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    Well, I can now confirm that an SA-15 Gauntlet (or two) to the face does lead to some discomfort.

    Gopher and I were flying a 2 ship air interdiction sortie to take out an EWR site located at Tiblisi airport. Intel had an SA-15 battery located at Vaziani airbase, so a low level ingress and VLD MK-82AIR delivery was selected in order to terrain mask from the know threat, with a single pass shooters-trail-bombs attack selected. We'd taken out a unknown Roland battery which was blocking our ingress route (perhaps unwisely) and were pressing in for the attack on the primary target.

    The video above show the final run to the IP and on to the target (or nearly to the target). The attached ACMI shows the entire mission as it unfolded.
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    Ouch indeed. But man that video was silky smooth!

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