Originally Posted by Gary Slegg
To be fair the USA did provide us with losts of fuel and sidewinder missles. I believe they also sent up lots of intelligence from spy satellites etc
True, there are three reasons why we didn't
take a much bigger pounding during that
Thatcher election campaign:
1) US supplied the latest (helium cooled ?)
sidewinders that were way more acurate
and allowed the subsonic Harriers to provide
2) UK managed sting operations to keep
the Argentines busy trying to buy
more air-launched Exocets from a source
that never intended to supply any.
Edit: Helped by the US
3) The Argentines surrendered before they'd
perfected launching their stock of sea-launched
Exocets from the back of a land based truck.