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From where do the US planes take off to Bomb Afghanistan? Where are they based? They don't come from US direct!

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Asked by QueSera Sera, 10 Sep '10 03:17 pm
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The US had arrangements for refuelling, landing and repairs of its aircraft in Uzbekhistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan. I do not know the latest position of these arrangements. They also operate from Pakistan and their Indian Ocean base in the islands of Diego Garcia. Besides these, they have small bases in many Gulf states. In addition to that, they have aircraft carriers in the Indian Ocean from which they operate.
Answered by Francisco, 10 Sep '10 03:29 pm

 
  
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This depends on the type of Airplane used for Bombing , B-52 /B-1 and B-2 can fly any where as they have intercontinental ranges i.e. more then ten thousand kilometers and with one or two mid-air refueling can strike any where in the World from their bases in U.S. .
F-117/F-15/F-14 or F-111 are mid range bombers/attack airplanes .These airplanes have radius of action from 2000 to 2500 kilometers .So these airplanes can not stay beyond these ranges .
F-16/F-18/F-20 are short range airplanes if they are used in these operations have to be within 1000 kilometers of radius of action .
Answered by kartikay sharma, 10 Sep '10 04:59 pm

 
  
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Us air force has bases in pakistan as well as afghanistan......they control the drones from pakistan base
Answered by gaurav shokeen, 10 Sep '10 03:20 pm

 
  
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They have various military bases throughout world,,,i think right now they are in pakistan.,,for afghanistan.
apart from it they also have it in middlw east too like kuwait and indian ocean known as diago garcia.
Answered by Stranger, 10 Sep '10 03:19 pm

 
  
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Pakistan!!
Answered by sanjay karmakar, 10 Sep '10 03:18 pm

 
  
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