- Images and video have surfaced of what Houthis claim to a Saudi F-15 getting shot down over Yemen.
- If true, it would be one of the only few times an F-15 has been shot down.
Images and video have surfaced of what is claimed to be a Royal Saudi Air Force F-15 Eagle being shot down by an unspecified surface to air (SAM) missile over Yemen’s capital city of Sanaa. The video is alleged to have been obtained using a ground-mounted forward-looking infra-red sensor usually mounted on helicopters for surveillance and targeting: most probably a Fl ir Systems ULTRA 8500.
The clip appears to show an F-15 Eagle, version unknown.
The video is shot from the right side of the aircraft, and as the aircraft rolls right, the height of the starboard (right) vertical stabilizer/rudder appears to be shorter than normal on an F-15, as though part of it is already missing: someone suggested that may have already sustained damaged to at least one of its vertical stabilizers even though this seems to be a bit far-fetched based on the available clip.
This article is courtesy of Business Insider.
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