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Tango0107 Sep 2017 12:14 p.m. PST

"The Argentine air force recently retired its Mirage fighters, with only a handful of them even flyable. The country also confirmed that all Air Force Lockheed Martin A-4AR Skyhawk fighters have been grounded and will not be replaced for the foreseeable future.

The problems don't stop there, their submarine crews despite benefiting from a recent upgrade, need at least 190 days of immersion practice and in 2014 only spent 19 hours submerged. A similar situation is faced by their four destroyers, they don't have any serviceable weaponry.

Argentine ground forces rarely have the resources for training and are vastly under equipped, their kit dates back to the 70's and is in very short supply. In addition to this, the Argentine Air Force largely consists of a collection of obsolete aircraft mostly dating back to the 1970's, which are frequently grounded due to poor serviceability…."
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Never Russian nor China weapons here… I asure you…

So… we have not more Armed Forces here… so what? (smile)


Pan Marek Supporting Member of TMP07 Sep 2017 12:22 p.m. PST

Maybe they have finally realized that there is no external military threat, and that the military has historically been an internal threat.

Bunkermeister Supporting Member of TMP07 Sep 2017 1:44 p.m. PST

Their military has never recovered from Tango leaving.

Mike Bunkermeister Creek

Pan Marek Supporting Member of TMP07 Sep 2017 1:49 p.m. PST


Dwindling Gravitas Inactive Member07 Sep 2017 2:05 p.m. PST

Deleted? Really?

Ho hum …

Tango0107 Sep 2017 2:44 p.m. PST


I have read your's Dwndling… ask the british..(smile)


Dwindling Gravitas Inactive Member07 Sep 2017 3:11 p.m. PST

Armand, no way did I think "you'd" be offended :-)

VCarter Supporting Member of TMP07 Sep 2017 6:14 p.m. PST

Should have been DHed. Then at least we would be able to see what you wrote.

Just kidding about the DH part.

Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member07 Sep 2017 10:34 p.m. PST

I suppose this means the Falklands/Malvinas are breathing easier….

I wonder if a lot of nations might be feeling the desire to cut way back on modern militaries, if they do not perceive an active threat, given the increasing expense of keeping up with expensive gadgetry.

How often, after all, have two Latin American countries gone to war in the last 70 years?

Tango0107 Sep 2017 10:53 p.m. PST

Not ofended at all… (smile)

Nobody want to go to war from this places… thanks God!.


Bindon Blood07 Sep 2017 11:08 p.m. PST

I am sorry, but there is no such place as the Falklands/Malvinas.

Ask the residents, they are called the Falklands Islands…

basileus66 Inactive Member08 Sep 2017 4:41 a.m. PST


In English, yes. In Spanish, the islands are known as Malvinas. It is like Aachen and Aquisgran. Same city, different name.

Lion in the Stars08 Sep 2017 2:11 p.m. PST

Bunkermeister for the win!

Bindon Blood09 Sep 2017 7:07 a.m. PST

So, if I understand you correctly, basileus66, as this is an English language forum, it's just the Falkland Islands then?

Pythagoras09 Sep 2017 9:43 a.m. PST

Would a rose by any other name still smell as sweet?….the great bard.

basileus66 Inactive Member09 Sep 2017 10:01 a.m. PST

Usually, I use Falklands in English-speaking fora, but exceptionally in this case, and just because I like to make fun of your nationalistic overreaction, I will use Malvinas. ;)

Bindon Blood10 Sep 2017 11:32 a.m. PST

Feel free if that's the sort of thing that floats your boat….

No skin off my nose…

Steve Wilcox10 Sep 2017 1:13 p.m. PST

How about a compromise: the Malklands or the Falkvinas? :)

basileus66 Inactive Member10 Sep 2017 2:47 p.m. PST


Tango0110 Sep 2017 4:16 p.m. PST



Bindon Blood11 Sep 2017 4:15 a.m. PST

Fuegian Islands?

PMC31711 Sep 2017 7:40 a.m. PST

Penguinland! :D

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