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#1 SayWhatt

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Posted 19 March 2011 - 08:20:00 AM

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This happened around 90 minutes ago, give or take.

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Edited by Say What?!, 19 March 2011 - 08:20:47 AM.

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Posted 19 March 2011 - 08:31:10 AM

Looks like a bad day at the office for someone... looks like he got out from the BBC Video I have seen of this...
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Posted 19 March 2011 - 08:32:05 AM

Man, talk about going straight down...
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Posted 19 March 2011 - 08:32:36 AM

I saw it on the news (Ch7) here around 6pm WST.
That pics is large enough to pick out the fact that there's no one left in it.

There's no doubt that a LAF Flogger but on which side?
If that's a Pro-Col. Plane why did an interceptor fly so low to get hit by AAA or MANPADs

Edited by Karyovin, 19 March 2011 - 08:39:44 AM.

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Posted 19 March 2011 - 09:28:59 AM

Rebel's tally so far:

1 Su-24 Fencer
1 MiG-21 Fishbed
1 MIG-23 Flogger

Khaddafi's LAF aditional losses:

1 Su-22 Fitter which the crew bailed-out
2 Mirage F-1 which the crew defected to Malta

Khaddafi's tally so far:
1 Lynx naval helo from Dutch navy (impounded)

Rebel's "Losses" so far:

1 Mi-24 Hind destroyed in the ground
some civilian planes destroyed in the ground


"Luckily" the flogger driver bailed-out from the plane:
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but fell in benghazi and no so far from the huge fireball of his mount

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Posted 19 March 2011 - 09:32:56 AM

France is over Libya now flying MIGCAP.........

I hope they get to see some action!!!!!

GO France GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted 19 March 2011 - 09:34:38 AM

Yeah, just saw that too Dave.

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Posted 19 March 2011 - 09:39:42 AM

I wonder what equipment they are using?
Mir-2000's or Rafales with A/R Support and the obvious AWACs backup?
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Posted 19 March 2011 - 09:50:41 AM

Rafales according to the BBC.

Also, the downed MiG 23 may have been a rebel bird.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...africa-12795971
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Posted 19 March 2011 - 09:58:26 AM

They must be desperate if they think launching that bird will help the situation but thinking the Col. would leave his forces defenceless against air attack is a bit naive.

Now with the rebels launching planes it's gonna make it harder for NATO planes to engage BVR (the ROE they are probably under will make that impossible) with the possibilty of blue-on-blue.
The F-14A's TVS would be useful about now if the rebels have marked their planes.

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Posted 19 March 2011 - 10:13:08 AM

The photo shows that the pilots ejected...
MiGs have reliable means of escape
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Posted 19 March 2011 - 10:18:35 AM

The photo shows that the pilots ejected...
MiGs have reliable means of escape

That's true I hope his injuries aren't too serious that he can't get out of Dodge if things detriorate further.

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Posted 19 March 2011 - 10:23:58 AM

They must be desperate if they think launching that bird will help the situation but thinking the Col. would leave his forces defenceless against air attack is a bit naive.


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Posted 19 March 2011 - 10:34:49 AM

Looking at the photos it looks like a MiG-23BN (I wonder what model their second aircraft is) that got shot down.That nose profile is hard not to spot.
Other reports say they used the planes to attack a warship.
Well if you needed to take some T-72's out I guess that's better than nothing.
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Posted 19 March 2011 - 10:42:45 AM

France is over Libya now flying MIGCAP.........

I hope they get to see some action!!!!!

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Posted 19 March 2011 - 11:13:25 AM

Ignoring the posts above for the thread's sake.

Apart from the ZPU's/ZU's,SA-7/14's and SA-2/3's what else does the LAAF have that can shoot down aircraft.
From recollection the S-200 sites they had got nailed by Hornets in El Dorado Canyon.
An SA-3 would be only thing I can see shooting down that Flogger apart from the mobile/portable stuff they must have arrayed around there.

Edited by Karyovin, 19 March 2011 - 11:16:05 AM.

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Posted 19 March 2011 - 11:17:42 AM

18:59 BBC BREAKING NEWS The French Defence Ministry has announced that a French fighter jet has fired its first shot at a military vehicle at 16:45 GMT. The French Defence Ministry has also stated that 20 fighter jets are currently involved in operations to enforce the no-fly zone. France will send an aircraft carrier to Libya, the French defence ministry has told AFP.
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Posted 19 March 2011 - 11:22:41 AM

Ignoring the posts above for the thread's sake.

Apart from the ZPU's/ZU's,SA-7/14's and SA-2/3's what else does the LAAF have that can shoot down aircraft.
From recollection the S-200 sites they had got nailed by Hornets in El Dorado Canyon.
An SA-3 would be only thing I can see shooting down that Flogger apart from the mobile/portable stuff they must have arrayed around there.


SA-6 and SA-8s. There probably are some SA-5s left though.

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Posted 19 March 2011 - 11:33:12 AM

I'm surprised APACHE missiles haven't started impacted the airfields confirmed to be in the hands of Qaddafi since this has now started for real.
If they starting to attack Libyan Army units outside of Benghazi that means that the Rafale's are armed for Multi-role work (AASM's?).

SA-6 and SA-8s hmm, they could be a problem if they keep them mobile and follow the Serbs example of ambush tactics (ALARM's should work well for those.)

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Posted 19 March 2011 - 11:50:10 AM

Last time, you want to talk about the politics of this no fly zone, start a thread in the Arena....don't bring it up here. I don't care whose side you're on....NO POLITICS in this thread.....

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