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RADCAT is a revitalized special project now being conducted jointly by NICAP & Project 1947 with the help and cooperation of the original compiler of RADCAT, Martin Shough, to create a comprehensive listing of radar cases with detailed documentation from all previous catalogues, including UFOCAT and original RADCAT.

F-86's Had Radar Contact With Slow-Moving Objects
Oct. 17, 1956
Wheelus AFB, Tripoli, Libya

Brad Sparks:
Oct. 17 [18?], 1956; Wheelus AFB, Tripoli, Libya (BBU)
10:17 p.m. (GMT). (McDonald list; FUFOR Index)

Dan Wilson:
Oct. 17-18, 1956; Wheelus AFB, Tripoli, Libya (BBU)
11:17 p.m. local time. Two different tracks of unidentified slow flying objects were carried on radar by the 663rd AC&W Squadron. F-86D aircraft made radar contact with the objects and made repeated intercepts with the E-4 weapons system through all phases to Splash without any visual contact being made by the pilots. Both objects gave a bright return on ground and airborne radar. At around 1:46 a.m., Oct.18,  F/Blue 2 F-86D got a radar contact at two miles from the target. This was 29 degrees and 28 nautical miles from the ground radar. F/Blue got a Splash on this target at 1:48 a.m. This was the last radar contact by any type of radar.

Detailed reports and documents
reports/561017wheelus_rep.htm (Dan Wilson)

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