Remarks: Libya Crises :- One of the various diversions we had during the thousands of Close Air Support missions being flown by Nato.
Carrying 2 pairs of Paveway Laser Guided Bombs integrated with the Damocles laser designator and targeting pod seen on the centreline forward point (between the fuel tanks), and a pair of MICA infra red (heat seaking) air-to-air missles and wing tips, which is a newly evolved version of the radar guided, beyond visual range Super 530D barely visible on inner underwing points.
Remarks: Landed with another Rafale (reg. 309) in emergency in the early morning hours. Seen here taking off in style runway 31. This pic is dedicated to my friend Buzu for lending me one of his ladders. Thanks lad :)
Remarks: Landed at 0130LT with another RafaleB as OUP828 after decalring emergency.One of the aircraft was badly damaged and the pilot was scared of fire on board.In the morning a CN-235 was sent with technicians.The undamaged Rafale is seen departing while the other one was repaired and departed in the evening.