posted on Jun, 15 2012 @ 12:13 PM
Originally posted by Power_Semi
Their airforce may be obsolete against modern fighters, but with no runway they are completely in control no matter how obsolete you might think they
are, since there would be nothing else in the air.
I think the Argentinean airforce would only be in control when they were out of range of any UK air defence. A Type 45 would make short work of any
nations airforce, let alone that fielded by Argentina, as would a prepared RAF regiment with Rapier batteries sitting in range.
How easy is it to take control of the air field? We can all fantasise about a pre-emptive strike being 100% successful, but that’s unlikely as the
Argentine airforce lacks precision munitions. An attack by troops implies they would be able to keep it secret until it happens and the British
forces in situ would be easily rolled over – something I would not want to experiment with.
A military option from Argentina is just too much of a gamble with the British forces and capability on the Islands, let alone what could be deployed
if push came to shove, even in these times of defence cuts and austerity.
In reality, the worst the Argentines will do is be a royal pain, without stepping over the line that deserves a slap.