Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Distance To Target,Operation Allied Force



During Operation Allied Force/Noble Anvil,the 1999 bombing of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (now Serbia and Montenegro),land based aircraft of the Royal Air Force operated from bases at Solenzara in French Corsica,Royal Air Force base Bruggen in Germany,Ancona in Italy,Aviano in Italy,Gioia Dell Colle in Italy and Practica Di Mare in Italy.



4 Tristar tankers and 5 VC10 tankers flew from Ancona (3 of the VC10s had initially operated from R.A.F.Bruggen).



3 Sentry Airborne Early Warning and Control aircraft flew from Aviano.



8 Tornado ground attack aircraft and 3 VC10 tankers flew from R.A.F. Bruggen (the Tornados later stood down when other Tornados deployed to Solenzara and the VC10s then moved to Ancona).




16 Harrier ground attack aircraft and 1 Canberra photographic reconnaissance aircraft flew from Gioia Dell Colle.




1 Nimrod R1 flew from Practica Di Mare.




12 tornado ground attack aircraft flew from Solenzara.


During the same conflict,aircraft carriers operated in the Adriatic and Ionian Seas.


In addition,American strategic bombers flew sorties from bases in England and the United States.


Other allied support aircraft and fighters and unmanned air vehicles also operated from bases in Albania,Bosnia Herzegovina,England,France,Greece,Hungary,Italy,Netherlands,Poland,Spain and Turkey.



An aircraft carrier sitting 25 miles off the Adriatic coast of Montenegro is 217 miles from Belgrade,130 miles from central Kosovo,25 miles from the nearest border of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and 298 miles from it's furthest border.


Gioia Dell Colle is 330 miles from Belgrade,240 miles from central Kosovo,140 miles from the nearest border of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and 406 miles from it's furthest border.


Aviano is 390 miles from Belgrade,475 miles from central Kosovo,300 miles from the nearest border of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and 551 miles from it's furthest border.


R.A.F. Bruggen is 795 miles from Belgrade,915 miles from central Kosovo,687 miles from the nearest border of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and 980 miles from it's furthest border.


Ancona is 360 miles from Belgrade,390 miles from central Kosovo,260 miles from the nearest border of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and 485 miles from it's furthest border.


Practica Di Mare is 457 miles from Belgrade,438 miles from central Kosovo,318 miles from the nearest border of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and 557 miles from it's furthest border.


Solenzara is 590 miles from Belgrade,590 miles from central Kosovo,464 miles from the nearest border of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and 698 miles from it's furthest border.


Aircraft from other nations flew from these and other bases.

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