galaxy5
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C-5 Pics Of Engine Hit By Missle

Mon Apr 12, 2004 2:22 am

ok i found a site that i can post pics from. earlier i asked my post get deleted due to the picture mix up.










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keesje
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RE: C-5 Pics Of Engine Hit By Missle

Mon Apr 12, 2004 5:48 am

Luckely no one was hurt.

Typical hit of a light first generation IR missile.

Went straight for the jet pipe & ripped of everything behind the LPT.

Newer ones explode a little later (aside the cockpit of a smaller aircraft if it just misses the jetpipe)

Bigger ones would have caused more damage to the engine, wing pylon and wing.

Looks like a SAM-7, again ..
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RE: C-5 Pics Of Engine Hit By Missle

Mon Apr 12, 2004 12:40 pm

To put it simply.......they were VERY lucky....but that is just my opinion.....
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RE: C-5 Pics Of Engine Hit By Missle

Tue Apr 13, 2004 9:50 am

The tail # was 85-0010, based at Travis AFB, CA
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