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Zorin
03-04-2011, 15:52
Operation Pedestal

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Operation Pedestal was a British operation to get desperately needed supplies to the island of Malta in August 1942, during the Second World War. Malta was the base from which surface ships, submarines and aircraft attacked Axis convoys carrying essential supplies to the Italian and German armies in North Africa. In 1941-1942, Malta was effectively under siege, blockaded by Axis air and naval forces

RAF/RN


HMS Eagle + HMS Argus

Sea Hurricane Mk.I
Martlet Mk.I

Malta

Spitfire Vc(tr) (limit of 10)
Hurricane MK.II

Luftwaffe


Bf110G-2 (limit of 6)
Ju87D-3
Ju88A-4

RA


Re.2000
Mc.202 VII
SM.79