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How The MIG-21 Military Aircraft Was Instrumental In Nigeria’s Victory In The 1983 Chadian War

When Chadian forces invaded Nigeria's Lake Chad islands in April 1983, the MIG-21 had its baptism of fire. Its performance showed the military the value of airpower. MiG-21 harassing strikes halted the advance of Chadian forces and bought the army time to mobilize. By the time the army, led by GOC 2rd armored division General Muhammadu Buhari was fully mobilized and attacked, the Chadians, already weakened by days of airstrikes capitulated and fled.

  2 months ago ago
How The MIG-21 Military Aircraft Was Instrumental In Nigeria’s Victory In The 1983 Chadian War