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2018-02-06 Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Russian pilot MAJ Roman Filipov saved the last round for himself rather than be captured
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Posted by Besoeker 2018-02-06 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6463 views ]  Top

#1  Russian pilots bail out with grenades along with their service weapons?
Posted by Anguper Hupomosing9418 2018-02-06 00:04||   2018-02-06 00:04|| Front Page Top

#2 Don't know if I believe - but, as long as Russians bomb the shit out of the nearest town, its good.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2018-02-06 03:05||   2018-02-06 03:05|| Front Page Top

#3 ...Might have been on the Other Side, but you gotta admire that attitude.

Posted by Mike Kozlowski 2018-02-06 05:51||   2018-02-06 05:51|| Front Page Top

#4 RIP Soldier.
Posted by Enver Flusock4230 2018-02-06 06:41||   2018-02-06 06:41|| Front Page Top

#5 Custer's boys probably felt the same way.
Posted by Procopius2k 2018-02-06 07:36||   2018-02-06 07:36|| Front Page Top

#6 Might not have been a difficult choice, considering potential outcomes.
Posted by Besoeker 2018-02-06 07:37||   2018-02-06 07:37|| Front Page Top

#7 Probably not a great idea to eject over the people you just strafed/bombed. The guy was flying a tank killer where there were no tanks.
Posted by B. Poodle6475 2018-02-06 07:59||   2018-02-06 07:59|| Front Page Top

#8 I knew of Forward Air Controllers who flew around with hand grenades in the cockpit, but they mostly threw them out of the window...
(seems like an opportunity for a massive ohshit oopsie under certain circumstances)
Posted by ed in texas 2018-02-06 08:47||   2018-02-06 08:47|| Front Page Top

#9 Knew a Huey pilot who 'claimed' they put them in Mason jars and tossed them out at altitude.
Posted by Besoeker 2018-02-06 09:06||   2018-02-06 09:06|| Front Page Top

#10 Knew a Huey pilot who 'claimed' they put them in Mason jars and tossed them out at altitude.

Damn. Clever solution to the problem of how to let the handle go when it hit the ground.
Posted by gorb 2018-02-06 13:39||   2018-02-06 13:39|| Front Page Top

#11 Grenade in a Mason jar, true.

(Former SE Asia Huey pilot. )
Posted by Knuckles Gonque7901  2018-02-06 17:12||   2018-02-06 17:12|| Front Page Top

#12 Hat tip to Knuckles :-)
Posted by Besoeker 2018-02-06 17:26||   2018-02-06 17:26|| Front Page Top

#13 Humor offered though I guess not appropriate.

Speaking of flying tanks. A straight vodka leaves no stains on uniforms and honor. Чистая водка не может запятнать ни чести, ни мундира.

Posted by Woodrow 2018-02-06 18:25||   2018-02-06 18:25|| Front Page Top

#14 I guess that I will have to ditch the Grey Goose sea breeze at happy hour. :-)
Posted by B. Poodle6475 2018-02-06 18:31||   2018-02-06 18:31|| Front Page Top

#15 "A cavalry plume on a tomb
Is charged with insouciant gloom,
And the infantry drop
With a modest kerplop,
But we flyboys fall down and go boom."
Posted by Zenobia Floger6220 2018-02-06 19:40||   2018-02-06 19:40|| Front Page Top

#16 Speaking of oopsies, I remember one loach pilot flying for us would carry white phosphorus grenades and have his observer drop them to flush the bushes. Until. One bad day this helicopter got all sparkly white cloudy and that was it. Must have dropped one poor bastards. There was very little left of anything. I think the Cayuses were magnesium hulled. But everything burned to ash except the rotors.
Posted by Blackbeard Bumble5724 2018-02-06 22:55||   2018-02-06 22:55|| Front Page Top

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