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    Re: Russian military intervention and aid to Syria #12

    Post  franco on Sat Dec 02, 2017 2:48 pm

    Could be a unit rotation and they are taking their vehicles with them or they were there for testing & evaluations (dubious)? Two are fuel bowsers.
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    Re: Russian military intervention and aid to Syria #12

    Post  PapaDragon on Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:32 pm


    35 RuAF jets on satellite image from 17 Nov 2017 at Hmeymim Air Base in Latakia: 3 MiG-29, 8 Su-24, 4 Su-25, 4 Su-27/35, 2 Su-30, 14 Su-34 + 4 IL-76 cargo planes, 2 IL-20/22 and an An-26

    https://twitter.com/obretix/status/936961535255203840









    #RUAF Il-76 78840 #Latakia-Mozdok

    https://twitter.com/AlRFORCEFREAK/status/936897599667240960
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    Re: Russian military intervention and aid to Syria #12

    Post  d_taddei2 on Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:11 pm

    PapaDragon wrote:
    35 RuAF jets on satellite image from 17 Nov 2017 at Hmeymim Air Base in Latakia: 3 MiG-29, 8 Su-24, 4 Su-25, 4 Su-27/35, 2 Su-30, 14 Su-34 + 4 IL-76 cargo planes, 2 IL-20/22 and an An-26

    https://twitter.com/obretix/status/936961535255203840









    #RUAF Il-76 78840 #Latakia-Mozdok

    https://twitter.com/AlRFORCEFREAK/status/936897599667240960

    An-26 and mig-29? Are those mig-29smt? Or are they syrian mig-29 and an-26 operating out of Russian base? As we haven't heard of mig-29smt bombing anything and if they were I am sure there would be news about it.
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    Re: Russian military intervention and aid to Syria #12

    Post  franco on Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:18 pm

    d_taddei2 wrote:
    PapaDragon wrote:
    35 RuAF jets on satellite image from 17 Nov 2017 at Hmeymim Air Base in Latakia: 3 MiG-29, 8 Su-24, 4 Su-25, 4 Su-27/35, 2 Su-30, 14 Su-34 + 4 IL-76 cargo planes, 2 IL-20/22 and an An-26

    https://twitter.com/obretix/status/936961535255203840









    #RUAF Il-76 78840 #Latakia-Mozdok

    https://twitter.com/AlRFORCEFREAK/status/936897599667240960

    An-26 and mig-29? Are those mig-29smt?  Or are they syrian mig-29 and an-26 operating out of Russian base? As we haven't heard of mig-29smt bombing anything and if they were I am sure there would be news about it.

    Mig-29SMT have been there a couple of months. Previously based at Kursk and being replaced by Su-30SM.
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    Re: Russian military intervention and aid to Syria #12

    Post  Cyberspec on Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:51 am

    Speaking of MiG-29's...

    MiG-29SMT in Latakia with marks of 50 ground attack (every mark stands for 10 strikes)
    https://twitter.com/warsmonitoring/status/936987671020343296

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    Re: Russian military intervention and aid to Syria #12

    Post  KiloGolf on Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:09 am

    Cyberspec wrote:Speaking of MiG-29's...

    MiG-29SMT in Latakia with marks of 50 ground attack (every mark stands for 10 strikes)
    https://twitter.com/warsmonitoring/status/936987671020343296


    That's a badly fitted IFR fairing. What a Face
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    Re: Russian military intervention and aid to Syria #12

    Post  GarryB on Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:07 am

    Bad for stealth, but nothing compared with the newest F-16 and their god awful conformal fuel tank arrangement.

    It was quick and cheap.
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    Re: Russian military intervention and aid to Syria #12

    Post  KiloGolf on Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:11 am

    GarryB wrote:Bad for stealth, but nothing compared with the newest F-16 and their god awful conformal fuel tank arrangement.

    It was quick and cheap.

    The fitting of the Viper CFTs is better than that Fulcrum IFR contraption.
    My comment is on the bad fitting not the utility of the fairing itself (which arguably is required).

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    Re: Russian military intervention and aid to Syria #12

    Post  d_taddei2 on Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:25 am

    Cyberspec wrote:Speaking of MiG-29's...

    MiG-29SMT in Latakia with marks of 50 ground attack (every mark stands for 10 strikes)
    https://twitter.com/warsmonitoring/status/936987671020343296


    I had heard they were there but no reports of actual attacks and I would of thought some PR in reports to spur on sales. So just about everything has been used in Syria apart from mig-31 and yak-130. Although yak-130 is capable at ground attack it has had some issues probably the reason. As it would help with sales.
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    Re: Russian military intervention and aid to Syria #12

    Post  franco on Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:45 pm

    d_taddei2 wrote:
    Cyberspec wrote:Speaking of MiG-29's...

    MiG-29SMT in Latakia with marks of 50 ground attack (every mark stands for 10 strikes)
    https://twitter.com/warsmonitoring/status/936987671020343296


    I had heard they were there but no reports of actual attacks and I would of thought some PR in reports to spur on sales. So just about everything has been used in Syria apart from mig-31 and yak-130. Although yak-130 is capable at ground attack it has had some issues probably the reason. As it would help with sales.

    There actually were two Mig-31's reported there for a while.
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    Re: Russian military intervention and aid to Syria #12

    Post  PapaDragon on Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:10 pm

    Cyberspec wrote:Speaking of MiG-29's...

    MiG-29SMT in Latakia with marks of 50 ground attack (every mark stands for 10 strikes)
    https://twitter.com/warsmonitoring/status/936987671020343296

    .......

    They just got there now when all the big action is over and they already racked up 50?
    Man, when VKS decides to ride an airplane they really ride it hard.... russia
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    Re: Russian military intervention and aid to Syria #12

    Post  JohninMK on Sun Dec 03, 2017 3:19 pm

    Good trolling (my highlight) of the US and getting ready for post ISIS. Anyone I/D the Russian's rank?

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    His answer: "Cooperation between Russia and the Syrian Democratic Forces is improving. The Russians started with air strikes against ISIS positions in support of the Syrian Democratic Forces"


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    #YPG Spox. @Nurimahmud1, DeirEzzor Civilian Council spox. and #Russian military officials press brief regarding DeirEzZor liberation campaign.


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    Re: Russian military intervention and aid to Syria #12

    Post  d_taddei2 on Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:11 pm

    franco wrote:
    d_taddei2 wrote:
    Cyberspec wrote:Speaking of MiG-29's...

    MiG-29SMT in Latakia with marks of 50 ground attack (every mark stands for 10 strikes)
    https://twitter.com/warsmonitoring/status/936987671020343296


    I had heard they were there but no reports of actual attacks and I would of thought some PR in reports to spur on sales. So just about everything has been used in Syria apart from mig-31 and yak-130. Although yak-130 is capable at ground attack it has had some issues probably the reason. As it would help with sales.

    There actually were two Mig-31's reported there for a while.

    But no evidence? Just like there was a report of yak -130 but evidence
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    Re: Russian military intervention and aid to Syria #12

    Post  GarryB on Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:54 pm

    The fitting of the Viper CFTs is better than that Fulcrum IFR contraption.
    My comment is on the bad fitting not the utility of the fairing itself (which arguably is required).

    That looks awful... what is that variant called? F-16I.... I for Igor.... Dr Frankensteins humpbacked limping assistant?

    In comparison a cheap simple bolt on IFR probe is more like a small wart... Cindy Crawford spring to mind... except in this case it is functional and stops her looking too pretty.
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    Re: Russian military intervention and aid to Syria #12

    Post  KiloGolf on Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:09 pm

    GarryB wrote:
    The fitting of the Viper CFTs is better than that Fulcrum IFR contraption.
    My comment is on the bad fitting not the utility of the fairing itself (which arguably is required).

    That looks awful... what is that variant called?   F-16I.... I for Igor.... Dr Frankensteins humpbacked limping assistant?

    In comparison a cheap simple bolt on IFR probe is more like a small wart... Cindy Crawford spring to mind... except in this case it is functional and stops her looking too pretty.

    Viper CFTs are bolt on too. unshaven
    They're pretty functional too, plus the plane can still refuel in-air.
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    Re: Russian military intervention and aid to Syria #12

    Post  JohninMK on Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:58 pm

    No flies on them there Russians. One could almost make a case that the Syrians/Russians/Kurds have suckered the US/Israel/Saudi into their actions over the past 12 months of this conflict. Classic Sun Tzu/Judo move, note an enemy need or move (get rid of ISIS/keep a foothold in NE Syria) that is preferably so strong that they can't think about much else and help it on its way.

    How about the second para, my highlight? Where does the US fit into that?

    YPG General Commander Sipan Hemo met with representatives of the Russian military including General Eugeny of the Russian military group in Syria. According to the Russian side, the Russian Aerospace Forces have conducted 627 combat sorties and destroyed over 1,450 ISIS targets supporting operations of the YPG and local tribal forces against the terrorist group.

    The sides has a joint operation room in Salhiya in order to coordinate efforts of the Russians, the YPG and tribal forces against ISIS. The Russians also provide assistance in establishing a committee, which will be responsible for restoring peaceful life in the eastern part of the province of Deir Ezzor. Russia is also working on the issues of aid deliveries to the area.

    From South Front

    Then we have the comments that Silo, the ex SDF spokesman made on Turkish TV a couple of days ago. No wonder the SAA didn't do much on the east bank of the Euphrates after building that bridge.

    When he was asked about the real goals of the SDF attack in Deir Ezzor, Silo stressed that the SDF was not aiming the oil fields, but the Syrian-Iraqi border. According to the former SDF spokesman, the SDF and the US planned to captured the cities of Mayadin and al-Bukamal plus the entire border area to cut the Damascus government off Iraq. However, Silo said that the attack was a “failure”.

    Moreover, Silo claimed that the SDF came under attack from the Russian Army and the SAA many times during its advance in Deir Ezzor, and that the US didn’t stop those attacks. Silo also confirmed that the SDF handed over many positions on the eastern bank of the Euphrates river to the Russian Army, including CONOCO gas facility.

    “The US seeing that the regime is reaching those areas rapidly, mobilized the SDF. It requested from Sahin Cilo [YPG regional figure] to do this job [launch Deir Ezzor attack]. There is something that most people do not know … Many posts that were taken, were left to the Russians. Even CONICO gas plant and the surrounding oil fields were left to the Russians. When these transfers were made, the regime and the Russians did not advance further.” Silo said.
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    Re: Russian military intervention and aid to Syria #12

    Post  Cyberspec on Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:27 pm

    Pretty interesting if confirmed
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    Re: Russian military intervention and aid to Syria #12

    Post  JohninMK on Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:59 pm

    They were at it again today. Not sure about the photo, different to the quality of any we have seen recently plus wings swept and para bombs.

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    Re: Russian military intervention and aid to Syria #12

    Post  Cyberspec on Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:07 pm

    A-50 spotted in Latakia (Dec 5)

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    Re: Russian military intervention and aid to Syria #12

    Post  JohninMK on Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:40 pm

    Embedded video at link of Su-30SM protector of Il-76 para-drop coming in close to say "Hi". Or he was practising his next meeting with a US spy plane Smile


    https://twitter.com/warsmonitoring/status/938532503610118144
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    Re: Russian military intervention and aid to Syria #12

    Post  George1 on Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:59 pm

    The Russian General Staff announced the complete liberation of Syria from the terrorists IGIL



    https://bmpd.livejournal.com/2990719.html
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    Re: Russian military intervention and aid to Syria #12

    Post  Cyberspec on Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:14 am

    JohninMK wrote:Embedded video at link of Su-30SM protector of Il-76 para-drop coming in close to say "Hi". Or he was practising his next meeting with a US spy plane Smile


    https://twitter.com/warsmonitoring/status/938532503610118144

    Nice...

    here's the video on YT

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    Re: Russian military intervention and aid to Syria #12

    Post  eehnie on Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:36 am

    Cyberspec wrote:
    JohninMK wrote:Embedded video at link of Su-30SM protector of Il-76 para-drop coming in close to say "Hi". Or he was practising his next meeting with a US spy plane Smile


    https://twitter.com/warsmonitoring/status/938532503610118144

    Nice...

    here's the video on YT


    The images are nice, but this is something that I dislike:

    To see supersonic aircrafts forced to go long time at subsonic speeds in contested areas because of to be escorting subsonic aircrafts (strategic bombers, or auxiliary aircrafts).


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    Re: Russian military intervention and aid to Syria #12

    Post  PapaDragon on Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:08 am

    JohninMK wrote:Embedded video at link of Su-30SM protector of Il-76 para-drop coming in close to say "Hi". Or he was practising his next meeting with a US spy plane Smile


    https://twitter.com/warsmonitoring/status/938532503610118144

    Very interesting...

    One question for our resident Russians: is being a mental patient requirement for all branches of Russian Armed Forces or just for ones that involve aircraft?  lol1 russia
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    Re: Russian military intervention and aid to Syria #12

    Post  JohninMK on Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:37 am

    George1 wrote:The Russian General Staff announced the complete liberation of Syria from the terrorists IGIL



    https://bmpd.livejournal.com/2990719.html
    Another f*ing stupid announcement from Moscow that is clearly an exaggeration. There are sadly many lives to be lost before ISIS is flushed out of the 9000 plus sqkm that they still occupy.

    Why on earth do they do this?

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