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Old 1st Jul 2018, 18:24
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Originally Posted by PDR1 View Post
According to the informed sources I used to work with no Argentinian fast jet ever got into a rear-hemisphere position on a SHAR, so there would be no actual need to do so.
Sharkey Ward did admit that an Argentine Dagger nearly got him with cannon. He was completely unaware that the Dagger was behind him.

I checked Steve’s tail was clear but he was far too busy to think of checking my own 6 o’clock. Otherwise he would have seen the third Mirage closing fast on my tail...... Later I was to discover that the third Mirage Dagger had entered the fight from the north and found me in his sights. As he turned towards the west and home he had been firing his guns at me in the turn, but had missed. It was the closest shave that I was to experience.
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