Militarov wrote:We lost basically 80% of our Neva launchers and every single fixed radar site that wasnt disassembled and moved elsewhere to storage.
Interesting, and where come from those data ?
Surely not even from NATO sources
Not even in the theirs initial damage assessment finding - December 1999 - (subsequently significantly revised down for the results of MEAT direct finding on the field
) a similar figure was ever claimed.
In fact also in that first assessment
, where the initial figure of 11 out of 16 С-125 was claimed
to have being put out of service by NATO Air Forces in the course of the entire campaign, the "event" was related to elimination of the battery's radars ,sustaining "severe to lethal" damages
, not the much harder to engage launchers.
Let me guess : that secret thruth, that not even the same initial NATO's assessment had ever had the courage to claim, has been confided by your legendary " AD commanding officiers" .....
Reality, as always, is much more simple : NATO air campaign was obvioulsy highly effective in destroy and degrade Serbian economic, civil and production infrastructures
(up to unstustainable level for the political leadership) while failing shockingly to inflict any relevant damage to the overall military structure, in spite the crushing difference in the realitive force's size and age of their systems.NATO's Air Forces employed its most up-to-date sytems
(some of which still in validation phase), such as AGM-130, B-2 bomber, ALE-50 decoy, JDAM and so on, against at best end of '60 years AD technology, but in spite of that, as explained previously, what those Air Forces exploited was simple ,usual, old kinematical and reaction times limits of those antediluvian SAM systems
When ,for the effect of personal initiative of the operatives, a single, totally insulated, Serbian AD battery
(equiped with the same antediluvian systems) managed to partially blur those limits the effect on the relative exchange ratio against those overwhelming forces was instantly subverted.