Apaches and Gazelles first attacks on Libya

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  1. Surely not Gazelles? They're not well armed. Don't the French operate the somewhat more ferocious Eurocopter Tigre?
  2. It says Gazelles in the Article hasn't User Fantassin said that the French Tigers are not yet equipped with Hellfire's and so cannot be used for heavy strikes in Libya or something like that.
  3. Use the Chicken Leg for close recce, then the burning airframes can be used for target indication.
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  4. Schaden

    Schaden LE Book Reviewer

    They carry 4 x HOT missiles - caused the Issies no end of bother when Syria was using them in the 80's
  5. The Times says it was Tigres
  6. First comes fast air then woka wokas then comes boots on the ground any one want a bet as to when that happens not including Them that is,
  7. AAC a/c lauched off RN platforms ............. I can see the bean counters thinking ...... this is the way forward - bin the RAF and join up the Army and RN to form a single force called BritFor inc!
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  8. Grumblegrunt

    Grumblegrunt LE Book Reviewer

    did anyone catch the indie or torygraph article on the brits and french sharing one of the QE class to use as a training/maintenance cover contingency type thing. Apparently the french navy were quite shocked at what cameron has done.
  9. Of course they are! Can you imagine Jacques having to eat les merde that passes for English scran?
  10. How about calling them the Royal Marines?
  11. Attack helicopters flying off LPHs delivering strike power.

    Are we here because:

    a) the capability that the attack helicopters/LPH offer is exactly what is needed in theatre; or
    b) we'd prefer to send a big stike carrier with proper fast jets, but haven't got any, so have sent what we have got; or
    c) we asked the RAF to up their game, but they are useless and refused; or
    d) the RN are under-tasked and in need of some good PR to justify the dosh for their QEs; or
    e) it's the same old story with HMG pursuing incoherent and failing foreign policy and asking the military to band aid together some sort of 'victory'.

  12. As with the Harriers, the navy are having to rely on an other service to provide strike assets.
  13. Seems to be some kind of plan in place as the Apache force knew it was going before april .....