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Super Hornet shoots down Syrian SU-22

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CVN-77, CVW-8, VFA-31? Assuming article is correct about a single seater, BUSH is the one out with -8 (AJ) onboard, and Tomcatters is the single seat squadron... I could be horribly wrong as well...

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CJTF-OIR release said it was an Echo.

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53 minutes ago, parche said:

CVN-77, CVW-8, VFA-31? Assuming article is correct about a single seater, BUSH is the one out with -8 (AJ) onboard, and Tomcatters is the single seat squadron... I could be horribly wrong as well...

Eagerly awaiting whose....

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Syrian aircraft don't have a whole lot of luck against the US Navy!

 

VFA-31, VFA-37 and VFA-87 are the only single seat Hornet squadrons aboard the USS Bush at the moment. Unless 87 transitioned the E without anyone knowing, the shooter was from VFA-31. 'Felix Rules' does in fact apply in this case.

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8 minutes ago, Dave Roof said:

Syrian aircraft don't have a whole lot of luck against the US Navy!

 

 

Not only that, but it seems the Su-22 specifically is the typical first-time course for each new USN fighter type!

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It could have been VFA-87 as well they fly E's as well 37 still fly's C's.

 

Don

 

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Dong is right. VFA-87 traded in their old A+s a year or two ago. 

 

So either 31 or 87.

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VFA-87 switched in 2015 according to seaforces.org

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1 hour ago, Andrew D. the Jolly Rogers guy said:

 

Not only that, but it seems the Su-22 specifically is the typical first-time course for each new USN fighter type!

 

Actually, I was thinking of Libya when I mentioned the bad luck against the US Navy. Not quite sure how I managed to confuse Syria with Libya, but I am going to blame El Nino.

 

 

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Ahh, I was not aware that 87 had transitioned to the Echo. Thanks for the correction and education.

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Another forum is reporting that it was "Felix 105" that got the shoot-down. No idea where that came from, but who knows . . . . 

 

Jim

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dang it, no one has decals out yet?  geez

 

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18 minutes ago, Sunliner said:

dang it, no one has decals out yet?  geez

 

:cheers:

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What's the all time su-22 air to air loss record.  It's got to be pretty brutal.  

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11 hours ago, jward said:

Another forum is reporting that it was "Felix 105" that got the shoot-down. No idea where that came from, but who knows . . . . 

 

Jim

Source? 

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First US air to air kill in the 21st century! Its been a while!!

 

Navy breaks its dry streak!!

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1 hour ago, TaiidanTomcat said:

First US air to air kill in the 21st century! Its been a while!!

 

Navy breaks its dry streak!!

 

RAF - zero air-to-air kills since 1949.

RAAF - ditto since 1951. 

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What's up with CAG-8, looks like their Magic-8 ball as a thing for Su-22's.

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Now I'm wondering if it was the hi-viz black tail, red tail or low viz.  Sidewinder?  AMRAAM?

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Is it confirmed that it was VFA-31 who made the kill? 

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