Taming The Tigers – Sri Lanka Airforce’s finest hour

SLAF squadrons involved in Eelam War 4

During the years of ‘peace’, from 2002 to 2005, the Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) completely overhauled its operational doctrine, weapons systems, training and combat effectiveness, and despite some bitter setbacks made a decisive contribution to the final defeat of the hitherto-invincible LTTE, who for over 30 years had fought to carve out a separate state in Sri Lanka. How did this happen?

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The Devil’s Chariots – Mi-24s in action over Sri Lanka

The Mi-24 attack helicopter was a vital part of the Sri Lanka Air Force’s arsenal in the various Eelam Wars. Air Forces Monthly’s Alan Warne has written another excellent article about the SLAF, this time focusing on the Mi-24’s operational history in Sri Lanka.

Mi-24 in Czech Republic ready to be shipped to Sri Lanka.

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