Libya, stunning video of the carrier operations onboard the CdG
This video from the French Navy is of oustanding quality and show the first Rafale landings and take off while the CdG was sailing to Lybia on Monday March 21st. Play it loud ! the raw sound on the deck of the aircraft carrier is astonishing.
Note at 5:00 the 2 Rafale are launched with their Damocles pods. Although the French Navy had performed some tests over Afghanistan with the Damocles LDP last January, this is the first time that pictures of operational Rafale M are released with this pod on the CdG.
At the end of the video we can also watch the loading of a live Mica IR Missile on the Wing tip of a Rafale. Quite a rare sight too.