Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Falklands - Argentine improvised weapon at Goose Green

This is a quick post of a picture that found of an Argentine improvised weapon that was located at Goose Green.  I had forgotten about it until I was looking up a picture of the Top Malo house for Tony at “Card Models by Tony” (Link) and I relocated it.  I find this amazing myself and will have to scratch build it for my 20mm Argentine conscripts to try (that would be the key word!) to use it against the 2 Para.  


The weapon is a 2.75” rocket pod from a Pucara strike aircraft tied down to a wooden crate.  The crate is mounted on top of children’s slide in the settlement.  The weapon was to be aimed by using the step ladder that is seen in the picture and then to be fired by an electrical charge that was connected to a car battery! 

Cheers,

Joe

7 comments:

The Rusty Nail said...

Hi Joe,
I had read about this weapon but had no idea that it was such a surreal configuration. Just what every young lad wants in his playground!
Also interested in any pictures of Top Malo pre battle as the structure was destroyed by the action.
Cheers,

Rusty

Sapper Joe said...

Hello, Rusty

Keep an eye out, I should have a pic of it up by the end of this holiday. It is not much to look at, as the pic is from the 1930's, but it does show 2 of the 4 sides of the building.

Cheers,

Joe

Anonymous said...

Hi Joe, i had a family in the goose green battle 1982...and i know about this...i didnt know about the slide...they put the pucara´s misil over old tractors...or box to use...may be the slide too...there are pics of that too.

Sapper Joe said...

Hello! If you got any more information or even a pic of the Pucara missiles on the tractor, I really would like to see it.

Cheers,

Joe

Anonymous said...

Hello Joe, is it in the web.

http://interdefensa.argentinaforo.net/t1334p45-cp30-y-cp-90

Here is the Tractor misilistico

Saludos!

Anonymous said...

Or check in google imagen = TRACTOR MISILISTICO

Saludos!

Sapper Joe said...

Hello again!

Excellent! Thank you for the information. I saw the pic of the rocket pod tractor. That is great and I am seriously going to have to try to model it.

Thank you again,

Joe