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  •  Not sure (6+ / 0-)

    I never flew in USAFE so I never encountered this.

    I suppose it would have been a propaganda victory of sorts "The yankee imperialist warmongers violated our airspace".

    I seem to recall there was a radio code that meant "Everybody turn West now because you may not be where you think you are".

    If the pilot's good, see, I mean if he's reeeally sharp, he can barrel that baby in so low... oh you oughta see it sometime. It's a sight. A big plane like a '52... varrrooom! Its jet exhaust... frying chickens in the barnyard!

    by Major Kong on Sat Jun 22, 2013 at 07:33:54 PM PDT

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    •  i could believe it happened but it was stupid (0+ / 0-)

      on both sides.

      1) Okay you lure a C-130 into crossing into the wrong airspace.  

      2) you shoot it down.

      If you look at that Korean Air debacle, it wasn't good for the russians.  Nobody is really going to believe a transport
      is of much harm.

      Unless you shoot down a nuclear bomber or EW jet,
      there isn't much "Value" there.

      You kill a bunch of people, you drive up tension,
      you set a precedent for shooting at lost, drunken stupid
      russian aircraft,

      the only real possibility is you add some experience for
      EW spoofing of C&C spoofing, but, i'd assume in war time,
      these commands come with code word phrases.

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