The airbase is approx. 250 to 300 km away from the front.
See also here:
45 ° 05'28.8 "N 33 ° 35'15.8" E
There are no bunkers that were hit as bushes. Some SU-24 have also protected the fuses. However, these are definitely impacts. No heavy bombs make the deep holes but rather cause surface damage.
See no to small craters. The houses were completely dismantled. Are these pilot accommodations? In any case, there are no bunkers with ammunition.
The apron was also hit directly. No house or fire nearby, which could explain the damage. There can also be little burning except for the aircraft.
That was not sabotage. Either the airfield was not protected by Tor/Panzir or it has not recorded these weapons, which can be practically excluded. At least two or three rakets would have been started, but could not be seen in any picture or video.
The SAT pictures are very, very suspicious! So shortly before and shortly afterwards means planning and insider knowledge or both.
Whatever this attack did, it will certainly have a very strong impact on the protection of all Russian airbase. Sabotage in the center of an airbase is unlikely. There should have been a lot of C4. See damage to the simple houses.
Attack by air without the goal/Panzir reacts? That would be a disaster and we would see further such attacks and quickly. Also in Iran & Co.!
The main goal was not the planes. These were these buildings. What was in there? Pilot accommodation?
PS: How can an MGM-140 ATACMS be used if it comes from above? Can Tor also capture this in this angle?
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