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Published on 24th March 2011 by Martin Krupka, 5003 views
Libyan training aircraft Soko G-2A-E Galeb was shot on the ground with an air-to-ground missile by a French Rafale fighter as it was landing at Misurata base.
The Soko G-2A Galeb (Bosnian, Serbian and Croatian for Sea Gull) is a two-seat, single engine, advanced trainer, counter-insurgency, ground-attack and reconnaissance aircraft developed in Yugoslavia.
Wikipedia reports that Libyan Air Force operates 116 aircraft of G-2A-E version. Four aircraft of the same type were captured from the Libyan Air Force at Misurata Airport on 24th February and now are in hands of Free Libyan Air Force.
Below are photos of Soko G-2A Galeb aircraft operated by private owners.