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#661 bojan

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Posted 25 October 2019 - 0812 AM

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

 

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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.


Edited by bojan, 03 December 2019 - 0652 AM.

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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...

 

https://twitter.com/...204115671539713

 

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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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Posted 11 January 2020 - 1427 PM

The USA seems is a spree at the moment?

 

 

U.S. Unsuccessfully Tried Killing a Second Iranian Military Official
A failed airstrike in Yemen was aimed at Abdul Reza Shahlai, an official with Iran’s Quds Force and an organizer of financing for regional militias supported by Iran.
 
 
 
WASHINGTON — The American military unsuccessfully tried to kill a senior Iranian military official in Yemen on the same day a drone strike killed Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani, Iran’s most powerful commander, according to American officials.
 
The disclosure of a second mission indicated that the Trump administration had plans for a broader campaign than was previously known, intended to cripple Iran’s ability to carry out proxy wars in other countries. After Iran’s retaliatory missile strikes on Iraqi bases that host American troops, both Washington and Tehran appear to have stepped back from escalating the conflict further, at least for now.
 
The unsuccessful airstrike in Yemen was aimed at Abdul Reza Shahlai, an official with Iran’s Quds Force, a potent military organization that General Suleimani had led. Mr. Shahlai was known as a main organizer of financing for Shiite militias in the region.
 
President Trump approved the strike against Mr. Shahlai in the same period that he authorized the strike against General Suleimani on Jan. 3, although it was unclear if the American attack in Yemen occurred at precisely the same time.
 
Mr. Shahlai and General Suleimani were two of several Iranian officials the administration targeted in an effort to halt Iran-backed attacks on sites with Americans and to deter Iran from ramping up aggression in the region, American officials said.
 
The United States had offered a $15 million reward for information about Mr. Shahlai. The announcement of the reward accused him of involvement in attacks on American allies, including a failed 2011 plot to kill the Saudi ambassador to the United States.
 
Mr. Shahlai was based in Yemen, where Iran is supporting the Houthi rebels, who are fighting a coalition led by Saudi Arabia and that gets logistical help, intelligence and weapons from the American military and American arms makers. The attempted strike on Mr. Shahlai was first reported by The Washington Post.
 
On Friday, Mr. Trump expanded his description of the threat from Iran that he said prompted the strike on General Suleimani, saying Iran had planned to attack multiple embassies across the Middle East, including the American Embassy in Baghdad.
 
“I can reveal that I believe it probably would’ve been four embassies,” Mr. Trump told Laura Ingraham of Fox News. He provide no additional information.
 
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the rest of the article harps on about Soleimani. And forgets Yemen. As is usual.
 

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