US Navy P-3C, USAF A-10 and USS Barry Engage Libyan Vessels

From Joint Task Force Odyssey Dawn Public Affairs

USS MOUNT WHITNEY, At Sea (NNS) — A U.S. Navy P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft, U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt attack aircraft and guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG-52), engaged Libyan Coast Guard vessel Vittoria and two smaller crafts March 28.

via US Navy P-3C, USAF A-10 and USS Barry Engage Libyan Vessels.

Heh. That’s gotta make AW1 Tim happy. And he’s gonna pop in sooner or later and tell us about the good old days of shooting Bullpups* from a P-3.

AFAIK, this is the first anti-shipping use of the A-10 (outside of a Tom Clancy novel).

Via This Ain’t Hell

*it’s because of programs like Bullpup that they call them “missiles” instead of “hitiles”…

1 thought on “US Navy P-3C, USAF A-10 and USS Barry Engage Libyan Vessels”

  1. “hitiles”

    The use of that word has to be a violation of one of the penal articles. If it isn’t, they need to make up one.

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