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Photos of the downed MiG-23 pilot of the Ethiopian Air Force captured by the rebels appeared on the network

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Photos of the downed MiG-23 pilot of the Ethiopian Air Force captured by the rebels appeared on the network

A snapshot of an Ethiopian MiG-23 fighter pilot shot down by rebels in the Tigray region during hostilities between government forces and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Tigray (NFOT) has appeared on the Web.


The fact that the NFOT managed to shoot down a MiG-23 of the Ethiopian Air Force was reported back on November 29. Pictures of the wreckage of the downed plane appeared in the media and the Web. It was also reported that the fighter pilot managed to eject, but was captured by the rebels.

What was hit by the fighter is not reported. Earlier it became known that the NFOT had air defense systems captured from government forces, but without specifying what exactly. For our part, we note that the air defense forces of Ethiopia are armed with the S-300PMU1 air defense system, the C-125M1 air defense system and the Pantsir S1 air defense system, but they are mainly concentrated in the area of ​​the Hydase hydroelectric power station on the Nile. The most likely option is with MANPADS.


It is specified that the MiG-23 was the first aircraft lost by the Ethiopian Air Force during the hostilities that began in early November. In addition, the fighter was lost the next day after the government announced the capture of the provincial capital of Tigray Mekele, declaring complete victory and ending hostilities.

The Ethiopian Air Force is armed with 12 (now 11) Soviet-made MiG-23 fighters. Of these, 8 are in the version of a strike fighter and 4 in the version of a training aircraft (MiG-23UM).
Photos used:
https://twitter.com/MapEthiopia
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  1. Thrall
    Thrall 1 December 2020 09: 08
    +6
    Video back on November 29 was online
    https://twitter.com/ermhaile/status/1333147042110197766
    1. Lech from Android.
      Lech from Android. 1 December 2020 09: 15
      +2
      Hopefully it will not be fried in a cage ... as ISIS did ... do the warring parties comply with the prisoner of war convention?
      1. Dangerous
        Dangerous 1 December 2020 09: 18
        +11
        They do not have cells, everything is much simpler - 2-3 tires will put on and go!
        1. Lech from Android.
          Lech from Android. 1 December 2020 09: 36
          +2
          They do not have cells, everything is much simpler - 2-3 tires will put on and go!

          Damn ... I just had lunch ... don't talk about such creeps before eating ... and so Hollywood horror movies keep you awake at night.
      2. Krasnodar
        Krasnodar 1 December 2020 09: 27
        0
        Quote: Lech from Android.
        Hopefully it will not be fried in a cage ... as ISIS did ... do the warring parties comply with the prisoner of war convention?

        Most likely they kill before boiling.
        1. Temples
          Temples 1 December 2020 10: 38
          -1
          Quote: Krasnodar
          Most likely they kill before boiling.

          Not sure.
          We cook crayfish without killing them.
          We just throw it into a saucepan or a bucket of boiling water. laughing
          1. Krasnodar
            Krasnodar 1 December 2020 10: 40
            +3
            And the Geneva Convention? laughing
          2. Grits
            Grits 1 December 2020 11: 10
            +5
            Quote: Temples
            We cook crayfish without killing them.
            Just throw it in a saucepan or in a bucket of boiling water

            Do you think blacks blush at the same time?
            1. Bersaglieri
              Bersaglieri 2 December 2020 13: 22
              +1
              Ethiopians are not blacks. "... The Ethiopian race (also the East African race) is a small race with transitional features, having the characteristics of the Negroid race and Caucasoid features. [1] The origin of the race is currently controversial.

              Populations of this race occupy the Horn of Africa - Ethiopia, Somalia, Djibouti, Eritrea, part of Sudan and Egypt in the north, Kenya and Tanzania in the south [2]. The Ethiopian group is represented by the peoples of Amhara, Tigre, Gurage, Oromo, Somali, Danakil, Beja and others .... "
              1. Grits
                Grits 3 December 2020 15: 29
                +1
                Quote: Bersaglieri
                Ethiopians are not blacks.

                Actually, yes. I remembered how I myself told my students about this. You're right.
    2. Civil
      Civil 1 December 2020 10: 15
      +2
      How well the rebels are equipped ... especially in the second photo
      1. Temples
        Temples 1 December 2020 10: 42
        +1
        Quote: Civil
        How well the rebels are equipped ... especially in the second photo

        Did you take off your loincloths and put on your pants? wassat

        Not enough for everyone.
        The first picture shows a warrior in adidas. wassat
        1. Alex_You
          Alex_You 1 December 2020 10: 44
          0
          Quote: Temples
          Quote: Civil
          How well the rebels are equipped ... especially in the second photo

          Did you take off your loincloths and put on your pants? wassat

          Not enough for everyone.
          The first picture shows a warrior in adidas. wassat

          Unlike the pilot. laughing
  2. Evil 55
    Evil 55 1 December 2020 09: 14
    +6
    Well, no luck .. Ethiopians shot down and captured the Ethiopian .. I hope that nothing dangerous Ethiopian is not in danger, and the plane will buy another ..
    1. Krasnodar
      Krasnodar 1 December 2020 09: 34
      +11
      Quote: Evil 55
      Well, no luck .. Ethiopians shot down and captured the Ethiopian .. I hope that nothing dangerous Ethiopian is not in danger, and the plane will buy another ..

      Tigers and Ethiopians are very different. Ethiopians have lighter skin and European facial features, tigers are blacker and race signs are more pronounced. The languages ​​are different - Tiger (closer to Swahili, it seems) and Amharyn, respectively. In Israel, I saw how both those and others came to the oath (moreover, representatives of both ethnic groups have their own Jews laughing ), the tigers arrived in national costumes, in gold ornaments reminiscent of Soviet ones in red. )) Ethiopians consider them aggressive and cormorant guys.
      1. Thrall
        Thrall 1 December 2020 09: 38
        +3
        By the way, the photos and videos with the pilot are a bit masquerade. T-shirt from someone else's shoulder, an Ethiopian flag-style loincloth, a helmet from another plane. Apparently dressed up for the interview.
        1. Krasnodar
          Krasnodar 1 December 2020 09: 45
          +1
          These love))
      2. Azimuth
        Azimuth 1 December 2020 10: 07
        +3
        They are a militant minority, the backbone and backbone of the Armed Forces since the time of the Tsar of the Peas.
        One has only to remember the war with the British in the 19th century. Having lost it formally on the battlefield, having lost the capital after the assault, despite the suicide of the Ethiopian emperor who did not want to be captured, the death of his heir taken to Britain, the Ethiopians still rebelled and forced the British to retreat, and the tigers played an important role in this.
        1. Krasnodar
          Krasnodar 1 December 2020 10: 34
          +2
          Both are good soldiers
          1. Azimuth
            Azimuth 1 December 2020 10: 47
            +1
            I agree and did not say the opposite, Ethiopians have strong military traditions in general, but tigers are the most warlike, they have it in the rank of a cult. Plus, they are the backbone of their army, and being a minority, they are more united due to family and clan ties.
            1. Krasnodar
              Krasnodar 1 December 2020 10: 52
              +1
              I readily believe - really aggressive guys. And smart.
              1. Arpad
                Arpad 1 December 2020 11: 03
                +4
                Quote: Krasnodar
                I readily believe - really aggressive guys. And smart.

                yes, we have cleaners at work, and so there was a case one Caucasian for some reason decided that he was a white bone and began to press an Ethiopian (by the way, a really cool man), like bring it on, and in general I'm the boss here, he calmly endured, snapped sometimes, until one day he frankly sent him to his Caucasian mother. the proud son of the Caucasus could not stand this and, grabbing a knife, rushed at him. Balata (such a strange name for the Ethiopian), calmly took a chair and knocked out the mountain eagle.
                They called an ambulance office, opened a case with the police, and the Caucasus was immediately fired. I ask - Balata, how did you post it like that, but he says so calmly, I fought for 8 years (0 in Eritrea and I have 4 wounds.
                So much for the Ethiopian - but seemingly calm as a tank.
                1. Krasnodar
                  Krasnodar 1 December 2020 11: 12
                  +8
                  Ilan was at the KMB - he did 30 pull-ups and ran 2000 meters, of course, at 6:40 or something like that. So we had a joke - in the morning he sang and danced before the formation of Chung Changu, and if a Russian litera or a sergeant came out, he was deliberately scared and said: "Hello, my white master" (he knew what it was). And every time in the morning we were driven in black because of him laughing
          2. Grits
            Grits 1 December 2020 11: 12
            0
            Quote: Krasnodar
            Both are good soldiers

            Why, then, did the Eritreans lose the war? Or are there also Ethiopians?
            1. Krasnodar
              Krasnodar 1 December 2020 11: 13
              +2
              I don't know the details
              Superiority in numbers, weapons, better organization - no idea request
            2. Arpad
              Arpad 1 December 2020 11: 19
              +4
              Quote: Gritsa
              Quote: Krasnodar
              Both are good soldiers

              Why, then, did the Eritreans lose the war? Or are there also Ethiopians?

              Well Eritrea is the north of Ethiopia. there is industry and civilization.
              In general, in Ethiopia, 100 million live and an area like 2 France is not such a small country.
      3. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 1 December 2020 22: 59
        +2
        Why are they called "tigers"?
        Tigers are not found in Africa. Lions - I understand.
        Or is there no connection?
  3. Talgarets
    Talgarets 1 December 2020 09: 18
    +7
    Earlier it became known that the NFOT had air defense systems seized from government forces

    It is not enough to simply capture an air defense system. You must be able to use the equipment.
    1. ankir13
      ankir13 1 December 2020 09: 56
      +2
      There, instructions in three languages ​​with pictures are attached.
    2. uav80
      uav80 1 December 2020 10: 13
      +3
      Earlier, the NFOT shot down a helicopter and knocked out several tanks of government troops, one T-72B1 tank was simply abandoned.
      Because NOFT has no aviation The MiG-23 was used as an attack bomber, perhaps it was just shot down from the memory ...
    3. Dikson
      Dikson 1 December 2020 13: 52
      +2
      I saw information that at first the S-300 complex was captured, and then they shot down from it ... As if it were reported that there were specialists ... Something hard to believe in such a version ..
      1. zadorin1974
        zadorin1974 1 December 2020 21: 47
        +1
        Aha Evgeniy. For myself I know, somehow I was walking down the street, I looked at the C300 launcher, I climbed inside, accidentally I’ll press the KAAK button and the plane fell)))))) Well, really bust, no? How many of those our specialists do you need for a complex, even with one launcher?
    4. maiman61
      maiman61 2 December 2020 13: 36
      0
      A knife to the operator's throat and voila! The air defense system works great and shoots down the flyers!
  4. Avior
    Avior 1 December 2020 10: 05
    +2
    They will beat, however.
    Although, judging by the fact that he was not immediately beaten during the arrest, he has a chance to remain whole. smile
  5. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 1 December 2020 10: 07
    +2
    Apparently, the enterprising rebels have already "warmed up" the pilot's overalls. One can only sympathize with the pilot, because nothing good awaits him. Judging by the photo, the pilot is Christian.
  6. APASUS
    APASUS 1 December 2020 10: 28
    0
    Will they eat or not? laughing laughing
  7. AlexVas44
    AlexVas44 2 December 2020 07: 38
    +2
    It's a pity for the Ethiopian, if only because our great Alexander Sergeevich has Ethiopian roots.
  8. EvilLion
    EvilLion 2 December 2020 08: 57
    +1
    Hope they get the guy out. Due to their helplessness in front of aviation, bandits do not like pilots very much.
  9. kava61
    kava61 2 December 2020 17: 15
    +1
    Ethiopian pilots fly in shorts, while we are here with pressure helmets, cargo suits, etc. And they don't care. put on shorts and a helmet and go to fight.
  10. Herman 4223
    Herman 4223 2 December 2020 17: 35
    0
    Bedalaga was not particularly lucky. I doubt the humanity of those to whom he came.
  11. Petrograd
    Petrograd 5 December 2020 15: 44
    0
    The sides will be pummeled and allowed to fly away for a delicacy, it is still a dangerous service, God forbid being captured - as a rule, death in its majority is painful
  12. Tambov-there is god
    Tambov-there is god 6 December 2020 22: 51
    0
    Unlucky guy, they will eat it now.