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Old 11-08-2018, 03:30 PM   #1
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Default AIM 9X SU-22 Fitter kill Tailhook panel

First kill of enemy aircraft since 1991 - watch below to see the panel recount the encounter over Syria

... man o man... these guys are so young.


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Old 11-08-2018, 11:07 PM   #2
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Generally speaking they're older today than any other time in the history of fighter pilots. AIM-9X missed or failed to guide, by the way, as described by the LCDR during the panel.
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Old 11-10-2018, 12:00 AM   #3
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"First kill of enemy aircraft since 1991"

Well I guess it was , so long as you don't count USAF Fighters (F16s and F15s) which have about 10 kills post Gulf War I....

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Old 11-10-2018, 04:28 AM   #4
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If it's what I think it is this happened months ago. As for the Sidewinder missing, most likely, as is often the case, an out of envelope launch. The kill was by an AiM-120 follow up shot, well within envelope at that point.
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Old 11-10-2018, 07:19 PM   #5
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"First kill of enemy aircraft since 1991"

Well I guess it was , so long as you don't count USAF Fighters (F16s and F15s) which have about 10 kills post Gulf War I....

It's the Tailhook convention so they are specifically not talking about the USAF because it is a whole different organization. Tailhook is the annual Naval Aviation convention.
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Old 11-12-2018, 01:57 AM   #6
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I get it, but still, its nothing but an ego thing on their part. If they haven't done it, then no one's done it. I'm sure its amusing to USAF pilots. Amusing to outsiders.
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