An A6E which took part in the The United States bombing of Libya (code-named Operation El Dorado Canyon)with air-strikes against Libya on April 15, 1986. The attack was carried out in response to the 1986 Berlin discotheque bombing.
The paint on the side indicate the A6E hit a Libyan fighter on the ground.
The air strike killed 45 Libyan soldiers and government officials, and 15 civilians. Forewarned by a telephone call from Malta's Prime Minister, Karmenu Mifsud Bonnici,...more »