2012-11-25

SyAAF Aircraft in Action !!


More stills for SyAAF units of different types could be taken while in action.
Let's start with the L-39's which conduct air raids over Aleppo and recently over Raqqa (providing that some units are based in Kshesh airbase which is very close to Raqqa).
Above a unit carries serial 2112 spotted somewhere over Aleppo province.


This could be the last photo for this L-39 with serial 2119 downed on 19 November 2012 near Ain Jara town in Aleppo province (Source: CNN).


A still I extracted from an HD video shows an L-39 with serial 2125 spotted over Raqqa.


MiG-21 spotted over Jarjanaz town - Idleb province, on 1 September 2012.


Su-22M-3 releasing FAB-500.


Another stills for Su-22M-3 extracted from an HD video spotted while bombing Ma'arret Annu'man town on 10 October 2012.


Another still for the same Su-22 carrying two FAB-500's fitted to the pylons of the wing roots, the two bombs on the belly pylons look like cluster ones.
 

Clear still for a Su-24MK loaded with eight free-falling bombs maneuvering over Jabal Azzawiyah in Idleb province before it released its hell, dated 21 November 2012.

12 comments:

  1. Great pictures R.S., pity of the circumstances they're taken.

    Do you happen to have better MiG-21 pictures , i'm trying to figure out what are those "things" at the wing root (slightly staggered). Could they be the syrian type chaff@flare dispensers? (like on MiG-23 and Su-22).

    Keep up the great work!

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    1. Thanks, regarding your query, i thought they might be some kind of boosters, plz check:
      http://www.mig-21.de/bilder/sprd-99.jpg

      also check the east German MF diagram here:
      http://www.ysflight.ca/index.php?menu=menu_ac&page=mig21

      but some experts says they are realy the locally fitted flares dispensers.

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  2. Thanks for your reply, would be great if ever there will be available a close shot of those dispenses. As for the SPRD-99 boosters , they are jettisoned immediately after take-off, even before gear retraction, so they can't be those boosters.
    Did you heard by any change of other upgrades for the MiG-21s, like more modern missiles (R-73)and/or avionics update?

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  3. Great photos, but i d say the Su-22 is a Su-22MK4, because of the R-60 rails and flare dispenser on the fuselage.

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    1. Couldn't it be the developed production of Su-22M-3? regarding those dispensers, I saw few photos for Polish Su-22UM-3 fitted with similar ones.
      I'd like to say it's Su-22M-4, but the biggest evidence should be the ram air intake at the root of the fin..

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  4. I 've already seen dispensers on Su-22UM-3's but never on single seaters. The finroot would also be the best evidence, but unfortunately... :) I 'd still say they re M-4's because they sport the same pattern as Iraqi M-4's and i thought Syrian M-3's had a lighter sand and olive green camo. And there s still the R-60 rail. I thought they were only for M-4's. Do you perhaps have and idea of the serial? Tried to decode it, but without result. Anyway, thanks for the great stills!

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    1. Correct, only on UM-3's, that means I was also the first one to spot a SyAAF Su-22M-4 ;)

      posted here:
      http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-7p-kKPCTU0I/TZIlvkCsHEI/AAAAAAAAABQ/DSMJbThABn4/s1600/LW+AS+%252813%2529.JPG

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    2. Unfortunately this Peruvian Su-22M3 has flare/chaff dispensers: http://www.airfighters.com/photo/561/M/Peru-Air-Force/Sukhoi-Su-22M3/002/
      And that Hungarian Su-22M3 has R-60 rails: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hungarian_Air_Force_Sukhoi_Su-22M3_Lofting-1.jpg

      It seems that those features were incorporated on late-production M3's, but unfortunately we don't know whether the Syrian Air Force Su-22M3's are early- or late-production.

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  5. Hey mate, have you seen this video?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Lpc_YFr4-O0

    Also, amazing blog!, it's really nice to see stuff like this. These airplanes are indeed awesome!

    Happy new year from Argentina, take care :)

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    1. Many thanks !!! and happy new year for you too !! and peaceful year for everyone !!

      Thanks for your video, i just could see it yesterday as I was in China...unfortunately they block YouTube :(

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  6. Any chance you have a link to the video the third still was taken from?

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    1. Here you are:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=retjcIxoeMQ

      There was an HD video but not anymore on youtube !!
      Let me know if you need any help in translation

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