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XM607 Falklands' Most Daring Raid
« on: March 16, 2019, 12:47:28 »
A fascinating  video I stumbled upon. Yes we all know about the Falklands but this is the first time I have seen it in this detail.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBJ99bIhAVk

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Re: XM607 Falklands' Most Daring Raid
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2019, 13:31:37 »
A fascinating  video I stumbled upon. Yes we all know about the Falklands but this is the first time I have seen it in this detail.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBJ99bIhAVk

Alot of work for one bomb on target ;)
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Re: XM607 Falklands' Most Daring Raid
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2019, 16:31:16 »
Wasn't this simply a case of the RAF desperately trying to prove their worth, thus preventing further budget cuts?

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Re: XM607 Falklands' Most Daring Raid
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2019, 17:45:33 »
Wasn't this simply a case of the RAF desperately trying to prove their worth, thus preventing further budget cuts?

Nope.

At that time everyone was desperately trying to keep up with Margaret Thatcher's desire for revenge against the Argies which, resulting in victory, coincidentally saved her government.

“To stand on the firing parapet and expose yourself to danger; to stand and fight a thousand miles from home when you're all alone and outnumbered and probably beaten; to spit on your hands and lower the pike; to stand fast over the body of Leonidas the King; to be rear guard at Kunu-Ri; to stand and be still to the Birkenhead Drill; these are not rational acts. They are often merely necessary.”
— Jerry Pournelle —