Tuesday, February 22, 2011

PHOTO: Libyan Mirage F-1ED at Malta shows off full rocket pods

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Two Libyan Air Force Mirage jet fighters unexpectedly flew to Malta this afternoon with their pilots claiming they escaped to Malta after having been ordered to bomb protesters who have taken control of the second city of Benghazi. The pilots told the Maltese authorities that they left from a base near Tripoli. They are being questioned by the police. The pilots initially asked for emergency clearance to land and for refuelling. (Photo by Ray Abela via Airplane Pictures)

NOTE: You can see from this view that the rocket pod carried by this Mirage F-1ED is fully loaded with rockets.

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