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Campaign IrAF No.66 Sqn Ramadan War(Hunter 59)
For Wings over Israel.
This campaign with 36 missions for the Iraqi Air Force No.66 Sqn cover the periode from Oct 6, 1973 to Oct 24, 1973.
Historical accurate with the main units and bases deployment by October 6, 1973.
Revised ground forces and add tank Su-100, BTR-50PK infantry transport, FROG-7, Scud-B and three type of Bofors AAA. .
IrAF No.66 Sqn was formed with No.6 and No.29 Squadrons-with a total of 24 Hunter F.Mk 59 and 30 pilots and was deployed to Egypt via Saudia Arabia on Apr 24, 1973. CO was Maj Yusuf Muhammed Rasouli.
No.66 Sqn flew his first mission on Oct 6, 1973. 12 Hunters flying at less than 20m cross the Canal exactly as ordered at 14.00 hours and began his attack at 14.10, striking Israelian vehicles, artillery and armour.
One flight of Hunters went for a 175mm artillery battery and destroyed several of them(confirmed also by the same IDF). After expended all rockets, the Hunters dive to attack with his 30mm Aden cannons. A second flight attack the HAWK site near Gidi Defile.
All 12 Hunters returned to base using the assigned SAM corridor over Ismailia.
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Thanks and credits:
MiG-17F "Fresco-C EAF mod(by Paulopanz)
Aero L-29 Delfin "Maya(by Paulopanz)
Spillone104 for the GP-9 Gunpod.
Team of the SF2 tank pack.
Sources: Several but mainly, "Arab MiGs" October 1973 War Vol 5 and 6 by Tom Cooper and David Nicolle.