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Syrian/Iraq air war and conflict

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Re: Syrian/Iraq air war and conflict

Postby jeallen01 » Sat Oct 22, 2016 7:30 pm

MRTT.

Thought you must know if you posted what you did;)
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Re: Syrian/Iraq air war and conflict

Postby MRTT » Sat Oct 22, 2016 7:33 pm

The information came from Twitter, I'll delete if the post will cause problems...
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Re: Syrian/Iraq air war and conflict

Postby jeallen01 » Sat Oct 22, 2016 7:40 pm

MRTT

Don't delete as it just raises a question rather than causing a problem.
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Re: Syrian/Iraq air war and conflict

Postby Gary » Thu Nov 03, 2016 7:14 pm

Daesh claimed to have downed a Russian helicopter, report should be taken with a pinch of salt. They claim to down aircraft/ helicopters on regular basis
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Re: Syrian/Iraq air war and conflict

Postby MRTT » Sat Dec 03, 2016 12:21 pm

Syrian Air Force L-39 has been shot down by Rebels, fate of the pilot is unknown.
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Re: Syrian/Iraq air war and conflict

Postby Gary » Mon Dec 19, 2016 4:19 pm

Daesh claimed to have downed yet another Russian helicopter

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Latest -Multiple sources reporting that #ISIS have shot down Russian Helicopter in the vicinity of T-4 military airbase in East #Homs #Syria
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Re: Syrian/Iraq air war and conflict

Postby 22A » Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:07 am

Just an idle thought. Syria has no border with Russia. Which route did the Russian a/c based in Syria take to get there please?
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Re: Syrian/Iraq air war and conflict

Postby page_verify » Fri Apr 07, 2017 8:02 am

Some came all the way through the English Channel and down the Med, others over Iran and Iraq, then there was the botched attempt by Russia to forward deploy its larger aircraft in Iran.
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Re: Syrian/Iraq air war and conflict

Postby T_J » Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:59 am

page_verify wrote:Some came all the way through the English Channel and down the Med, others over Iran and Iraq, then there was the botched attempt by Russia to forward deploy its larger aircraft in Iran.

Not down the English Channel. You are thinking of the strategic bomber missions through the Strait of Gibraltar. They took the Atlantic route down off the coast of Ireland. None of those bombers took the North Sea/English Channel route.
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Re: Syrian/Iraq air war and conflict

Postby T_J » Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:05 am

22A wrote:Just an idle thought. Syria has no border with Russia. Which route did the Russian a/c based in Syria take to get there please?

Iran and Iraq gave overflight permission. Iran and Iraq also gave overflight permission for strategic bombers, air launched cruise missiles and Caspian Sea Fleet ship launched cruise missiles.
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Re: Syrian/Iraq air war and conflict

Postby page_verify » Fri Apr 07, 2017 2:38 pm

Thanks for the correction T_J, I knew they took a very long route but didn't realise it was that route, although now I seem to remember the UK QRA forces having long days on those days.
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Re: Syrian/Iraq air war and conflict

Postby T_J » Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:25 am

page_verify wrote:Thanks for the correction T_J, I knew they took a very long route but didn't realise it was that route, although now I seem to remember the UK QRA forces having long days on those days.

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