posted on Jan, 30 2013 @ 09:47 PM
reply to post by Zaphod58
Forgive me, but wouldn't that be some what foolish for them? They are flying around at cloud level, leaving both a visual trail, as well as a larger
heat signature, open to enemy radar they would be dead before they could get a visual on an Israeli craft.
I agree, it is more than likely a Syrian Patrol, but what numbers does an Israeli Strike pack fly in? 3 mig 29's at cloud level, against the
potential of fast low flying Israeli fighters. My money would be on Israel. They already defeated Syrian Radar once, and I know height is typically
thought of as an advantage when dog fighting, but an engagement doesn't usually occur in natural sight range. Israel could fly in low, "under
radar", lock and launch, and be gone taking out the patrol. They could continue doing this to units in the air, until the Syrian air-force is
significantly weakened before a front on aerial confrontation.
I'm not a pilot, but the little I do understand leads me to believe this is poor planning by Syria and it's 29's. If their flying the latter or a
combination of the two, it could be beneficial for Syria.
Again, you always come off pretty well versed in aircraft and their capabilities, but I'm not sure what Israel is flying.