Accession Number:

ADA604347

Title:

The Falklands War, 1982: How Technological Deployments Shaped Decisions and the Outcome of the War

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

MARINE CORPS COMMAND AND STAFF COLL QUANTICO VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2010-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

42.0

Abstract:

The primarily focus of this paper is on the analysis of the technological weapons as well as how their deployment shaped the commanders decisions. Specifically, the Britishs employment of the AIM-9L Sidewinder air-to-air missiles, the Harrier, and nuclear powered submarines shaped the Argentinean forces conversely, Argentines deployment of the five air launched AM39 Exocet missiles and its large fleet of A4 Skyhawks, Mirage 5s, and eleven Mirage 3s ultimately failed to deter the British fleet from retaking the Falklands.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Air- and Space-Launched Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE