AMCXXL Thu Oct 20, 2022 11:53 am
can you put here the confirmed losses of Su-35s in SMO as you did with Su-34s?
I can't confirm the downing of any
Aviation-Safety lists two as shot down but without degrees of truth
The first on April 3 over Izium, but the image appears to be a Su-30SM because the wings, but it is not well appreciated when it is charred
The second on July 19 over Nova Kakhovka, in the video you can see a Flanker falling very far away, it is impossible to see anything and it is only claimed by Ukrainian twitter accounts, however there is a photo of the same day of a charred Su-27 in which the coat of arms of Ukraine can be seen, so I am inclined to think that it is a Ukrainian plane shot down by the Russians in the Kherson area
I don't think the Su-35s operate low enough to be shot down by the Ukrainians, unlike the Su-34 which is attacking fortifications with large bombs and flying very low exposing to Manpads and other AA misiles.
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