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red_coreSix 01-09-2018 04:00 AM

Saudi F-15 shot down over Yemen

Pilot seems to enter afterburner and deploy flares shortly before the missile (probably manpad) strikes. Not really a lot known about this yet, whether or not he made it out..

More info: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-y...-idUSKBN1EW0NV

It was an F-15E as two pilots were rescued by SAR.

ebabil 01-09-2018 08:03 AM

2 flares and afterburner. interesting. i beleive, he sterted his plane with win + home key and took off from the taxiway :)

btw, i heard that Yemenis, modified r-73 and r-27 missiles so they can be launched from the ground

Axelerator 01-09-2018 10:02 AM


Originally Posted by ebabil (Post 3349459)
2 flares and afterburner. interesting.

Flying in a straight line certainly didn't help either.

Drag80 01-09-2018 10:07 AM

Engaging the afterburner must have given a better heat signature to the missile. No manoeuvre no turn only two flares. Real life is not DCS. It must be very difficult to avaid an IR missile.

Texac 01-09-2018 10:32 AM

Perhaps that is the second missile that hit the F-15, while the first one (not recorded, not available) made the Eagle unable to maneuver and evade the incoming missile while the flames are already exhausting out of the engine after the first hit, if there was that first missile.

Emu 01-09-2018 10:34 AM

Why would you put your afterburner on while using flares? "Don't pay attention to the flares missile, look over here instead."

ram0506 01-09-2018 10:35 AM

It`s very easy for gamers to criticize a real pilot, if they are trying to apply their PC-knowledges to real life circumstances. I`m sure the pilot was well trained; better than most of us here.;)

red_coreSix 01-09-2018 10:38 AM

It's highly likely the pilot was unaware of the missile. The flares could well have been preemptive, generally you don't fly straight with a missile inbound.

Juuba 01-09-2018 10:39 AM

A related video has a comment:



Khalid Al-Malki
9 hours ago

This video is completely FAKE! Allow me to explain why!

-This video is including 4 parts ( edited video)
- The first part is an old video and you can find it on YOUTUBE with an old date !
-The second part is that the FLIR system that they used! This system is used by FIREFIGHTERS on helicopters!! .. Check this out !
- The third part at 1:52 they claimed that the pilot has noticed that there is missle coming to him and he dumped his fuel (according to the subtitle) ! Guess what ! Those were FLARES!!
As a pilot, the first thing I should do when my RWR tells me that there is a missile coming I should START MANEUVERING!! That guy didn't do anything!! Don't tell me that the fighter pilot was an idiot because the Saudi pilots flight hours comparable to NATO !!
-At 1:55 the missile hit the F-15 ! It seems that this missle has been made to scare you not to kill you !! The FLIR System showed no difference at all, I mean every explosion should blind this system for a second.. Check this out again!
And guess what happened next ! The F-15 has continued the flying with no problems at all after a missile hit it!! This is so funny !
-The last part at 2:17 you can see some real pieces of the Saudi tornado that it crashed yesterday due to TECHNICAL ISSUE over Saada and the crew have been rescued !

Just look to those idiots dancing and you will know that those people will not even be able to launch fireworks not SAM Missiles!

red_coreSix 01-09-2018 10:41 AM

That comment makes no sense...

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