DA42 shot down

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Re: DA42 shot down

Post by vontresc » Wed May 15, 2019 1:55 pm

Wow according to that site, they have a pretty "impressive" history or rendering aircraft inoperable...

I would treat info from biafrarf.com as somewhat suspect.
May 13, 2019: BRF has rendered the following aircraft from the Nigerian Government fleet inoperable:
1. Antonov AN-57/1428
2. Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker
3. Antonov AN-124/100 Ruslan
4. Aircraft UR-82060
5. Antonov AN-178 Kyiv
6. Antonov AN-70 Military Transport

April 27, 2019: The following Nigerian Aircraft, based in Jos, Plateau and Kaduna States, have been rendered inoperable by BRF operatives:
1. Antonov AN-12 Gaz
2. Antonov AN-40 CAO
3. Antonov AN-100 Volgadnep
4. Antonov AN-40 Kryla Tanka
5. Antonov AN-11 Longer Span Wing
6. Antonov AN-132 Maiden Flight
7. Antonov AN-500 Welt
8. Antonov AN-2 Model Prefix
9. Antonov AN-12 Midwing
10. Antonov AN-42 Buran Spaceplane Energia Rocket
11. Antonov AN-33 Era Super Heavy Transport

March 31, 2019: The following aircraft have been eliminated from the Nigerian fleet by BRF:
1. Antonov AN-13 Aerobatic Sailplane
2. Antonov AN-40 Krylya Tanka
3. Antonov AN-10 4-engine Turboprop
4. Antonov AN-22 Antei Cock
5. Antonov AN-132 Taqnia
6. Antonov AN-158 Regional Jet Fleet
7. Antonov AN-22 Turboprop
8. Antonov AN-380 Airbus
9. Antonov AN-321 Model Aircraft

March 22, 2019: Additionally, BRF has destroyed the following aircraft from the Nigerian Government fleet:
1. Antonov 500 Cargo
2. Antonov AN-124 Ruslan/Condor
3. Antonov AN-225 Cargo Transporter
4. Antonov AN-22 Antheus/Cock
5. Antonov AN-132 Light Multipurpose Transport
6. Antonov 225 Cockpit
7. Antonov 226 Landing
8. Antonov AN-Stock

March 3, 2019: BRF confirms the destruction of the following additional Nigerian Aircraft, costing an estimated 287.2 million US dollars:
1. Antonov AN-72A Coaler
2. GAF N 22 Nomad
3. Harbin Y-11/Y-12
4. Illyushin IL-76 Candid
5. Soko G4 Super Galeb
6. Antonov AN-30 Clank
7. Antonov AN-32
8. Antonov AN-225 Mriya
Granted Biafra has an interesting history. Back to aviation content in the 1967-70 Nigerian civil war the Biafran side use modified Bo-208s as ground attack planes.

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Re: DA42 shot down

Post by OliverBucher » Wed May 15, 2019 9:29 pm

I was also on their page.
They can shot down planes witch are up to know not developed. Like a AN-380 Airbus or a 4 Engine AN-12 ( the AN10 is the predecessor of the AN12 with 2 engines).
Also the USAF or National Guard must lost a KC -135, cause the only other operator (French Airforce) have another version.
I think the shot down planes are „fake news“.
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Re: DA42 shot down

Post by Oxymoron » Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:29 am

This is laughable really.

There is no such thing as a "BRF No Fly Zone" anywhere in Nigeria, let alone in Kwara State which is not anywhere near the Biafra region of Nigeria. The only area where there is any risk when flying is in NE Nigeria near Maiduguri, where there is a small risk of small arms fire from Boko Haram when below about FL40.

There have not been any aircraft shot down anywhere in Nigeria, with the exception of possibly a NAF Alpha jet about 2015 in Borno State, which was more likely to have been a technical issue anyway. All the other losses listed are accidents, pure and simple.
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