posted on Jun, 25 2012 @ 12:34 AM
reply to post by Zaphod58
I was thinking maybe the Turkish AF made some on the fly quick mods, maybe even the previous day, and said hey lets try it out. Thats the only
reason I could think of to take the phantom that close to the coat line. It's a big gamble. I would never consider even thinking about cursing the
coat to detect sam sites in and F4; I know the outcome will not be good. Your right the 135 is the safest choice.
The ELINT might be what they slapped on under the wing. Sort of hinders the performance of the aircraft when evading a missile. lot's of drag and
your climb rate could be cut by a big factor. When your evading a sam you need too climb fast at full power, not to mention a few other maneuvers. if
they put Elint on,well then game over.
It's a good theory. You could very well be right on that. That F4E could have evaded that Sam, but if it had the ELint on , No way, no how.
edit on 25-6-2012 by SJE98 because: (no reason given)