Fabrications d'Armement) is a family of widely used French-made aircraft revolver cannons firing the standard 30 mm caliber NATO rounds.

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Douglas A-4 Skyhawk

The Douglas A-4 Skyhawk is a single seat subsonic carrier-capable attack aircraft developed for the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps in the early 1950s.

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East Falkland

East Falkland (Isla Soledad) is the largest island of the Falklands in the South Atlantic having an area of or 54% of the total area of the Falklands.

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Ernesto Horacio Crespo

Ernesto Horacio Crespo is an Argentine retired Brigadier General(Lieutenant General) and former Chief of Staff of the Argentine Air Force.

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Exocet

The Exocet (French for "flying fish" The missile's name was given by M. Guillot, then technical director at Nord Aviation, after the French name for flying fish.) is a French-built anti-ship missile whose various versions can be launched from surface vessels, submarines, helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft.

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Falkland Islands

The Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) is an archipelago in the South Atlantic Ocean on the Patagonian Shelf.

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Falkland Sound

The Falkland Sound (Estrecho de San Carlos) is a sea strait in the Falkland Islands.

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Falklands War

The Falklands War (Guerra de las Malvinas), also known as the Falklands Conflict, Falklands Crisis, Malvinas War, South Atlantic Conflict, and the Guerra del Atlántico Sur (Spanish for "South Atlantic War"), was a ten-week war between Argentina and the United Kingdom over two British dependent territories in the South Atlantic: the Falkland Islands, and its territorial dependency, the South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.

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FMA IA 58 Pucará

The FMA IA 58 Pucará (Fortress) is an Argentine ground-attack and counter-insurgency (COIN) aircraft manufactured by the Fábrica Militar de Aviones.

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Folding-Fin Aerial Rocket

The Mk 4 Folding-Fin Aerial Rocket (FFAR), also known as Mighty Mouse, was an unguided rocket used by United States military aircraft.

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Friendly fire

Friendly fire is an attack by a military force on non-enemy, own, allied or neutral, forces while attempting to attack the enemy, either by misidentifying the target as hostile, or due to errors or inaccuracy.

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Goose Green

Goose Green is a settlement in Lafonia on East Falkland in the Falkland Islands.

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Harrier Jump Jet

The Harrier, informally referred to as the Harrier Jump Jet, is a family of jet-powered attack aircraft capable of vertical/short takeoff and landing operations (V/STOL).

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HMS Antelope (F170)

HMS Antelope was a Type 21 frigate of the Royal Navy that participated in the Falklands War and was sunk by Argentine aircraft.

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HMS Antrim (D18)

HMS Antrim was a destroyer of the Royal Navy launched on 19 October 1967.

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HMS Ardent (F184)

HMS Ardent was a Royal Navy Type 21 frigate.

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HMS Argonaut (F56)

HMS Argonaut (F56) was a of the Royal Navy.

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HMS Brilliant (F90)

HMS Brilliant was a Type 22 frigate of the Royal Navy.

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HMS Broadsword (F88)

HMS Broadsword was the lead ship and first Batch 1 unit of the Type 22 frigates of the Royal Navy.

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HMS Coventry (D118)

HMS Coventry was a Type 42 (''Sheffield''-class) destroyer of the Royal Navy.

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HMS Fearless (L10)

HMS Fearless (L10) was a Royal Navy ship that served from 1965 until 2002.

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HMS Hermes (R12)

HMS Hermes was a conventional British aircraft carrier and the last of the. Hermes was in service with the Royal Navy from 1959 until 1984, and she served as the flagship of the British forces during the 1982 Falklands War. After being sold to India in 1986, the vessel was recommissioned and remained in service with the Indian Navy as until 2017. A crowdfunding campaign failed to preserve the ship as a museum piece.

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HMS Intrepid (L11)

HMS Intrepid (L11) was one of two amphibious warfare ships of the Royal Navy.

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HMS Invincible (R05)

HMS Invincible was the Royal Navy's lead ship of the three light aircraft carriers in her class.

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HMS Plymouth (F126)

HMS Plymouth was a Royal Navy.

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HMS Yarmouth (F101)

HMS Yarmouth was the first modified Type 12 frigate of the ''Rothesay'' class to enter service with the Royal Navy.

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Hospital ship

A hospital ship is a ship designated for primary function as a floating medical treatment facility or hospital.

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IAI Nesher

The Israel Aircraft Industries Nesher (Hebrew: נשר, "Vulture" – often mistranslated as "Eagle") was the Israeli version of the French Dassault Mirage 5 multirole fighter.

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Jeremy Moore

Major General Sir John Jeremy Moore & Bar (5 July 1928 – 15 September 2007) was an English senior Royal Marine officer who served as the commander of the British land forces during the Falklands War in 1982.

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John Nott

Sir John William Frederic Nott (born 1 February 1932) is a former British Conservative Party politician prominent in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

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King George Bay

King George Bay is a large bay on the coast of West Falkland in the Falkland Islands, facing westwards.

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Leopoldo Galtieri

Leopoldo Fortunato Galtieri Castelli (15 July 1926 12 January 2003) was an Argentine general and President of Argentina from 22 December 1981 to 18 June 1982, during the last military dictatorship (known officially as the National Reorganization Process).

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Lockheed Martin KC-130

The Lockheed Martin KC-130 is the basic designation for a family of the extended-range tanker version of the C-130 Hercules transport aircraft modified for aerial refueling.

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Mario Menéndez

Mario Benjamin Menéndez (3 April 1930 – 18 September 2015) was the Argentine governor of the Falklands during the 1982 Argentine occupation of the islands.

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Mark 82 bomb

The Mark 82 (Mk 82) is an unguided, low-drag general-purpose bomb, part of the United States Mark 80 series.

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Marshal of the Royal Air Force

Marshal of the Royal Air Force (MRAF) is the highest rank in the British Royal Air Force (RAF).

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Martín Miguel de Güemes

Martín Miguel de Güemes (8 February 1785 – 17 June 1821) was a military leader and popular caudillo who defended northwestern Argentina from the Spanish during the Argentine War of Independence.

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Medal of Valour in Combat

Argentine Nation to the Valour in Combat Medal (Spanish: Medalla "La Nación Argentina al Valor en Combate") is the second highest military decoration given by the President of Argentina.

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Model 1968 recoilless gun

The Model 1968 recoilless gun is a 105-mm antitank weapon developed and employed by Argentina.

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National day

A national day is a designated date on which celebrations mark the nationhood of a nation or non-sovereign country.

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Observation post

An observation post (commonly abbreviated OP), temporary or fixed, is a position from which soldiers can watch enemy movements, to warn of approaching soldiers (such as in trench warfare), or to direct artillery fire.

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Oerlikon 20 mm cannon

and --> The Oerlikon 20 mm cannon is a series of autocannons, based on an original German 20 mm Becker design that appeared very early in World War I. It was widely produced by Oerlikon Contraves and others, with various models employed by both Allied and Axis forces during World War II, and many versions still in use today.

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Operation Sutton

During the 1982 Falklands War, Operation Sutton was the code name for the British landings on the shores of San Carlos Water, at Ajax Bay and Port San Carlos, near the San Carlos on East Falkland.

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Pablo Carballo

Commodore Pablo Marcos Rafael Carballo (b. 11 December 1947 Buenos Aires) is a retired member of the Argentine Air Force - the ''Fuerza Aérea Argentina'' (FAA) - who fought in the 1982 Falklands War where he participated in actions that led to the sinking of three Royal Navy ships.

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Puerto San Julián

Puerto San Julián is a natural harbour in Patagonia in the Santa Cruz Province of Argentina located at.

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R.550 Magic

The R.550 Magic (Acronym for Missile Auto-Guidé Interception et Combat) is a short-range air-to-air missile designed in 1968 by French company Matra to compete with the American AIM-9 Sidewinder.

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Río Gallegos, Santa Cruz

Río Gallegos is the capital and largest settlement of the Patagonian province of Santa Cruz in Argentina.

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Río Grande, Tierra del Fuego

Río Grande is a city in Argentina, on the north coast of the eastern part of the Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego.

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RFA Fort Austin (A386)

RFA Fort Austin is a British ''Fort Rosalie''-class dry stores ship of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary.

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RFA Sir Galahad (1966)

RFA Sir Galahad (L3005) was a Round Table class landing ship logistics (LSL) vessel belonging to the Royal Fleet Auxiliary of the United Kingdom.

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RFA Sir Geraint (L3027)

RFA Sir Geraint (L3027) was a Landing Ship Logistic of the Round Table class.

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RFA Sir Lancelot (L3029)

RFA Sir Lancelot (L3029) was the lead ship and prototype of the Round Table class landing ship logistics, an amphibious warfare design operated by the British Armed Forces.

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RFA Sir Percivale (L3036)

RFA Sir Percivale (L3036) was a Round Table class landing ship logistics (LSL) vessel belonging to the Royal Fleet Auxiliary of the United Kingdom.

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RFA Sir Tristram (L3505)

RFA Sir Tristram (L3505) is a Landing Ship Logistics of the Round Table class.

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San Carlos Water

San Carlos Water is a bay/fjord on the west coast of East Falkland, facing onto the Falkland Sound.

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San Carlos, Falkland Islands

San Carlos is a settlement in northwestern East Falkland, lying south of Port San Carlos on San Carlos Water.

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Sandy Woodward

Admiral Sir John Forster "Sandy" Woodward (1 May 1932 – 4 August 2013) was a British admiral who commanded the British Naval Task Force in the South Atlantic during the Falklands War.

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Sea Dart

Sea Dart or GWS30GWS stands for guided weapon system was a British surface-to-air missile system designed by Hawker Siddeley Dynamics in the 1960s, entering service in 1973.

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Seacat (missile)

Seacat was a British short-range surface-to-air missile system intended to replace the ubiquitous Bofors 40 mm gun aboard warships of all sizes.

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Sharkey Ward

Commander Nigel David "Sharkey" Ward, (born 1943), born Nigel David MacCartan-Ward, is a former Royal Navy officer and Fleet Air Arm fighter pilot who commanded 801 Naval Air Squadron during the 1982 Falklands War.

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Special Air Service

The Special Air Service (SAS) is a special forces unit of the British Army.

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Special Boat Service

The Special Boat Service (SBS) is the special forces unit of the United Kingdom's Royal Navy.

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SS Canberra

SS Canberra was an ocean liner, which later operated on cruises, in the P&O fleet from 1961 to 1997.

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SS Uganda

A number of ships were named Uganda, including -.

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Stanley, Falkland Islands

Stanley (also known as Port Stanley) is the capital of the Falkland Islands.

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STOVL

A short take-off and vertical landing aircraft (STOVL aircraft) is a fixed-wing aircraft that is able to take off from a short runway (or take off vertically if it does not have a heavy payload) and land vertically (i.e. with no runway).

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Submarine

A submarine (or simply sub) is a watercraft capable of independent operation underwater.

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Surface-to-air missile

A surface-to-air missile (SAM, pronunced), or ground-to-air missile (GTAM, pronounced), is a missile designed to be launched from the ground to destroy aircraft or other missiles.

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Unguided bomb

An unguided bomb, also known as a free-fall bomb, gravity bomb, dumb bomb, or iron bomb, is a conventional aircraft-delivered bomb that does not contain a guidance system and hence, simply follows a ballistic trajectory.

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West Falkland

West Falkland (Isla Gran Malvina) is the second largest of the Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic.

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Westland Lynx

The Westland Lynx is a British multi-purpose military helicopter designed and built by Westland Helicopters at its factory in Yeovil.

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Zuni (rocket)

The Zuni 5-inch Folding-Fin Aircraft Rocket (FFAR), or simply Zuni, is a unguided rocket developed by the Hunter-Douglas Division of Bridgeport Brass Company and deployed by the United States armed forces.

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1982 invasion of the Falkland Islands

On 2 April 1982, Argentine forces launched the invasion of the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), beginning the Falklands War.

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601 Assault Helicopter Battalion

The 601 Assault Helicopter Battalion (Spanish: Batallón de Helicópteros de Asalto 601) is a helicopter unit of the Argentine Army.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_San_Carlos_(1982)

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