Argentine A-4 Skyhawk pilot’s Falklands War missions

Salvador Huertas spoke with Pablo Marcos Carballo who flew the A-4 Skyhawk during the Falklands War and gives a fascinating insight from the Argentine Air Force perspective and recounted one of his combat missions in the July 1991 issue of AirForces Monthly

Argentine Air Force Skyhawks flew many hazardous missions against the British Task Force during the Falklands Conflict. Salvador Huertas interviews one of their pilots

CAPITÁN PABLO MARCOS CARBALLO of Grupo 5 de Caza of the Fuerza Aérea Argentina was an experienced attack pilot with over 1,800 hours in the Skyhawk and a flight leader during the Falklands conflict. In 1991 he was a Major flying Mirages with Grupo 6 de Caza at Tandil.

Carballo's first notice of the Argentine landings near Port Stanley was in the early hours of April 2, 1982, while at Villa Reynolds, home of Grupo 5 de Caza, and gives his first-hand account of some of the events he lived up to June 14, 1982.

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