Dassault official statements, sukhoi official statemebt, satellites pictures,
For all we know that satellite picture could have been of Libya and showing the bombing precision of the Rafale.
pro russian telegram accounts with links with people on the front,
People on the front line would have no idea what is flying around the place most of the time. Plenty of people pretending to be pro Russian likely getting paid by the west... deep pockets you know.
video of su-34 flying low only on the front,
Video of high altitude launches of weapons proves they are not only flying low... by the way the low altitude launch range of the laser homing Kh-29 is rather less than 10km.
pictures of su-34...
Photos of Su-34s loaded up with weapons with hand written notes to specific relevant people based on events that are happening in Ukraine so not from an airshow.
Those are sources. It's just they don't suit your opinion so you choose to ignore them and say they are fake.
Those sources are not relevant because they only pertain to RCS which is meaningless...
Official statements of 0.5m² RCS? And that is not marketing? They have no interest to sell their product?
RCS figures are 90% marketing and wouldn't be disclosed so easily.
The obvious other factor is RCS in X band and Ku band frequencies, but not L band frequencies as used on the Su-57 and Su-35.
Those could have very well been Iskandars as Russia had bought Iskandars without the optical head. Original Iskandar was just Inertial guidance with may or may not had option for optical head. Later variant of Iskandar had Inertial guidance with sat guidance's and or optional optical or radar head.
There is no version of Iskander with just an inertial guidance system, Iskander is for hitting a range of targets but target coordinates have never been a target as such.
The early Iskander has an optical seeker, but later they did add radar seeker versions that detects buildings and bridges and other significant structures near a set of coordinates, because they can be used day and night and in all weather conditions. The optically guided missile is day night capable and can hit optically visible targets but can also be directed at hidden targets if there are visible things around the hidden target.
ie It can hit targets located in relation to other things that are clearly visible.
The official CEP for the radar version is less than 20m and the official CEP for the optical guidance model is about 7m, but in practise those numbers are two to three times too big.
From an export catalog from 2002 the export model of Iskander lists the following targets as standard:
Hostile Fire weapons (Missile Systems, MLRS, long range artillery pieces)
Air and anti missile defence systemsFixed and rotary wing aircraft at airfields
Command posts and communication nodes
Critical Civilian infrastructure facilities
Other vital small and area targets.
Which suggests if that image is real that each of those impact points was a fighter aircraft or helicopter that has been obliterated by the 650kg payload of the Iskander.
Again, there is no indication that original Iskander had a optical head. Certainly I've yet to see one with a optical head in Russian service, even whatever it was an option or not. Its quite obvious it was never purchased.
I would be bloody impressed if you could identify an Iskander with or without an optical head because the optical head is covered with a protective cap during handling and launch and is not released till the missile is approaching the target area where the cover is ejected to protect the optics from insects and dirt... they all look the same.
No, Tochka never had a optical head. Oka never had it either. Oka-M would have had one. But that never saw the light of day since it was cancelled along with Oka.
The radar and optical seeker options were used for Iskander in Russian service... depending on the target and weather conditions near the target.
As of 18 July 2022, Russia had lost 11 Su-34 aircraft over Ukraine since the beginning of the invasion 5 months earlier. That was nearly 10% of all that had been built... As of 30 September, the total number of Russian Su-34s lost in Ukraine had grown to 14.
Divide by 10 for Wiki propaganda bullshit.
Perhaps if they did a US-style no-fly zone campaign for a few weeks BEFORE the ground invasion, their losses would be a fraction of what we see now.
That would just give the Orcs more time to prepare. The fact that the US didn't even try a no fly zone over Syria suggests it does not make sense against better equipped enemies.
Suffered a bit of a power outage here before I could properly answer you...Anyway you're quite right about the Tochka - only inertial guidance. The Oka also had TERCOM.
I have a Russian arms catalog that shows the optical guidance system and it is not described as the Iskanders seeker... it is described as an optical seeker for ballistic and tactical theatre missiles.... it is not specifically for the Iskander.
Cited for the optical optional head ...which we know Iskandar-M can have along with optional radar head. Whatever original Iskandars for Russian service had that capability to have it as a option is another question altogether. Artjomh (Whom i'm sure you remember) from MP.net days doubted it my own source also. But even if it did. It's never been seen in service. Actually not even Iskandar-M was ever seen in service with an optical head.
There is no option for Iskander that does not have a radar or an optical seeker.... they all use Inertial navigation and shaped flight paths (ie not ballistic) but it needs terminal guidance to hit a target and AFAIK they only use optical or radar seekers.
But that airfield attack it looked to accurate for Tochka and to inaccurate for later Iskandar-M's let alone for ones equipped with radar or optical heads. I take it they used the older variants ..assuming of course it was impacts of ballistic missiles. Which to me they look like it.
To determine how accurate it was you need to know what was being targeted...
In the conflict in Georgia the enemy released footage of fragments and blood stains in a town square reportedly from a Tochka attack... it was later revealed that it was not civilians there... it was soldiers... the warhead used was a submunition warhead.