Hawker Siddeley AV-8A Matador: Sea Maestro.

Hawker Siddeley AV-8A Matador: Sea Maestro.

Interesting the procurement story of the Spanish Armada (Navy) VA.1 Matadors (Bullfighters). They’re bought through the US Navy in order to surpass the British embargo to Franco’s dictatorship.
One of them flying formation with a US Navy Vought Corsair II over the Armada venerable carrier Dédalo -the ancient USS Cabot.

The Spanish Navy Matador wore a very stylist “Traje de luces” (Bullfighter’s costume).


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