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THE TOYOTA WAR: CHAD-LIBYA 1987

by Connaugh

 

 

The Toyota War is the name commonly given to the last phase of the Chadian-Libyan conflict, which took place in 1987 in Northern Chad and on the Libyan–Chadian border. It takes its name from the Toyota Pickup trucks used, primarily the Toyota Hilux and the Toyota Land Cruiser, to provide mobility for the Chadian troops as they fought against the Libyans. The war began with the Libyan occupation of northern Chad in 1983, when Libya's leader Muammar Gaddafi, refusing to recognize the legitimacy of the Chadian President Hissene Habre, militarily supported the attempt by the opposition Transitional Government of National Unity (GUNT) to overthrow Habré. The plan was foiled by the intervention of France which limited Libyan expansion to north of the 16th parallel, in the most arid and sparsely inhabited part of Chad.

 

 

SITUATION:

 

Libyan forces have fortified various villages into strong-holds in Northern Chad.

 

 

MISSION:

 

Chadian Forces are to assault and capture the Libyan strong-holds of Faya-Largeau, Fada, Ougui, Quadi Doum, Zour, Ountanga Kebir, and Aouzou using the mobility of their "Toyota" trucks. If possible, a raid into Libya to capture the Air Base of Maatan-As-Sarra is to be attempted.

 

 

FORCE COMPOSITION:

 

3 x 50 Cal MG Truck Platoons

3 x TOW Truck Platoons

3 x RCL Truck  Platoons

3 x Truck Infantry Platoons

3 x Supply Trucks

 

2 Artillery batteries of 3 tubes. HE only.

 

Libyan Forces are comprised of T-62 and T-55A Tanks, BMP-1 and BTR-70 PC's, and Infantry with Anti-tank weapons.

Artillery is expected.

 

Message will be generated when an objective is captured.

 




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