MO noted last month when an F-22 was finally “shot down” in an exercise. Now the Air Force is trying to put to bed the rumors (complete with incriminating photo) that an F/A-18F Super Hornet had done so earlier.
When asked whether a Superbug might have claimed a kill, one Air Force public affairs officer scoffed, “Not bloody likely.”
I’ve never really put too much stock in the Hornet claim, but I will admit that the Air Force telling us it never happened isn’t the most convinicing argument, either. Still, since there still seem to be no reasonable stories to go with the picture (click for a better view), I’m not buying it.
Pic from Alert 5.