Super Hornet scores first air-to-air combat kill in Syria

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Super Hornet scores first air-to-air combat kill in Syria

Post by Eric » Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:53 pm

"A Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet shot down a Syrian SU-22 on Sunday, giving the U.S. military its first air-to-air kill since 1999." (and the first for a Super Hornet)

The Aviationist: U.S. Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet Downs Syrian Su-22 Near Raqqa, Syria

Also, see: USNI News: U.S. Navy Super Hornet Shoots Down Syrian Jet Near ISIS Stronghold Raqqah
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Re: Super Hornet scores first air-to-air combat kill in Syria

Post by Mog » Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:06 am

I wonder which VFA squadron on board was responsible

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Re: Super Hornet scores first air-to-air combat kill in Syria

Post by Eric » Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:14 am

Since they launched from CVN-77, it's either VFA-31 or VFA-87: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carrier_A ... nate_units - I don't have enough knowledge to know which one of the two it would be.
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