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Re: US vs Libya
« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2006, 05:13:29 AM »
The US wouldn't sell them a Cessna if they begged for it.

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Re: US vs Libya
« Reply #13 on: November 23, 2006, 04:05:45 AM »
I dont know how Libya is doing at this moment and if they still have those trainingcamps operational like in the 70´s and 90´s. For me Libya have always been more likley to sponsor and offer a safe haven for groups like Al-Qaida then Iraq.

Anyway, what do you  think would of happend if the Tomcats never would of fired, engaged in combat. Would Libya have declared a major victory over US or would it all have been silently forgotten?
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Re: US vs Libya
« Reply #14 on: November 23, 2006, 05:25:17 AM »
They probably told their communicatons company that they shot down the big Cats and it wasn't the US that shot them down, just to save face. 

But if the Cats never fired, then obviously, they would be in quite a predicament.  But that's why the US military spends millions upon millions of $$$ just to train our fighter pilots in situations such as these.  Our pilots would certainly not put themselves in that kind of danger without taking action.  It does pay off.

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Tomcat in 1991 Persian Gulf War
« Reply #15 on: December 03, 2006, 04:41:10 PM »
During the 1991 Persian Gulf War the F-14 Tomcat was kept out of frontline air interception since the Navy information network was not compatible with the USAF system. Tomcats could not receive info from USAF E-3 Sentries like the eagles could. The daily air tasking orders had to be flown out to the carriers. To prevent any blue on blue air interceptions the Mighty Tomcat was relegated to fleet defence and TARPS recce missions.


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Re: US vs Libya
« Reply #16 on: December 04, 2006, 11:48:30 PM »
Good to know.


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