MiG-21 Allegedly Shot Down with MANPADS Over Tripoli

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Unread post16 Apr 2019, 17:45

https://theaviationist.com/2019/04/16/m ... -in-libya/

Straight down the tailpipe it looks from the video.
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Unread post17 Apr 2019, 13:50

I'll watch it again, but don't see anything near straight down the tailpipe?

Instead, I see two smoke trails that fail to intersect. No explosion, nothing going out of control. Just a whole lot of "Allah Akbar"!!

What am I missing?
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Unread post17 Apr 2019, 13:55

Clear case of wishful thinking. LOL.
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Unread post17 Apr 2019, 16:33

mixelflick wrote:I'll watch it again, but don't see anything near straight down the tailpipe?

Instead, I see two smoke trails that fail to intersect. No explosion, nothing going out of control. Just a whole lot of "Allah Akbar"!!

What am I missing?


MANPADS booster motors don't burn that long, the missile caught up with the Fishbed later.

vilters wrote:Clear case of wishful thinking. LOL.


No, wreck was filmed on the ground. Looked a lot like Pakistani F-16! Oops, wrong thread.
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Unread post17 Apr 2019, 23:09

I fear Allah was not at home that day.
No pictures of "claimed" wreck to be found anywhere.
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Unread post18 Apr 2019, 10:41

vilters wrote:I fear Allah was not at home that day.
No pictures of "claimed" wreck to be found anywhere.


Look harder.
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Lybians also initially identified ejection seat trailing close to the pilot as a co-pilot initially, claiming it was MiG-23.
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Seems like MiG-21 has some sort of retardation chute for the seat, explaining all Indian claims of a "second chute seen by eyewitnesses".

LNA confirmed the loss of a MiG-21 "after pilot lost control of it", pilot is safe, identified, and apparently made it back to his side.
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Unread post24 Apr 2019, 07:55

This time Tripoli's Mirage F1 reported to be shot down, pics of the wreckage inconclusive yet, probably more will appear soon.

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