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Mar 22, 2011, 01:02 PM
Smoke gets in your eyes
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U.S. fighter jet crashes in Libya; crew members safe


http://www.latimes.com/news/nationwo...,1868071.story

I thought we were only support.
Mar 22, 2011, 01:04 PM
Sloping off....
leccyflyer's Avatar
There was a dire need for a twin-finned, two man F-16 apparently, and only one available.....
Mar 22, 2011, 01:04 PM
Don't look at me like that....
62pilot's Avatar
Mechanical failure.
Mar 22, 2011, 01:08 PM
Thanks for the Fish!
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Originally Posted by 2SMOKINBARRELS
Ummm Strike Eagle Great for Ground support….but an’t as pretty as the hog
wonder if it had a GAU on it...Splast Splat Splat Splat....waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
Mar 22, 2011, 01:09 PM
Smoke gets in your eyes
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I shall stand atop the wreckage and not worry about any sophisticated toxins that it may contain. I am king of this rubble heap.
That pic and this post under the story,lol.
Mar 22, 2011, 02:25 PM
Grumpy old git.. Who me?
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Seems like the crew recovery operation took a 'shoot first ask questions later' approach:
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Osprey aircraft came in, all guns blazing, assuming – as the American military tends to do – that this was hostile territory.
http://blogs.channel4.com/world-news...-protect/15620
6 'friendly' civilians injured by the US shooting including one who might lose a leg...

Not the way to win hearts and minds

Steve
Last edited by JetPlaneFlyer; Mar 22, 2011 at 04:03 PM.
Mar 22, 2011, 02:28 PM
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DOH

(what a surprise.......NOT)!
Mar 22, 2011, 02:41 PM
Owns an Evil Black Rifle
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Originally Posted by aerogel
Ummm Strike Eagle Great for Ground support….but an’t as pretty as the hog
wonder if it had a GAU on it...Splast Splat Splat Splat....waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
M61A2 20mm. The airframe can't handle the GAU.
Mar 22, 2011, 02:50 PM
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A surprising lack of tact on our part.

C'mon aircrews, get your ish together, this isn't Iraq.






Yet.
Mar 22, 2011, 02:56 PM
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Originally Posted by FrogChief
A surprising lack of tact on our part.

C'mon aircrews, get your ish together, this isn't Iraq.



Yet.
Isn't it.........
Mar 22, 2011, 03:22 PM
Smoke gets in your eyes
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I heard Typhoons straffed the area after the f15 went down.Hitting the civs.
Mar 22, 2011, 03:24 PM
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Originally Posted by 2SMOKINBARRELS
I heard Typhoons straffed the area after the f15 went down.Hitting the civs.
Hmm....
Mar 22, 2011, 03:24 PM
Sloping off....
leccyflyer's Avatar
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Originally Posted by 2SMOKINBARRELS
I heard Typhoons straffed the area after the f15 went down.Hitting the civs.
Where did you hear that? Got a link?
Mar 22, 2011, 03:28 PM
Radix malorum est cupiditas
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only a flesh wound...

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"We didn't think it was an American plane. We thought it was a Gadhafi plane. We started calling out to the pilot, but we only speak Arabic. We looked for him and found the parachute. A villager came who spoke English and he called out 'We are here, we are with the rebels' and then the man came out," Hamid Moussa el-Amruni said.

A second plane strafed the field where the pilot went down. Hamid Moussa el-Amruni himself was shot, suffered shrapnel wounds in his leg and back. He propped himself up with an old broomstick and said he bore no grudge, believing it was an accident.

The pilot left in a car with the Benghazi national council, taking with him the water and juice the family provided. They kept his helmet and parachute.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110322/...re_af/af_libya
Mar 22, 2011, 04:14 PM
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Originally Posted by 2SMOKINBARRELS
I heard Typhoons straffed the area after the f15 went down.Hitting the civs.
I don't think Typhoon has a gun - could be wrong though!


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