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F-15C/E Eagle Units of operation Iraqi F : Combat Aircraft - Steve;Davey,Chris Davies

F-15C/E Eagle Units of operation Iraqi F

Combat Aircraft

Paperback

Published: 1st June 2004
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The F-15C/E has formed the backbone of US and Coalition operations in the Middle East for over a decade, patrolling the skies over northern and southern Iraq as part of Operations Northern Watch and Southern Watch. F-15Cs policed the skies for Iraqi aircraft operating in contravention of no-fly zone agreements, whilst the F-15E was constantly dropping weapons onto the Iraqi SAM and AAA emplacements that engaged Coalition aircraft undertaking this mission. The USAF's use of the F-15 in the region culminated with Operation Iraqi Freedom, which was launched in mid March 2003 in order to liberate the people of Iraq and ensure the destruction of Saddam Hussein's alleged weapons of mass destruction. In doing so, the F-15C was used to protect friendly troops and aircraft from any last-ditch attempt to use the Iraqi Air Force. In the event, the F-15Es of the 4th Fighter Wing saw most prolific use, engaging Iraqi armour before Coalition ground troops moved forward, and providing close air support to soldiers and Special Forces as they came into contact with the enemy.

Introduction/Eagle variants/Turkish Hosts/Looking North/Picking up where they left off/SCAR

ISBN: 9781841768021
ISBN-10: 1841768022
Series: Combat Aircraft
Audience: BAU
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 96
Published: 1st June 2004
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.9 x 18.5  x 0.8
Weight (kg): 0.31
Edition Number: 1