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#5248 2011-03-19 19:06 GMT-5 hours    
I just got off work and heard about the operation "odyssey dawn." French fighters have led the attacks while American and British ships launched 110 Tomahawk cruise missiles against radar and AA sites. How long will the no fly zone have to be in place? Will there be many strikes against Qaddafi's forces? I was a jet eng. mech at RAF Lakenheath during eldorado canyon so its interesting. Conflict should never be taken lightly, but I think the right decision was made.

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#5249 2011-03-19 21:03 GMT-5 hours    
Indeed, Operation Odyssey Dawn is on and the initial attack has already begun. More than 110 Tomahawk cruise missiles have been fired with French fighters hitting tanks and other military vehicles. I also feel this is the right move, but I hope that it doesn't become another "Iraq" for the US. I'm glad to see other nations taking the lead and would really like to see the Saudis and UAE enforcing the No Fly Zone. They've been calling for it and I think it's time they did something about it rather than us always taking on the responsibility.

I'm looking forward to seeing some of the photos being uploaded, and for most of the jets it will probably be their first time in combat.

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#5250 2011-03-20 08:29 GMT-5 hours    
did anybody see that Mig go down in flames on the news? does any body have any info on the aircraft and pilot? did he survive? and of course, does anybody got pic's of the Mig and other aircraft invloved?

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#5251 2011-03-20 09:50 GMT-5 hours    
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did anybody see that Mig go down in flames on the news? does any body have any info on the aircraft and pilot? did he survive? and of course, does anybody got pic's of the Mig and other aircraft invloved?



Pilot ejected, and survive safely. This aircraft was a MiG, not a Mirage?

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#5252 2011-03-20 10:00 GMT-5 hours    
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Indeed, Operation Odyssey Dawn is on and the initial attack has already begun. More than 110 Tomahawk cruise missiles have been fired with French fighters hitting tanks and other military vehicles. I also feel this is the right move, but I hope that it doesn't become another "Iraq" for the US. I'm glad to see other nations taking the lead and would really like to see the Saudis and UAE enforcing the No Fly Zone. They've been calling for it and I think it's time they did something about it rather than us always taking on the responsibility.

I'm looking forward to seeing some of the photos being uploaded, and for most of the jets it will probably be their first time in combat.



I hope so. Now the EU can demonstrate the Union's airpower with the Rafale first in combat and other various types as the Super Etendard, the good old Tornados, and so on in our important Nort-African zone. I hope the EUFOR and the NATO will help to the Rebels with any form of air or ground strikes to get rid of Kadhafi. I glad to see US Air and Naval Corps in the Coalition's Forces. I hope UAE and Saudi AF and the Emirates join us.

I would like a sepcial event report on the site about Odyssey Dawn as the US NAVY Centennial Kick Off Event. What's your opinion, Ray?

Lets Fly! :)

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#5253 2011-03-20 10:13 GMT-5 hours    
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did anybody see that Mig go down in flames on the news? does any body have any info on the aircraft and pilot? did he survive? and of course, does anybody got pic's of the Mig and other aircraft invloved?



Pilot ejected, and survive safely. This aircraft was a MiG, not a Mirage?



it looked like a Mig-23 or Mig-27. CNN just showed a GREAT shot of it just before it hit the ground. i was hopeing someone somewhere got a pic off the aircraft, before it hit.

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#5254 2011-03-20 10:23 GMT-5 hours    
found this about the Mig.


http://cencio4.wordpress.com/2011/03/19/mig-23-shot-down-over-benghazi/


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#5255 2011-03-20 10:28 GMT-5 hours    



just found this realy great shot here of Mig-23 shot down over Benghazi.

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#5257 2011-03-21 04:04 GMT-5 hours    
Yes, this is a MiG-23 indeed. If anyone have a shot about the attacker aircrafts with bomb-rocket load when they take off or etc. please upload photos in the database.

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#5268 2011-03-24 14:10 GMT-5 hours    
French fighter jets shootdown Lybain aircraft?
just came across CNN,that i saw, anybody got info or pic's yet?

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