Did the Argentinians perform above,at, or below expectations in the Falklands?

May 2019
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The Argentinians fought Britain which was nuclear armed and a NATO member over the Falklands or the Malvinas. Was their showing a decent one or a poor one?
 
Mar 2019
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The Argentinians fought Britain which was nuclear armed and a NATO member over the Falklands or the Malvinas. Was their showing a decent one or a poor one?
Their army performed about as well as you would expect a bunch of conscript kids to perform.

Air force - heroic.
 
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May 2019
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The Argentinian air force sunk some royal navy ships but how did they do in air to air combat?
 

Chlodio

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The Argentinian air force sunk some royal navy ships but how did they do in air to air combat?
The British admitted losing five aircraft to ground fire but none in air-to-air combat. The British claimed 109 Argentinian aircraft destroyed to all causes including 30 destroyed on the ground or captured, 31 shot down in air-to-air engagements, at least 28 were claimed by various British SAMs. These numbers do not add up, as is typical in air warfare. Some claims may have been exaggerated or were unconfirmed.
 
Mar 2019
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Kansas
The British admitted losing five aircraft to ground fire but none in air-to-air combat. The British claimed 109 Argentinian aircraft destroyed to all causes including 30 destroyed on the ground or captured, 31 shot down in air-to-air engagements, at least 28 were claimed by various British SAMs. These numbers do not add up, as is typical in air warfare. Some claims may have been exaggerated or were unconfirmed.
Yeah the Harriers are almost impossible to dog fight. every time you get behind them, they just reverse the vetor thrusters lol

Also the British lost a plane when it took of from the ski jump and hit a wave.............think about that lol
 
Mar 2019
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I don't think they hit Hermes or Invincible, did they?
Well there are three possible answers to that

According the British...no

According to the Argentinian's...yes they even decorated the guy for putting a bomb on the deck of the Invincible.

Maybe....lol
 

Chlodio

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Does almost count? If I recall correctly the Exocet that hit Atlantic Conveyor originally took aim at Invincible. Invincible detected it, launched chaff, the missile got confused and reset, went back into search mode, and this time found the Atlantic Conveyor.