Video of Tense Aerial Battle b/w Harriers & Skyhawks during Falklands War

Have a look at the Video of the Tense Aerial Battle b/w Harriers & Skyhawks during the Falklands War.

10 weeks into the Falklands War two British Harriers find themselves protecting damaged ships.

Suddenly, Argentine Skyhawks appear on the horizon and a fight ensues.

Have a look at the Video of what happened next

The Falklands War was a 10 war between Argentina and the United Kingdom

It was over two British overseas territories in the South Atlantic:

 

  • Falkland Island,
  • South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands

It began on 2 April 1982, when Argentina invaded and occupied the Islands

Argentina attempted to establish the sovereignty it had claimed over them.

On 5 April, the British government dispatched a naval task force to engage the Argentine Navy and Air Force before making an amphibious assault on the islands.

The conflict lasted 74 days and ended with the Argentine surrender on 14 June 1982, returning the islands to British control. In total, 649 Argentine military personnel, 255 British military personnel, and three Falkland Islanders died during the hostilities.

In total 24 helicopters,10 fighters & 1 bomber of the United Kingdom were lost on the other hand 25 helicopters,35 fighters,2 bombers,4 cargo aircraft,25 COIN aircraft & 9 armed trainers of Argentina were lost

Read more: When a Royal Navy Pilot landed a Sea Harrier or Spanish Cargo ship – Alraigo incident

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