McDonnell-Douglas Phantom FGR.2 Lockheed Hercules 1435 Flight Falkland Islands Aviation Art Print Painting by Artist Chris French
Afterthe 1982 Falklands conflict it became imperative to provide the islands with adeterrent to further aggression and 23 Squadron with their Phantom FGR.2fighters were deployed to the islands in 1983 where they remained until 1988when the duty of air defence for the island transferred to 1435 Flight, also equippedwith the Phantom FGR.2. 1435 Flight remain on the islands to this day, nowequipped with four Eurofighter Typhoon.
To support these aircraft 1312 Flight was formed as an independent Air-Refuelling,air-transport and search and rescue flight equipped with the Lockheed C-130Hercules. These aircraft were later replaced by VC10, which in turn have beenreplaced by a single Lockheed TriStar.
Chris French's painting shows Phantoms from 1435 Flight refuelling fromHercules C.1 XV296.
South Atlantic Top Up - MDD Phantom FGR.2 and Lockheed Hercules
- Artist: Chris French FGAvA
- Product Code: CFR-053
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