March 11, 2016

Vietnam-era planes used against ISIS

Source: CNN

Journalist: Ryan Browne

A pair of nearly 50-year-old planes has been brought out of retirement to fight ISIS.

The Vietnam-era OV-10 Bronco turbo-propeller planes are part of an experiment to see if "light turbo-prop aircraft" are more effective in conducting counterinsurgency operations, a U.S. military representative told CNN this week.

During their deployment, the planes flew 120 combat missions against ISIS targets as part of the counter-ISIS coalition, said spokesman Capt. Bryant Davis of U.S. Central Command, which oversees military operations in the Middle East.

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