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Reported Fall of MiG-21 Fighter in Syria

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From Syria, there are reports of the fall of a light front-line fighter MiG-21 of the SAR Air Force. According to recent reports, the fighter took off from an airfield on the territory of the governorate (province) of Hama.

At the moment, there is evidence that the plane crashed just a few seconds after takeoff. And what happened this past week.

Syrian sources are considering several versions of the causes of the fall. Among them - a plane collision with a bird, a technical malfunction and a possible fall under fire.

Whether the pilot managed to eject, has not yet been reported.

The photo shows that the plane did not break up into fragments:

Reported Fall of MiG-21 Fighter in Syria

Photo: @LuftwaffeAS


Dozens of Soviet-made combat aircraft continue to remain in the Syrian air force. Among them is the 21st MiG. These aircraft are more than three decades old. But even with skillful use, time takes its toll. The resource of these combat vehicles cannot be infinite, and front-line fighters need modernization like the entire air force of the SAR.

It is known that in recent weeks, ISIS terrorists have intensified in various provinces of Syria (it is prohibited in Russia). The militants of this terrorist organization are most active in the province of Deir ez-Zor, attempting to expand control zones in the east of the country.
Photos used:
Wikipedia / Kecko Flickr, @LuftwaffeAS
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  1. Sniper Amateur
    Sniper Amateur 3 May 2020 16: 08 New
    -1
    These aircraft are more than three decades old.

    And not five dozen?
    1. Terenin
      Terenin 3 May 2020 16: 24 New
      -2
      Well, "the stump is clear" that the terrorists will attribute this to themselves as a paid asset.
      Although I am far from aviation, but I do not understand No. Why do you need to fly over the positions of the militants with the landing gear released? request

      1. Shkodnick
        Shkodnick 3 May 2020 16: 28 New
        +3
        Quote: Terenin
        that the plane crashed just a few seconds after take-off

        that the plane crashed just a few seconds after take-off
        1. Terenin
          Terenin 3 May 2020 16: 49 New
          -5
          Quote: Shkodnick
          Quote: Terenin
          that the plane crashed just a few seconds after take-off

          that the plane crashed just a few seconds after take-off

          Who said that?
          If you count everything declared destroyed Syrian planes, then Syria had at least a couple thousand.
          1. Sniper Amateur
            Sniper Amateur 3 May 2020 17: 00 New
            -9
            Where is the "couple of thousand" ?? bully
      2. Sniper Amateur
        Sniper Amateur 3 May 2020 16: 59 New
        -15
        Well, that is a given. This - in the war, everyone "writes" to themselves. "militias" in the spring of 2014 - chalked up a Su-24M self-damaging in the vicinity of Starokonstantinov. Although - where is Starokonstantinov - and where is the front? bully
        1. bober1982
          bober1982 3 May 2020 17: 10 New
          12
          Quote: Sniper Amateur
          "militias" in the spring of 2014 - chalked up a Su-24M self-damaging in the vicinity of Starokonstantinov. Although - where is Starokonstantinov - and where is the front?

          The militia shot down the Su-24m in August 2014, over the Lugansk region, the crew jumped and they were picked up by their own. This was confirmed by both sides.
          And here Starokonstantinov, this is the airfield based Ukrainian Su-24m (mr). But, after all, this does not mean that the plane was shot down precisely in the area of ​​the airfield.
          1. Sniper Amateur
            Sniper Amateur 3 May 2020 17: 24 New
            -13
            Don't try to cast your shadow over the fence. I'm not talking about August 20 at all. If you want, I will ask the Chief for the ZVOshechki number with lists of Ukrainian aviation losses in 2014. The Su-24MR, "heroically shot down" in the vicinity of Starokonstantinov, was there.
            1. bober1982
              bober1982 3 May 2020 17: 34 New
              10
              Quote: Sniper Amateur
              Do not try to cast a shadow on the wattle fence

              Quote: Sniper Amateur
              If you want, I’ll ask the Chef for the ZVoshechka’s numbers with lists of Ukrainian aviation losses in 2014. Su-24MR

              I’m not trying to cast a shadow and I don’t have to ask the Chef, well, him.
              In the spring of 2014, when landing the Su-24 m (Starokonstantinov), tail number N83, the pilot made not just a gross mistake, but simply something, the plane began to tremendously goat, then the front desk broke, igniting and jumping successfully.
              No militias, this loss of the aircraft, did not record at their own expense.
              1. Sniper Amateur
                Sniper Amateur 3 May 2020 17: 56 New
                -16
                And why is he then in the "analytical laughing magazine of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation "- appeared as" shot down by the ApAlchentsy "? laughing No, I still asked the boss to bring this fun magazine to the next duty ...
                1. bober1982
                  bober1982 3 May 2020 17: 57 New
                  +1
                  Quote: Sniper Amateur
                  e, I still asked the boss to bring

                  All the best.
                  1. Sniper Amateur
                    Sniper Amateur 3 May 2020 20: 06 New
                    -10
                    And you happiness-health-sex-money! laughing
                    1. bober1982
                      bober1982 3 May 2020 20: 16 New
                      +4
                      That's where your superiors are looking, it's not clear, if you volunteered to represent the "warriors of light", then you need to take a more responsible approach to the task, well, what is it? what are the comments? What is the boss, so are the subordinates.
                      1. Sniper Amateur
                        Sniper Amateur 3 May 2020 21: 09 New
                        -6
                        Do you argue with the official publication of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation? Ay-ah, how bad! laughing
                        Table 2 Losses of Ukrainian aviation during the hostilities in the Donbass
                        21.03 wassat Su-24 Front Bomber destroyed by Starokonstantinov wassat

                        A whole polkan gave birth to this.
                        And proof of course: http://factmil.com/publ/strana/ukraina/voenno_vozdushnye_sily_ukrainy_2014/27-1-0-459
                        And my Chef - does not interfere in my entertainment. He is cool! good
              2. Sniper Amateur
                Sniper Amateur 3 May 2020 21: 04 New
                -4
                You know, I found it on the Web myself. wink
                21.03 Su-24 Front-line bomber destroyed at Starokonstantinov

                И пруф:http://factmil.com/publ/strana/ukraina/voenno_vozdushnye_sily_ukrainy_2014/27-1-0-459
        2. sabakina
          sabakina 3 May 2020 17: 50 New
          +2
          Sniper, what side are you a sniper?
          1. Sniper Amateur
            Sniper Amateur 3 May 2020 20: 08 New
            -4
            Hmm ... what So already answered in detail in another discussion. She even called a bat and a company.
      3. alone
        alone 3 May 2020 17: 10 New
        +2
        Quote: Terenin
        Why do you need to fly over the positions of the militants with the landing gear released?

        The pilot just did not have time to remove them .. I think he didn’t even climb ten meters .. That’s why the plane didn’t fall into fragments ..
        1. Terenin
          Terenin 3 May 2020 17: 14 New
          +5
          Quote: lonely
          Quote: Terenin
          Why do you need to fly over the positions of the militants with the landing gear released?

          The pilot just did not have time to remove them .. I think he didn’t even climb ten meters .. That’s why the plane didn’t fall into fragments ..

          So am I about that. I guess a technological accident ...
    2. ancient
      ancient 3 May 2020 17: 00 New
      +8
      Quote: Sniper Amateur
      And not five dozen?

      An extreme modification of the MiG (MiG-21 bis), produced at the Gorky AZ # 21 until 1985.
      So that's right .. "more than three decades."
      1. Sniper Amateur
        Sniper Amateur 3 May 2020 17: 05 New
        -9
        And in the deliveries of the AT VSS SAA - MiG-23, the MiG-21 was replaced - back in the 1970s. And?
        1. ancient
          ancient 3 May 2020 17: 22 New
          +8
          Quote: Sniper Amateur
          The MiG-23 was replaced by the MiG-21 - back in the 1970s. AND?

          Not changed, but .. "came to replace" and in certain periods of time the SAA Air Force had in the payroll somewhere 50/50 of both types.
          But this does not mean that it is precisely from 1963 that it is necessary to start counting the operation of all modifications of the Mig.
          (in the UAR, not the CAA at that time wink ) were the first Mig-21F-13 and PPS).
          1. Sniper Amateur
            Sniper Amateur 3 May 2020 17: 38 New
            -5
            UAR stands for the "United Arab Republic". And CAA stands for "Syrian Arab Army". Since 1971 - the term OAR is used only by historians. In Syria, it fell out of use a decade earlier.
            Well - already in the Lebanon war of 1982 - the MiG-21 VzS SAA not were used. And the payroll ... So they told me that the MiG-17 in the USSR Air Force assault regiments before the end of the 1980s served. And the Yak-28 - already even in the Ukrainian Air Force managed to fly.
            1. bober1982
              bober1982 3 May 2020 17: 50 New
              +5
              Quote: Sniper Amateur
              MiG-21 VsS SAA not used

              Listen, you are not entirely competent in aviation, but are commenting on a grand scale.
              The MiG-17 is a fighter-bomber aircraft, not an attack aircraft. At the end of the 70s, it was withdrawn from service.
              Yak-28r and Yak-28pp, in the independent Ukraine there was just a huge amount, in Chortkiv (Ternopil region), 118 regiments got in the form of Soviet heritage, and they flew (or stood on a joke) for a long time, it’s not clear just why they were are needed
              1. Sniper Amateur
                Sniper Amateur 3 May 2020 21: 40 New
                -2
                Yes, in this I am not Copenhagen. What I know: in 1989 or 1990 - Izvestia published a huge chill from the Ministry of Defense, or from the General Staff of the USSR with a list of types and number of tanks, heavy artillery, combat aircraft, combat helicopters, medium and large warships. NATO countries in Europe and Asia Minor; and the ATS countries in Europe and the Caucasus. And there, the MiG-17 was mentioned in the list of attack aircraft. And that he was originally created as a hawk - I know.
            2. ancient
              ancient 3 May 2020 17: 53 New
              +8
              Quote: Sniper Amateur
              UAR stands for the "United Arab Republic".

              Read carefully ... FIRST, i.e. in 1962 they were delivered to the United Arab Emirates .... and then already in 1963 there were already deliveries to the CAA.
              1. Sniper Amateur
                Sniper Amateur 3 May 2020 21: 29 New
                -4
                Initially, the holivar, I recall, arose on the subject of approval by the TS that the 21st migrants were delivered to Syria right up to the end of 1980-h ...
                And here 1963th?
                1. ancient
                  ancient 4 May 2020 10: 36 New
                  +6
                  Quote: Sniper Amateur
                  And here is the 1963rd?

                  Well, you yourself have appointed "a service life of more than 5 decades"? So I marked for you the BEGINNING of delivery of the FIRST MiG-21 to Syria ..... After all, we are talking about the Syrian Air Force, or ... "where"? wink
                  1. Sniper Amateur
                    Sniper Amateur 6 May 2020 21: 52 New
                    0
                    The 63rd is already practically six dozens. wink
    3. Bad_gr
      Bad_gr 3 May 2020 22: 08 New
      0
      The dashboard of the aircraft, and the clock with it, someone's playful hands twisted.
      Or on planes, as on our armored vehicles, they are not even put?
      At least I have never seen them in technology, only in private ownership.
  2. 4ekist
    4ekist 3 May 2020 16: 20 New
    0
    Recently I saw such a monument on a pedestal.
  3. Deniska999
    Deniska999 3 May 2020 16: 23 New
    0
    What is surprising, there almost the entire aviation fleet is worn out over 10 years. It is amazing that they still fly.
  4. APASUS
    APASUS 3 May 2020 16: 34 New
    0
    There, it seems like we have a Su-27 in Belarus at a factory. It can train Syrian pilots. At least used cars, but it’s better than the Mig-21
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 3 May 2020 21: 30 New
      +1
      The Syrians have a MiG-29. But they do not fly on them. Take care.
      1. VO3A
        VO3A 3 May 2020 21: 57 New
        +2
        MIG-29 is different ... They don’t need a fighter in the air right now, but they may not have an IBA machine ...
      2. APASUS
        APASUS 3 May 2020 23: 25 New
        0
        Quote: voyaka uh
        The Syrians have a MiG-29. But they do not fly on them. Take care.

        What is the point then to store them?
  5. knn54
    knn54 3 May 2020 16: 37 New
    0
    The plane of the SECOND generation.
    1. ancient
      ancient 3 May 2020 17: 06 New
      +9
      Quote: knn54
      The plane of the SECOND generation.

      The MiG design bureau interprets it a little differently. They released 3 generations of MiG-21'kh: 1st is: MiG-21F and F-13, 2nd is: Mig-21P, PF, PFS, R, S, SM, SN, SMT, well 3 -i: MiG-21bis.
      Something like that.....
    2. VO3A
      VO3A 3 May 2020 18: 17 New
      -2
      And what is the difference between a 2nd generation aircraft and a 3rd? Can you imagine? ... And since when did the MIG-21 become a front-line fighter? Wiki, don’t look, they write the same teapots as the author of the article ...
      1. Grandfather
        Grandfather 3 May 2020 19: 00 New
        +2
        Quote: VO3A
        Wiki don't look

        Ancient and "wiki" are not compatible ... Ancient saw, but "wiki" heard ...
        1. VO3A
          VO3A 3 May 2020 21: 33 New
          -4
          Verbiage, no more ... Worse if senility ...
          1. VO3A
            VO3A 3 May 2020 21: 53 New
            -2
            What instruments are missing in the cockpit, ancient? Check for "lice" !!!
        2. VO3A
          VO3A 4 May 2020 15: 43 New
          0
          There are cons! No appliances! What devices are missing on the dashboard? The clock is determined, and the second?
      2. Yok Migarek
        Yok Migarek 3 May 2020 20: 22 New
        +1
        Quote: VO3A
        And what is the difference between a 2nd generation aircraft and a 3rd? Can you imagine? ... And since when did the MIG-21 become a front-line fighter? Wiki, don’t look, they write the same teapots as the author of the article ...

        MiG-21 is the second generation. MiG-23 and others - the third. And yes, the MiG-21 is mostly a front-line fighter. Although, to be completely honest, they were both scouts and fighter-bombers ....
        1. VO3A
          VO3A 3 May 2020 21: 35 New
          -2
          "Front-line fighter" - we don't have such a concept ... There is a front-line bomber with a combat radius of 1000 km or more ... What side is the MIG-21 here, it has a small radius ... he has been solving tactical problems all his life, you can call it a tactical fighter, if someone really wants to ... If you qualify aircraft by mission, then the class of front-line fighters could include the MIG-31, Su-27, even the MIG-29 is not a "front-line fighter" - it has a combat radius does not allow ...
          1. Lozovik
            Lozovik 3 May 2020 22: 31 New
            +2
            Quote: VO3A
            he has been solving tactical tasks all his life, you can call him a tactical fighter

            That’s just no such thing. MiG-21, MiG-29 front-line fighters (in some sources, including RLE - LFI), MiG-31 - IDD, Su-27 - ION or MFI.
            1. VO3A
              VO3A 3 May 2020 23: 32 New
              -3
              That’s just no such thing.

              Did I say that there is ?!
              You can call him a tactical fighter, if anyone really wants ...

              Is it normal with your head?
              Following your logic: an airplane that flies over the "front line" should be called a front-line fighter ... People who have no idea about military terms and their meanings can invent any nonsense, call MIGs airplanes of warriors of light or something else. ..It is necessary to have a military education and study properly, and there were always enough clowns everywhere ...