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    Yemeni Conflict: News #2

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    Re: Yemeni Conflict: News #2

    Post  yavar on Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:18 am

    Yemen resistance Ansarullah target Islamic NATO alliance F15 مقاومت یمن هدف قرار دادن جنگنده اف-۱۵

    Yemen resistance Ansarullah target Islamic NATO alliance F15

    'Saudi F-15 hit by Yemeni forces over Sana'a'
    Yemeni forces say they have successfully targeted a Saudi F-15 fighter jet just hours after downing another Saudi warplane.

    According to Yemen's Arabic-language al-Masirah television network on early Monday, the F-15 was hit while flying over the capital Sana'a.

    On Sunday, Yemeni air defense forces announced that they had intercepted and shot down a twin-engine and multi-role Panavia Tornado combat aircraft belonging to the Saudi-led military alliance over Kitaf wa al-Boqe'e district in the country’s northwestern mountainous province of Sa’ada.
    http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/01/08/548185/yemen-air-force-saudi-airstrike

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    Re: Yemeni Conflict: News #2

    Post  JohninMK on Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:42 pm

    It doesn't look like the F-15 was actually hit. Also that the 'SAM' was a retasked ground launched AAM as per this comment from Janes


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    Use of decoy flares by Saudi F-15 targeted yesterday might reflect use of IR-guided R-27T variant.
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    Re: Yemeni Conflict: News #2

    Post  medo on Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:59 pm

    F-15 was hit. Look better. When missile hit the target , it disintegrate. Too many parts for the missile and too big, specially if it is MANPAD, so there are parts of F-15 as well. I think it was MANPAD, because it went into contact with plane, so missile like Igla (SAM-18) or similar. Any bigger missile would not go in contact, but would explode under the plane, that the effect of fragments would be on larger area to destroy vital parts of the plane. Could be, that missile only hit nozzles, what mean one engine was damaged, but still able to fly. If this was IR guided missile and MANPAD for sure is, than this is a big trouble for Saudis and US as well as this mean, that US flares don't work against those IR guided missiles. It was clearly seen, that missile ignore flares and went dirrectly into F-15. On the other hand old russian flares work against new US made AIM-9X IR guided missile, when it lock on flares launched from Syrian Su-22.
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    Re: Yemeni Conflict: News #2

    Post  JohninMK on Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:26 am

    I have indeed been looking at this quite closely.

    IMHO the F-15 was running for its life, on full afterburner. To assist this the crew decided to shed their drop tanks either to increase speed/manoeuvrability or to deploy them as super flares. Whichever it was I believe that by luck or skill it saved their lives.

    As I understand it, the process is to hit release, the system then decouples the piping (which may discharge a lot of fuel in an emergency) and when that is complete the bolts are released and the tank drops. Bear in mind that the F-15 can carry three tanks.

    Look at the video. Before the first object drops there is a large burst of flame around the plane, possibly fuel streaming out of the piping and ignited by the exhaust, then the object is released and bursts into flame. Then exactly the same with the second object. Then after roughly the same time delay as to the release of a third object the missile hits something. The plane however, without any change to its heat signature or shape continues on its way. I would suggest that a blazing fuel tank makes a pretty good target for an IR missile, perhaps better than the aircraft.

    Also bear in mind that the alternative hot objects likely in this scenario are flares but they have a completely different pattern and generally do not engulf their launcher in flame.

    Given the way that this was set up to be filmed by the Houtis it seems to me to be highly unlikely that they would stop filming just at the moment the F-15 would fall to bits, unless it didn't. Given the claimed location of the incident it is strange that there is no smoke trail down or wreckage videos.

    Oh, and I'm not sure but I don't think they claimed to have downed it, just hit it. The Tornado definitely came down.

    Incidently given the potential height of the incident this is very unlikely to have been a MANPAD, much more chance it was a AAM like a R-27 repurposed for SAM use. Such have been photographed.
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    Re: Yemeni Conflict: News #2

    Post  calm on Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:17 pm

    VIDEO: Saudi troops killed en-mass during deadly Houthi mountain-hopping assault lol1 on key base

    https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/video-saudi-troops-killed-en-mass-deadly-houthi-mountain-hopping-assault-key-base/
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    Post  eehnie on Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:52 pm

    JohninMK wrote:I have indeed been looking at this quite closely.

    IMHO the F-15 was running for its life, on full afterburner. To assist this the crew decided to shed their drop tanks either to increase speed/manoeuvrability or to deploy them as super flares. Whichever it was I believe that by luck or skill it saved their lives.

    As I understand it, the process is to hit release, the system then decouples the piping (which may discharge a lot of fuel in an emergency) and when that is complete the bolts are released and the tank drops. Bear in mind that the F-15 can carry three tanks.

    Look at the video. Before the first object drops there is a large burst of flame around the plane, possibly fuel streaming out of the piping and ignited by the exhaust, then the object is released and bursts into flame. Then exactly the same with the second object. Then after roughly the same time delay as to the release of a third object the missile hits something. The plane however, without any change to its heat signature or shape continues on its way. I would suggest that a blazing fuel tank makes a pretty good target for an IR missile, perhaps better than the aircraft.

    Also bear in mind that the alternative hot objects likely in this scenario are flares but they have a completely different pattern and generally do not engulf their launcher in flame.

    Given the way that this was set up to be filmed by the Houtis it seems to me to be highly unlikely that they would stop filming just at the moment the F-15 would fall to bits, unless it didn't. Given the claimed location of the incident it is strange that there is no smoke trail down or wreckage videos.

    Oh, and I'm not sure but I don't think they claimed to have downed it, just hit it. The Tornado definitely came down.

    Incidently given the potential height of the incident this is very unlikely to have been a MANPAD, much more chance it was a AAM like a R-27 repurposed for SAM use. Such have been photographed.

    Not rare you look as closely to this, since to defend the US armament agrees with what you habitually do in this forum.
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    Re: Yemeni Conflict: News #2

    Post  JohninMK on Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:43 pm

    Again no claim the F-15 was downed. Anyone ID the missile?


    The new missile system has already shut down the Saudi-led coalition’s Tornado military aircraft while it was flying over Sa’ada province and in the meantime, targeted another enemy’s F-15 plane over the capital Sana’a, the Yemeni Air Force and Air Defense said in a statement released on Tuesday.

    It said that despite enemy attacks to get the Yemen’s Air Defense System out of service, the unit has revived gradually and now was able to attack enemy military aircrafts," read the statement.

    The Yemeni Air Force and Air Defense Unit vowed to keep developing the air defense system to defend the homeland against foreign attacks.

    Yemen’s defenseless people have been under massive attacks by the coalition for almost three years but Riyadh has reached none of its objectives in Yemen so far.


    https://www.tasnimnews.com/en/news/2018/01/10/1624011/yemen-introduces-new-surface-to-air-missile-system



    https://twitter.com/Tasnimnews_EN/status/951060831906668544
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    Re: Yemeni Conflict: News #2

    Post  Giulio on Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:40 am

    Could someone summarize in a few words the causes of this remote conflict? Thanks.
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    Re: Yemeni Conflict: News #2

    Post  0nillie0 on Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:48 am

    Giulio wrote:Could someone summarize in a few words the causes of this remote conflict? Thanks.

    The identity struggle within Islam, and the division caused by the schism following the death of the Islamic prophet Muhammad over 1300 years ago....


    Of course there are many other "outside" factors and foreign interests that have kept this conflinct going....

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