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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by willie_pete, Jun 18, 2017 at 7:29 PM.
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.
I assumed it was infrequent at least.
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
Sounds like a good start
It seems like in Syria everyone is shooting each other. It's hard to keep track of what's going on.
Nope, they had learned from the first time and didnt come up to play.
Sounds legit from article. ROE was known by all, warning given. Action taken, response. Sad plane, likely pilot, other lost.
Do they have 4 more planes available?
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...
Good on ya, rust pickers !
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.
That Syrian pilot may want to rethink his actions next time!
Probably a missile but it would be nice if it was a gun.
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.
Splash one Syrian camel driver. SJ 40