Falklands War video: Argentine A-4 Skyhawks' (insane) low level attack

At its 30th anniversary, the Falklands War (Malvinas for the Argentine people) offers several interesting “case studies”: long range strikes, daring combat missions and insane low altitude attack runs.

For sure, low level attacks conducted by the Argentine A-4s trying to escape the Sea Harrier’s Combat Air Patrols remain one of the distinguishing features of the war in southern Atlantic Ocean.

In this video, you can see some of the repeated air attacks by low-flying Argentine jets during the amphibious landing on beaches around San Carlos.

In the age of stand-off missiles, PGMs and stealth fighters, such scenes are a bit anachronistic. But interesting.

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