Yemeni missile hits F-15

Unread postPosted: 06 Apr 2019, 14:16
by awsome

Re: Yemeni missile hits F-15

Unread postPosted: 06 Apr 2019, 16:03
by sferrin
Looks like a miss to me. Only looks like a hit due to perspective. Note the Eagle kept motoring on as if nothing happened.

Re: Yemeni missile hits F-15

Unread postPosted: 06 Apr 2019, 16:59
by basher54321
That was back in Jan 2018 and was apparently released by Houthis in Yemen after firing at a Saudi F-15.

A later Video in March 2018 possibly shows them launching an R-27 type missile from the ground and hitting an aircraft.



Saudi Arabia did appear to admit one was hit but made it back.

Riyadh, Rajab 04, 1439, March 21, 2018, SPA -- The official spokesman of the Coalition Forces in Defense of the Legitimacy in Yemen Col. Staff Turki Al-Turki disclosed that at 15:48 today, a Coalition fighter was intercepted at the operations field by a hostile air defense missile launched from Saada airport, but the fighter managed to complete its mission, deal with the source of fire and return safe to base.


http://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php ... 62#1742762



Also in March 2018 another video emerged that shows somebody firing a SAM at an F-16 which missed.


Re: Yemeni missile hits F-15

Unread postPosted: 06 Apr 2019, 22:49
by hythelday
C'mon, it's @awesome... Russia wins every time.

Re: Yemeni missile hits F-15

Unread postPosted: 07 Apr 2019, 03:54
by sferrin
basher54321 wrote:
but the fighter managed to complete its mission, deal with the source of fire and return safe to base.


I don't know about you but in my book that doesn't qualify as a shoot-down. It wasn't even a mission kill.

Re: Yemeni missile hits F-15

Unread postPosted: 07 Apr 2019, 13:52
by mixelflick
LOL. How disheartening is it to aradical Islam terrorist to hit an enemy aircraft and... it didn't matter. Just kept right on going!

Re: Yemeni missile hits F-15

Unread postPosted: 07 Apr 2019, 14:53
by basher54321
sferrin wrote:
I don't know about you but in my book that doesn't qualify as a shoot-down. It wasn't even a mission kill.



Well anyway at the time someone (Serving USAF) on another forum posted photos of a damaged F-15 stab and claimed they had been told by the contractor doing the repair it was from a Saudi F-15 that had been damaged by a SAM (kinetic only) but had not been shot down. It is a recent F-15 stab photo but cant verify origin really.

According to Coopers Sources both a 55sq F-15SA ( 7 Jan ) and an F-15S (22 Mar) were hit (or clipped) by R-27Ts and both were repaired at as-Sala'am.

Apparently Yemeni (Houthi) engineers at their Missile Research Centre were able to rig up an R-27T launch system (using ex Yemeni AF stock) to an ULTRA FLIR turret for targeting and 7 Jan was the first time they had got anywhere near. (the Houthis did claim to have shot it down). - Seems getting the missile to prox fuse was another issue.


Houthis not exactly a rag tag bunch controlled most of Yemen in 2015. As for the Saudi coalition they are probably doing less low level flying in afterburner.