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    Militarov

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    Re: VVS Air Force Videos

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    Re: VVS Air Force Videos

    Post  KiloGolf on Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:53 pm

    RuAF in Germany (Templin, Groß Dölln) in the 90s. Last Su-17M4 left in April 1994.





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    Re: VVS Air Force Videos

    Post  miketheterrible on Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:00 pm

    Don't know about you guys, but they should have kept the Su-17 in service. It would have done wonders for them in Syria imo.

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    Re: VVS Air Force Videos

    Post  T-47 on Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:37 pm

    miketheterrible wrote:Don't know about you guys, but they should have kept the Su-17 in service. It would have done wonders for them in Syria imo.

    Without extensive upgrade, disagree. And they kept more capable Su-24s, they are still doing more than wonder Razz
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    Re: VVS Air Force Videos

    Post  GarryB on Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:51 am

    Actually the Su-17 was not fantastic at what it did.... the rather slow rather better protected Su-25 was superior in every regard in combat in Afghanistan.

    It was not invincible, but it did a much better job.

    There is a reason the faster light strike aircraft are pretty much gone, replaced by multirole aircraft like the MiG-29SMT or Su-27SM3 types or Su-30s.

    Pretty much in the early 1980s you would need a MIG-23 for medium range interception, MiG-27 for short range strike, and a MiG-21 for short range dog fighting.

    The MiG-29SMT can replace all those platforms and do a rather better job in each case, though with rather more expensive guided munitions.

    None of these aircraft can perform the CAS role... only Su-25 and A-10 like aircraft are even worth considering for such missions.


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