The Arabian Peninsula & Persian Gulf: 9 July, 1987 Part II

*Author’s Note: This will be the final timeline embed of 2018 😊*   9 July Note: All times posted here will be Riyadh Time (GMT+3) 0630- Upon receiving word that war has broken out in Europe, the USS Constellation’s air wing (CVW-14) establishes a combat air patrol, and ASW coverage over the MPSron-2 ships bound …

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The Arabian Peninsula & Persian Gulf: 9 July, 1987 Part I

  The Stage is Set On the morning hostilities broke out in Europe, the Soviet military forces in the Persian Gulf region mainly consisted of naval and air forces based in and around South Yemen. A small number of submarines were operating in the Arabian Sea and western Indian Ocean. The Indian Ocean Squadron was …

The Southern Flank: 10 July, 1987 Part I

The destruction of the Soviet surface action groups in the Eastern Mediterranean marked the end of the 5th Eskadra. Every major surface combatant belonging to the Soviet Navy’s Mediterranean squadron was at the bottom of the sea, along with their escorts, and a number of submarines. The squadron’s commander, Rear Admiral Vladimir Yegorov had perished …