It's obviously not "Boeing" or even american fighters. Those are Mirage F1CR then Mirage 2000D of the French Air Force, performing low-level training - undoubtedly in Chad, although the moutains with trees are more likely to be somewhere in North Africa (or maybe Gibuti?) In all those places, FAF squadrons have maintained a constant presence for the past thirty years (also with Jaguars and Mirage III, which have now left) Some war missions completed against the lybians (bombing of airfields and radar sites, close air support of ground troops - french marines - and even shooting down some aircraft, notably a Sukhoi-22) All in all, a very private war, with casualties on both sides (*) away from CNN and Fox News comments - but who needs them ?
(*) Two whole lybian airbases in the deserts being wiped out, no prisoners amongst an estimated 2000 staff-force including women, and missile launchers, helicopters and aircraft being taken away as bounty for french industry intelligence, with some eventually founding their way to british warbirds inventory - what a memory...
Last edited by recceguy; 28th Jan 2006 at 16:32.