Operation Odyssey Dawn/Unified Protector

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Unread post21 Mar 2011, 18:22

Belgian tv VRT showed Belgian F-16's take of from Greece.
I was too late to note a serial, but they were visible.
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Unread post21 Mar 2011, 19:19

Danish update.

According to Danish news media three Danish F-16s took part in a three-hour mission late Sunday. Prior to that a five-hour mission involving four F-16s was completed. As of Monday evening four patrol sorties have been flown and no weapons have been employed.

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Unread post21 Mar 2011, 21:03

See 5 of the 6 F16 take off from Bodø Airport in the far north of Norway earlier today here:

http://www.nrk.no/nyheter/distrikt/nordland/1.7557891

What a sight ! - What a sound !


http://www.dagbladet.no/2011/03/20/n... ... /15879797/



On march 19th 2011 the Norwegian government authorized The Royal Norwegian Air Force to head for Libya and prepare for missions there. Norway has approved 6 General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon fighters and necessary personnel. The fighters headed for Greece today and will operate from the Souda Air Base in Souda Bay on Greece .


The Norway has prepared for an up to 3 month long mission for starters
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Unread post21 Mar 2011, 21:55

These 8 F-16's departed last Monday morning to Araxos for a Sqn exchange with the Greek air force. Six of those aircraft will be used in the Libya actions:

BAF501: [serial]FA-103[/serial]
BAF502: [serial]FA-56[/serial]
BAF503: [serial]FA-81[/serial]
BAF504: [serial]FA-123[/serial]
BAF511: [serial]FA-116[/serial]
BAF512: [serial]FB-20[/serial]
BAF513: [serial]FA-82[/serial]
BAF514: [serial]FA-136[/serial]

According to sources on Twitter (http://twitter.com/FMCNL): "Belgian Air Force F-16 fighters entered Malta ACC today at 15:00UTC: TROX 11 tail #FA82 and TROX 13 tail #FA136."

The first mission of the Belgian F-16s was concluded without any intervention. Four F-16's verified the no-fly zone. They patrolled over the Mediterranean sea west of Crete and were supported by AWACS aircraft. The jets safely returned to base (Araxos).

For more info on the F-16s participating in Operation Odyssey Dawn, check our serials database: http://www.f-16.net/aircraft-database/F ... ey%20Dawn/
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Unread post22 Mar 2011, 00:24


USAF F-16C block 50 #91-0407 from the 480th FS prepares for take-off from Spangdahlem AB in support of Operation Odyssey Dawn on March 19th, 2011. [USAF photo by SrA. Nathanael Callon]


A crew chief with the 52nd AMXS marshals F-16C block 50 #91-0361 from the 480th FS at Spangdahlem AB during Operation Odyssey Dawn on March 20th, 2011. [USAF photo by SSgt. Benjamin Wilson]
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Unread post22 Mar 2011, 02:42

Try this link if you want to listen to Malta ATC. Mostly jets going in and out of the area but still interesting...

http://www.liveatc.net/flisten.php?mount=lmml
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Unread post22 Mar 2011, 09:41

On top of
#91-0407
#91-0361

you can add #91-0472

http://www.flickr.com/photos/africom/5546157136/
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Unread post22 Mar 2011, 10:52

aveng3r wrote:you can add #91-0472


Thanks. It's been added to the list. :)

Butcher wrote:I believe this is #90-0828

http://www.flickr.com/photos/africom/55 ... otostream/


Will wait for additional confirmation before adding more 480 FS birds as this picture alone does not prove it was actually used.

Anyone got further serials and photo proofs we can use to backup or update the participants list?
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Unread post22 Mar 2011, 12:42

Slightly off topic: First coalition aircraft loss. A F-15E Strike Eagle from the 'Heath' it would seem has come down in last nights raids. See this post in the forum.

Libya NFZ - Involved types
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Unread post22 Mar 2011, 21:12

Got some details on the Norwegian contingent.

78-0285 "285" F-16AM
80-0662 "662" F-16AM
80-0668 "668" F-16AM
80-0674 "674" F-16AM
80-0678 "678" F-16AM
80-0680 "680" F-16AM
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Unread post22 Mar 2011, 21:17

Dutch F-16s will be deployed to contribute to Odyssey Dawn. This evening the decision was made. Number of a/c not known, yet.
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Unread post22 Mar 2011, 21:52

Scanor wrote:Got some details on the Norwegian contingent.

78-0285 "285" F-16AM
80-0662 "662" F-16AM
80-0668 "668" F-16AM
80-0674 "674" F-16AM
80-0678 "678" F-16AM
80-0680 "680" F-16AM


You do off course mean:

78-0285 "285" F-16AM
80-3662 "662" F-16AM
80-3668 "668" F-16AM
80-3674 "674" F-16AM
80-3678 "678" F-16AM
80-3680 "680" F-16AM


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Unread post23 Mar 2011, 12:36

510 FS #[serial]89-2008[/serial][/b]
480 FS [b]#[serial]91-0366[/serial]
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USAF groundcrew guides F-16C block 40 #89-2008 from 510 FS at Aviano AFB, Italy, after supporting Operation Odyssey Dawn on March 20, 2011. (US Army photo by SSG Tierney P. Wilson)
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USAF F-16C block 50 #91-0366 from 480th FS prepares for takeoff at Spangdahlem AB, in support of Operation Odyssey Dawn on March 19, 2011. [USAF photo by SrA Nathanael Callon]
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