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Syrian/Iraq air war and conflict

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Re: Syrian/Iraq air war and conflict

Post by Motley » Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:59 pm

Blackcat1 wrote:Did they need support? They launched Storm Shadow trom 300miles away , probably in the Akrotiri overhead ;-)
Noticed from pictures, unusally the Tonkas were carrying air to air missiles themselves, think thats a first since the det to Cyprus began

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Re: Syrian/Iraq air war and conflict

Post by T_J » Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:24 pm

kevb wrote:Interesting Russian "version" of last night's events on the Russian MOD website? :grr:
It must be embarrassing for whoever the Russian Ministry of Defence sends out to do those briefings. They claim that the Syrians shot down 71 cruise missiles. They did the same with the 2017 cruise missile attack on Shayrat. They claimed that only 23 of 59 struck their target. You can see it from their perspective but they do go over the score!

According to the US the Syrians were completely taken by surprise last night and only launched SAMs after the missiles had hit their targets.
McKenzie: "Syria fired 40 surface to air missiles into the air after strike on ballistic (unguided trajectory) to no effect....after the 105 US and allied missiles had already landed."
https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-04- ... airstrikes

The US claimed that 57 out of 59 cruise missiles struck their intended targets on the Shayrat airbase during 2017. The Russian claimed that only 23 hit.

The reality was the satellite imagery and analysis at following link.

http://archive.is/zuxre

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Re: Syrian/Iraq air war and conflict

Post by Longbow » Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:17 am

There appears to be a lot of confusion with the reporting of this, not a lot adds up? How can so many assets operate near Syria without anyone having a clue a strike was in operation as reported by the US? I'd assume the F-15 top cover would of been painting the whole area, looking any interceptors from height so would have been visible on radars? Just a thought? There has even been a log made by a web site of assets taken from Flight radar?

https://theaviationist.com/2018/04/14/e ... -on-syria/

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Re: Syrian/Iraq air war and conflict

Post by panta615 » Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:27 pm

Surrey Sam wrote:News channels are now reporting that x4 RAF Typhoons provided air support, for the x4 Tornados involved in the strike early this morning.
I noticed that from the Forces TV media report, the first aircraft taking off was a Typhoon?!

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Re: Syrian/Iraq air war and conflict

Post by Longbow » Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:54 pm

panta615 wrote:
Surrey Sam wrote:News channels are now reporting that x4 RAF Typhoons provided air support, for the x4 Tornados involved in the strike early this morning.
I noticed that from the Forces TV media report, the first aircraft taking off was a Typhoon?!
https://airforcesmonthly.keypublishing. ... ck-at-war/

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Re: Syrian/Iraq air war and conflict

Post by rh226 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:49 am

See also http://forum.scramble.nl/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=137721 - particularly the big post by "hammarö" at the end.
Cheers, Bob

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Re: Syrian/Iraq air war and conflict

Post by MRTT » Thu May 03, 2018 8:35 am

Russian Navy Su-30 crashed off the coast of Latakia this morning, crew were killed. :(

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Re: Syrian/Iraq air war and conflict

Post by MRTT » Mon May 07, 2018 8:43 pm

Another Russian loss today, Russian Air Force Ka-52 'Alligator' crashed, killing both crew members. :(

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Re: Syrian/Iraq air war and conflict

Post by quid21 » Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:14 pm

Il-20 'Coot' shot down today/last night - Russia blaming Israeli jets causing their aircraft to fly closer to Syrian Air Defences. All crew lost RIP.

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Re: Syrian/Iraq air war and conflict

Post by MRTT » Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:17 am

Dutch F-16s returned to Holland this morning.

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