Reply to post: Re: VIFing?

F-35 'incomparable' to Harrier jump jet, top test pilot tells El Reg

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Re: VIFing?

VIFFing was never used during the Falklands: the Argie aircraft were at too far a range to get involved in air-to-air combat. If a Harrier appeared they ran: if they had stopped to fight they would have run out of fuel. The Falklands really were at the maximum endurance range of their aircraft

PS - VIFF = Vectoring In Forward Flight

And the US Marines invented it during a demo flight "just to see what happened if you tried it"

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