F-15 shoots down missile?

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Unread post27 Oct 2018, 17:30

Anybody know if this is real? (Volume warning.)

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Unread post27 Oct 2018, 20:08

Soooo fake
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Unread post27 Oct 2018, 20:09

Yeah, sorry. :oops:
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Unread post28 Oct 2018, 07:24

looks like DCS
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Unread post28 Oct 2018, 13:19

Definitely DCS; I'd recognise those explosions and debris smoke trails anywhere.
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Unread post28 Oct 2018, 14:00

It would require some positioning and luck for a sidewinder to hit a ballistic missile in flight, still DCS video graphics are always fun ;).
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Unread post28 Oct 2018, 17:11

marsavian wrote:It would require some positioning and luck for a sidewinder to hit a ballistic missile in flight, still DCS video graphics are always fun ;).


I was thinking it was a cruise missile, but since you could barely see anything anyway. . .
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Unread post11 Nov 2018, 15:04

The video is a fake.

The audio came from an Saudi Desert Storm F-15 pilot who waxed two Iraqi aircraft early in the war (might have been the first night). He made two missile kills, hard to tell if they were sparrow or sidewinder shots. And I'm almost certain he shot down 2 Mirage F.1's.

Those took a beating during DS, as did the entire Iraqi air force. What surprised me was how F-15's dispatched Mig-29's and 23's with ease, but also how good a fight two Foxbat pilots put up. They too though, eventually fell too to the might Eagle. I'm not aware of any Mig-21 kills, at least by the USAF. Two Navy F-18C's downed two Mig-21's though, on a strike mission no less! Blasted them out of the sky, then proceeded to bomb their targets.

Iraq did have one air to air victory in DS: A Mig-25 show down Scott Speicher's F/A-18C on the first night. Allegedly, his ECM had malfunctioned, and the zippy Foxbat hit him with an AA-6 Acrid. HUGE air to air missile. To this day, the F-18 is the only American teen series aircraft shot down by a foreign fighter. Actually, scratch that. Iran lost a few F-14's to Iraqi Mirage F.1 ambushes. On balance though, the F-14 was an absolutely fearsome weapon. It's day has passed, but who knows? We could be seeing Iranian F-14's mixing it up with US fighters in the future!

That would be interesting... :)
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Unread post12 Nov 2018, 19:58

mixelflick wrote:To this day, the F-18 is the only American teen series aircraft shot down by a foreign fighter. Actually, scratch that. Iran lost a few F-14's to Iraqi Mirage F.1 ambushes.

Don't forget the TuAF F-16 that was shot down by a HAF Mirage 2000.
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