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Ukrainian jet hit by a missile, finishes the mission anyway
Washington Post ^ | July 2, 2014 | By Thomas Gibbons-Neff

Posted on 07/02/2014 9:16:16 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee

In a testament to Soviet engineering, a Ukrainian SU-24 flying over the Donetsk oblast was hit by a surface-to-air missile but managed to keep flying, accomplish its mission and return to base safely.

The Kyiv Post reports that the “plane was flying over Donetsk region when it came under attack from rebel forces using MANPADS, shoulder-launched surface-to-air missiles. The plane managed to reach its destination with all on board unscathed and was successful in destroying the rebel forces’ equipment in the process.”

The near shoot-down comes just two days after Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko ended a 10-day ceasefire with pro-Russian separatists in Eastern Ukraine. “We will attack and we will liberate our land,” Poroshenko said in a statement. In the days since the ceasefire ended, heavy fighting has swept the region resulting in a number of deaths on both sides. . .

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1 posted on 07/02/2014 9:16:16 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee
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To: Brad from Tennessee

The WP. Inventing news...no credible source cited.


2 posted on 07/02/2014 9:19:27 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Soviet version of the F-111?


3 posted on 07/02/2014 9:30:56 AM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: Rebelbase

Steel plated tube with wings and monster engines


4 posted on 07/02/2014 9:38:58 AM PDT by slapshot
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To: EagleUSA
[The WP. Inventing news...no credible source cited.]

Probably so. In the history of the Su-24 several have been shot down with a variety of weapons including a Stinger.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sukhoi_Su-24#Soviet_War_in_Afghanistan

5 posted on 07/02/2014 9:39:34 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Kiev lost several aircraft yesterday, if reports are to be believed. The SU-25 that was hit, and at least another SU-24, and an Mi-24.

ANNA News is claiming the SU-25 was hit by an Igla-1.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=sIZG3zlMMAo#t=112


6 posted on 07/02/2014 12:37:13 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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