Thread: Libyan Conflict - Photos and Videos

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    Quote Originally Posted by marco9 View Post
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    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.
    A video available of that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Franzuu View Post
    A video available of that?
    here you go:

    http://www.raf.mod.uk/news/archive/r...ttack-26052011

    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:

    Eurofigther
    Rafale (not combat debut, but first wide operational use)
    JAS-39 Gripen
    F-16E/F
    AASM
    SCALP EG / Storm Shadow
    Brimstone missile

    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.

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    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?!



    Sword guy:



    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:



    Grandpa rebel:



    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:



    rebel kid:



    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):



    Yippee:



    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

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    Three pics up...a young Jerry Garcia.

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    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

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    Thank you DK for reposting those Epics...of course, now that you shown me another forum, I'm gonna loot some pics from it
    Hippyman is clearly not as epic as this guy:

    So this guy is 'Epic Libya Sniper Hippy' or something like that..

    HARM missile

    Interesting..can someone identify the odd twin-barreled gun lying to the left?

    Appears to be a fired tank shell...


    40 mm shells....the first time I've seen them...now a Bofors gun to match...knowing how MacGyver these rebel hippies are they probably try to put one on a Toyota.
    Why is it now somewhat of a byword for "dead" in the middle east? Do they have a different interpretation of it, or are they just trying to make the situation seem more dramatic?
    The word martyr simply has a less strict interpretation in Arabic than in the west. Over her it is used mostly in a historic and religious sense, something that happened a long time ago, whereas in the middle east it is used a lot in a political context. Don't think too much of it, it mostly semantics.
    Please stop this cheap pro-Gheddafi propaganda.
    Don't worry, I'm not falling for it...and at least he has pics.
    The picture of the gun truck covered in matresses is 2 months old - it's from Misratah.. the Libyan Army that stayed in Misratah are dead now.
    Actually, apart from the tank, the loyalist soldiers in those pics have pisspoor gear...couldn't Gadaffi find any less scruffy looking soldiers to parade?


    76mm armoured car round..not that I've seen many armoured cars in this conflict, besides hillbilly technicals and that AML-90 *****ped in the desert.

    Some form of ATGM?



    Like a newborn baby...


    Unexploded bomb from a loyalist jet

    Volatile hood ornament..

    Might I suggest Epic Libyan Headgear Man for him? Please?








    Him..again..

    How many Libyans does it take to change a lightbulb? Probably less than it takes to reload a Grad rocket.

    Haven't seen that one be4 either...Silkworm?

    I would love to see a beltfed machinegun that fires those rounds...but only Superman can fire it.

    Before the war he sold flowers..?

    Bread and rockets...

    T-55 says 'Hi! This is my business end.'

    Thermobarics...are they actually any good?



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    Appears to be a fired tank shell...
    M-40 106mm RR HEAT round

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    Interesting variation..
    And of course this one:

    Epic Inept Libya Man..


    New toys every next photo...


    Libyan Wig Man

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    I do not want to know what those two red spots are...

    Armed in a freshly ironed shirt: The transition from peace to urban warfare has come as a shock to the city.

    Straw dummies, Misrata

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    Analyzing photos ....
    Poseurs detected.
    High concentrations of poseurs.

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    A Libyan rebel C-130 plane loaded with weapons stands ready for NATO to approve flights to a new air*****

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    Quote Originally Posted by kreisbanaan View Post
    Interesting..can someone identify the odd twin-barreled gun lying to the left?
    uSSR aircraft cannon GH-23L


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    Quote Originally Posted by marco9 View Post
    here you go:

    http://www.raf.mod.uk/news/archive/r...ttack-26052011

    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.

    ..
    Ships ARE vehicles.

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    Every day this war looks more and more like Mad Max.

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    Quote Originally Posted by czechmate67 View Post


    Every day this war looks more and more like Mad Max.
    You are wrong. Mad Max was much better organized. This seems to be a total chaos. I am full of respect for guys who cover it.

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