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Re: My Stash
« Reply #45 on: October 23, 2017, 04:57:05 PM »
The choices were:  bury them in the sand, fly them to Iran, watch them get blowed up.
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Re: My Stash
« Reply #46 on: October 23, 2017, 05:18:09 PM »
I've always been curious about the 'fly 'em to Iran' thing. What was the Iraqi AF trying to accomplish? It's not like the Iranians were ever going to give the planes back or anything.

Or could those have been Shia pilots pulling a Belenko? I'm guessing there were probably not a lot of them in the Iraqi AF back then.
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Re: My Stash
« Reply #47 on: October 23, 2017, 05:20:13 PM »
It doesn't seem like many smart decisions were beimg made in Iraq back then. Or ever.
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Re: My Stash
« Reply #48 on: October 23, 2017, 05:21:22 PM »
Nice Belenko reference, btw
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Re: My Stash
« Reply #49 on: October 23, 2017, 05:26:38 PM »
Thanks. I was just entering High School when Viktor made his sushi run so it was kind of a big deal back then.
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Re: My Stash
« Reply #50 on: October 23, 2017, 11:53:06 PM »
I've always been curious about the 'fly 'em to Iran' thing. What was the Iraqi AF trying to accomplish? It's not like the Iranians were ever going to give the planes back or anything.

Or could those have been Shia pilots pulling a Belenko? I'm guessing there were probably not a lot of them in the Iraqi AF back then.
Maybe they just wanted to get out of dodge? Or are you specifically wondering why Iran and not another country? There was only really Syria and Joradan...anywhere else and they'd have probably been at high risk of being shot down. I imagine the Iranian direction was perhaps the least dangerous?
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