Reply to post: Re: VIFing?

F-35 'incomparable' to Harrier jump jet, top test pilot tells El Reg

werdsmith Silver badge

Re: VIFing?

IIRC, that's the sort of thing that gave the Harriers a significant edge over Argie planes the Falklands conflict

Their edge was that they were up against A4 Skyhawks which were good at delivering bombs but hopelessly vulnerable. It was incredibly brave of those Argentine pilots to go ahead with those missions in those circumstances, not to mention flying donkeys like the Pucara and the Aermacchi 339 which is just a trainer.

I think they lost only two Mirage, one to their own anti-aircraft defences. After that they changed tactics and fire Exocets from a long stand off position.

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