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    Syrian Arab Air Force

    Post  George1 on Mon Sep 07, 2015 6:11 pm

    Syrian Air Force Equipment at the year 2014

    FIGHTER
    MiG-29M: ?
    MiG-31: 6?

    MiG-29B: 20
    MiG-25: 35
    MiG-23 ML/MF: 50

    ATTACK
    MiG-23BN: 50
    Su-22: 50
    Su-24: 20

    ATTACK/TRAINER
    L-392: 35
    Yak-130: ?

    ATTACK HELICOPTERS
    Mi-25D: 35
    SA-342L: 38

    TRANSPORT HELICOPTERS
    Mi-2: 10
    Mi-8/17: 70

    Some numbers of main aircrafts and helicopters of syrian air force through 2 sources:
    http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/syria/airforce-equipment.htm
    http://www.inss.org.il/uploadImages/systemFiles/20140410Syria688276360.pdf

    Οf course there can be accurate, can anyone help or correct some numbers?


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    Re: Syrian Arab Air Force

    Post  Max Italy on Tue Sep 08, 2015 4:00 pm

    interesting...thank you russia


    PS ...YAK130 have not been delivered yet..
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    Re: Syrian Arab Air Force

    Post  Militarov on Wed Sep 30, 2015 12:31 am

    "Seems SuAF is realy overhauling MiG-23MS. 4 Floggers are seen in Wadi Sayyedna AB in May 2014."




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    Re: Syrian Arab Air Force

    Post  George1 on Sat Oct 03, 2015 11:01 am

    SyAAF MiG-23BN



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    Re: Syrian Arab Air Force

    Post  Militarov on Tue Oct 06, 2015 11:20 pm



    Design of simple "Barrel bombs" used by "regime" in Syria.
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    Re: Syrian Arab Air Force

    Post  GarryB on Wed Oct 07, 2015 3:43 am

    What exactly is the western medias problem with so called barrel bombs?

    Does it both them that someone might not be making million dollar high tech bombs?

    Some Russian bombs will be mistaken for barrel bombs because they have a flat nose profile for internal carriage on a subsonic bomber. The 1954 model range of bombs (ie FAB-500M54) have that flat nose profile, while the later 1962 models are more streamlined for carrying on faster aircraft (ie FAB-500M62).

    I personally have never seen Russian or Soviet helicopters fitted with such primitive weapons.. when equipped with bombs they generally use FAB models of the M54 design. The aerodynamic design of the later M62s just make them longer.


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    Re: Syrian Arab Air Force

    Post  Militarov on Wed Oct 07, 2015 4:16 am

    GarryB wrote:What exactly is the western medias problem with so called barrel bombs?

    Does it both them that someone might not be making million dollar high tech bombs?

    Some Russian bombs will be mistaken for barrel bombs because they have a flat nose profile for internal carriage on a subsonic bomber. The 1954 model range of bombs (ie FAB-500M54) have that flat nose profile, while the later 1962 models are more streamlined for carrying on faster aircraft (ie FAB-500M62).

    I personally have never seen Russian or Soviet helicopters fitted with such primitive weapons.. when equipped with bombs they generally use FAB models of the M54 design. The aerodynamic design of the later M62s just make them longer.

    Bomb as bomb, barely makes any difference if its made of casted steel or from used oil barrel. They just repeat and chant "barrel" bombs like they are some Doomsday weapon of destruction.
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    Re: Syrian Arab Air Force

    Post  magnumcromagnon on Wed Oct 07, 2015 4:27 am

    Militarov wrote:
    GarryB wrote:What exactly is the western medias problem with so called barrel bombs?

    Does it both them that someone might not be making million dollar high tech bombs?

    Some Russian bombs will be mistaken for barrel bombs because they have a flat nose profile for internal carriage on a subsonic bomber. The 1954 model range of bombs (ie FAB-500M54) have that flat nose profile, while the later 1962 models are more streamlined for carrying on faster aircraft (ie FAB-500M62).

    I personally have never seen Russian or Soviet helicopters fitted with such primitive weapons.. when equipped with bombs they generally use FAB models of the M54 design. The aerodynamic design of the later M62s just make them longer.

    Bomb as bomb, barely makes any difference if its made of casted steel or from used oil barrel. They just repeat and chant "barrel" bombs like they are some Doomsday weapon of destruction.

    Then again, none of these whiners complained when U.S. forces used barrel bombs in Vietnam, or when massive amounts of chemical weapons aka pesticide (Agent Orange, White, Purple) were used, or when the war caused a 3 million death toll.
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    Re: Syrian Arab Air Force

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    Post  Militarov on Sun Oct 25, 2015 12:06 pm


    Had pleasure being passenger in one during my military service Very Happy
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    Post  Militarov on Tue Nov 03, 2015 3:49 pm



    Syrian Air Force Mi25 with AT-2 Swatter ATGMs.
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    Post  George1 on Sat Nov 07, 2015 6:14 pm

    Syrian Air Force MiG-21 and MiG-23











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    Re: Syrian Arab Air Force

    Post  franco on Sat Nov 07, 2015 6:46 pm

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    Post  Militarov on Tue Dec 01, 2015 2:08 am

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    Re: Syrian Arab Air Force

    Post  George1 on Mon Feb 01, 2016 8:24 pm

    Here this article says that Russia has modernized 9x MiG-29s to MiG-29SMT level. Capable to carry "air-to-air" R-77 missiles and KAB-500S-E guided bombs

    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/1711930.html


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    Re: Syrian Arab Air Force

    Post  mack8 on Mon Feb 01, 2016 9:26 pm

    For the life of me i cannot understand why Russia is not delivering the 36 Yak-130s and 24 MiG-35s that they ordered, it will multiply SyAAF capabilities tremedously and help the VKS contingent with the burden, if SyAAF can wipe out more rats and more accurately itself then the job will be done faster!
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    Post  Militarov on Mon Feb 01, 2016 9:37 pm

    mack8 wrote:For the life of me i cannot understand why Russia is not delivering the 36 Yak-130s and 24 MiG-35s that they ordered, it will multiply SyAAF capabilities tremedously and help the VKS contingent with the burden, if SyAAF can wipe out more rats and more accurately itself then the job will be done faster!

    Probably coz Syria cant pay for it now. And 24 MiG29s are not that cheap.
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    Re: Syrian Arab Air Force

    Post  franco on Mon Feb 01, 2016 10:26 pm

    George1 wrote:Here this article says that Russia has modernized 9x MiG-29s to MiG-29SMT level. Capable to carry "air-to-air" R-77 missiles and KAB-500S-E guided bombs

    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/1711930.html

    Read from another source that it was Mig-29SMP level... the same as they are doing for Peru. Not sure of the difference but historically export versions are different from Russian military versions.
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    Re: Syrian Arab Air Force

    Post  starman on Wed Aug 10, 2016 12:06 pm

    I heard about the MIG-31s some time ago. But did the SAF really get any and if so, can they stand up to the IAF's F-15s and F-35s?
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    Re: Syrian Arab Air Force

    Post  George1 on Mon Oct 10, 2016 1:43 pm

    On the Syrian MiG-29 was seen RVV-AE missile

    Interesting video capture was published by the user social networking site "Twitter" @LuftwaffeAS. At the photo is visible the Russian missile "air-to-air" medium-range RVV-AE under the wing of the Syrian MiG-29. Availability of this picture may indirectly confirm the rumors that appeared earlier this year on the Syrian fighter modernization of MiG-29 variant of the MiG-29SM.



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    Re: Syrian Arab Air Force

    Post  George1 on Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:50 pm

    Syrian Air Force in the near future will have a squadron of bombers Su-24M2 from Russia

    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/2432840.html



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    Re: Syrian Arab Air Force

    Post  George1 on Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:48 pm

    Exclusive: #SAA losses in Shaa'yrat AFB: 5 Su-22M3 1 Su-22M4 3 Mig-23ML, 1 Sa-6 radar, M600 missile launcher and some artillery pieces.

    https://twitter.com/SyrianMilitary/status/850675336815796224


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    Re: Syrian Arab Air Force

    Post  d_taddei2 on Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:10 pm

    Does anyone know current aircraft numbers for Syrian airforce?
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    Re: Syrian Arab Air Force

    Post  George1 on Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:02 am

    The second famous Syrian Mi-24P

    Another Mi-24P helicopter transferred from the Russian Air Force to the Syrian Air Force. If the first one was "yellow 30" and received the Syrian number "2861", the second one is "yellow 40" and now received the Syrian number "28*2" (probably 2862). As you can see the Syrians and it is also used as a bomber to drop bombs of its own production.



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