Footage of a Tense Aerial Battle During the Falklands War
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Impressive Aerial Footage
In this video, we get to see that tense aerial battle that ensued during the Falklands War. Ten weeks into the conflict, two British Harriers found themselves having to protect damaged ships, but it wasn’t as easy as they thought as Argentine Skyhawks suddenly appeared, and an intense dogfight ensued.
It was one of the best aerial combat videos we’ve seen so far, as we can see all the details of the shootdowns.
The Harrier is a beautiful warbird, a testament to Britain’s excellent engineering. This footage also speaks volumes about what this aircraft is truly capable of, as well as the skills of the British pilots that have piloted it from the past.