The Arabian Peninsula/Persian Gulf: 10 July, 1987 Part II

US Air Force assets on the ground in Saudi Arabia on the morning of 10 July were as follows: 2 squadrons of F-15A Eagles from the 49th TFW,  1 squadron of F-16C Falcons and a detachment of A-10 Warthogs were staked out at Dhahran Air Base. A detachment of 4 E-3A Sentries, and a growing …

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The Arabian Peninsula/Persian Gulf: 10 July, 1987 Part I

Time was running out for the Soviets. Opportunities to interdict the MPS ships en route to Dhahran, Saudi Arabia had largely been exhausted as dawn broke on 10 July. Submarine attacks on MPSron 2 and its escorts resulted in the sinking of a US frigate at the cost of two subs. The seven cargo ships …