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;A-6 Intruder [Modern army plane sequence 5007] КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Автор: Lou Drendel: Название: A-6 Intruder [Modern army plane sequence 5007]:Серия: sleek army airplane sequence 5007:Издательство: Squadron/Signal publications:Страниц: 64:Язык: Английский:Год: 1991:Формат: pdf в rar:Размер: 77,3 Mb:Для сайта: www.mirknig.comОписание (About this book): The Grumman A-6 Intruder is a dual jet-engine, mid-wing assault plane equipped by way of Grumman Aerospace. In carrier among 1963 and 1997, the Intruder was once designed as an all-weather substitute for the piston-engined A-1 Skyraider medium assault plane. A really expert digital battle by-product, the EA-6B Prowler, is still in carrier as of 2009. because the A-6 was once slated for retirement, its precision strike project was once taken over by way of the now retired F-14 Tomcat built with LANTIRN pod. eighty five

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140 Frequent cloud cover (the worst on record for the region) masked the Iraqi Army from overhead photography througho ut the first week. 141 When imagery began to flow, the intelligence system was overwhelmed by the target array, number of attack missions, and decentralized targeting. The massive size of the target array within the KTO (Iraqi positions covered more than 3,000 square miles) and the number of potential aim points (tens of thousands) were well beyond CENTAF intelligence’s ability to observe, analyze, and synthesize.

107 Even with an emphasis on the KTO, daily sortie counts fell well short of the 600 missions called for in prewar plans. Figure 1. Republican Guard Dispositions in CENTAF Kill Boxes After 19 January KTO targeting became more decentralized. , an armored battalion) that contained hundreds of discrete DMPIs often spread over a square mile or more. , armor) within specified kill boxes that covered 900 square miles. Targeting shifted to decentralized methods because the GAT cell and flying wings did not have the detailed targeting materials typically used for controlling and planning attacks 29 CADRE PAPER against fixed targets.

The 3rd sortie were hunt around and blow up whatever you happen to see. It’s tough to discern what’s worthwhile from 15–20[000 feet]. 2-18-91: It’s tough finding a place to bomb that looks like it hasn’t been hit yet. God help the Kuwaitis, that place is a ravaged wasteland. 179 Postwar comments of an Army officer assigned to CENTAF’s battlefield coordination element indicate a complete lack of awareness of the deception problem: “We faced totally exposed target arrays that didn’t move. ” (Emphasis added) 180 CENTAF headquarters was aware of a target acquisition problem, but saw it on a larger scale: CENTAF was concerned that Iraqi battalions and brigades were moving around the battlefield.

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