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Vipers Over Bosnia Pt 1: USAFE F-16C/D Operation Deny Flight 1.0.0

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Vipers Over Bosnia
    Part 1: USAFE F-16C/Ds During Operation Deny Flight
In April 1993, NATO had documented over 500 unauthorized military flights over Bosnian airspace since the United Nations passed Resolution 781 that prohibited those flights. The Umited Nations then passed Resolution 816 that extended the flight ban to all fixed and rotary wing in the country and authorized memeber states to use all measures need to comply.

On 12 April 1993, NATO began Operation Deny Flight, combat air patrols to enforce the no fly zone over Bosnia Herzogovina. In June 1993, Resolution 836 allowed NATO to also provide close air support to UNPROFOR on request (This was not often used because requests had to go to the UN in New York, then to NATO then back to the pilots and ground forces involved). As a result, the typical loadout was of air to air missiles as well as a pair of bombs and jaming pod.

The closest American air base to the conflict zone was Aviano AB in Italy. Many US Fighter units forward deployed there at the beginning, including elements of the 86th Fighter Wing (512th and 526th Fighter Squadrons) which was transitioning from the F-16C Block 30 to the F-16C Block 40. This unit was in the middle of that transition on 28 Feb 1994 when elements of the 526th FS engaged 6 Serbian J-21 jets with the USAF claiming 4 downed (the Serbs claim 5 were lost).

Later in 1994, the 86th Wing ceased fighter operations and the two squadrons were moved to Aviano to become part of the 31st Fighter Wing (510th FS and 555th FS). These squadrons continued operations over Bosnia through the shoot down incident on 2 Jun 1995 and the air strikes conducted as part of Operation Deliberate Force.

With the adopting of the Dayton Peace Accords, Deny Flight was determined to no longer be necessary and terminated on 15 December 1995.

This mod represents the four USAFE main F-16 squadrons that took part, the 512th FS Dragons, 526th FS Knights, 510th FS Buzzards, and 555th FS Triple Nickel. It also covers the two different blocks of F-16 flown at the time (30 and 40)

 

Included
F-16C Block 30 and 40, F-16D Block 40
new F-16D Block 40
various period specific weapons and pilots
various ini edits to match the era
new hangar and loading screens

NOTE: The D models have very few serial numbers to each unit. most units only had one or two family models. The best use for these is to add on as a member of a flight of single seaters. The load outs are the same so you will be able to load the same weapons.


Credits
Viper Team               F-16C Blocks 30 and 40
ravenclaw_007        tweeked F-16D Block 40 and templates (C and D)
Viper Team               F-16D Block 30 (derived from the F-16D_B30_Aggressor)
killerbee331             original weapons pack that many armaments are drawn from here
malibu43                  2_LAU-88 mod to carry 4 Maverick rather than 6
daddyairplanes       skins, tga work, much research, various ini edits, new TW inspired loading screens
test team                 NightshadeP/R, allenjb42


I hope you enjoy this mod. Hopefully, one day we will have a Balkans terrain to fly them over.

daddyairplanes
aka Kevin Unruh
3 Aug 2022

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THIS AIRCRAFT MOD OR ANY PART OF IT MUST NOT BE HOSTED OR
POSTED FOR DOWNLOAD ON ANY OTHER WEBSITE WITHOUT EXPRESS
PERMISSION FROM THE COYOTE AEROSPACE TEAM, OR USED FOR ANY OTHER PURPOSE THAN THIRDWIRE FLIGHT
SIMULATORS, AND MUST NOT BE SOLD OR OFFERED FOR SALE BY ITSELF
OR WITH ANY OTHER FILES OR MODS.
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The Balkans terrain will be coming, unfortunately I lack free time and concentration that is needed to finish its development. My thanks to all of you who worked on this F-16 package!

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Nice work Daddyairplanes........Well done!:good:

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Outstanding Birds Man!!!  Thanks for sharing...  I had a couple of buddies stationed at Aviano AB USAFE 2001-2003...

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