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Falklands - San Carolos Landings 30th Anniversary
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Posted 05-20-2012 at 11:13 PM by [R-DEV]Rhino

Hey all,

Today, the 21st of May marks the 30th Anniversary of Operation Sutton, the amphibious landing on beaches around San Carlos Water, on the northwestern coast of East Falkland facing onto Falkland Sound. The bay, known as Bomb Alley by British forces and Death Valley (valle de la Muerte) by the Argentine forces (due to the very heavy anti-aircraft), was the scene of repeated air attacks by low-flying Argentine jets.

To avoid the highest concentration of British air defences, Argentine pilots released ordnance from very low altitude, and hence their bomb fuzes did not have sufficient time to arm before impact. The low release of the dumb bombs (some of which had been sold to the Argentines by the British years earlier) meant that many never exploded, as there was insufficient time in the air for them to arm themselves. A simple free-fall bomb will, during a low altitude release, impact almost directly below the aircraft which is then within the lethal fragmentation zone of the resulting explosion. The pilots where aware of this, but due to the high concentration levels required to avoid SAMs and Anti-Aircraft Artillery (AAA), as well as any British Sea Harriers, many failed to climb to the necessary release point. The problem was solved by the improvised fitting of retarding devices, allowing low-level bombing attacks as employed on 8 June.

To mark this anniversary we've shot this small teaser for the Falklands Mini-Mod with three Mirage IIIEA aircraft attacking the bay at low level while trying to avoid the AA defenses

Laggy alternative link if YouTube isn't allowed in your country: http://beta.xfire.com/videos/574a5b

Finally we would like to show our respect for all thous killed and wounded on both sides of the conflict during this operation 30 years ago and how bravely they fought.


Thanks for reading and don't forget to keep an eye out for more info on this mini-mod
Updated 05-24-2012 at 02:42 AM by [R-DEV]Rhino
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    Both countries believe that they are right, some day we will solve it, all the dead and wounded in the conflict honor and glory!

    Ambos paises piensan que tienen razon, algun dia lo resolveremos, a todos los muertos y heridos en el conflicto honor y gloria!
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    Posted 05-21-2012 at 05:51 PM by alexandrei07 alexandrei07 is offline
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    Splendid video Rhino. Looking forward to the release very much.
    Rest In Peace all soldiers and civilians who lost their lives in that war.
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    Posted 05-22-2012 at 04:20 PM by Zulnex Zulnex is offline
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    Free Gate wont working!
    Can't watch it again!
    What a pity!
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    Posted 05-23-2012 at 11:58 AM by Jolly Jolly is offline
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    Free Gate wont working!
    Can't watch it again!
    What a pity!
    oh sorry, forgot about that

    Will look into uploading to xfire for you + anyone else who can't watch it
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    Posted 05-23-2012 at 12:07 PM by [R-DEV]Rhino [R-DEV]Rhino is offline
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    Rhion, You are such a nice guy!
    Thank you!
    I will get my new Free Gate soon, and that firewall wont stop me!
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    Posted 05-23-2012 at 10:05 PM by Jolly Jolly is offline
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    here yo go, although laggy again, dunno what is up with xfire vids these days... Xfire Video - PR:BF2 - Falklands - Bomb Alley
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    Posted 05-24-2012 at 02:42 AM by [R-DEV]Rhino [R-DEV]Rhino is offline
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    I first thought it was just BF2 with J10, but it turns out I was wrong man!
    Those birds are beautiful and your work is awesome!!
    I really can't wait to try it!!!
    Thank you! Rhino!
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    Posted 05-24-2012 at 04:09 AM by Jolly Jolly is offline
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    I dont know where is the location of X-fire server, but odd, it works perfect without lag to me...
    Again, damn that firewall.
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    Posted 05-24-2012 at 04:10 AM by Jolly Jolly is offline
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    Excellente Work!! I hope we can see the mod soon


    Just one thing, the San Carlos Bay its not known as Death Valley for Argentinian Forces. I never saw/read argentinian pilots & troops (i read a few books and many internet war anecdotes) talk of San Carlos as a Death Valley, just "Estrecho de San Carlos" (San Carlos Bay) Of the 50 hunter-bombers (dagger & a4) that take part in the attack, Argentina lost 10 (5 & 5), and almost all them were because Harrier interception
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    Posted 06-07-2012 at 10:19 PM by pedrooo14 pedrooo14 is offline
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    Excellente Work!! I hope we can see the mod soon
    Cheers

    http://www.realitymod.com/forum/f376...sting-2-a.html

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    Just one thing, the San Carlos Bay its not known as Death Valley for Argentinian Forces. I never saw/read argentinian pilots & troops (i read a few books and many internet war anecdotes) talk of San Carlos as a Death Valley, just "Estrecho de San Carlos" (San Carlos Bay) Of the 50 hunter-bombers (dagger & a4) that take part in the attack, Argentina lost 10 (5 & 5), and almost all them were because Harrier interception
    You may be true, I heard it on a video which I can't find now (think it was this one but has since been removed... www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GKFu7od5Rc ) but it was coming from a British Serviceman iirc.

    Also according to Wikipedia, the Argentines lost 22 aircraft in the attacks which it has this for its source: The Official History of the Falklands Campaign: War and diplomacy - Lawrence Freedman - Google Books

    I think quite a lot of aircraft where shot down by the Rapier SAM launchers once they where operational? Quite a few where also shot down by the odd conventional AA guns, which where very few in number and one of the many serious failings of the British Task Force during the Falklands.
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    Posted 06-08-2012 at 12:27 AM by [R-DEV]Rhino [R-DEV]Rhino is offline
 


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