Cover art for The Falklands War
Published
Bookworks, September 2018
ISBN
9781785211850
Format
Hardcover, 192 pages
Dimensions
27cm × 21cm

The Falklands War Operations Manual April to June 1982

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The Haynes Falklands War Operations Manual looks at the planning and logistics that made the whole operation possible. It considers how the naval Task Force was raised and assembled in rapid time, the adaptation and conversion of the liners QE2, Canberra and Uganda for war service in the South Atlantic, the logistics of the long voyage south, how Ascension Island became a 24/7 staging post and operations hub for the Task Force, the use of air power (in particular the RAF Harrier and RN Sea Harrier), the RAFs air-to-air refuelling tanker aircraft that made much of the air component of the operation feasible, the epic Black Buck Vulcan bomber raid on Stanley; ships, landing craft, helicopters, weapons and equipment, and how the re-supply operation kept the fuel, food and ammunition flowing across 7,878 miles of ocean.

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