Unusual Tournament Posted August 27, 2017 #101 Share Posted August 27, 2017 (edited) 2 hours ago, Manfred von Dreidecker said: Tell that to the Fuerza Aerea Argentina. Super-duper supersonic speed and ultra-long range missiles are probably overrated, the kind of combat environment where it might be possible to use that to their full advantage is rally very very rare, and in fact has probably never been encountered in any real conflict there's been since WWII. But then, I know it's your policy to do down the Old Country at every chance you get. if the harrier was so good then why did so many British ships get hit? Most of the Argentinian airforce was under a U.S. embargo, their best fighters were French, they were few and the French stopped all support once the invasion took place. thing is that the Argentinians were crap. they had 5 exocets only and if they targeted the 2 British aircraft carriers instead of whatever ship popped up on their radar screens then the war would have had a very different end. The harriers were operating under air cover from the navy and close to their supply lines while the Argies were very far away and their fighters could not loiter on the battlefield for lack of fuel. Luckily America and France were supporting Britain with their embargoes and intel. If that naval battle group had gone up against Russian fighters or even F-16 types then the outcome would have been different. While the harrier was a good support fighter it was very limited. Just accept it. Edited August 27, 2017 by Captain Risky Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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