The Harrier During the Falklands War scored 20 kills with 0 loses in the air to air roll. However 2 were lost from ground fire, 30mm AA and a Roland missile. 2 were also lost to accidents.
The skill and bravery of the Argentinian pilots were without question. They were highly trained and highly motivated.
I know DCS Harrier is a different version to those that fought down in the cold, south Atlantic but ever since reading Sandy Woodward’s 100 days I have always been interested in having a go at some dog-fighting in a Harrier cockpit with the AIM 9 Sidewinder against supersonic jets and seeing what happens. Not a scientific approach I know but a lot of fun none the less.
Part 1 is a set up using just the Sidewinder. In Part 2 it’s guns only both have very different outcomes.
I set up against a Mirage 2000. Fast and manoeuvre this is going to be a formidable foe.
OK, so all aspect is just to easy. In part 2 it’s guns only followed up by rear aspect only missiles.