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Most accounts of the attack on the USS Liberty off the coast of Gaza in 1967 blame the Israelis.Then President Johnson is blamed for abandoning the ship, in order to not embarrass ally Israel for its mistake.

However, Johnson is quoted as saying I want that goddamn ship going to the bottom! No help, recall the Wings. He did not just say, stay away, he stated his intention. He wanted the ship to be sunk. The submarine USS Amberjack had escorted the Liberty all the way from West Africa. The Amberjack saw everything that happened, but did not aid the Liberty at all. Also recall that just three years before , the USS Maddox was NOT attacked in Gulf of Tonkin, but U.S. declared war on North Vietnam using the controlled media, claiming there was an attack.

For an 8 minute synopsis of what happened on June 8, 1967 and an introduction to false flag attacks, see this next video. Gulf of Tonkin is discussed. Then we will meet a USS Liberty survivor and hero whistle blower, with new information.

Richard Larry Weaver, who was on the deck of the Liberty when it was attacked almost 50 years ago, has suffered 34 surgeries and still has 60 pieces of shrapnel in his body. He has been in pain for almost 50 years. The Veterans Administration tried to deny him benefits, and changed his paperwork to deny he was ever on the Liberty. He had to fight for any help he got. Through his own investigation, Larry discovered that the submarine USS Amberjack fired the torpedo that hit the Liberty, not an Israeli torpedo boat. You will hear his testimony below. Only 2000 people had seen the youtube below, before I posted this. If you have been in the military or know someone who has, I ask you please to share this post with everyone you know. We have to ask, who are we serving?

Just as the Gulf of Tonkin incident was falsified so that Johnson could declare war on North Vietnam, a false flag attack on the Liberty was going to be blamed on Egypt. It is most likely that the attack was run by an international group who controlled both the USA and Israel. Five years later, the Bilderberg Group discussed what to do with the glut of petro dollars which Saudi Arabia would need to invest somewhere. They had this discussion 5 months before the price went up! The Bilderberg group was in on the plan for the 1967 Yum Kipper war and the price increase. Did they plan the 1967 attack on the Liberty? What we know for sure is that the U.S. and Israel acted together, not separately that infamous day, and to blame Israel alone is naive. It would also be naive to think that Johnson wanted a war with Vietnam on his own, or that he wanted a war with Egypt on his own. The international bankers created UN, Israel, the FED. Who told Johnson what to do that day?

The first photo to right is the injured US seamen after the June 8, 1967 attack on the USS Liberty. The injured man in foreground is Richard Larry Weaver. In second photo below is Larry on Maui with author Ray Songtree three years ago. Please listen to Larrys account of what happened the day of the attack and his later investigation in youtube below. Thanks to website Federal Jack for producing this youtube. See link. Here is another interpretation of what happened that day.

Veterans need to ask. Is one really a hero to serve treasonous liars? At what point since the 1964 Gulf of Tonkin Incident, which was excuse to kill 3 million people in Southeast Asia, has our government ever become honest?

Is it patriotism to serve a flag run secretly by Globalists who care about nothing but their own power? Is it patriotism to be cannon fodder or to live with guilt the rest of your life? There are 22 veterans every day killing themselves because they know they were not heroes and saw and did things they cannot be proud of. Who are we serving? It is time to ask questions. It is time to be very brave, like Larry, and find out the truth.

Next, the testimony of Richard Larry Weaver. Here he discusses the USS Amberjack torpedo. Links to two more interviews below.

Second interview with Larry Weaver here. First 10 minutes is repeat, then new material.

Interview with another USS Liberty survivor Ernie Gallo.

Israeli Pilot Speaks Up

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Fifteen years after the attack, an Israeli pilot approached Liberty survivors and then held extensive interviews with former Congressman Paul N. (Pete) McCloskey about his role. According to this senior Israeli lead pilot, he recognized the Liberty as American immediately, so informed his headquarters, and was told to ignore the American flag and continue his attack. He refused to do so and returned to base, where he was arrested.Later, a dual-citizen Israeli major told survivors that he was in an Israeli war room where he heard that pilots radio report. The attacking pilots and everyone in the Israeli war room knew that they were attacking an American ship, the major said. He recanted the statement only after he received threatening phone calls from Israel.

The pilots protests also were heard by radio monitors in the U.S. Embassy in Lebanon. Then-U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon Dwight Porter has confirmed this. Porter told his story to syndicated columnists Rowland Evans and Robert Novak and offered to submit to further questioning by authorities. Unfortunately, no one in the U.S. government has any interest in hearing these first-person accounts of Israeli treachery.

Key members of the Lyndon Johnson administration have long agreed that this attack was no accident. Perhaps most outspoken is former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Thomas Moorer. I can never accept the claim that this was a mistaken attack, he insists. Former Secretary of State Dean Rusk is equally outspoken, calling the attack deliberate in press and radio interviews. Similarly strong language comes from top leaders of the Central Intelligence Agency, National Security Agency (some of whose personnel were among the victims), National Security Council, and from presidential advisers such as Clark Clifford, Joseph Califano and Lucius Battle.

A top-secret analysis of Israels excuse conducted by the Department of State found Israels story to be untrue. Yet Israel and its defenders continue to stand by their claim that the attack was a tragic accident in which Israel mistook the most modern electronic surveillance vessel in the world for a rusted-out 40-year-old Egyptian horse transport. Despite the evidence, no U.S. administration has never found the courage to defy the Israeli lobby by publicly demanding a proper accounting from Israel.

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Remember, the USS Amberjack fired the torpedo. Israel will never admit anything because Israel works for the same Globalists that Johnson worked for. They have already said their torpedoes missed.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT the USS LIBERTY – HONORING AMERICAS FORGOTTEN …

The Loss of Liberty — Why Did the U.S. Allow Israel To Attack Its Largest Spyship Killing 34 Americans and Wounding Over 170 Others?The USS Liberty was an electronic intelligence-gathering ship that was cruising international waters off the Egyptian coast on June 8, 1967. Israeli planes and torpedo boats opened fire on the Liberty in the midst of what became known as the Israeli-Arab Six-Day War. 34 Americans were killed and more than 170 were wounded in the attack.Israel and its supporters have long maintained that the attack was a “tragic case of misidentification,” an explanation that Lyndon Johnson’s administration did not formally challenge. Israel claimed its forces thought the ship was an Egyptian vessel and apologized to the United States.After the attack, a Navy court of inquiry concluded there was insufficient information to make a judgment about why Israel attacked the ship, stopping short of assigning blame or determining whether it was an accident.On Wednesday, a former top Navy attorney publicly said for the first time that President Lyndon Johnson and Defense Secretary Robert McNamara ordered the U.S. military investigation to conclude that the Israeli attack was an accident.

24 May 1967.U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) orders USSLiberty, an intelligence-gathering vessel, to depart Abidjan for eastern Mediterranean, via Rota, Spain.

1 June 1967.Commanded by Capt. William McGonagle,Libertyarrives at Rota to load technical support material and supplies.

2 June 1967.Libertydeparts Rota at top speed of 18 knots en route to a point 13 miles off the Gaza Strip, well within international waters.

5 June 1967, 7:45 (all times cited are localLibertytime).Israel attacks Egypt, simultaneously putting out false reports that Egypt had attacked first. Captain McGonagle asks Vice Admiral William Martin at Sixth Fleet headquarters to send a destroyer as an armed escort and auxiliary communication center, noting thatLibertys self defense capability limited to four .50 caliber machine guns and small arms.

6 June 1967.Admiral Martin replies Libertyis clearly marked United States ship in international waters, not a participant in the conflict and not a reasonable subject for attack by any nation . . . Request for escort denied.

7 June 1967,shortly before midnight. Office of the U.S. Defense Attach in Tel Aviv sends coded message to U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) that Israel intends to attack theLibertyif her course is not changed.

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After midnight:Soviet guided missile destroyer sends flashing-light message in English: Do you need help?Libertyresponds: No thank you. Soviets answer: I will stand by in case you need me.

11 June 1967:Admiral Kidd boardsLibertywith small staff to head Navy Court of Inquiry.

14 June 1967:Libertyarrives in Malta. Total news blackout imposed. Rear Admiral Kidd warns crew: You are never, repeat never, to discuss this with anyone, not even your wives. If you do, you will be court-martialed and will end your lives in prison or worse. Secretary of Defense McNamara informs media that, Department of Defense will have no further comment.

15 June 1967:Secretary of State Dean Rusk tells NATO ambassadors in Luxembourg that Israels attack was deliberate. His remark is reported in European, but not U.S. papers.

18 June 1967:Israeli Court of Inquiry exonerates Israeli government and all those involved, saying that its torpedo boats erroneously reported theLibertys speed at 30 knots instead of 5, and that theLibertyflew no flag and had no identifying markings. Later, Israel will honor Motor Torpedo Boat 203, the one that fired the deadly torpedo at theLiberty, by putting its wheel and bell on display in its naval museum, among those maritime items of which it is most proud.

July 1967:Shortly after the burial of sixLibertycrewmen in Arlington National Cemetery, a monument is erected describing the six as having Died in the Eastern Mediterranean.Libertysurvivors complain that the marking is evasive and improper.

September 1967:State Department legal adviser Carl Salans finds many discrepancies with the Israeli report. His report is classified Top Secret.

11 June 1968:Captain McGonagle is awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. The Medal, usually presented by the President of the United States at the White House, is presented by the Secretary of the Navy during a hastily arranged ceremony at the Washington D.C. Navy Yard. Admiral Thomas H. Moorer, the Chief of Naval Operations, calls the way the Medal is presented a back-handed slap. Everyone else received their medal at the White House, Moorer will later observe. President Johnson must have been concerned about the reaction of the Israeli lobby.

1980:National Security Agency Director Marshall Carter tells investigative author James Bamford that, regarding the attack on theLiberty, There was no other answer than that it was deliberate.

1981:National Security Agency review, Attack on a Sigint Collector, the USSLibertyIncident, rejects the Israeli Court of Inquirys mistake theory and accuses Israeli fighter pilots and torpedo boat crewmen and commanders of perjury.

1982:Israeli senior lead pilot approaches former Congressman Pete McCloskey and admits that he recognized theLibertyas American immediately, so informed his headquarters, and was told to ignore the American flag and continue his attack. He said he refused to do so and returned to base, where he was arrested.

6 October 1982:A new headstone for the sixLibertycrew members at Arlington National Cemetery is unveiled. This one reads: Killed USSLibertyJune 8, 1967.

1986:Lt. Commander Walter H. Jacobsen writes in Naval Law Review: To speculate on the motives of an attack group that uses unmarked planes and deprives helpless survivors of life rafts raises disturbing possibilities, including the one that theLibertycrew was not meant to survive the attack…

6 November 1991:Columnists Evans and Novak publish interview with Dwight Porter, U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon in 1967, in which Porter says that during or immediately after the attack on theLibertythe CIA station chief showed him transcripts of intercepted Israeli messages. One has Israel ordering the attack on theLiberty, another has an Israeli pilot replying its an American ship. When the order to attack is repeated, the pilot insists he can see the American flag. The pilot is told again: Attack it.

8 June 1997:Adm. Thomas H. Moorer, appointed Chief of Naval Operations shortly after the attack on theLiberty, tells a reunion of survivors: I have to conclude that it was Israels intent to sink theLibertyand leave as few survivors as possible. Israel knew perfectly well that the ship was American.

November 1998:Captain McGonagle breaks his long silence: After many years I finally believe that the attack was deliberate. I dont think there has been an adequate investigation of the incident . . . The flag was flying prior to the attack… McGonagle will die four months later, on March 3, 1999.

Two 12-page articles have appeared in AMEUs bimonthly publicationThe Link:

Ennes, James,Assault on theLiberty, 2002 edition. Available from AMEU, $25.00 Ennes was the lieutenant on watch at the time the Israelis first attacked theLiberty. A full chapter is devoted to Israels motives for knowingly attacking the ship.

Bamford, James,Body of Secrets, 2001 edition. Available from AMEU, $19.95. Bamford offers several important pieces of information previous classified. On page 226, e.g., he tells of President Johnsons reaction:

Tito, Howard.The Loss ofLiberty. This is a 50-minute video made in 2001, and includes graphic footage of the attack, and interviews with high ranking naval personnel. The video is also available through AMEU for $22.50.

Triplett, William, Death on the USSLiberty, in VVA Veteran, Sept-Oct. 2002. Offers chilling interviews with survivors. Larry Weaver, a 21-year-old bosuns mate on theLiberty, who was not expected to live, was airlifted to the USS AMERICA, where he immediately underwent the first of 26 major surgeries. He was subsequently flown to American hospitals in Crete, Italy and Germany, and then sent to the Philadelphia Naval Hospital for recovery. He recalls:

Green, Stephen. i>Taking Sides: Americas Secret Relations with a Militant Israel. Published in 1984 by William Morrow and Company, Inc., this work remains a primary source on the attack and cover-up.

Borne, John.The USSLiberty: Dissenting History Versus Official History. Published in 1995, this book focuses on the contradictions in the various official explanations that have been given for Israels attack on theLiberty.

“What I Saw That Day” by Phil TourneyA survivors account of what happened aboard the USS Liberty while under attack by the Israeli Defense Forces during the Six Days Warhttp://www.amazon.com/Israels-Holocau…

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USS Liberty Memorial | From the Trenches World Report

Isnt it strange how most of the more-patriotic-than-thou, support our troops gang seem to go silent when the USS Liberty massacre is mentioned? And then there are those among them who even make up excuses for the Israelis.

On the bright side, the casualties taken by the Liberty werent completely in vain. That event helped awaken a lot of people to the treacherous nature of our so-called allies in Israel, and it revealed the level of control Israel had over the US government even back in 1967. Yet Ive found in my daily life that there are still many folks who have never heard of the USS Liberty. Theres plenty more work for all of us to do as far as raising awareness.

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Israel attacks USS Liberty – HISTORY

During the Six-Day War, Israeli aircraft and torpedo boats attack the USS Liberty in international waters off Egypts Gaza Strip. The intelligence ship, well-marked as an American vessel and only lightly armed, was attacked first by Israeli aircraft that fired napalm and rockets at the ship. The Liberty attempted to radio for assistance, but the Israeli aircraft blocked the transmissions. Eventually, the ship was able to make contact with the U.S. carrier Saratoga, and 12 fighter jets and four tanker planes were dispatched to defend the Liberty. When word of their deployment reached Washington, however, Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara ordered them recalled to the carrier, and they never reached the Liberty. The reason for the recall remains unclear.

Back in the Mediterranean, the initial air raid against the Liberty was over. Nine of the 294 crewmembers were dead and 60 were wounded. Suddenly, the ship was attacked by Israeli torpedo boats, which launched torpedoes and fired artillery at the ship. Under the command of its wounded captain, William L. McGonagle, the Liberty managed to avert four torpedoes, but one struck the ship at the waterline. Heavily damaged, the ship launched three lifeboats, but these were also attackeda violation of international law. Failing to sink the Liberty, which displaced 10,000 tons, the Israelis finally desisted. In all, 34 Americans were killed and 171 were wounded in the two-hour attack. In the attacks aftermath, the Liberty managed to limp to a safe port.

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Israel later apologized for the attack and offered $6.9 million in compensation, claiming that it had mistaken the Liberty for an Egyptian ship. However, Liberty survivors, and some former U.S. officials, believe that the attack was deliberate, staged to conceal Israels pending seizure of Syrias Golan Heights, which occurred the next day. The ships listening devices would likely have overheard Israeli military communications planning this controversial operation. Captain McGonagle was later awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his heroic command of the Liberty during and after the attack.

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USS Liberty White House-sanctioned attack on June 8, 1967 – TERRORSTORM Documentary Excerpt

“In the early 1960s, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, L.L. Lemnitzer, concocted a plan for false flag operations, as a pretext to invade Cuba, and for war with the Soviet Union. In Operation Northwoods, they planned to hijack jets by remote control, crash them, and blame the attack on Cuba. There were many other terrorist attacks they planned to carry out, that were contained within the document. One scenario mentioned was the destruction a US naval vessel that was to be blamed on a foreign power, as a pretext for war with any enemy they picked. President Lyndon Baines Johnson went operational with Northwoods on June 8, 1967 during the Six-Day War. … between Israel and the Arab nations, the USS Liberty was sent by Johnson to collect electronic intelligence in the eastern Mediterranean. The clearly marked US intelligence ship was 14 miles off the coast of Israel in international waters. … While all of this was happening, the over-sized American flag flew clearly above the ship. The attack on the Liberty went on for hour after hour after hour. During the entire attack the USS Liberty continually called the Sixth Fleet that was nearby, begging for air support, or rescue. Two aircraft carriers in the Med responded by launching fighter aircraft. Unbelievably they were recalled by the White House. Rear Admiral (Lawrence) Geis, then commanding the carriers in the Sixth Fleet, called Washington personally to confirm the recall order. Secretary of Defence (Robert) McNamara came on the line, and then President Johnson himself told Geis, ‘I want that goddamn ship going to the bottom. No help — recall the wings.’ … In the aftermath of the attack, one of the most highly decorated ships in US history, the captain and his entire crew were told, they would spend life in prison, or be killed, if they told anyone what [had] happened. Captain William L. McGonagle was given the Congressional Medal of Honor, in secret, and told not to tell anyone that he had won the award.”

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The Trouble With the USS Liberty – warhistoryonline.com

There are some chapters in Americas history books that will never be fully closed. Decades after the Iran-contra affair, the Vietnam War, and Watergate, professional and amateur historians alike keep the events of the past alive, advancing their versions of events with a dogged persistence that borders on the fanatical. Like minds tend to congregate, leading to the formation of sides, and these conversations can take on a character of political stratification very quickly.

If there is a single event in American history that absolutely forces historians into ready-made camps of opposing views, however, it is the Israeli attack on the USS Liberty. There is compelling evidence to support both prevailing accounts of this event that it was deliberate and covered up or that it was a tragic accident but it is very difficult to cobble the objective arguments made by both sides together in such a way that escapes the passionate and polarized debate that surrounds the events of June 8th, 1967.

What is known, or at least agreed upon by both sides of this debate, is that Israeli fighter planes and torpedo boats did indeed attack the USS Liberty as it sailed off the coast of Egypt, carrying out surveillance of the ongoing war between Israel and its well-armed neighbor. After 40 minutes of bombardment, 34 American sailors were dead and 174 wounded nearly the entire crew. The cause of this attack is what separates one version of events from the other.

Numerous theories have developed which argue that Israels attack was deliberate; the attack upon a well-marked American ship, which some sailors recall flying no less than three American flags, lasted long enough to beggar belief that the Israelis believed they were attacking the Egyptian El Quseir.

Likewise, defenders of Israel have called into question many of the supporting details that accompany this theory: they vigorously deny that the Israelis were attempting to sink the ship to cover up details of an alleged massacre that it had just been uncovered, or that Israel was attempting to conduct a false flag operation to lure Americans into the war against Egypt. Each side has its share of weak arguments.

Conspiracy theorists point to the findings of retired Admiral John Moorer, former Chief of Naval Operations and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The findings of this independent inquiry, often referred to as the Moorer Commission, were read into the Congressional record in 2003, and some of the oft-quoted portions are a matter of public record: There is compelling evidence that Israels attack was a deliberate attack to destroy an American ship and kill her entire crew.

The attack was certainly deliberate, but does this necessarily preclude a case of mistaken identity? It goes on to detail allegations of a substantial cover-up, details of which have emerged over the years from interviews with crewmen and senior Navy staff alike but this is a separate line of argument which states Israel knew that the ship was American before attacking.

Others argue that Moorers adherents are advancing these arguments to weaken the undeniably strong relationship between Israel and the United States, pointing to the substantial volume of declassified documents to discredit claims of a cover-up.

The argument that the Libertys state of the art surveillance system had discovered evidence of an Israeli massacre of Egyptian POWs is refuted by opposing claims that Libertys surveillance capacity was not, in fact, good enough to uncover such information, and furthermore, that if such discoveries had taken place, sinking the ship while it was within striking distance, and certainly radio distance, of an American fleet would be a curious move.

It is more difficult to debunk claims of an orchestrated coverup indeed, president Johnson could very well have wanted to salvage Americans relationship with Israel, and the damage was done but thus far, no bulletproof evidence of a deliberate Israeli strike has emerged, even after decades of declassification.

It seems unlikely that any amount of evidence, if suddenly discovered by either side, would put to rest claims of Israeli false flag operations, but it is clear from the evidence provided by both sides that the American fleet was fully aware of the nationality of their attackers during the assault.

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The USS Liberty is a destroyer used by NATO’s naval forces in ArmA 3. It was added with the release of the Jets DLC.

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Port side view of the Liberty.

Assigned as an escort for the USS Freedom aircraft carrier, the USS Liberty is a Liberty-class destroyer that serves as the vanguard for the U.S. Navy’s Carrier Strike Group 14.

Armed with a 120 mm naval gun and a vertical launch system, the Liberty is a powerful naval artillery asset that can easily strike heavily defended enemy installations from afar with its cruise missiles.

In addition to providing fire support, the Liberty can also deploy and retrieve smaller armed boats via its boat racks stored on both sides of the ship’s entry ports.

It has a landing pad located towards the stern, which allows ground forces to utilise it as a staging area for helicopters to land or take-off from the Liberty. A hangar is also connected to the landing pad, and supports having rotary-wing craft stored inside it.

NOTE: The USS Liberty is a static in-game object that can be positioned at any location on a terrain via the Eden editor, but cannot be ‘driven’ like a true ship.

In addition to the twin Praetorian 1C AAA turrets for self-defence against enemy aircraft, the Liberty has two more types of weapon systems that can be connected to and controlled through a UAV Terminal:

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The MK45 Hammer is a 120 mm naval gun that serves as the Liberty’s main, non-ballistic missile-based fire support weapon.

The cannon’s “camera” has access to three magnification zoom levels, as well as normal day, night, and black/white-hot thermal vision modes.

Mounted at the front of the ship, the Hammer can fulfil both direct fire and naval artillery roles. Its default loadout consists of multiple types of shells:

It should be noted that all of the Hammer’s shells are virtually identical to those fired by the land-based M4 Scorcher.

It fires all 32 HE rounds in six minutes, averaging at 11.25 seconds per shot. This makes its fire rate significantly slower than the M4 Scorcher and 2S9 Sochor, although its damage and blast radius appear to be comparable.

The Hammer has five range modes available for firing using the built-in artillery computer:

Overlaps occur in the following ranges:

Gaps occur in the following ranges:

When using the built-in artillery computer, the Hammer can perform MRSI strikes in nearby bands, or in the large band beyond 21.7 km. Note that it is unable to have more than two volleys landing on the same target at the same time.

Also note that the built-in computer tends towards using low-angle trajectories. The Hammer is capable of firing at up to an 80.5 degree angle. This means that it is technically capable of getting multiple volleys to land on the same target simultaneously, but it would require manual calculation of the appropriate trajectories, or the use of spreadsheets or third-party applications.

The MK45 Hammer has access to two passive-type sensors:

Orange = Infrared

The Hammer can track aircraft via infrared at distances of up to 4 km, while against ground targets this is limited to 3.5 km only.

The IR sensor is tied to the turret’s “camera”. It has a horizontal sweep angle of 60 degrees. Vertically however, this is limited to only 40 degrees. Targets can be identified once they are within 3.5 km range of the Hammer’s position.

Note that it can only track targets if they are moving at speeds of 2,160 km/h or less.

The Hammer is data link-capable, and can receive (not transmit) the locations of spotted contacts from all friendly forces within 32 km range.

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The MK41 VLS (full name: Vertical Launch System) is a missile-based artillery system that is fitted onto the Liberty as an alternate counterpart to the MK45 Hammer.

Like the Hammer, the VLS battery is also fitted at the front of the ship but just behind the Hammer itself. The “camera” on the VLS is able to toggle three magnification zoom modes, as well as either normal day, night, or black/white thermal vision modes.

Its primary loadout consists of thirty six Venator surface-to-surface cruise missiles. Of these, eighteen are outfitted with a high-explosive (HE) payload while the other eighteen contain cluster bomblet payloads instead.

Each Venator cruise missile flies at subsonic speeds (absolute maximum of 700 km/h only) but are perfectly capable of striking any location at distances of up to 32 km away with pinpoint accuracy.

They can utilise terrain-following for guidance, and will automatically adjust their flight profile when necessary to avoid impacting anything other than their intended target.

It should be noted that Venator CMs are only able to hit positions laser marked by vehicles/aircraft with integrated data link capability (i.e. the AR-2 Darter). Handheld laser designators will not be capable of marking targets for the VLS as they cannot transmit the laser marker’s target back to the VLS battery to lock onto.

The MK41 VLS only has access to one sensor:

The VLS is data link-capable, and can receive (not transmit) the locations of spotted contacts from all friendly forces within 32 km range.

The Boat Rack is a component of the Liberty with integrated Vehicle-in-Vehicle transport capability which allows it to store and deploy boats.

It can support the following watercraft:

The Boat Rack can be customised with a variety of paint schemes:

Starboard side view of the Liberty. Note the small port entry used for deploying and retrieving smaller vessels.

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The USS Liberty Attack In A Nutshell – YouTube

This year marks the 47th anniversary of the slaughter and betrayal of American sailors on the high seas. On June 8, 1967, while on official duty for the United States government, the USS Liberty was attacked by the Israeli Defense Forces in international waters. A rescue attempt was recalled by the Johnson administration.For more information, go to http://tinyurl.com/ussliberty

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1967: USS Liberty attacked by submarine USS Amberjack Crew member blows whistle https://lipstick-and-war-crimes.org/1967-uss-liberty-attacked-by-submarine-uss-amberjack-crew-member-blows-whistle/ compilation by Ray Songtree Most accounts of the attack on the USS Liberty off the coast of Gaza in 1967 blame the Israelis.Then President Johnson is blamed for abandoning the ship, in order to not embarrass ally Israel for its mistake. However, Johnson is quoted as saying I want that goddamn ship going to the bottom! No help, recall the Wings. He did not just say, stay away, he stated his intention. He wanted the ship to be sunk. The submarine USS Amberjack had escorted the Liberty all the way from West Africa. The Amberjack saw everything that happened, but did not aid the Liberty at all. Also recall that just three years before , the USS Maddox was NOT attacked in Gulf of Tonkin, but U.S. declared war on North Vietnam using the controlled media, claiming there was an attack. For an 8 minute synopsis of what happened on June 8, 1967 and an introduction to false flag attacks, see this next video. Gulf of Tonkin is discussed. Then we will meet a USS Liberty survivor and hero whistle blower, with new information. Richard Larry Weaver, who was on the deck of the Liberty when it was attacked almost 50 years ago, has suffered 34 surgeries and still has 60 pieces of shrapnel in his body. He has been in pain for almost 50 years. The Veterans Administration tried to deny him benefits, and changed his paperwork to deny he was ever on the Liberty. He had to fight for any help he got. Through his own investigation, Larry discovered that the submarine USS Amberjack fired the torpedo that hit the Liberty, not an Israeli torpedo boat. You will hear his testimony below. Only 2000 people had seen the youtube below, before I posted this. If you have been in the military or know someone who has, I ask you please to share this post with everyone you know. We have to ask, who are we serving? Just as the Gulf of Tonkin incident was falsified so that Johnson could declare war on North Vietnam, a false flag attack on the Liberty was going to be blamed on Egypt. It is most likely that the attack was run by an international group who controlled both the USA and Israel. Five years later, the Bilderberg Group discussed what to do with the glut of petro dollars which Saudi Arabia would need to invest somewhere. They had this discussion 5 months before the price went up! The Bilderberg group was in on the plan for the 1967 Yum Kipper war and the price increase. Did they plan the 1967 attack on the Liberty? What we know for sure is that the U.S. and Israel acted together, not separately that infamous day, and to blame Israel alone is naive. It would also be naive to think that Johnson wanted a war with Vietnam on his own, or that he wanted a war with Egypt on his own. The international bankers created UN, Israel, the FED. Who told Johnson what to do that day? The first photo to right is the injured US seamen after the June 8, 1967 attack on the USS Liberty. The injured man in foreground is Richard Larry Weaver. In second photo below is Larry on Maui with author Ray Songtree three years ago. Please listen to Larrys account of what happened the day of the attack and his later investigation in youtube below. Thanks to website Federal Jack for producing this youtube. See link. Here is another interpretation of what happened that day. Veterans need to ask. Is one really a hero to serve treasonous liars? At what point since the 1964 Gulf of Tonkin Incident, which was excuse to kill 3 million people in Southeast Asia, has our government ever become honest? Is it patriotism to serve a flag run secretly by Globalists who care about nothing but their own power? Is it patriotism to be cannon fodder or to live with guilt the rest of your life? There are 22 veterans every day killing themselves because they know they were not heroes and saw and did things they cannot be proud of. Who are we serving? It is time to ask questions. It is time to be very brave, like Larry, and find out the truth. Next, the testimony of Richard Larry Weaver. Here he discusses the USS Amberjack torpedo. Links to two more interviews below. Second interview with Larry Weaver here. First 10 minutes is repeat, then new material. Interview with another USS Liberty survivor Ernie Gallo. Israeli Pilot Speaks Up http://www.washington-report.org/backissues/0693/9306019.htm Fifteen years after the attack, an Israeli pilot approached Liberty survivors and then held extensive interviews with former Congressman Paul N. (Pete) McCloskey about his role. According to this senior Israeli lead pilot, he recognized the Liberty as American immediately, so informed his headquarters, and was told to ignore the American flag and continue his attack. He refused to do so and returned to base, where he was arrested.Later, a dual-citizen Israeli major told survivors that he was in an Israeli war room where he heard that pilots radio report. The attacking pilots and everyone in the Israeli war room knew that they were attacking an American ship, the major said. He recanted the statement only after he received threatening phone calls from Israel. The pilots protests also were heard by radio monitors in the U.S. Embassy in Lebanon. Then-U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon Dwight Porter has confirmed this. Porter told his story to syndicated columnists Rowland Evans and Robert Novak and offered to submit to further questioning by authorities. Unfortunately, no one in the U.S. government has any interest in hearing these first-person accounts of Israeli treachery. Key members of the Lyndon Johnson administration have long agreed that this attack was no accident. Perhaps most outspoken is former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Thomas Moorer. I can never accept the claim that this was a mistaken attack, he insists. Former Secretary of State Dean Rusk is equally outspoken, calling the attack deliberate in press and radio interviews. Similarly strong language comes from top leaders of the Central Intelligence Agency, National Security Agency (some of whose personnel were among the victims), National Security Council, and from presidential advisers such as Clark Clifford, Joseph Califano and Lucius Battle. A top-secret analysis of Israels excuse conducted by the Department of State found Israels story to be untrue. Yet Israel and its defenders continue to stand by their claim that the attack was a tragic accident in which Israel mistook the most modern electronic surveillance vessel in the world for a rusted-out 40-year-old Egyptian horse transport. Despite the evidence, no U.S. administration has never found the courage to defy the Israeli lobby by publicly demanding a proper accounting from Israel. ********** Remember, the USS Amberjack fired the torpedo. Israel will never admit anything because Israel works for the same Globalists that Johnson worked for. They have already said their torpedoes missed.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT the USS LIBERTY – HONORING AMERICAS FORGOTTEN …

The Loss of Liberty — Why Did the U.S. Allow Israel To Attack Its Largest Spyship Killing 34 Americans and Wounding Over 170 Others?The USS Liberty was an electronic intelligence-gathering ship that was cruising international waters off the Egyptian coast on June 8, 1967. Israeli planes and torpedo boats opened fire on the Liberty in the midst of what became known as the Israeli-Arab Six-Day War. 34 Americans were killed and more than 170 were wounded in the attack.Israel and its supporters have long maintained that the attack was a “tragic case of misidentification,” an explanation that Lyndon Johnson’s administration did not formally challenge. Israel claimed its forces thought the ship was an Egyptian vessel and apologized to the United States.After the attack, a Navy court of inquiry concluded there was insufficient information to make a judgment about why Israel attacked the ship, stopping short of assigning blame or determining whether it was an accident.On Wednesday, a former top Navy attorney publicly said for the first time that President Lyndon Johnson and Defense Secretary Robert McNamara ordered the U.S. military investigation to conclude that the Israeli attack was an accident. 24 May 1967.U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) orders USSLiberty, an intelligence-gathering vessel, to depart Abidjan for eastern Mediterranean, via Rota, Spain. 1 June 1967.Commanded by Capt. William McGonagle,Libertyarrives at Rota to load technical support material and supplies. 2 June 1967.Libertydeparts Rota at top speed of 18 knots en route to a point 13 miles off the Gaza Strip, well within international waters. 5 June 1967, 7:45 (all times cited are localLibertytime).Israel attacks Egypt, simultaneously putting out false reports that Egypt had attacked first. Captain McGonagle asks Vice Admiral William Martin at Sixth Fleet headquarters to send a destroyer as an armed escort and auxiliary communication center, noting thatLibertys self defense capability limited to four .50 caliber machine guns and small arms. 6 June 1967.Admiral Martin replies Libertyis clearly marked United States ship in international waters, not a participant in the conflict and not a reasonable subject for attack by any nation . . . Request for escort denied. 7 June 1967,shortly before midnight. Office of the U.S. Defense Attach in Tel Aviv sends coded message to U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) that Israel intends to attack theLibertyif her course is not changed. 8 June 1967: 9 June 1967: After midnight:Soviet guided missile destroyer sends flashing-light message in English: Do you need help?Libertyresponds: No thank you. Soviets answer: I will stand by in case you need me. 11 June 1967:Admiral Kidd boardsLibertywith small staff to head Navy Court of Inquiry. 14 June 1967:Libertyarrives in Malta. Total news blackout imposed. Rear Admiral Kidd warns crew: You are never, repeat never, to discuss this with anyone, not even your wives. If you do, you will be court-martialed and will end your lives in prison or worse. Secretary of Defense McNamara informs media that, Department of Defense will have no further comment. 15 June 1967:Secretary of State Dean Rusk tells NATO ambassadors in Luxembourg that Israels attack was deliberate. His remark is reported in European, but not U.S. papers. 18 June 1967:Israeli Court of Inquiry exonerates Israeli government and all those involved, saying that its torpedo boats erroneously reported theLibertys speed at 30 knots instead of 5, and that theLibertyflew no flag and had no identifying markings. Later, Israel will honor Motor Torpedo Boat 203, the one that fired the deadly torpedo at theLiberty, by putting its wheel and bell on display in its naval museum, among those maritime items of which it is most proud. July 1967:Shortly after the burial of sixLibertycrewmen in Arlington National Cemetery, a monument is erected describing the six as having Died in the Eastern Mediterranean.Libertysurvivors complain that the marking is evasive and improper. September 1967:State Department legal adviser Carl Salans finds many discrepancies with the Israeli report. His report is classified Top Secret. 11 June 1968:Captain McGonagle is awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. The Medal, usually presented by the President of the United States at the White House, is presented by the Secretary of the Navy during a hastily arranged ceremony at the Washington D.C. Navy Yard. Admiral Thomas H. Moorer, the Chief of Naval Operations, calls the way the Medal is presented a back-handed slap. Everyone else received their medal at the White House, Moorer will later observe. President Johnson must have been concerned about the reaction of the Israeli lobby. 1980:National Security Agency Director Marshall Carter tells investigative author James Bamford that, regarding the attack on theLiberty, There was no other answer than that it was deliberate. 1981:National Security Agency review, Attack on a Sigint Collector, the USSLibertyIncident, rejects the Israeli Court of Inquirys mistake theory and accuses Israeli fighter pilots and torpedo boat crewmen and commanders of perjury. 1982:Israeli senior lead pilot approaches former Congressman Pete McCloskey and admits that he recognized theLibertyas American immediately, so informed his headquarters, and was told to ignore the American flag and continue his attack. He said he refused to do so and returned to base, where he was arrested. 6 October 1982:A new headstone for the sixLibertycrew members at Arlington National Cemetery is unveiled. This one reads: Killed USSLibertyJune 8, 1967. 1986:Lt. Commander Walter H. Jacobsen writes in Naval Law Review: To speculate on the motives of an attack group that uses unmarked planes and deprives helpless survivors of life rafts raises disturbing possibilities, including the one that theLibertycrew was not meant to survive the attack… 6 November 1991:Columnists Evans and Novak publish interview with Dwight Porter, U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon in 1967, in which Porter says that during or immediately after the attack on theLibertythe CIA station chief showed him transcripts of intercepted Israeli messages. One has Israel ordering the attack on theLiberty, another has an Israeli pilot replying its an American ship. When the order to attack is repeated, the pilot insists he can see the American flag. The pilot is told again: Attack it. 8 June 1997:Adm. Thomas H. Moorer, appointed Chief of Naval Operations shortly after the attack on theLiberty, tells a reunion of survivors: I have to conclude that it was Israels intent to sink theLibertyand leave as few survivors as possible. Israel knew perfectly well that the ship was American. November 1998:Captain McGonagle breaks his long silence: After many years I finally believe that the attack was deliberate. I dont think there has been an adequate investigation of the incident . . . The flag was flying prior to the attack… McGonagle will die four months later, on March 3, 1999. Two 12-page articles have appeared in AMEUs bimonthly publicationThe Link: Ennes, James,Assault on theLiberty, 2002 edition. Available from AMEU, $25.00 Ennes was the lieutenant on watch at the time the Israelis first attacked theLiberty. A full chapter is devoted to Israels motives for knowingly attacking the ship. Bamford, James,Body of Secrets, 2001 edition. Available from AMEU, $19.95. Bamford offers several important pieces of information previous classified. On page 226, e.g., he tells of President Johnsons reaction: Tito, Howard.The Loss ofLiberty. This is a 50-minute video made in 2001, and includes graphic footage of the attack, and interviews with high ranking naval personnel. The video is also available through AMEU for $22.50. Triplett, William, Death on the USSLiberty, in VVA Veteran, Sept-Oct. 2002. Offers chilling interviews with survivors. Larry Weaver, a 21-year-old bosuns mate on theLiberty, who was not expected to live, was airlifted to the USS AMERICA, where he immediately underwent the first of 26 major surgeries. He was subsequently flown to American hospitals in Crete, Italy and Germany, and then sent to the Philadelphia Naval Hospital for recovery. He recalls: Green, Stephen. i> Taking Sides: Americas Secret Relations with a Militant Israel. Published in 1984 by William Morrow and Company, Inc., this work remains a primary source on the attack and cover-up. Borne, John.The USSLiberty: Dissenting History Versus Official History. Published in 1995, this book focuses on the contradictions in the various official explanations that have been given for Israels attack on theLiberty. “What I Saw That Day” by Phil TourneyA survivors account of what happened aboard the USS Liberty while under attack by the Israeli Defense Forces during the Six Days Warhttp://www.amazon.com/Israels-Holocau…

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USS Liberty Memorial | From the Trenches World Report

Isnt it strange how most of the more-patriotic-than-thou, support our troops gang seem to go silent when the USS Liberty massacre is mentioned? And then there are those among them who even make up excuses for the Israelis. On the bright side, the casualties taken by the Liberty werent completely in vain. That event helped awaken a lot of people to the treacherous nature of our so-called allies in Israel, and it revealed the level of control Israel had over the US government even back in 1967. Yet Ive found in my daily life that there are still many folks who have never heard of the USS Liberty. Theres plenty more work for all of us to do as far as raising awareness.

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GDL & The USS LIBERTY

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Israel attacks USS Liberty – HISTORY

During the Six-Day War, Israeli aircraft and torpedo boats attack the USS Liberty in international waters off Egypts Gaza Strip. The intelligence ship, well-marked as an American vessel and only lightly armed, was attacked first by Israeli aircraft that fired napalm and rockets at the ship. The Liberty attempted to radio for assistance, but the Israeli aircraft blocked the transmissions. Eventually, the ship was able to make contact with the U.S. carrier Saratoga, and 12 fighter jets and four tanker planes were dispatched to defend the Liberty. When word of their deployment reached Washington, however, Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara ordered them recalled to the carrier, and they never reached the Liberty. The reason for the recall remains unclear. Back in the Mediterranean, the initial air raid against the Liberty was over. Nine of the 294 crewmembers were dead and 60 were wounded. Suddenly, the ship was attacked by Israeli torpedo boats, which launched torpedoes and fired artillery at the ship. Under the command of its wounded captain, William L. McGonagle, the Liberty managed to avert four torpedoes, but one struck the ship at the waterline. Heavily damaged, the ship launched three lifeboats, but these were also attackeda violation of international law. Failing to sink the Liberty, which displaced 10,000 tons, the Israelis finally desisted. In all, 34 Americans were killed and 171 were wounded in the two-hour attack. In the attacks aftermath, the Liberty managed to limp to a safe port. Thanks for watching!Visit Website Thanks for watching!Visit Website Thanks for watching!Visit Website Israel later apologized for the attack and offered $6.9 million in compensation, claiming that it had mistaken the Liberty for an Egyptian ship. However, Liberty survivors, and some former U.S. officials, believe that the attack was deliberate, staged to conceal Israels pending seizure of Syrias Golan Heights, which occurred the next day. The ships listening devices would likely have overheard Israeli military communications planning this controversial operation. Captain McGonagle was later awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his heroic command of the Liberty during and after the attack.

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USS Liberty White House-sanctioned attack on June 8, 1967 – TERRORSTORM Documentary Excerpt

“In the early 1960s, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, L.L. Lemnitzer, concocted a plan for false flag operations, as a pretext to invade Cuba, and for war with the Soviet Union. In Operation Northwoods, they planned to hijack jets by remote control, crash them, and blame the attack on Cuba. There were many other terrorist attacks they planned to carry out, that were contained within the document. One scenario mentioned was the destruction a US naval vessel that was to be blamed on a foreign power, as a pretext for war with any enemy they picked. President Lyndon Baines Johnson went operational with Northwoods on June 8, 1967 during the Six-Day War. … between Israel and the Arab nations, the USS Liberty was sent by Johnson to collect electronic intelligence in the eastern Mediterranean. The clearly marked US intelligence ship was 14 miles off the coast of Israel in international waters. … While all of this was happening, the over-sized American flag flew clearly above the ship. The attack on the Liberty went on for hour after hour after hour. During the entire attack the USS Liberty continually called the Sixth Fleet that was nearby, begging for air support, or rescue. Two aircraft carriers in the Med responded by launching fighter aircraft. Unbelievably they were recalled by the White House. Rear Admiral (Lawrence) Geis, then commanding the carriers in the Sixth Fleet, called Washington personally to confirm the recall order. Secretary of Defence (Robert) McNamara came on the line, and then President Johnson himself told Geis, ‘I want that goddamn ship going to the bottom. No help — recall the wings.’ … In the aftermath of the attack, one of the most highly decorated ships in US history, the captain and his entire crew were told, they would spend life in prison, or be killed, if they told anyone what [had] happened. Captain William L. McGonagle was given the Congressional Medal of Honor, in secret, and told not to tell anyone that he had won the award.” USS Liberty Timelinehttp://www.ifamericansknew.org/us_int… The USS Liberty – Four Decades Laterhttp://www.rense.com/general76/four.htm McCain’s shame and the massacre of 34 Americans under his father’s command on June 8, 1967 http://orlandparker.blogspot.com/2008…… USS Liberty incidenthttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Libe…

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The Trouble With the USS Liberty – warhistoryonline.com

There are some chapters in Americas history books that will never be fully closed. Decades after the Iran-contra affair, the Vietnam War, and Watergate, professional and amateur historians alike keep the events of the past alive, advancing their versions of events with a dogged persistence that borders on the fanatical. Like minds tend to congregate, leading to the formation of sides, and these conversations can take on a character of political stratification very quickly. If there is a single event in American history that absolutely forces historians into ready-made camps of opposing views, however, it is the Israeli attack on the USS Liberty. There is compelling evidence to support both prevailing accounts of this event that it was deliberate and covered up or that it was a tragic accident but it is very difficult to cobble the objective arguments made by both sides together in such a way that escapes the passionate and polarized debate that surrounds the events of June 8th, 1967. What is known, or at least agreed upon by both sides of this debate, is that Israeli fighter planes and torpedo boats did indeed attack the USS Liberty as it sailed off the coast of Egypt, carrying out surveillance of the ongoing war between Israel and its well-armed neighbor. After 40 minutes of bombardment, 34 American sailors were dead and 174 wounded nearly the entire crew. The cause of this attack is what separates one version of events from the other. Numerous theories have developed which argue that Israels attack was deliberate; the attack upon a well-marked American ship, which some sailors recall flying no less than three American flags, lasted long enough to beggar belief that the Israelis believed they were attacking the Egyptian El Quseir. Likewise, defenders of Israel have called into question many of the supporting details that accompany this theory: they vigorously deny that the Israelis were attempting to sink the ship to cover up details of an alleged massacre that it had just been uncovered, or that Israel was attempting to conduct a false flag operation to lure Americans into the war against Egypt. Each side has its share of weak arguments. Conspiracy theorists point to the findings of retired Admiral John Moorer, former Chief of Naval Operations and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The findings of this independent inquiry, often referred to as the Moorer Commission, were read into the Congressional record in 2003, and some of the oft-quoted portions are a matter of public record: There is compelling evidence that Israels attack was a deliberate attack to destroy an American ship and kill her entire crew. The attack was certainly deliberate, but does this necessarily preclude a case of mistaken identity? It goes on to detail allegations of a substantial cover-up, details of which have emerged over the years from interviews with crewmen and senior Navy staff alike but this is a separate line of argument which states Israel knew that the ship was American before attacking. Others argue that Moorers adherents are advancing these arguments to weaken the undeniably strong relationship between Israel and the United States, pointing to the substantial volume of declassified documents to discredit claims of a cover-up. The argument that the Libertys state of the art surveillance system had discovered evidence of an Israeli massacre of Egyptian POWs is refuted by opposing claims that Libertys surveillance capacity was not, in fact, good enough to uncover such information, and furthermore, that if such discoveries had taken place, sinking the ship while it was within striking distance, and certainly radio distance, of an American fleet would be a curious move. It is more difficult to debunk claims of an orchestrated coverup indeed, president Johnson could very well have wanted to salvage Americans relationship with Israel, and the damage was done but thus far, no bulletproof evidence of a deliberate Israeli strike has emerged, even after decades of declassification. It seems unlikely that any amount of evidence, if suddenly discovered by either side, would put to rest claims of Israeli false flag operations, but it is clear from the evidence provided by both sides that the American fleet was fully aware of the nationality of their attackers during the assault.

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USS Liberty | Armed Assault Wiki | FANDOM powered by Wikia

The USS Liberty is a destroyer used by NATO’s naval forces in ArmA 3. It was added with the release of the Jets DLC. Field Manual Port side view of the Liberty. Assigned as an escort for the USS Freedom aircraft carrier, the USS Liberty is a Liberty-class destroyer that serves as the vanguard for the U.S. Navy’s Carrier Strike Group 14. Armed with a 120 mm naval gun and a vertical launch system, the Liberty is a powerful naval artillery asset that can easily strike heavily defended enemy installations from afar with its cruise missiles. In addition to providing fire support, the Liberty can also deploy and retrieve smaller armed boats via its boat racks stored on both sides of the ship’s entry ports. It has a landing pad located towards the stern, which allows ground forces to utilise it as a staging area for helicopters to land or take-off from the Liberty. A hangar is also connected to the landing pad, and supports having rotary-wing craft stored inside it. NOTE: The USS Liberty is a static in-game object that can be positioned at any location on a terrain via the Eden editor, but cannot be ‘driven’ like a true ship. In addition to the twin Praetorian 1C AAA turrets for self-defence against enemy aircraft, the Liberty has two more types of weapon systems that can be connected to and controlled through a UAV Terminal: Field Manual The MK45 Hammer is a 120 mm naval gun that serves as the Liberty’s main, non-ballistic missile-based fire support weapon. The cannon’s “camera” has access to three magnification zoom levels, as well as normal day, night, and black/white-hot thermal vision modes. Mounted at the front of the ship, the Hammer can fulfil both direct fire and naval artillery roles. Its default loadout consists of multiple types of shells: It should be noted that all of the Hammer’s shells are virtually identical to those fired by the land-based M4 Scorcher. It fires all 32 HE rounds in six minutes, averaging at 11.25 seconds per shot. This makes its fire rate significantly slower than the M4 Scorcher and 2S9 Sochor, although its damage and blast radius appear to be comparable. The Hammer has five range modes available for firing using the built-in artillery computer: Overlaps occur in the following ranges: Gaps occur in the following ranges: When using the built-in artillery computer, the Hammer can perform MRSI strikes in nearby bands, or in the large band beyond 21.7 km. Note that it is unable to have more than two volleys landing on the same target at the same time. Also note that the built-in computer tends towards using low-angle trajectories. The Hammer is capable of firing at up to an 80.5 degree angle. This means that it is technically capable of getting multiple volleys to land on the same target simultaneously, but it would require manual calculation of the appropriate trajectories, or the use of spreadsheets or third-party applications. The MK45 Hammer has access to two passive-type sensors: Orange = Infrared The Hammer can track aircraft via infrared at distances of up to 4 km, while against ground targets this is limited to 3.5 km only. The IR sensor is tied to the turret’s “camera”. It has a horizontal sweep angle of 60 degrees. Vertically however, this is limited to only 40 degrees. Targets can be identified once they are within 3.5 km range of the Hammer’s position. Note that it can only track targets if they are moving at speeds of 2,160 km/h or less. The Hammer is data link-capable, and can receive (not transmit) the locations of spotted contacts from all friendly forces within 32 km range. Field Manual The MK41 VLS (full name: Vertical Launch System) is a missile-based artillery system that is fitted onto the Liberty as an alternate counterpart to the MK45 Hammer. Like the Hammer, the VLS battery is also fitted at the front of the ship but just behind the Hammer itself. The “camera” on the VLS is able to toggle three magnification zoom modes, as well as either normal day, night, or black/white thermal vision modes. Its primary loadout consists of thirty six Venator surface-to-surface cruise missiles. Of these, eighteen are outfitted with a high-explosive (HE) payload while the other eighteen contain cluster bomblet payloads instead. Each Venator cruise missile flies at subsonic speeds (absolute maximum of 700 km/h only) but are perfectly capable of striking any location at distances of up to 32 km away with pinpoint accuracy. They can utilise terrain-following for guidance, and will automatically adjust their flight profile when necessary to avoid impacting anything other than their intended target. It should be noted that Venator CMs are only able to hit positions laser marked by vehicles/aircraft with integrated data link capability (i.e. the AR-2 Darter). Handheld laser designators will not be capable of marking targets for the VLS as they cannot transmit the laser marker’s target back to the VLS battery to lock onto. The MK41 VLS only has access to one sensor: The VLS is data link-capable, and can receive (not transmit) the locations of spotted contacts from all friendly forces within 32 km range. The Boat Rack is a component of the Liberty with integrated Vehicle-in-Vehicle transport capability which allows it to store and deploy boats. It can support the following watercraft: The Boat Rack can be customised with a variety of paint schemes: Starboard side view of the Liberty. Note the small port entry used for deploying and retrieving smaller vessels.

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The USS Liberty Attack In A Nutshell – YouTube

This year marks the 47th anniversary of the slaughter and betrayal of American sailors on the high seas. On June 8, 1967, while on official duty for the United States government, the USS Liberty was attacked by the Israeli Defense Forces in international waters. A rescue attempt was recalled by the Johnson administration.For more information, go to http://tinyurl.com/ussliberty

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