Helicopter Missions: EPISODE 4

Duel in the Desert

It was a deadly game of hide-and-seek, pitting a heavily concealed and armored Iraqi tank against a British helicopter, in wide-open skies, with only a thin, aluminum fuselage for protection. The odds were against the Royal Air Force. But this was no ordinary chopper, and no ordinary crew. Join us as the pilots of this storied Westland Lynx relive their mission to find and destroy the enemy before being destroyed themselves. To succeed, these heroes needed to overcome a shortage of fuel, a defiant enemy, and, for one pilot, a checkered past.