Falklands Quiz

Consider yourself a Falklands expert? With the 40th anniversary of the conflict being marked this year, why not test your knowledge on this storied subject?

Question 1 of 15

Argentine unit Grupo 8 de Caza lost two examples of which aircraft on May 1, 1982?

Canberra
Mirage III
Pucara
Skyhawk

Question 2 of 15

What was the nickname of the Westland Wessex helicopter flown by 737 Naval Air Squadron’s HMS Antrim Flight?

Hubert
Harry
Humpty
Humphrey

Question 3 of 15

Who was detachment commander of the RAF’s Avro Vulcan force on Ascension Island?

Neil McDougall
Alastair Montgomery
Dave Thomas
Martin Withers

Question 4 of 15

Which aircraft type was flown by Flt Lt Tony Harper during the conflict?

Sea King
Sea Harrier
Chinook
Harrier GR.3

Question 5 of 15

Falklands Quiz

What are the stores on the outboard pylons of the nearest Harrier GR.3, in this view aboard HMS Hermes, on May 19, 1982?

BL755
Paveway
Martel
Shrike

Question 6 of 15

HMS Exeter fired which weapon to down an Argentine Learjet on June 7, 1982?

Sea Dart
Sea Slug
Sea Wolf
Rapier

Question 7 of 15

What was the codename of 2 Para’s Col ‘H’ Jones?

Suntan
Sunday
Sunray
Sunfish

Question 8 of 15

Two examples of which British helicopter type crashed on Fortuna Glacier, South Georgia, during a rescue sortie?

Wessex
Chinook
Sea King
Lynx

Question 9 of 15

The Exocet missile was employed by which Argentine aircraft during the conflict?

Super Étendard
Dagger
Skyhawk
Canberra

Question 10 of 15

Falklands Quiz

The Argentine Skyhawk C-214 (above) nearest to the camera flew eight missions in the Falklands, attacking HMS Broadsword and Sir Tristram. Which sub-type was it?

A-4C
A-4Q
A-4B
A-4N

Question 11 of 15

Which unlikely Argentine Air Force type was jury-rigged with multiple ejector racks and 250kg bombs?

Lockheed Electra
Lockheed Hercules
Boeing 707
Grumman Tracker

Question 12 of 15

Scimitar and Scorpion CVR(T) vehicles were employed by which British Army unit on the Falklands?

Household Cavalry
Light Dragoons
Queen’s Royal Lancers
The Blues and Royals

Question 13 of 15

Which anti-radar missile was fired in anger during the conflict by the RAF Vulcan force?

Martel
Shrike
ALARM
HARM

Question 14 of 15

Which Argentine Air Force aircraft type evaded four Sea Dart missiles fired from HMS Bristol and HMS Cardiff on May 21, 1982?

Canberra
Dagger
Hercules
Boeing 707

Question 15 of 15

Royal Navy Petty Officer J A Balls aimed an AS.12 missile fired from a Westland Wessex at which target, in a bid to neutralise the Argentine General Menendez and his staff?

Boca House
Estancia House
Stanley Police Station
Top Malo House

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76-100% A superb performance… you really know your stuff on the fight for the Falklands!