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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP13 Jun 2018 3:25 p.m. PST

…. was one of the biggest of all time.

"Israel has a history of conflict with its neighbors, especially from the 1960s through the 1980s. A series of small battles with Egypt resulted in some hard lessons learned for the Israeli Air Force after it lost numerous fighters to surface-to-air missiles.

But the IAF learned its lessons, and on June 9, 1982, it attacked 19 Syrian surface-to-air missile batteries deployed near the border. In the first two hours of fighting, the IAF destroyed 17 of the missile batteries with no losses. Then things really went nuts…."
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Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP15 Aug 2018 9:51 a.m. PST

Less of a dogfight, and more like an aerial slaughter by the IDF.

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