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Unread post20 Mar 2011, 18:26

If anyone knows more serials of participating F-16s, please do share them with us. We already have the total Belgian complement and a few Danish numbers.

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Unread post20 Mar 2011, 18:26

Build up of forces.
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Unread post20 Mar 2011, 19:33

AFP reports that the United Arab Emirates will be contributing 24 fighter jets (Mirage 2000-9s and F-16s).
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Unread post20 Mar 2011, 20:47

AFP reports that the United Arab Emirates will be contributing 24 fighter jets (Mirage 2000-9s and F-16s).

I honestly didn't expect the Arab League to contribute combat aircraft.
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Unread post20 Mar 2011, 22:12

Bjorn wrote:If anyone knows more serials of participating F-16s, please do share them with us. We already have the total Belgian complement and a few Danish numbers.

Just reviewed some video, I see two tail numbers, not sure if they are useful.

[serial]80-3596[/serial] and [serial]83-1075[/serial], if they video quality was better I could have seen almost all of them.

Edit: Another pic: [serial]88-0016[/serial]

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Two updates..
The 4 Danish F-16's that took off around 15:00 (UTC+1) have now landed after a 5 hour mission. The only thing that is known about the mission is that it's a "High risk mission"..

It has been revealed by a local newspaper that two or tree names of either crew chiefs or fighter pilots have been shown in a picture where the participating F-16's are seen.. they were apparently put on after an exercise in Phoenix. To my limited knowledge, it's not Danish tradition to put names on the air planes. The newspaper researched on the names with the internet, and found their address, family members, work place and such.
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Unread post20 Mar 2011, 22:29

Bjorn wrote:If anyone knows more serials of participating F-16s, please do share them with us. We already have the total Belgian complement and a few Danish numbers.

Greets,


Care to share them?

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Unread post20 Mar 2011, 22:58

runi_dk wrote:It has been revealed by a local newspaper that two or tree names of either crew chiefs or fighter pilots have been shown in a picture where the participating F-16's are seen.. they were apparently put on after an exercise in Phoenix. To my limited knowledge, it's not Danish tradition to put names on the air planes. The newspaper researched on the names with the internet, and found their address, family members, work place and such.
:wtf: If they printed that info and if I were the MoD I'd yank that editor into a nice quiet room and read him the Riot Act for posting that during on ongoing op. But that's just me. Maybe they see it differently in Denmark than in the US.

Even if the driver/crew chief whose name was on the jet isn't part of the deployed package, it puts him and his family in danger of retaliation from the nut jobs looking for retribution. It's called Operational Security for a reason, Mr. Editor. :bang: :evil:
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Unread post20 Mar 2011, 23:18

LinkF16SimDude wrote:If they printed that info and if I were the MoD I'd yank that editor into a nice quiet room and read him the Riot Act for posting that during on ongoing op. But that's just me. Maybe they see it differently in Denmark than in the US.

Even if the driver/crew chief whose name was on the jet isn't part of the deployed package, it puts him and his family in danger of retaliation from the nut jobs looking for retribution. It's called Operational Security for a reason, Mr. Editor.

I agree... I thought we learned that lesson in Serbia? :shock:
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Unread post20 Mar 2011, 23:26

In other news: 'An un-named French official tells the AFP news agency that the UAE has pledged 24 aircraft to the coalition and Qatar between 4&6.'


http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/dfb706e2-518d ... z1HBGvspRA

This article confirms Arab League member participation but says the UAE will be sitting this one out. Who knows if it's accurate or not.
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Unread post21 Mar 2011, 00:39

LinkF16SimDude wrote:If they printed that info and if I were the MoD I'd yank that editor into a nice quiet room and read him the Riot Act for posting that during on ongoing op. But that's just me. Maybe they see it differently in Denmark than in the US.

Even if the driver/crew chief whose name was on the jet isn't part of the deployed package, it puts him and his family in danger of retaliation from the nut jobs looking for retribution. It's called Operational Security for a reason, Mr. Editor.

Yes, it was stupid for them to make headlines with it, even though the surnames are obscured, it's easy to find the the full names. They should just have notified the air force and not waved around with it, and contact the families for comments lol. The air force have just commented that they would remove the names which were added at the Red Flag exercise.

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Unread post21 Mar 2011, 11:40

Here are the 6 numbers on the danish F16AM's at Sigonella navy air base:It's F16am 80-3596[/serial], [serial]80-3601[/serial], [serial]80-3608[/serial], [serial]83-1075[/serial], [serial]87-0008[/serial], [serial]88-0016 an that is the number I have seen on TV an in news papers.
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Unread post21 Mar 2011, 11:56

AP photos, shows 480 FS #91-0360
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A Danish F-16 aircraft takes off from the Nato airbase in Sigonella, Sicily [Andrew Medichini/AP]
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Unread post21 Mar 2011, 14:45

Norwegian TV showed 6 F-16 fighter jets and a KDC-10 tanker leaving Bodø at 10:40 GMT heading for Sigonella.

Meanwhile Danish F-16s launched from Sigonella AB.
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Unread post21 Mar 2011, 16:49

The six Norwegian F-16s departed from Bodø MAS at 11:40am CET. They were first bound for Sicily, but were redirected to Crete as Sigonella NAS is reaching its capacity. Two C-130Js and about 120 personell from the 132nd and 138th air wings are supporting the operation which has an initial scope of three months.

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Unread post21 Mar 2011, 17:36

I will transfer news from the Arabic sources

URGENT: Belgian F-16 targeting battalions in Alzentan.
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