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Syrian/Iraq air war and conflict

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Re: Syrian/Iraq air war and conflict

Postby 22A » Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:07 pm

Will we ever know the full truth? One channel is announcing the F16 was hit over Damascus, but it crashed in Northern Israel and the pilot was severely injured.

If the pilot was injured and still nursed a stricken a/c back home, he'll presumably receive a significant decoration?
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Re: Syrian/Iraq air war and conflict

Postby bizfreeq » Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:47 pm

He was injured during the ejection according to a BBC report

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Re: Syrian/Iraq air war and conflict

Postby T_J » Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:10 pm

Only two PAK-FA were deployed. The Russian Defence Minister has announced that the two Su-57/PAK-FAs deployed to Syria have now returned to Russia.

"MOSCOW, March 1. /TASS/. Two Sukhoi Su-57 stealth fighter jets have successfully completed a two-day program of tests in Syria, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu told reporters on Thursday.

"Indeed, they were there for a while. Two days. During that time, they completed a program of trials, including combat ones," Shoigu said. "I can say that the trials were success and the planes returned home a week ago."

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