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Re: Libya
« Reply #36 on: March 20, 2011, 04:56:46 PM »
Three B-2s reported to have struck targets earlier today.

Today, RAF Tornado GR.4 + Typhoon deploying to Gioia del Colle. Last nights UK Tornados apparently also returned to the UK after their mission, unlike the F-15E from LN who went to Aviano.

Map bases + strikes: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-12800377
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Re: Libya
« Reply #37 on: March 20, 2011, 05:44:07 PM »
EC-130J and C-160G in action now

Belgian F-16s deploying to Souda AB tomorrow, they were already in Greece.

Qatar sending aircraft, probably F-16s as well. 4x Mirage 2000-5
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Re: Libya
« Reply #38 on: March 20, 2011, 05:51:13 PM »
GMT 1648: A French military spokesman tells Reuters that 15 French planes were in action in Libya on Sunday, and that none encountered problems.
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Re: Libya
« Reply #39 on: March 20, 2011, 06:35:42 PM »
Add 4 F16´s from the Danish Air Force taking part this afternoon.
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Re: Libya
« Reply #40 on: March 20, 2011, 06:41:11 PM »
Already mentioned the Danish. ;) But yes, they did take off this afternoon, approx. when the French planes were outbound. So I'd imagine no-fly-zone patrols.

Norway also reported to have planes ready. Not sure if ready means they are in Italy.

btw, Growlers noted at Aviano?
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Re: Libya
« Reply #41 on: March 20, 2011, 06:53:34 PM »
Already mentioned the Danish. ;) But yes, they did take off this afternoon, approx. when the French planes were outbound. So I'd imagine no-fly-zone patrols.

Norway also reported to have planes ready. Not sure if ready means they are in Italy.

btw, Growlers noted at Aviano?

He he, sorry!
CNN is just about to go live from the American base on Sicily (Trapani or something). Keep my eyes open and see if they will show anything interesting.

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Re: Libya
« Reply #42 on: March 20, 2011, 07:51:20 PM »
Guess CNN calls everything an American base. Trapani is a ItAF base and NATO Awacs FOB. Didn't they mean NAS Sigonella?
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Re: Libya
« Reply #43 on: March 20, 2011, 08:06:41 PM »
Guess CNN calls everything an American base. Trapani is a ItAF base and NATO Awacs FOB.

Unfortunately CNN is the only news channel i have on the tv. I think the journalists are on speed or 30 cans of Red Bull. LOL!  I just saw the last 10 seconds of the segment. Nothing in the background was visible.

Btw, when the French Raphale´s were taking off. I saw canisters with the marking A/A MICA. Does all MICA-missiles have thrust-vectoring or only the latest generation?
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Re: Libya
« Reply #44 on: March 20, 2011, 08:15:26 PM »
All have TVC afaik. I think there's only one generation yet. But there's two versions, RF and IR seeker.

Before the MICA they had the Magic /Magic-2. Maybe you had those in mind?
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Re: Libya
« Reply #45 on: March 20, 2011, 08:24:36 PM »
All have TVC afaik. I think there's only one generation yet. But there's two versions, RF and IR seeker.

Before the MICA they had the Magic /Magic-2. Maybe you had those in mind?

I read somewhere that MICA´s had thrust-vectoring. I know of the two different types (RF/IR). But i also know that they were introduced in the mid 90´s.  I always though of thrust-vectoring as pretty new technology.
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Re: Libya
« Reply #46 on: March 20, 2011, 08:28:37 PM »
All have TVC afaik. I think there's only one generation yet. But there's two versions, RF and IR seeker.

Before the MICA they had the Magic /Magic-2. Maybe you had those in mind?

R-73 was introduced in 82 and already had TVC ;)
Will we see any HUD footage anytime soon i wonder?
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Re: Libya
« Reply #47 on: March 20, 2011, 08:34:56 PM »
All have TVC afaik. I think there's only one generation yet. But there's two versions, RF and IR seeker.

Before the MICA they had the Magic /Magic-2. Maybe you had those in mind?

R-73 was introduced in 82 and already had TVC ;)
Will we see any HUD footage anytime soon i wonder?

Darn, i must have been living under a rock these past 25 years. LOL!  ;)

I hoping we get some HUD footage. Wonder who will be the first one?
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