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Posted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:44 pm     Super secret spam barrier
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MCC "Rooster-53"


An ArmA 3 'MCC Night' mission with 3 Commando Brigade, January 2014
Mission created by shay_gman for 3CB using MCC Sandbox.

In this mission we recreated Operation Rooster 53, an Israeli raid on an Egyptian radar installation in 1969. I was leading Special Forces 'Team 2' with Spirit leading 'Team 1' and in overall command of the unit. The action takes place on Altis against AI controlled enemy.



Special Forces:
NullJeager, Mike, Mikk, Arka, J2_Ninja, Depro, shay_gman, LeeObee, Spirit, BigFrojo and Apollo.

Mission Background
The War of Attrition raged along the Suez canal from the end of the Six Day War in 1967 until a ceasefire agreement in 1970. The Egyptian military effort was supported by Soviet shipments of military equipment which were of great interest to Israeli intelligence. The IDF had used equipment captured during the Six Day War to better deal with enemy threats, using captured radars to learn the weaknesses of the Egyptian air defence and to develop electronic warfare methods. The acquired knowledge was of great value and gave the IAF the edge over enemy air defences, yet by 1969 it was becoming apparent that electronic warfare and other methods used to trick Egyptian radars were becoming less effective and that Israeli operations were being hampered by earlier detection of incoming aircraft.

Newer radars had obviously arrived in Egypt and an effort was under way to learn how to deal with this new threat. The break came after an air defence array destroyed during a September 1969 armour raid came back on line in a different configuration, much harder to penetrate. Reconaissance missions were quickly launched to photograph the new air defence array and soon enough a new P-12 Soviet radar was located on the beach of Ras-Arab. The immediate response was to destroy the new radar station with an aerial strike, but the attacking aircraft were stopped shortly before takeoff when an idea to capture the entire installation came up.

Nicknamed "Rooster-53," the operation was planned in just a few days, beginning on December 24th. After getting approval from the IDF chain of command, the details and mechanics of the operation were soon ironed out and the forces involved began their training on radars captured during the Six Day War. The helicopters selected to carry the radar station to Israeli territory were the new Sikorsky CH-53 Yasur which had only arrived in Israel shortly before. These were the only helicopters deemed capable of carrying the entire radar station, estimated at 7 tons.

The operation was finally launched at 21:00 hours on the eve of December 26th, 1969...


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Wow I have one of those radars in one of my esoteric radar mod packs.. nice model...

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