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Posted: 4/19/2017 7:17:28 AM EST
[Last Edit: 4/19/2017 8:53:11 AM EST by Sig_Prude]
When was the last time US ground forces were attacked by an enemy air asset?

Topic came up last night, I was stumped.

Do we have to go all the way back to WWII for this, or was there something much more recent?
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 7:19:33 AM EST
I don't think there was ever a time where an enemy aircraft attached itself to one of ours.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 7:20:56 AM EST
You can thank the Air Force
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 7:21:00 AM EST
I bet that was a helluva ride
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 7:21:25 AM EST
Mid 80s somewhere off the Indian ocean IIRC.

Link Posted: 4/19/2017 7:21:41 AM EST
Good question.  Looks like the answer is April 15th, 1953.  I figured it was during Korea.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 7:22:19 AM EST
Not once, but twice!
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 7:27:14 AM EST
We have LAAD so it will never happen again.



















Link Posted: 4/19/2017 7:29:03 AM EST
Does friendly fire count
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 7:30:04 AM EST
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Originally Posted By SMRT:
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Nothing friendly about getting deaded by an A/C.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 7:38:24 AM EST
Are we counting ISIS drone IEDs?
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 7:41:08 AM EST
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Originally Posted By jerrwhy01:
I don't think there was ever a time where an enemy aircraft attached itself to one of ours.
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The Chinese tried, it didn't end well for the J-8 pilot.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 7:42:43 AM EST
Weren't some spec ops attacked along with the Syrian Anti Gov troops they were with in Syria by Russian Air? Like 3-4 months ago?
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 7:46:51 AM EST
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Originally Posted By BigPony:
Weren't some spec ops attacked along with the Syrian Anti Gov troops they were with in Syria by Russian Air? Like 3-4 months ago?
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I think you are right. This is probably the correct answer.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 7:47:27 AM EST
Does this count?

In one of their few offensive air attacks by the VPAF during the entire conflict, on 12 January 1968 a four aircraft formation of Antonov An-2 biplanes was reported flying towards a secret USAF TACAN and radar site in Laos guiding American bombers over Northern Vietnam. Two aircraft flew on to the strike, while the other two split off.[url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_People's_Air_Force#cite_note-Chauhan.2C_p._25-5][5][/url] As the two continuing An-2s flew over, their crews dropped 120 mm
mortar shells as bombs through the aircraft's floor and also strafed
their targets with 57 mm rockets from the wing pods.[url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_People's_Air_Force#cite_note-6][6][/url]
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Link Posted: 4/19/2017 7:49:14 AM EST
About 5:00.

Link Posted: 4/19/2017 7:50:25 AM EST
You mean attached like this OP?

Link Posted: 4/19/2017 7:55:08 AM EST
Scud attacks Desert Storm.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 8:09:29 AM EST
English your second language?
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 8:18:42 AM EST
FPNI.
Does OP proofread or just let autocorrect do its thing?
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 8:25:30 AM EST
Originally Posted By Sig_Prude:
When was the last time US ground forces were attached by an enemy air asset?

Topic came up last night, I was stumped.

Do we have to go all the way back to WWII for this, or was there something much more recent?
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How did you make the same awful spelling mistake twice?
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 8:27:06 AM EST
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Originally Posted By MVolkJ:
The Chinese tried, it didn't end well for the J-8 pilot.
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Originally Posted By MVolkJ:
Originally Posted By jerrwhy01:
I don't think there was ever a time where an enemy aircraft attached itself to one of ours.
The Chinese tried, it didn't end well for the J-8 pilot.
What? It didn't stick?

Cheap ass Chinese glue... FFS.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 8:27:54 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Kuraki:
Does this count?
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My first thought as well.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 8:29:01 AM EST
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Originally Posted By markmars:
Scud attacks Desert Storm.
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That wouldn't be aircraft
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 8:29:10 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Kuraki:
Does this count?

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Originally Posted By Kuraki:
Does this count?

In one of their few offensive air attacks by the VPAF during the entire conflict, on 12 January 1968 a four aircraft formation of Antonov An-2 biplanes was reported flying towards a secret USAF TACAN and radar site in Laos guiding American bombers over Northern Vietnam. Two aircraft flew on to the strike, while the other two split off.[url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_People's_Air_Force#cite_note-Chauhan.2C_p._25-5][5][/url] As the two continuing An-2s flew over, their crews dropped 120 mm
mortar shells as bombs through the aircraft's floor and also strafed
their targets with 57 mm rockets from the wing pods.[url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_People's_Air_Force#cite_note-6][6][/url]
This. "Conventional" forces would probably be back in Korea...
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 8:29:29 AM EST
What do you mean attacked?


Attempted to? Actually did? Or actually killed?
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 8:35:18 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Bullet_Sponge:
This. "Conventional" forces would probably be back in Korea...
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Originally Posted By Bullet_Sponge:
Originally Posted By Kuraki:
Does this count?

In one of their few offensive air attacks by the VPAF during the entire conflict, on 12 January 1968 a four aircraft formation of Antonov An-2 biplanes was reported flying towards a secret USAF TACAN and radar site in Laos guiding American bombers over Northern Vietnam. Two aircraft flew on to the strike, while the other two split off.[url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_People's_Air_Force#cite_note-Chauhan.2C_p._25-5][5][/url] As the two continuing An-2s flew over, their crews dropped 120 mm
mortar shells as bombs through the aircraft's floor and also strafed
their targets with 57 mm rockets from the wing pods.[url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_People's_Air_Force#cite_note-6][6][/url]
This. "Conventional" forces would probably be back in Korea...
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Link Posted: 4/19/2017 8:38:00 AM EST
I don't think the US willingly attaches our units to enemy units.  I think its a policy thing.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 8:45:15 AM EST
Are you stupid op?
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 8:50:41 AM EST
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Ma mama always said

"Stupid is as stupid does"

That's all I have to say about that
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 8:54:55 AM EST
How many mindless fucks were unable to pick up on the typo? How many? Unbelievable, the intelligence level in here.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 8:58:16 AM EST
If you count grenades from UAVs, it's more often than you'd think

UAVs and grenades
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 9:01:17 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Sig_Prude:
How many mindless fucks were unable to pick up on the typo? How many? Unbelievable, the intelligence level in here.
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El oh el
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 9:05:40 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Sig_Prude:
How many mindless fucks were unable to pick up on the typo? How many? Unbelievable, the intelligence level in here.
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What's really going to twist your nut sack is when you can't decide if he was trying to spell attacked or attache'. This is GD so it could go either way.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 9:06:33 AM EST
Do ISIS UAVs count?

What about UAVs spotting for mortars?
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 9:21:21 AM EST
[Last Edit: 4/19/2017 9:22:06 AM EST by Veccio]
By enemy aircraft, it was during the Korean war.

The USAF is so dominant with aircraft/air power that most countries don't even try, a fact that the detractors here will begrudgingly admit. Is everything that the USAF does great? Hah- NO.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 9:28:17 AM EST
Originally Posted By Sig_Prude:
When was the last time US ground forces were attacked by an enemy air asset?

Topic came up last night, I was stumped.

Do we have to go all the way back to WWII for this, or was there something much more recent?
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Con Tien RVN 1967
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 9:36:04 AM EST
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Originally Posted By markmars:
Scud attacks Desert Storm.
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That's more like long range artillery.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 10:23:21 AM EST
If you count Navy, May 17 1987 when an Iraqi fighter attacked the USS Stark, killing 37 sailors.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 10:56:32 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Sig_Prude:
How many mindless fucks were unable to pick up on the typo? How many? Unbelievable, the intelligence level in here.
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Do YOU know the meaning of pedantic? If so...stop.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 10:57:41 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Tboy:
If you count Navy, May 17 1987 when an Iraqi fighter attacked the USS Stark, killing 37 sailors.
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I believe Tboy may win this challenge.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 11:55:18 AM EST
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Originally Posted By kpacman:
I believe Tboy may win this challenge.
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Originally Posted By kpacman:
Originally Posted By Tboy:
If you count Navy, May 17 1987 when an Iraqi fighter attacked the USS Stark, killing 37 sailors.
I believe Tboy may win this challenge.
Except OP specifically said "Gound forces"
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 12:02:26 PM EST
Korea
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 12:10:49 PM EST
The Pentagon 9/11/2001.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 12:19:13 PM EST
I saw a migrating bird poop on a Hummer last week...so last week.
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