From RAF internet site
In the attack on May 24, the radar head at the station was destroyed with a single Dual Mode Seeker Brimstrone missile. While the missile is designed for use against vehicles, and usually only used in that role, it was chosen as the most appropriate weapon for a precision strike.
The relatively small warhead on the Brimstone missile meant that the aircrew could destroy the radar without destroying the building, and also ensure the risk of death and injury was minimised. All NATO strikes are carried out after full checks have been made to minimise collateral damage.
Aircrew also choose weapons and attack tactics in line with this principle. The destruction of the radar degrades the Qadhafi regime's ability to monitor shipping and direct attacks against NATO or civilian vessels. This is the first time in Operation ELLAMY that Brimstone has been used against a target that was not a vehicle.
By the way, this statement "This is the first time in Operation ELLAMY that Brimstone has been used against a target that was not a vehicle." clarifies that the missiles/bombs used agaist the Libyan Navy ships few days ago were not Brimstones.
In this Libyan operation it seems that all the different involved countries want to highlight their newest weapons systems... It's close to a military parade of the latest aerospace systems a part for U.S.
Just some combat debuts:
Rafale (not combat debut, but first wide operational use)
SCALP EG / Storm Shadow
Charles De Gaulle aircraft carrier in its intended role of strike carrier
Now they want to expose Tiger helos...
Last edited by marco9; 05-27-2011 at 12:07 PM.
Some EPIC Libyan rebel characters and things:
Original Epic Libyan rebel:
A very tan Jeff Goldblum lookalike rebel:
Say Hello to my little friend!
Who the F*** said that?!
Stone Cold Steve Austin?:
Smoking while he sets up some plastic explosives:
The guy from Spaceballs who said "We aint found S***":
Epic desert rebel footwear:
Rastaman with rockets:
"WTF phone rebel" guy:
Libyan rebel version of Oddball's tankers from Kelley's heroes:
Epic juicebox rebel:
Epic lowrider bike rebel:
Lenny Kravitz looking rebel:
Epic Libyan rebel woman with gun:
Epic Libyan rebel javelin throw:
Epic tattoo fail on hairy tit loyalist guy:
Epic rebel guitar guy:
Franks & beans!:
Epic Libyan baby rebel:
Epic Libyan rebel turtle:
Epic Libyan rebel technical:
Epic rebel mullet:
Rebel with dynamite:
Cyborg welding mask guy:
Epic rebel collector guy:
Meat cleaver rebel:
Beans & cornbread! (Tosh.0 reference):
And of course the epic rebel hippie:
Epic bank robber rebel:
Epic equipment capture (SA-2):
I have followed this thread with a lot of interest and it's been great when people stick to photos & videos and not arguing & politics. Over at the International Ammunition Association where I am a member we have maintained a very popular and long thread about strictly Libyan ordnance & munition photos, many of which are not shown in this thread: http://iaaforum.org/forum3/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=10288
Classy PR technic : instill a reasonable doubt/repeat it x10 (for how long these rumors of mass rapes were running ?) and you don't need any proof
Three pics up...a young Jerry Garcia.
Agreed (and it is the same all around the world). When i said dispatched, i meant (like you concluded) toward/in official institutions (like the ICJ/UNSC...). So far nothing of thatI don't think releasing vids of gang rape to the public is a great idea. When that same **** happens here in the US, you won't have the vids running around, but they'll be used in court
If they're legitimate, they'll be seen in court somewhere
Some news (gathered on another forum, sourced from a french newspaper Air et cosmos)
On the BPC "Tonnerre" : 12 Gazelles, (at least 7 Gazelle with night vision reco/targetting systems Viviane)
2 to 4 Tigres (no more than 6 anyway due to the number available)
Some 11e Regiment d'artillerie de marine (RAMA) coastal targetting and naval artillery targetting specialists onboard