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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP13 Oct 2017 9:23 p.m. PST

…Air Raids

"Late on the morning of Oct. 1, 1985, a formation of 10 Israeli air force F-15 fighters approached the Mediterranean coast of Tunisia at an altitude of 40,000 feet.

In front were six F-15Bs and F-15Ds from No. 106 "Spearhead" Squadron. Each of the aircraft was carrying one U.S.-made, GBU-15 electro-optically guided bomb, the pod necessary for the guidance of such weapons and four AIM-7 Sparrow missiles.

In the rear were two F-15Cs from No. 133 ‘Twin Tail' Squadron, armed with AIM-7 Sparrow and AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles, but also six Mk.82 bombs mounted on a multiple-ejector rack, installed under the centerline hardpoint…."
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Risaldar Singh14 Oct 2017 2:34 a.m. PST

Talk about a totally misleading title! There is nothing in the article that even remotely justifies it.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Oct 2017 10:55 a.m. PST

I only copy it my friend… don't kill the messenger… (smile)


TheWhiteDog15 Oct 2017 7:18 a.m. PST

It's not completely misleading, but "terrifies" may be a bit much. It obviously raised serious concerns with both Tunisia and Algeria in regards to hosting PLO activities, and caused them to ratchet up their air-defense strategies.

It may make some nice fodder for some of my what-if 3mm Israelis.

Thanks, Armand!

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP15 Oct 2017 12:11 p.m. PST

A votre service mon ami!. (smile)


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