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Under Fire and Closing In

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Under Fire and Closing In

Short | 02:17

Running dangerously low on fuel and under enemy fire, the helicopter crew has only a few brief minutes to seek out their hidden enemy and put an end to the attack.

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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.

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