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That time a Royal Navy Sea Harrier did an emergency landing on a Spanish Cargo ship: the Alraigo Incident
Ian "Soapy" Watson, the Sea Harrier pilot, had completed only 75 per cent of the recommended flying hours. On Jun. 7, 1983 Royal Navy Sea Harrier ZA176 performed an emergency landing aboard Cargo Ship Alraigo. The news footage in this post features the recovery of Sea Harrier ZA176 and Sub-Lt Ian Watson after...
The story of how Argentine Air Force Dagger fighters severely damaged HMS Ardent during the Falklands War
“It was a Sea Harrier going for Captain Robles’ aircraft. Almost simultaneously I saw fire in my mirror and immediately I felt the impact of a missile in my Dagger, which remained without controls," 1st Lieutenant Luna, Argentine Air Force A risky anti-ship mission conducted by the Argentinian Dagger fighters during the Falklands War. On Apr. 2, 1982 the Argentine Navy and thousands...
The story of a tense CAP flown by two Royal Navy Sea Harrier fighters during the Falklands War
The Sea Harrier was dubbed by Argentine pilots “La Muerta Negra” (The Black Death) because of its Extra Dark Sea Grey colour scheme which made it very difficult to spot over land or sea The story of a tense combat air patrol sortie flown by two Royal Navy Sea Harrier fighters during Operation Sutton. Royal Navy Sea Harriers proved their worth...

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