Aviation Photo #1760143 Zlin Z-143 - Sky Tigers

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Sri Lanka Air Force war victory memorial showing a war trophy. This aircraft was flown by a suicide terrorist with approx. 215 kg of C4 and aiming for the hangars housing the aircraft of the SLAF's No. 10 Fighter Squadron (IAI-KFir C.2,C.7). He was being chased by an AIRCAP aircraft (depicted here by a replica of a IAI- KFIR) in the background. As he approached the base, low and fast in the pitch darkness, the SLAF ground defence shot it up with 12.7 mm fire and it crashed short killing the terrorist.
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Photo Added: August 13, 2010

Comments (4)

Anonymous
7 years ago
Interesting caption!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Thank you for sharing this picture and the story behind it.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Looks like a trophy, like a shark, you caught, and which is now on display, hung up in the harbour.. great shot, thx for sharing!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Interesting story behind this "monument"

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