Originally Posted by donutsina911
i rest my case your honour. Lots of £££, time, effort and resource to put one 1000lb bomb on a runway that wasnt being used in any meaningful fashion and that couldnt have been used for anything threatening to the taskforce anyway. Waste of resource to pander to RAF egos.
Except (mdt) that the line of bombs runs through what was the main apron and hangar area in 1982, thereby causing damage right through the middle of what was the main dispersal area, taking out the local light aircraft that the Argies were using for "spotters" at the time, and taking the line almost exactly across the middle of the runway before the bombs ran out. Dad's Cessna was one of the aircraft hit, a 1000lb bomb detonated a short distance away from it and though it looked like an aircraft from 50 yards, from 5 yards it looked like a colander. Never flew again and the prop is on the wall in Dad's house with a big chunk missing out of the back of it!
If I had been planning to drop a line of bombs based on where the Argie buildings and aircraft were in 1982, I would have put them exactly where they actually landed... but then I have the benefit of having landed at Stanley Airport many times in the last 30 odd years including on odd occasions from the driving seat, and I know what it looked like then and where everything was at the time