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Syrian "Elki" continue to perform combat missions

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Combat training aircraft L-39 "Albatross" in Syria have become formidable light attack aircraft, they still often take off for combat missions, writes Rossiyskaya Gazeta.


Syrian "Elki" continue to perform combat missions


It was repeatedly noted earlier that these “flying desks” do not have modern defense systems against anti-aircraft missiles, so the pilots take a serious risk when going on missions.

“The combat training L-39 during the time of the Warsaw Pact were the main vehicles of such designation in the air force of the Soviet Union and a number of other countries that are members of this military-political organization. A large amount of this technology was supplied to friendly states, one of which was Syria. 80 L-55ZO and 39 L-44ZA were sent to this Arab country in 39-s from Czechoslovakia, ”the publication says.



With take-off weight in 5 200 kg, the aircraft are able to climb to an altitude of 9 km and reach a maximum speed of 630 km / h. Flight range - more than 1700 km.

It is noted that the X-NUMX-mm double-barreled cannon with ammunition in 39 shells can be mounted on the L-23, and blocks with sixteen unmanaged rocket 150-mm shells or hanging up to 57 bombs weighing up to 4 kg each can be mounted on four suspension points.

Currently, according to various estimates, about 40 of such aircraft have survived as part of the Syrian Air Force.

Photos used:
https://twitter.com/Syr_Mil_Wik
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  1. aszzz888
    aszzz888 April 12 2018 13: 49
    +4
    The Syrians are fighting on EVERYTHING than can break the spine of bandits!
    1. ul_vitalii
      ul_vitalii April 12 2018 13: 52
      +6
      How much has survived, despite the long-term civil war.
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    3. Vadivak
      Vadivak April 12 2018 13: 59
      +1
      Quote: aszzz888
      The Syrians are fighting on EVERYTHING than can break the spine of bandits!

      Lightweight, manoeuvrable, cheap. No armor. 29 stronger, cheaper and easier piloting, but has not been used for a long time
    4. Beltasir matyagu
      Beltasir matyagu April 12 2018 18: 53
      0
      It’s no secret to anyone that these gangsters are special mummers of ethnically selected parts of the American army who work on the American brand-books “Islam-terrorism” and “fighters with the regime”
  2. loki565
    loki565 April 12 2018 13: 53
    +3
    Here is a more interesting application)))

    1. loki565
      loki565 April 12 2018 13: 54
      +3
      plus avoiding MANPADS
  3. iouris
    iouris April 12 2018 13: 56
    0
    Quote: aszzz888
    Syrians are fighting for EVERYTHING

    Not from a good life.
    Quote: ul_vitalii
    How much has been preserved

    It is preserved because it is a pity "Tomahawk".
    1. Piramidon
      Piramidon April 12 2018 14: 10
      +1
      Quote: iouris
      Quote: aszzz888
      Syrians are fighting for EVERYTHING

      Not from a good life.

      The North Koreans even use the An-2 as a ground attack aircraft
      1. iouris
        iouris April 12 2018 16: 09
        0
        In the VKS An-2 also storms the sky: it gives the largest raid.
  4. pavelty
    pavelty April 12 2018 14: 05
    0
    It’s dumb, probably, to fight on it ... respect for plywood, Syrian pilots.
    1. loki565
      loki565 April 12 2018 14: 12
      0
      C'mon, people over there have bought some attack aircraft and they don’t complain)))
  5. Nikolaevich I
    Nikolaevich I April 12 2018 14: 24
    +2
    And our nose is turned off by the CP-10 .... they say that there is no “niche” for him in Russian aviation ... Yak-130 and Yak-152 in different versions is enough! Well ... maybe for the military! But then they began to talk about the revival of flying clubs in Russian cities ... so is there something cheaper (maybe more economical ...) CP-10 will fit better?
    1. iouris
      iouris April 12 2018 16: 10
      0
      You can talk about flying clubs. Only they will not be.
    2. NN52
      NN52 April 12 2018 16: 15
      +1
      Nikolaevich I

      Previously, there was only piston aviation in flying clubs ... They flew 16-17 years old on the Yak 52. Here the same Yak 152 is suitable for them, including ... Both for the military and civilians in one bottle ..
      A CP 10 jet where to enter? Or also suggest UAACs to revive?
      1. Nikolaevich I
        Nikolaevich I April 12 2018 17: 38
        +3
        Quote: NN52
        Previously, only piston aircraft were in flying clubs.

        Well well ! While hastily flipping through the pages of my memory, they still flicker ... still flicker .... that there were jet planes ..... there were planes ... in DOSAAF! So what? Did I remember the UAAC? Yo-mine!
  6. Sergey-8848
    Sergey-8848 April 12 2018 14: 39
    0
    Pilots, of course, are handsome, but this is their job.
    1. Petio
      Petio April 12 2018 20: 37
      0
      It is interesting that since 2015 they were adapted for the use of S-8 instead of S-5 - carry 2 B-8 blocks on internal holders
  7. Compasure
    Compasure April 13 2018 00: 35
    0
    Quote: Vadivak
    Quote: aszzz888
    The Syrians are fighting on EVERYTHING than can break the spine of bandits!

    Lightweight, manoeuvrable, cheap. No armor. 29 stronger, cheaper and easier piloting, but has not been used for a long time

    In private ownership is present and even flies))
  8. Compasure
    Compasure April 13 2018 00: 39
    +1
    Quote: iouris
    You can talk about flying clubs. Only they will not be.

    What about those that are already there?