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#661 bojan

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Posted 25 October 2019 - 0812 AM

Jesus where did they dig Dahlan out of?...

 

From a 1990s cigarette, weapons and drug smuggling, via Djukanovic.


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#662 Daan

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 0455 AM

The Houthis shot down a Saudi AH-64, allegedly using a Rapier missile.


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#663 bojan

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 0649 AM

Discussed on a local forum by the very knowledgeable AD guy - no way it was Rapier. Missile flew 17 seconds until hit, Rapier мissile flight time to a max range  is 11 seconds. Flight profile also does not fit (and it does not fit any radar guided missile vs such static target). Russian sources are mentioning SA-8 (and it was used previously successfully in Yemen), but again flight time and missile path don't fit.

It is possible it is again use of the AA missile (R-27T), just like F-15 that was hit.


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#664 seahawk

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 1148 AM

R-73


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#665 Adam Peter

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 1402 PM

Remarkably stable even broken in half, compared to that Turkish AH-1(?) last year(?).


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Posted 03 December 2019 - 1653 PM

R-73


No, missile acelerates way too fast for a ground launched R-73.
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#667 alejandro_

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 1732 PM

Maybe R-60? That is what the houthi rebels claimed in their propaganda video...

 

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 1807 PM

It accelerates even slower than R-73 and is pretty much useless in G-A role (Yugoslavia tried in 1999).


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#669 seahawk

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Posted 04 December 2019 - 1226 PM

There is a video of the missile launch?


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Posted 04 December 2019 - 1707 PM

Will post it later, but a launcher is blurred for some reason
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#671 bojan

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Posted 04 December 2019 - 1951 PM

Video:


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#672 KV7

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Posted 04 December 2019 - 2145 PM

Remarkably stable even broken in half, compared to that Turkish AH-1(?) last year(?).

It looks like the heat from the burning fuel caused the tail to give way. It is intact for some time prior.


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#673 JasonJ

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Posted 05 December 2019 - 0803 AM

Washington A Navy warship has seized a "significant cache" of suspected Iranian guided missile parts headed to rebels in Yemen, U.S. officials said Wednesday, marking the first time that such sophisticated components have been taken en route to the war there. A U.S. official confirmed the seizure to CBS News national security correspondent David Martin.

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https://www.cbsnews....ps-middle-east/

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#674 Simon Tan

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Posted 07 December 2019 - 0230 AM

Strela 10 on extemporized launcher, not mtlb.
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