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Typhoon A2A kill

Old 16th Dec 2021, 17:45
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Typhoon A2A kill

Well a drone anyway with an ASRAAM. As long as there is a drone kill mark on a frame I'm happy....

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/r...drone-in-syria

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Old 16th Dec 2021, 18:11
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Originally Posted by downsizer View Post
Well a drone anyway with an ASRAAM. As long as there is a drone kill mark on a frame I'm happy....

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/r...drone-in-syria
If so, can a few us claim the Jindiviks in Cardigan Bay?
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As long as there is a drone kill mark on a frame I'm happy....’ - well, as they festoon themselves with badges for a bit of formation flying with a Russian jet, I can barely conceive of the corporate joy and collective back slapping shooting down something other than a Jindi or a Jag will cause. DFCs and special Xmas video from CAS and CASWO inbound no doubt….
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Not the first time a Typhoon has allegedly killed a drone
https://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peo...a1993142.shtml
No missiles used either!
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No shot sheer lock... eh?
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Originally Posted by Ninthace View Post
Not the first time a Typhoon has killed a drone
https://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peo...a1993142.shtml
No missiles used either!
Well the missile would have been life ex sometime for the later Typhoon / Drone killing. Overkill if a canon could have done it mind with the facet of time not considered.

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Is this not the first RAF air-to-air kill since WW2*?



(* Other than RAF Phantom Vs Jag etc)
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Originally Posted by Evalu8ter View Post
ĎAs long as there is a drone kill mark on a frame I'm happy....í - well, as they festoon themselves with badges for a bit of formation flying with a Russian jet, I can barely conceive of the corporate joy and collective back slapping shooting down something other than a Jindi or a Jag will cause. DFCs and special Xmas video from CAS and CASWO inbound no doubtÖ.
Damm, that is tea sprayed over the shift diary and the seat 3A recline cable I have to fit later!
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Is this not the first RAF air-to-air kill since WW2*?



(* Other than RAF Phantom Vs Jag etc)
Mogwi might have an opinion on that.
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Old 16th Dec 2021, 19:48
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Originally Posted by The Helpful Stacker View Post
Is this not the first RAF air-to-air kill since WW2*?



(* Other than RAF Phantom Vs Jag etc)
Sure Korea saw some RAF pilots flying with USAF F-86s and had some combat kills. Someone whom lurks on here did some major aircraft deconstruction when flying a SHAR as mentioned by the last post. But for a RAF aircraft destroying enemy aircraft in the air, you could be right. Buccaneer destroyed an Antonov, but that was on the ground at the time.

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Old 16th Dec 2021, 20:26
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Originally Posted by The Helpful Stacker View Post
Is this not the first RAF air-to-air kill since WW2*?



(* Other than RAF Phantom Vs Jag etc)
Lightning Vs C130? Allegedly.
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Originally Posted by Tashengurt View Post
Lightning Vs C130? Allegedly.
Last confirmed RAF kill on an airborne manned aircraft in combat was in 1948. Egyptian Spitfire if memory serves. The alleged C-130 kill in the Confrontation was by a Javelin, unless your thinking of the C-130 stolen from Mildenhall in the late 1960's.
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It's a bit like clubbing a baby seal...
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As somebody above said, Mogwi may have a thought about that.
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Please Lord, don't let the pilot be from the FAA otherwise the 'bearded one' will never let us forget it.
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Originally Posted by xray one View Post
It's a bit like clubbing a baby seal...
Thatís the funniest thing Iíve read in ages!
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Originally Posted by MAINJAFAD View Post
Last confirmed RAF kill on an airborne manned aircraft in combat was in 1948. Egyptian Spitfire if memory serves. The alleged C-130 kill in the Confrontation was by a Javelin, unless your thinking of the C-130 stolen from Mildenhall in the late 1960's.
That is what I meant, yes.
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Originally Posted by The Helpful Stacker View Post
Is this not the first RAF air-to-air kill since WW2*?
Less time gap than the last Cavalry Regiment led a horse-ridden attack!

or when last did an RN surface ship sink an enemy ship?

I think all three services have accomplished more than the popular images, cavalry charges, ship sinkings or air-to-air kills.

When did the RAF last conduct an airborne bombing attack?, a maritime patrol, an airborne evacuation or an airborne re-supply?
Much more to air operations than shooting down fighters. Lets get off that hobby horse shall we?
The ability to deter is better than the ability to kill.
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Kills a Kill……
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Originally Posted by Tashengurt View Post
Lightning Vs C130? Allegedly.
Blue on Blue ? Back to the Jag again. Or am I confusing an Indonisian kite with the lovesick USAF Sgt thinking he was a rampie with a Q400?

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