"US Chopper and Fighter Shot Down by Iraqis" !!!


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David
April 3, 2003, 12:47 AM
Damn...I just read a report that both a US Black Hawk chopper and a F-18 Hornet were shot down, in separate incidents, by Iraqis!

:cuss: :cuss: :cuss:

Here's the link:

http://www.wate.com/Global/story.asp?S=1213218

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Blackhawk
April 3, 2003, 01:14 AM
Yeah. Bummer! :(

S_O_Laban
April 3, 2003, 01:35 AM
Yeah even the losers in life hit the bulls eye once in a long while:mad: That said, the "truth" of what really brought these two down may be a while in coming out. Unfortunately, what ever it really was that brought them down, some of the good guys bought it... may they rest in peace.

Leatherneck
April 3, 2003, 08:29 AM
Know what? Don't rule out friendly fire in the case of the hornet. :mad:

TC
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Mike Irwin
April 3, 2003, 11:00 AM
As they say, even a blind pig finds an acorn.

Not happy about the loss, but not unsurprising.

riverdog
April 3, 2003, 11:10 AM
FA-18 may have been Blue-on-Blue. Speculation is it was a Patriot that locked up the wrong target. Film at eleven.

Blackhawk
April 3, 2003, 11:32 AM
Leatherneck, that's what been buzzing in my head. It's mighty hard to lock onto a Hornet with conventional missile systems without almost everything in the cockpit hollering and lighting up alerting the pilot to deploy countermeasures.

There's a report that a Patriot took it down, and at Mach 5 or so with the ability to maneuver, there's not much chance of escaping one or of ejecting. :(

Leatherneck
April 3, 2003, 01:52 PM
Yup. And now come the F-15Es to take out our own arty. C'Mon guys! Settle down over there. Please. :banghead:

TC
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