First off that F-117A got cocky he kept flying the same route EVERYDAY, this allowed the SAM operators to narrow the bandwidth every time until they could actually detect it. He also had his bomb bay doors open. Not to mention our Prowler's where ground by bad weather at the time.
It is supposed to be stealthy... it should not matter if they used the same route every day... the local bus service is quite regular and uses the same route every day but with my eyes closed and unable to see the bus it would never be able to hit the bus with a tennis ball based on the bus schedule.
The fact is that they claimed it was radar invisible and clearly it was not... those missiles are not Grads... you can't launch them without a lock and with an internal capacity for two bombs those bomb bays flick open and then shut very very quickly so even if he dropped both bombs one after the other and kept the bomb bay doors open for the maximum possible time it would never be enough time to get a lock and a firing solution and launch a missile with the missile having time to get a hit... that is just fantasy.
No one is saying you cannot lock onto stealth aircraft it's just harder than normal aircraft
Yeah... did they put that in the brochure for the F-35... 1.5 trillion dollars and it can still be shot down...
No one is ignoring it happened, but it didn't go down anywhere like guys like him want to pretend.
The pilot got careless and he made mistakes and he was shot down because of it.
Your game changer was a turd... it would have been much cheaper and more effective to simply make stealthy cruise missiles... the subsonic F-117 has a range less than most cruise missiles and a payload equal to two cruise missiles yet costs a lot of money to buy and operate compared with cruise missiles which do pretty much the same job.
Stealth aircraft aren't a waste of money sure they aren't the wonder weapon defense companies all over portray them has but they have their place.
Keep saying that... F-35s and F-22s don't seem to operate with impunity over Syria let alone China or Russia, so why would they be any better than previous gen fighters that are faster, longer ranged and affordable enough to operate in the thousands... carrying the same weapons.
Considering how wrecked Serbia and they got lucky and took what five aircraft? while we destroyed 120 of theirs plus tons of other equipment and causes over 30B in economic losses.
Yeah, bravo... all of NATO managed to trash Serbia and do lots of damage to their country... what a fucken hero you guys are, because Kosovo is now a utopia of peace and prosperity. Ironic that the west frowns upon China harvesting organs from prisoners, but don't give a shit when the leader of Kosovo does it...
A real moral victory there...
Yes, by all means, brag about that.
An American lecturing us on bragging... why shouldn't they brag... the worlds only hyper power and all their mates fought Serbia to a standstill in a conflict that was only supposed to take 3 days to a week... but as usual, when you can't win on the battlefield you start the carpet bombing and threats of economic and political isolation that you go ahead with anyway...
There are no excuses in war. Human error or not, F-117 was shot down by obsolete AD. And that is embarassing.
Actually the AD equipment was old but proved effective enough when used with proper tactics... much better equipment has been used to much less effect in the Middle East. No level of equipment would have actually defeated all of NATO, but if Serbia had made the west pay a heavier price I am sure the west would have lowered even their standards and made Serbia suffer more for being a friend of Russia.
Thanks for kind words and support . I am looking at the silver lining of this whole saga .The silver lining that comes from the brilliant light of a man made sun , in the atmosphere . An Iranian sun . ( I am grtting poetic in my old age ) . People need to look into fires of hell , to keep out of it ! Every day we get closer to Iranian ultimatum and deadlind . And look no hands ! No attack by yank . Despite all the " IRANIAN " provocations . If this is what the yanks are incapable of doing now . What happens when the Iranian sun rises tommorrow ? The yanks do not have the courage of their convictions . They will withdraw . Peace .
Iranians need to target this particular class or group of international gangsters . An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind . So far they have done extremely well . Just wait now for the new sun to rise . Then carry on as before . In the same way Iran will not forget it's friends either . We have very strong FOF recognition systems !
It needs to be a Persian sun... an Arab sun would as likely be used against other Arabs as their real enemies local and international... the problem is that American English seems to have changed in recent years... it is no longer that they have changed the colour of words, they have turned words upside down and they no longer have real meaning... words like dictator in Americanspeak can describe a democratically elected person that the west does not approve of... freedom of the press is merely permission to print what they are told to print and nothing else...
The problem is that Iran is still a signatory party to the non proliferation treaty so they are bound not to develop nuclear weapons... a treaty Israel demands Iran follows to the letter while not signing the same treaty themselves as they have already violated those conditions themselves...
But then the US with thousands of nuclear weapons and the means to deliver those weapons tells Iran they cannot have nuclear weapons is just as amusing and two faced.