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Old 17th Jun 2012, 19:55
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Justanopinion
 
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With the Falkland Islands retaken this detachment returned home on the 14th July to prepare for deployment to Port Stanley and the ongoing defence of the Island itself. The Phantoms were unable to deploy until October however, with the Port Stanley runway in need of extension by some 2000ft and the installation of several RHAG (rotary hydraulic arrestor gear) units which would provide shorter landing runs and minimise wear to the Phantom's brakes
So a three month delay and a 2000 ft runway extension. Non VSTOL using "short strips" (normal size runway) far from the best solution.

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