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#2499474 - 04/22/08 07:10 PM Russian MiG shoots down Georgian UAV  
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/7360864.stm

Amazing footage. Can't tell what type of missile was fired. Probably SARH? Does UAV make enough heat for IR missile?

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#2499482 - 04/22/08 07:22 PM Re: Russian MiG shoots down Georgian UAV [Re: hossa18]  
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Was IR..and depends on the uav.

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#2499611 - 04/22/08 11:43 PM Re: Russian MiG shoots down Georgian UAV [Re: Dark_Knight]  
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If its got a motor it has some sort of heat signature.

Now...

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#2500020 - 04/23/08 01:09 PM Re: Russian MiG shoots down Georgian UAV [Re: Panther]  
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do any of the russki missiles have UV image seekers?


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#2500505 - 04/23/08 10:32 PM Re: Russian MiG shoots down Georgian UAV [Re: Bard]  
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In development, I would guess yes. In production and service? I'm guessing...not.


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#2501159 - 04/24/08 08:02 PM Re: Russian MiG shoots down Georgian UAV [Re: RedTiger]  
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Stuff like this always brightens my day.

Especially since nobody was hurt.

#2501185 - 04/24/08 08:45 PM Re: Russian MiG shoots down Georgian UAV [Re: Powerwise]  
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It's IR because it's the left outside pylon and the range is too short for SARH. Right? But it could also be the middle pylon. Not entirely clear.

I wonder if it is the pilot's first AA victory. Is it the first AA kill for the R73?

The Georgians seemed to anticipate this. I wonder if they lost other UAVs previously.

#2501220 - 04/24/08 09:43 PM Re: Russian MiG shoots down Georgian UAV [Re: hossa18]  
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 Originally Posted By: hossa18
Is it the first AA kill for the R73?



Who knows - although a 100% combat record isnt bad if thats the case \:\)


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#2501482 - 04/25/08 04:13 AM Re: Russian MiG shoots down Georgian UAV [Re: hossa18]  
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I'm glad to see those MiGs are finally proving their mettle . . . against unmanned aircraft.


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#2517091 - 05/19/08 09:27 AM Re: Russian MiG shoots down Georgian UAV [Re: IamFritz]  
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Apart from it being a Su-27 ;\)
MIG-29's don't have wingtip mounted weaps.


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