To: Pukin Dog
I remember one engagement. Story I read said the RIO (I think) got a little excited and loosed a Fox 2(?) at a low altitude, where the air was too thick, while the commander was waiting for authorization to fire. The Libyans turned into the Sun in an attempt to evade another IR fix. After receiving auth, they waited until they had to turn and two Libyans were splashed. Don't know if it was this engagement or another.
What you say, Pukin Dog?
posted on 08/14/2005 12:56:27 PM PDT
It was actually the Fitters that fired first. They were head to head, and their IR missile was not 'all aspect' and did not track. The ROE says you can shoot when fired at, so the Tomcats of VF-41 (Black Aces) whipped around and caught the Fitters with a couple of Sidewinders.
posted on 08/14/2005 3:25:45 PM PDT
by Pukin Dog
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