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Italeri – 6117 – GULF WAR 25th ANNIVERSARY – BATTLE SET

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GULF WAR 25th ANNIVERSARY – BATTLE SET

THE BOX CONTAINS: M1A1 Abrams – AH-1W Supercobra – T-62 – Mi-25 Hind-D

On August 1990, the Iraqi troops invaded Kuwait without notice. The reaction was immediate with the United Nations that declared a Resolution placed economic sanctions on Saddam Hussein’s Government. More than 30 States, led by United States, deployed forces to create a Coalition with the purpose to expel Iraqi troops from Kuwait. The war began with an aerial and a naval bombardment on 17 January 1991 and after 5 weeks it was followed by a ground assault on 24th February. After few days, the Coalition forces, led by General Norman Schwarzkopf, thanks to a clear technological superiority and an excellent level of co-ordination between the various armed forces involved, were able to defeat the Iraqi forces A cease-fire was declared 100 hours after the ground campaign started. On 27th January the Coaltion forces declared that Kuwait has been liberated.

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