Aviation Photo #2341219 Zlin Z-143 - Sky Tigers

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This aircraft was packed with approx 215kg of explosives and flown in an attack against the SLAF base at Colombo in May 2009. Shot up by air defense fire, it crashed short and the LTTE suicide terrorist pilot was launched through the canopy to his doom. The explosives did not detonate and the wreckage is now a war victory trophy of the Sri Lanka Air Force. The SLAF IAI KFir was chasing it at the time of the crash and is depicted here.
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Photo Added: November 04, 2013

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4 years ago
Great shot Suresh. I visited the SLAF Museum last year, they've done a great job there! -Angad S
4 years ago
I usually frown on shots taken in the museum environment (way too easy), but this one is different. The photographer remarks also put it over the top! Very nice indeed!
4 years ago
Wow... as much as I hate people with bombs who want I feel a bit sorry for the plane... but seeing the victor is grounded too, albeit looking a bit better ;), can we derive a deeper meaning from this shot...? Live fast, die hard...? no mattter your achievements we all, humans and aircraft alike, die one day, be it after a good or bad life...

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