Discarded Iraqi aircraft

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By kjfitz @ 2005-10-06 22:02:40
Al Taqaddam air base.
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Four destroyed jets at Al Taqaddum Airport
Iraqi aircraft in the sand
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@ 2005-10-07 13:52:50
Nice find. I've poured over this airbase more than any other image and am always amazed at how much I missed. You could spend a week detailing all the cool stuff that's in and around this base.
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@ 2007-08-11 15:15:24
Here is a flickr photo-set of a discarded Aero Vodochody L-39 Albatross in Iraq:

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@ 2007-08-11 21:57:47
A friend of mine told me of an Italian soldier who came across a similar bunch of discarded fighters in Mogadishu, Somalia when stationed there. Unfortunately, the soldier made the fatal mistake of pulling the ejection handle while sitting in one of the old fighters.