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  •  Yes. Oops. if it was a AA battery, it's lucky (2+ / 0-)
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    Claudius Bombarnac, Quicklund

    If it was an SA-5, thats quite a bit more likely, or and air to air from a syrian jet.

    Obviously theres more to this story than we are being told.

    The RF-4E is a spy plane, if thats what was flying....

    FDR 9-23-33, "If we cannot do this one way, we will do it another way. But do it we will.

    by Roger Fox on Sun Jun 24, 2012 at 11:15:51 AM PDT

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    •  Seems pretty likely the Turks were snooping (2+ / 0-)
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      Roger Fox, for 6 too

      Not that they intended to enter Syrian airspace - that could just be an error - but the plane was probably there to check in on the fighting near the Syrian/Turk border. Seems very likely it was the E-intel variant you mentioned. There are no milk runs.

      •  Spy/recce RF-4E has hi rez and IR camera 100km (1+ / 0-)
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        Quicklund

        range.
        Turkey bought 32 from the Luftwaffe 92-94.

        FDR 9-23-33, "If we cannot do this one way, we will do it another way. But do it we will.

        by Roger Fox on Sun Jun 24, 2012 at 09:45:06 PM PDT

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