المشرف: التوبوليف العراقية
In one day, I wrote a response to Tom Cooper on this site "i don't really remember on which thread exactly "but touched on the subject of Super Etendard at that time,When he claimed that the Iranians shot down at least three to four planes Iraqi Super Etendard by Iranians F-14,however according to what I heard and knows from my relatives pilots there was only one lost in a training accident due to low altitude flown by Capt ****Al-Rifai,today by accident I found this post belong to member of French Air Force comment was written in 2005 which is mean totally prove what i said before and support my words..
Super Etendard When I arrived in Iraq
I've not meant to offend anyone at all,but until this moment I do not see any positive by him "absolutely he is free in his views" but still this is our reputation and we have given lives and blood for it,how can I be when I read most Iraqi air force air to air kill under white line (Claims and unconfirmed ) on acig.org and nearly all Iranians claims on the same site is green and confirmed ! not to mention that number more than 230 aircraft shot down in Air Combat, that's not all he is involved in this list on ejection history.org, In addition to print images on his books show the Iraqi army and pilot unworthily...mosab كتب:Hi hawkeye, I'm not defending anybody here, but I just wanted to clarify that Tom Cooper is a journalist that works with the available information, so if you read his book Iran-Iraq war in the air, you'll find it leaning toward the Iranian point of view, since he co-wrote it with an Iranian. But in his later two volume special in the French magazine "Avions" titled: La guerre Iran-Irak: les combats aeriens, co-written with General IrAF Ahmed Sadik & Farzad Bishop, the story is very different! Anyway regarding the Super Etendard: in page 82 of volume 2, 4 aircrafts were returned to France, one was lost in near the Saudi coast in August 1984, while another was damaged by a hard landing, & was returned. So overall, only ONE Super Etendard was lost!
Believe me, I have a picture more insulting Iranians and Iranian pilots but our ethics have to respect the others even the past enemy..
And you have said I never 'claimed' that 'three to four' Super Etendards were shot down by Iranian F-14s
So do I am wrong right now ?
just loved to explain one more thing, The picture below not to Capt Salam, wasn't even Iraqi pilot, this guy one of the U.S. coach came to Iraq after 2006.
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