posted on Jun, 18 2011 @ 09:56 AM
The video seems to be genuine. Its not a first in terms of low flight.. Every AirForce has their acrobatic nuts, who get kicks out of doing things
like this.And then there is the other kind who end up doing stuff like this in wartime and in combat, and never really realize how low they went until
the groundcrew have a look at the aircraft which brings back twigs and branches and tufts of grass on the wings, or until someone looks at the
I respect the latter, and I do not think much of the former. An unfortunate truth is I've a majority of the former lose their lives when they done
something crazy and successfully for 5,10, 15 times but it doesn't quite work the next time, the last time.
As far as the Falklands war goes, both countries fought for a cause they believed in, and interestingly I honestly believe BOTH fought against greater
odds, the British from a vulnerability of supply lines point of view and the Argentines from a inferior technology and operational reach point of
The war could have gone either way, at multiple stages, right up till the final battle for Stanley. The general consensus is that the British 'won'
as the got to keep the Falklands/Malvinas, and there's not much one can do to refute that.
I honestly believe the British were on weak ground at multiple occasions but a little bit of luck and good strategy right uptill the end gave them the
The Argentines, well their premise for the war was flawed, they thought the British would not bother, but they didn't do their homework well enough.
The British 'environment' at that time was in the doldrums, and the government there I believe jumped at this as an opportunity to gain support and
While the Argentines where caught in between preparing for a subsequent conflict with Chile.
In the end: bad supply lines, training and morale of Argentine troops holding the islands along with the Argentine Air-force, and a few dozen short in
exocets (maybe even a dozen short) is what killed if for the Argentines.
The British pushed through because of the HMS Conqueror, blue fox, sidewinders, the surrender demand bluff at Falklands, and better GI
A very important war for all military strategists to know about in its entirety.