Here is the story of the MB-339 pilot. In Spanish
WikiThe Argentine Naval Aviation (Comando de Aviación Naval) was the first foreign user of the forerunner MB-326GB, buying eight in 1969. Ten MB-339s arrived in 1979 and were the only attack jets to operate from Port Stanley Airport (along with turboprops FMA IA 58 Pucarás and T-34 Mentors) during the Falklands War in 1982. On 21 May during a routine reconnaissance flight and flown by Lieutenant Owen Crippa, a MB-339 was the first one to attack the Royal Navy amphibious force hitting HMS Argonaut
http://www.raf.mod.uk/falklands/dday1.htmlThe next attack came from an Aermacchi MB 339 flown by Lieutenant Crippa from Stanley on a routine reconnaissance flight. He attacked HMS Argonaut at very low level with cannon fire and rockets, causing minor damage and wounding three men. Having fired all his ammunition, Lt Crippa flew safely back to Stanley
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That is one classy airliner.
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