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Wingman Shot Down Mig-31

Old 24th Apr 2019, 05:52
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Wingman Shot Down Mig-31

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A Russian MiG-31 was lost on Apr. 26, 2017. At that time, the Russian Ministry of Defense did not explain why the aircraft crashed. It has now emerged that the twin-engine fighter was brought down by another MiG-31 which fired a R-33 air-to-air missile mistakenly.

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Could you just imagine if something similar ever happened in the Royal Air Force.
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Originally Posted by Wrathmonk View Post
Could you just imagine if something similar ever happened in the Royal Air Force.
No, they don't fly MiG-31's....
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Strange things can happen when man and ordnance meet ...

The post by MontyVF103 under the story, page down a bit, is an interesting look at the aftermath.
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Long ago memory says an F-14 managed to shoot itself down. IIRC, they were testing firing a missile, after the missile released from the wing it suddenly pitched up and through the wing. I think the crew ejected successfully.
I wonder if the pilot put one of those silhouette aircraft 'kill' stickers on his next aircraft
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Long ago memory says an F-14 managed to shoot itself down. IIRC, they were testing firing a missile, after the missile released from the wing it suddenly pitched up and through the wing. I think the crew ejected successfully.
I wonder if the pilot put one of those silhouette aircraft 'kill' stickers on his next aircraft
this incident maybe? https://www.military.com/video/milit.../1000788900001

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this incident maybe? https://www.military.com/video/milit.../1000788900001

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Nope, this one:
F-14A NMC"6" 20.06.1973
The aircraft was lost near Point Mugu when an AIM-7 pitched up on launch and ruptured a fuel tank, causing a fire which necessitated crew ejection.
I couldn't find anything with more detail on a quick search.
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Kill's a kill, right?
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Then there was the infamous case of the F-100 which shot down a B-52 due to a technical fault (the F-100 was carrying live missiles, but for purpose of the exercise being undertaken, the firing circuits had been set to "safe"). However some corrosion of wiring had taken place which rendered the firing circuit live. Needless to say, the fighter pilot was somewhat flabbergasted by the results of his "practice" attack on one of the USAF's mighty B-52s. I think the crew of B-52 baled out OK, but I may be wrong. A version of this incident was published in the old (newsprint) RAF Flying Review, about 1955/57 (from memory). This incident took place over mainland USA.
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Originally Posted by dduxbury310 View Post
Then there was the infamous case of the F-100 which shot down a B-52 due to a technical fault (the F-100 was carrying live missiles, but for purpose of the exercise being undertaken, the firing circuits had been set to "safe"). However some corrosion of wiring had taken place which rendered the firing circuit live. Needless to say, the fighter pilot was somewhat flabbergasted by the results of his "practice" attack on one of the USAF's mighty B-52s. I think the crew of B-52 baled out OK, but I may be wrong. A version of this incident was published in the old (newsprint) RAF Flying Review, about 1955/57 (from memory). This incident took place over mainland USA.
It was printed in RAF Flying Review in 1961, details here Shootdown: the death of the B-52 Ciudad Juarez

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Nope, this one:

I couldn't find anything with more detail on a quick search.
Happened to a Phantom FGR 2 from 74 Squadron while on their last Missile Practice Camp at Valley in 1991/92. A Skyflash missile took a chunk of an intake off the aircraft after it flew back into it after launch. The Aircraft managed to get back to Valley but was written off due to being beyond economical repair and because of the short time of service that the aircraft had left.

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