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by Rishi
13 Nov 2019 13:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
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Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Locking unless there is new news
by Rishi
12 Nov 2019 15:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
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Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

I think that there is a lot of conjecture here without either of the participants coming up with more details. Make of that what you will.

Time to lock this thread?
by Rishi
16 Sep 2019 13:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3361
Views: 525715

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

It seems even the video released by PAF is fake... They achieved their domestic perception face saver. So we can split hairs but it doesnt matter. The thing is IAF did not respond to the AMRAAM shots... (as far as we know) and therein lies the beef between the two forces. The fued is not over. And ...
by Rishi
16 Sep 2019 13:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3361
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Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Not sure. Looked like a deliberate miss to me, the weapon was being pointed away from the facility from the beginning of the video and the video only turned off close to impact, indicating no hasty redirection. No big deal though, we know Pakis have stand off weapons and we will take a few hits if ...
by Rishi
08 Sep 2019 22:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3361
Views: 525715

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Another thing not clear is if either side fired SAMs at Nowshera?
by Rishi
26 Aug 2019 19:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
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Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

We will have to see, by given their deliberate description with the name Shahazudin etc, and in the initial days F-16D was mentioned. I dont it is 84606. We will have to wait for more info on this. Tom Cooper's wrote on Day 1 on ACIG that his Pak sources said it was a F16BM that came down. Seems li...
by Rishi
22 Aug 2019 11:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3361
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Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Does anyone have timelines of

1. SoW launch from Mirages
2. Amraam launch at Sukhois from F16s?
3. Time of scramble of Mig21s (2 /4 / 7?)

We do know that time of shoot down of F16 and Bison was 1022 hrs
by Rishi
03 Jun 2019 17:05
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 775794

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Are fighter R/T comms conducted in the clear ? I thought they are encrypted. I can somewhat understand commercial aviation airband traffic being in the clear, but I'm surprised that AF comms are also in clear that Pakis can decode it. Its psyops... Message being that "We can decrypt your comms...
by Rishi
27 May 2019 16:52
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 775794

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

https://theprint.in/defence/indian-army-commanders-left-brigade-hq-minutes-before-paf-bomb-fell-in-compound-27-feb/241324/ Indian Army commanders left Brigade HQ ‘minutes before’ PAF bomb fell in compound 27 Feb Pakistan has claimed bomb was dropped near Brigade HQ in Rajouri to show its capability....
by Rishi
20 May 2019 01:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3361
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Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir



Punjabi speakers (hold your puke at the bigoted introduction) and confirm what this guy says at 2 min onwards.

Video uploaded 27 Feb

Says 2 pilots..

1st one landed 15 min after his plane fell.. and Pak Army got to him immediately

2nd one was one with mooch (Abhi)
by Rishi
10 May 2019 13:14
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 775794

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Time to lock thread ?
by Rishi
09 May 2019 11:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3361
Views: 525715

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Isn't that "Hassan Siddiqui" recording is fake / psyops?
by Rishi
09 May 2019 02:09
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 775794

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Shahbaz is supposedly in the US in Alabama (AFB Maxwell, Montgomery) doing some course (as per Pak source on AFM forum who even posted a photo before deleting it). FWIW.

Sameer Joshi is supposed to be writing a follow up article on Medium apparently.
by Rishi
08 May 2019 22:46
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 775794

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Karan M wrote:Even Sameer Joshi indicates its this gent.


Not anymore. Now his guess is that it is S/L Hasan Siddique, who, unlike "Nouman", has not been seen since Feb 27 on media. Nouman has been seen with the Pak CAS and in their Pak day video.
by Rishi
08 May 2019 22:05
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 775794

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Ok Ramana-ji. I agree on the strike package pathfinder as well, as it was the Squadron CO that was shot down.... https://twitter.com/reachanshul/status/1105202086906494976 ---> Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman shot down an F-16 flown by Wing Commander Hyder Shahbaz Ali, the CO of PAF's 19th Squa...
by Rishi
07 May 2019 12:01
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 775794

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Denel H4 SoW debris south of Mirpur city near Jhelum (diff from the one reported in Bhimber) https://twitter.com/mubeen500/status/1100731744804896768?s=20 So all the mirage H4(Pakis used to call this as Raad) failed, it was the LGB's launched by F-16 strike package which came close to the Brigade H...
by Rishi
07 May 2019 10:03
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 775794

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Denel H4 SoW debris south of Mirpur city near Jhelum (diff from the one reported in Bhimber)

https://twitter.com/mubeen500/status/11 ... 96768?s=20
by Rishi
02 May 2019 23:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3361
Views: 525715

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Unlocked for now. A bit more info in ACM Tipnis article

https://issuu.com/spguide/docs/sp_s_aviation_4-2019

17km range
by Rishi
24 Apr 2019 16:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3361
Views: 525715

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Lock for now / until new info comes in

Onwards!
by Rishi
24 Apr 2019 15:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3361
Views: 525715

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/27620/russian-mig-31-foxhound-shot-down-its-wingman-during-disastrous-live-fire-exercise There were people recently asking why abhi's wingman did not fire his R-77. an interesting article claiming that 2 years ago a mig 31 got shot down by his wingman when he a...
by Rishi
22 Apr 2019 20:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
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Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Repeating.. what type of explosion would

1. Shear off the tail portion
2. Pepper tail with shrapnel
3. And rest of fuse seems without shrapnel
by Rishi
22 Apr 2019 20:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
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Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

thanks rishi the image i saw had the tail still with the fuselage but flopped over onto the side, so sheared off on ground impact not in the air, and the whole fin not a portion as here the pic above suggests damage to control mechanisms and possibly rear sections of engine by missile, and looks li...
by Rishi
22 Apr 2019 19:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
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Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Thanks Rishi. Markings and screws appear consistent with Bison tail. http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/IAF/Galleries/Aircraft/Walkarounds/MiG21Bison/Bison12.jpg.html So Tail has been blown off. Other video had a stabilizer (port side) in some other location. So plane glided with only one stabilizer? IM...
by Rishi
22 Apr 2019 19:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
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Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

AIM120 has an 18.1kg high-explosive blast fragmentation warhead. (Different from the continuous rod warhead in R73)

However, would Fragmentation warhead cause shearing off of the tail portion from the fuse?
by Rishi
22 Apr 2019 19:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
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Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Lalmohan wrote:members only?


Let me upload somewhere
by Rishi
20 Apr 2019 22:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3361
Views: 525715

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir



Brof UB, is this the one?
by Rishi
19 Apr 2019 01:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3361
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Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

UB, One thing I don't understand is how is Abhinandan with minor scratches after the AMRAAM hit the MiG-21 with a 40 lbs warhead? Is the MiG-21 structure so robust that it absorbed all shock from the explosion? Could the missile hit the MiG-21 after it flamed out and Abhi ejected? I asked this of T...
by Rishi
18 Apr 2019 20:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
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Views: 525715

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

UlanBatori wrote:^ Yensoy, pls see Karan's annotated map: the red start (F16 down) vs blue star (Mig down)
Karan M wrote:Rohit,
Image


MiG-down is west of F-16 downing point. 7km west of LOC.


Its different from IAF map which shows opposite

Image
by Rishi
18 Apr 2019 18:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3361
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Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Abhi was pretty equidistant from all 3 F16s?
by Rishi
17 Apr 2019 20:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3361
Views: 525715

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Delta wings without stabilizers don't glide....
by Rishi
17 Apr 2019 16:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3361
Views: 525715

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Pakpasand journo Alan Warnes on twitter said he interviewed Pak CAS who officially puts in a claim of an MKI hit
by Rishi
16 Apr 2019 11:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3361
Views: 525715

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Wait which F16 did he shoot? The ones at 40k or the one at 15k? There is a 4 ship and a 2 ship F16 formation. Which one became the 3 ship formation we see in the radar grab?
by Rishi
06 Apr 2019 14:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3361
Views: 525715

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Do pentagon/LM officials go around like Bangalore RTO cops and check chassis numbers below the windscreen? What kind of a crap job it that?

Wait, then do they do the same for all Amreki eqpt with IAF as well?
by Rishi
04 Apr 2019 09:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3361
Views: 525715

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Unseen Feb27 upload from "Azad Kashmir" some kid. Can't make out much. Can anyone read the title slide caption in Urdu AJK mein PAF ne India ka shikar kaise kiya - asli video. Thank you. Could see 3 different contrails... Doenst mean anything though. I suspect this video is already seen?
by Rishi
04 Apr 2019 05:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3361
Views: 525715

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Unseen Feb27 upload from "Azad Kashmir" some kid.

Can't make out much. Can anyone read the title slide caption in Urdu

by Rishi
19 Mar 2019 21:22
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 775794

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

could perhaps not be one person, but a "collective" tasked to say things that GOI does not want to put press releases on. GOI, had better ways to do this. They can leak information to some friendly reporter and they will report that “sources said...”. If you go back in time, sometimes bab...

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