|First Latin American War|
|Date||1974 - 1976|
|Result||Status quo ante bellum|
Origins of the War
Argentina's army had Argentina's best aircraft, the Pulqui II Jet fighter, a modification of the Focke Wulf Ta 183 Jet.
Brazil's armed forces were equipped with American weapons, like the M-48 battle Tank, and the sabre jet fighter, which was equal to the Pulqui.
1. The Opening Moves
At 6:26, massed Argentinian artillery opened up on the border fortifications, while Argentinian aircraft attacked every airfield in southern Brazil.
Responses to the Attack
At the time of the declaration of war, German carrier group 2, consisting of the carrier Peter Strasser, the light carrier Gorch Fock, one light cruiser, and four destroyers, was sailing off the coast of Brazil. The presence of the fleet so close to Brazil sent shivers down the spines of the Brazilian high command. Both Germany and the United States declared themselves neutral at the opening of hostilities,
End of the War
See too The Second Latin American War 1993 - 1994.