Monday, July 24, 2006

Today's military trivia

July 24

North Vietnam Increases Air Defense Capabilities

1965 In the air war, four F-4C Phantom jets escorting a formation of U.S. bombers on a raid over munitions manufacturing facilities at Kang Chi, 55 miles northwest of Hanoi, are fired at from an unknown launching site. It was the first time the enemy had launched antiaircraft missiles at U.S. aircraft.

It's interesting to see that the first time we were fired at it
probably wasn't a big deal. But after dozens of planes shot down
over 8 years it became pretty important. What small seed of the
future is happening now i wonder. Missiles shot at Israel or arms
shipments from Iran to Syria? Or precision weapons to Isreal?

Unfortunately we live in interesting times.

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