posted on Jan, 21 2014 @ 06:08 AM
Well thanks Sam.
So the Falklands, thanks to Nato Cold War planning, the UK had the Harrier, at the time of the Falklands Skirmish it was the SHAR (sea Harrier) for
Fleet Defence and the RAF GR (Ground (Attack and) Reconassaince) 1 and 3 - both heavy on sealant to Navalise them!
The planning assumptions for the Falklands taken straight from the Cold War manual was to establish an FOB on the Islands, the FOB was to provide
sustained operations over a 22 day period with fuel, weapons, air traffic control and maintenance facilities for 12 aircraft with a 400m runway
planning on 8 sorties per day.
So to enable this, equipment was loaded into the Atlantic Conveyer. Equipment which the planners and sappers had all used in training for Cold War
missions put to use in Europe was now on a ship to South America.
You can read the article any way but this FOB and Aircraft was designed to be deployed across Europe, the Aluminium matting for a 400m runway and taxi
way plus fuel, weapons, maintenance and air traffic can probably all fit in 4 chinooks!
edit on 21-1-2014 by IamSirDrinksalot because: (no reason given)