🔴 Pick One Ep. 4 [Falklands Airfield Sabotage] 🔴 [Bloke On the Range] + Marty Morgan (Historian)

Marty’s choice: M16
Mike’s choice: M16
Henry’s choice: SLR / M16

43% 👉 [Option 1] M16A1 + 240rds of 5.56x45mm NATO
57% 👉 [Option 2] L1A1 / 4x Trilux SUIT + 160rds of 7.62x51mm NATO

Mike’s Channel [Bloke on the Range] https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9k2WzcJ1kUMl4KIwNQwrFA

Marty’s Channel [Midway512] https://www.youtube.com/user/midway512

⚔️ SCENARIO⚔️: 1982, Falkland Islands / Islas Malvinas

Can you hear it? The nonstop high winds that sting your face with rain droplets. It’s cold. You smell the smoke of burning jet fuel with semtex. You hear a faint chopping sound in the horizon from the blades of a Wessex HU5 helicopter…

It’s been a month since Argentinian troops had occupied the Falkland Islands, and while the Royal Navy dominates the seas, the recent sinking of HMS Coventry to the Argentinian Air Force (AAF) has no doubt emphasised the need to deny enemy air assets.

You are the ranking NCO to a small British SAS reconnaissance team of 5 troopers, and you have a new mission.

Naval Intelligence has identified a small airfield on a northern island with about a dozen aircrafts; of which the six FMA IA 58 Pucarás and four Turbo Mentor light attack aircrafts aircrafts are posing a threat to Royal Marines on their march to the capital Port Stanley.

Your team will insert via kayaks under the cover of darkness onto a beach head about 6miles away (on the NNW of the objective) to establish an observation post (OP) for 48 hours, located within 1km of the objective. You will have limited radio contact with a main assault element, but your team shall confirm that all 10 main aircrafts are grounded prior to the attack. You estimate a company+ of Argentinean soldiers are also in the vicinity providing security to the airfield amongst the AAF maintenance and aviation personnel.

Once confirmed that all targets are on ground, the main element of 40 SAS troops will insert by helicopter from the aircraft carrier HMS Hermes to destroy the objective on ground. Your team will link up with the main element, provide overwatch/ security for the sabotage element, and exfiltrate by helicopter (or kayak, if the landing zone / LZ is compromised / overrun).

If your OP is compromised / discovered before the main assault, you will have to exfiltrate on foot to the shoreside to call in for a hasty helicopter extraction, but there have been extremely heavy headwinds that have already caused multiple helicopter crashes, and the Argentinians could potentially respond with their aircrafts on the air strip that your mission is to destroy.

Local weather is rainy with high winds and the island is relatively flat with gradual terrain change.

Furthermore, the Royal Marines on the march to Port Stanely will unlikely be able to respond immediately in time due to the isolated island and the distance required to march on foot. If your position is compromised it would be best to dig in and defend against Argentinian ground forces.

👉 [Option 1] M16A1 + 240rds of 5.56x45mm NATO

👉 [Option 2] L1A1 / 4x Trilux SUIT + 160rds of 7.62x51mm NATO

Remember that you are packing all communications equipment, 72+hrs of sustenance, and all basic survival equipment. You only have hand grenades, as the main element will arrive with the explosive charges for the objective.

In this episode, we are joined by our British Small Arms expert Mike Burns from the hit channel Bloke on the Range!

Mike is an experienced and active marksman, is well read on the Falklands, and has extensive experience on the SLR, M16.

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