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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP02 Jan 2020 7:53 p.m. PST

"Deep in the Sahel, as Muammar Qaddafi's Libya exploited instability in Chad to expand its territory, a daring operation took place to obtain one of the Soviet Union's most advanced attack helicopters. It was a complex plan involving Chadian rebel groups as well as French and American soldiers and spies, but it worked.

A Libyan Mi-24 Hind had been abandoned in a forward base not far from the frontier between Libya and Chad that had now been secured by Western-backed Chadian rebels. Though the helicopter was now in friendly hands, it was going to be a challenge to remove it from dangerous territory so close to the threat of Libyan fighter jets…"
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Legion 403 Jan 2020 6:36 a.m. PST

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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP03 Jan 2020 12:02 p.m. PST

Glad you enjoyed it my good friend!. (smile)


14Bore04 Jan 2020 6:12 a.m. PST

By hook or crook getting foreign equipment is a good find.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP04 Jan 2020 11:08 a.m. PST



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