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originally posted by: RogueWave
a reply to: tommyjo
So you cant back it up, thought so. Cool story bro.
Other times, especially with the Chinese, they would perform a routine we called “thumping.” The thumping maneuver involved the Soviet or Chinese aircraft dropping below and behind us into our blind zone. Then, without warning, the interceptor would go into afterburner and zoom climb almost vertically directly in front of us, thereby shaking us violently with the generated turbulence.
Oh for crying out loud! I served as an intelligence analyst in the UK Armed Forces for 22 years. I've seen enough Cold War thumping videos filmed from the cockpit to last me a lifetime.
Here is an account from a US perspective.
Think about it? It isn't rocket science! Think of the effect on a small UAV if an F-16 flys in front and disrupts its airflow? Now think about what effect a blast of afterburner would have on that small UAV. It is going to spin out of control!
I served as an intelligence analyst in the UK Armed Forces for 22 years.
Turkey’s currency fell with stocks and bonds after the military shot down an aircraft on the border with Syria, intensifying the security risk in a nation where a hung parliament and ethnic strife are keeping investors on the edge.
While officials didn’t identify the type or nationality of the aircraft, the state-run news agency released images of a damaged unmanned drone. The U.S. suspects it was sent by Russia, Reuters reported, citing an unidentified American official. The lira pared its third weekly rally, the Borsa Istanbul 100 Index of stocks fell for a second day and 10-year government bonds dropped for the first time in three days.
The 1953 Iranian coup d'état, known in Iran as the 28 Mordad coup, was the overthrow of the democratically elected Prime Minister of Iran Mohammad Mosaddegh on 19 August 1953, orchestrated by the United Kingdom (under the name "Operation Boot") and the United States (under the name TPAJAX Project).
Mossadegh had sought to audit the books of the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company (AIOC), a British corporation (now BP) and to change the terms of the company's access to Iranian petroleum reserves. Upon the refusal of the AIOC to co-operate with the Iranian government, the parliament (Majlis) voted to nationalize the assets of the company and expel their representatives from the country. Following the coup in 1953, a government under General Fazlollah Zahedi was formed which allowed Mohammad-Rezā Shāh Pahlavi, the Shah of Iran (Persian for king), to rule the country more firmly as monarch. He relied heavily on US and UK support to hold on to power until his own overthrow in February 1979. In August 2013, 60 years after, the American Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) admitted that it was involved in both the planning and the execution of the coup, including the bribing of Iranian politicians, security and army high-ranking officials, as well as pro-coup propaganda. The CIA is quoted acknowledging the coup was carried out "under CIA direction" and "as an act of U.S. foreign policy, conceived and approved at the highest levels of government."
Britain and the US selected General Zahedi to be the prime minister of a government that was to replace Mosaddegh's. Subsequently, a royal decree dismissing Mosaddegh and appointing Zahedi was drawn up by the coup plotters and signed by the Shah. The CIA had successfully pressured the weak monarch to participate in the coup, while bribing street thugs, clergy, politicians and Iranian army officers to take part in a propaganda campaign against Mosaddegh and his government. At first the coup appeared to be a failure when, on the night of 15–16 August, Imperial Guard Colonel Nematollah Nassiri was arrested while attempting to arrest Mosaddegh. The Shah fled the country the next day. On 19 August, a pro-Shah mob paid by the CIA marched on Mosaddegh's residence. According to the CIA's declassified documents and records, some of the most feared mobsters in Tehran were hired by the CIA to stage pro-Shah riots on 19 August. Other CIA-paid men were brought into Tehran in buses and trucks, and took over the streets of the city. Between 300 and 800 people were killed because of the conflict. Mosaddegh was arrested, tried and convicted of treason by the Shah's military court. On 21 December 1953, he was sentenced to three years in jail, then placed under house arrest for the remainder of his life. Other Mosaddegh supporters were imprisoned, and several received the death penalty.
originally posted by: RogueWave
a reply to: tommyjo
Then you should understand that the story that they tried to contact it first is bogus. They obviously had to know that it was a drone.
How do you think it was identified? Ground radar, air to air radar, visually from the ground or visually from the air?