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KelvinD
23rd Jul 2019, 07:51
It is being reported that South Korean F15s fired warning shots at a Russian plane having strayed into South Korean air space:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-49079719

The AvgasDinosaur
23rd Jul 2019, 13:12
Is it me or is it odd that PLAAF H-6 and VVS TU-95s were on a joint mission. Is this a new eastern detente?
I guess the the A-50 was there to monitor and record the response.
I also note that Kim Jong Un’s new Mercedes was delivered by Russian ship via a Chinese port.
Your comments and observations appreciated.
Be lucky
David

UltraFan
23rd Jul 2019, 21:17
It's always fun to watch a puppy yap at bears and tigers. Just make sure it's on a short leash. What South Korea needs to understand is that in case of a full-scale armed conflict (like if that Korean fighter pilot didn't miss ONCE out of his 360 rounds), US would take months to decide whether they (don't) want to go to war with two massive nuclear superpowers to protect a tiny ally. Especially when the sovereignity of the air space in question is highly disputed. Kim Jong-un, however, won't miss his chance to unify Korea.

An extremely opportunistic and utterly stupid move.

lomapaseo
24th Jul 2019, 00:22
An extremely opportunistic and utterly stupid move.

by who?

Just a Thrust and Parry in the world order

cross bleed start
24th Jul 2019, 03:29
Dear Ultra

Russia said sorry to South Korea already about this.
English version of this news will follow soon.
Did you write “full scale armed conflict, war, nuclear?”
Keep dreaming

Hotel Tango
24th Jul 2019, 13:27
Russia said sorry to South Korea already about this.

Er, not according to Russia they didn't!

lomapaseo
24th Jul 2019, 13:38
Er, not according to Russia they didn't!

could we have the exact words then in russian. There might be a translation problem here?

Hotel Tango
24th Jul 2019, 13:44
Russia has strongly denied ever apologising for violating South Korean airspace

I'm just going by the latest on BBC News.

jolihokistix
24th Jul 2019, 14:35
Same BBC article says: “Japan also scrambled bombers during Tuesday's incident.”

Likely?

The AvgasDinosaur
24th Jul 2019, 17:15
Same BBC article says: “Japan also scrambled bombers during Tuesday's incident.”

Likely?
Fighters much more likely, than Bombers ! I.M.H.O.
David

UltraFan
24th Jul 2019, 20:13
The rumours of Korea shooting at Russia were greatly exaggerated.

https://www.bbc.com/russian/features-49065008

That same BBC now published a slightly different report. It turns out Korean fighter didn't shoot at the Russian bomber. It crossed its course, deployed some flares, and retreated.

The End.

jolihokistix
25th Jul 2019, 10:04
Haha, very good. One of my pet peeves is the carelessness of BBC editing.

racedo
25th Jul 2019, 10:20
Haha, very good. One of my pet peeves is the carelessness of BBC editing.

People remember 1st story, not the corrected story.

Swedishflyingkiwi
28th Jul 2019, 20:15
People remember 1st story, not the corrected story.
Curiously the last English language report from the BBC differs from the Russian Language version.....
Russia and South Korea spar over airspace 'intrusion' https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-49091523