Reply to post: Re: VIFing?

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

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Re: VIFing?

I also seem to recall a platoon of upgunned (105s) Israeli Shermans trumping a bigger herd of buttoned-up Egyptian(/Syrian?) T-55s in the 67 war.

Skill and courage doesn't always win (Polish cavalry vs German AFVs), but it's worth keeping in mind when evaluating the merits of this or that piece of equipment from historical outcomes.

I suspect the skill advantage of the English pilots had a lot to do with Harrier performance over the Falklands.

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