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Unread post15 Aug 2018, 20:05

mixelflick wrote:Could have been worse IMO..

Didn't a (Japanese?) F-15 shoot down his wingman with a sidewinder??


Happened Twice, one shootdown, but two hits.

On 19 March 1990, an F-15 from the 3rd Wing stationed at Elmendorf AFB, Alaska accidentally fired an AIM-9M Sidewinder missile at another F-15. The damaged aircraft was able to make an emergency landing; it was subsequently repaired and returned to service.[119]

On 22 November 1995, during air-intercept training over the Sea of Japan, a Japanese Mitsubishi F-15J flown by Lt. Tatsumi Higuchi was shot down by an AIM-9L Sidewinder missile inadvertently fired by his wingman. The pilot ejected safely. Both F-15Js involved were from JASDF 303rd Tactical Fighter Squadron, Komatsu AFB.[120]
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Unread post15 Aug 2018, 20:58

geforcerfx wrote:
mixelflick wrote:Could have been worse IMO..

Didn't a (Japanese?) F-15 shoot down his wingman with a sidewinder??


Happened Twice, one shootdown, but two hits.

On 19 March 1990, an F-15 from the 3rd Wing stationed at Elmendorf AFB, Alaska accidentally fired an AIM-9M Sidewinder missile at another F-15. The damaged aircraft was able to make an emergency landing; it was subsequently repaired and returned to service.[119]

On 22 November 1995, during air-intercept training over the Sea of Japan, a Japanese Mitsubishi F-15J flown by Lt. Tatsumi Higuchi was shot down by an AIM-9L Sidewinder missile inadvertently fired by his wingman. The pilot ejected safely. Both F-15Js involved were from JASDF 303rd Tactical Fighter Squadron, Komatsu AFB.[120]


So technically the F-15's air to air scorecard is 104-1.

But it took and Eagle to beat an Eagle... :)
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Unread post15 Aug 2018, 22:24

mixelflick wrote:
So technically the F-15's air to air scorecard is 104-1.

But it took and Eagle to beat an Eagle... :)

Wouldn't that be 105:1? It even shot down an Eagle

That begs the question of if the 104 includes the two UH-60s, the Satellite, and the Hind killed with a GBU-10
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Unread post02 Oct 2018, 09:21

Spanish pilot punished with minimal sentence according to Spanish sources and local press:

https://translate.googleusercontent.com ... 98sutXJYvA

This suggests pilot error. Missile has not been found.
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Unread post21 Feb 2019, 16:34

Investigation concluded, pilot error confirmed as cause:

The investigation found that the missile was accidentally fired as a result of the pilot´s failure to comply with the safety rules and regulations and not by a systematic error. The incident caused no threat to civilian aviation as for the exercises Allies reserve training areas cleared of civil air traffic.


http://www.kmin.ee/en/news/estonia-conc ... -last-year
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Unread post22 Feb 2019, 16:29

Penalty doesn't seem that bad. Hopefully he's resumed a 3,000 plus hour career in the jet.

You can be he'll never hear the end of it though, from his squadron mates LOL.

OTOH, the poor Japanese pilot who downed his wingman. Yikes! Scratch what, a 50 million dollar F-15? Crazy. The only one that trumps that might be the F-16 destroyed on the ground by another F-16's cannon fire. Ouch. Gave the base firemen a good workout I bet.

That had to be a real moment of horror, watching 20MM Vulcan rounds shredding a jet just feet away!
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