max steel wrote:arpakola wrote:
Look at Turkey's statement to UN: 1.15 miles / 17 seconds x 60 x 60 = 243 miles/hour = 391 km/hour. The Su-24 would have had to be flying at stall speed."
The Su-24's max speed is 1,320 km/hour.
So if we assume the Su-24 was actually going much faster, was 17 seconds more like 5 seconds? Or perhaps even less?
It wouldn't have stalled, but it wasn't going much faster. As Said before, there's no reason for the SU to go that slow on foreign airspace, if they knew where they were. The plane would have been flying all out. SO indedwe should be looking at 200m/s roughly.thus about 9 seconds over Turkish territory. Which makes me wonder if the 17 second isn't the total time for both planes, thus one entering first and the second following one or two seconds behind. Also the fact they "picked" the second plane, while BOTH were clearing out, belies the notion that the plane didn't change course. This is preposterous and screams set up. But hey Turkish Army, born shitheads.