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Old 01-09-2018, 04:00 AM   #1
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Default 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.

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Old 01-09-2018, 08:03 AM   #2
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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
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2 flares and afterburner. interesting.
Flying in a straight line certainly didn't help either.
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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
That video looks like that they did rebuild a new IRST system, throw a computer between and then just routed the IR missile launchers to system.

What you need to do is to get the IRST find the target, get "green light" and shoot.

And as the IRST is on gimbal, it seems that the system is automatic in search mode and autolocks to target when finds one. This way all that you need to do is to confirm that target is enemy (even by using binoculars) by some kind screen that IRST sees and launch missile.

And if you can get such system to be easily portable like a 2-4 missiles + launcher that you can mount to jeeps or trucks or even set on ground, you have very effective SAM system.
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Old 01-09-2018, 10:07 AM   #5
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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.
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Old 01-09-2018, 10:32 AM   #6
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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.
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Old 01-09-2018, 10:34 AM   #7
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Why would you put your afterburner on while using flares? "Don't pay attention to the flares missile, look over here instead."
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Old 01-09-2018, 10:35 AM   #8
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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.
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Old 01-09-2018, 01:05 PM   #9
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I`m sure the pilot was well trained
I wouldn’t be so sure if I were you.
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Old 01-09-2018, 10:02 PM   #10
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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.
Seriously, guys, this thread is painful.
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