posted on Dec, 6 2005 @ 07:48 PM
I find it dubious that you would insinuate talk of "PO noise."
"PO noise" is when you make outlandish descriptions of an incident as if it was a glorious and boisterous accomplishment; a feat that could
not be accomplished. Hardly.
Considering the angle of attack, the attack coming from behind an aircraft manned by an unaware skilled pilot, that MiG-25PD kill was a wonderous feat
accomplished by old technology, eh? Your description, "all while the Hornet was beaming, dumping chaff and jamming with modern ECM," is
incorrect, nonsense, and amounts to being "PO noise."
Furthermore, the description is indicative of a skilled pilot who knew he was being targeted from behind, thus began unloading all he could to save
his aircraft, which was not the case. Your own PO noise was returned with like PO noise. There was no head-to-head engagement, it was a fluke
of circumstance, whether you wish to hear or believe it. Besides, the MiG-25PD was detected but because the AWACS controller could not confirm the
MiG-25PD as a bandit, the aircraft did what it did. By all rights, the MiG-25PD was toast, and undoubtedly would not have made a kill on that F/A-18
if it had been idenitified as a bandit. Head-to-head, that F/A-18 would have destroyed that MiG-25PD. As such, luck prevailed and the MiG-25PD was not
sorted as a bandit. The F/A-18 is attacked from a bad position and unaware, only to end up on the desert floor, intact, engines intact, the canopy,
ejection seat, and flight suit not far from the intact F/A-18. Man, that MiG-25PD air-to-air missile must have just nipped that F/A-18 for it to be
intact, as described above, eh? Strange....nonetheless, "PO noise" or not, luck played its part.
I, nor anyone here, is nullifying that the MiG-25PD is a highly lethal weapon in the hands off a good/skilled pilot. What gets me is that you cite
one case to make a point, when the point you were making was pointless. Your point though was what exactly? That any aircraft, despite using
old technology can gain a kill? Hence me asking the 'conditions' of that kill, iskander. Did really that MiG-25PD score a victory/kill because it
utilized old technology or because it got lucky, was not identified as a bandit, which then allowed it to attack an unsuspecting target? Again, your
point was pointless, as mentioned already.
[edit on 6-12-2005 by Seekerof]