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U.S. shoots down Syrian fighter jet over Syria

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by willie_pete, Jun 18, 2017 at 7:29 PM.

  1. Angry Fist

    Angry Fist Dehumanizer® Lifetime Member

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  2. BuckRogers2000

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    It was bound to happen, sooner or later. I didn't realize the last time we shot an enemy down was 1999. I figured we took some out during our last invasion of Iraq but apparently not.
     
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    Angry Fist Dehumanizer® Lifetime Member

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    I assumed it was infrequent at least.
     
  4. DonD

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    Way to go Naval Aviator!! With some luck, maybe become an ace with 4 more shootdowns!

    The pilot would have never gotten the OK had the Dolt Obozo been in office. Don
     
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    It seems like in Syria everyone is shooting each other. It's hard to keep track of what's going on.
     
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    Nope, they had learned from the first time and didnt come up to play.
     
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    Sounds legit from article. ROE was known by all, warning given. Action taken, response. Sad plane, likely pilot, other lost.
     
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    Do they have 4 more planes available?
     
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    Would not a smarter action be to NOT release name, not decorate his plane with "kill"...

    This could lead to him being targeted.
    From what I THINK I understand of how things go in that region... Your friend today may try to kill you tomorrow.
    IIRC it went like "me against my brother. My brother and I against my relatives, village. My brother, family, village against another village. Etc etc.
    They join to fight common enemy, then change who is ally, enemy quickly.

    Likely I am wrong, never been across ocean...
     
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    Good on ya, rust pickers !

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    Too bad it was just a stinky Su22.

    Not even a challenge. Maybe 5 Su22's vs a Superbug would be a little more fun.
     
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    That Syrian pilot may want to rethink his actions next time!
     
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    Probably a missile but it would be nice if it was a gun. :supergrin:

    wp
     
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    A kill is a kill...I'm sure the jet now has a Syrian flag or silhouette of the SU-22. That is the third SU-22 the Navy has bagged, first two in 1981 by a pair of VF-41 F-14A Tomcats. Granted, the SU-22 is meat on the table but Hornet:1 and SU-22:0. Plus, helps the Hornet out, it now has a 3:1 kill ratio, two F-7's (Chinese made MiG-21's) one SU-22 vs a sinle loss to a MiG-25 in 1991, then LCDR Michael Speicher.
     
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    Splash one Syrian camel driver. SJ 40
     
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