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British Air Force wins first air victory since World War II

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The British Royal Air Force won the first aerial victory since World War II. As reported on the website of the UK Department of Defense, the "dogfight" took place in the skies of Syria.


The UK Department of Defense has confirmed that on 14 December 2021, a British RAF Eurofighter Typhoon multirole fighter jet shot down an unidentified drone in Syrian airspace. According to the report, on December 14, "a small hostile unmanned aerial vehicle" was neutralized. The drone was sighted over the At-Tanf coalition base in Syria, after which the fighter used a short-range air-to-air missile (ASRAAM). Moreover, the identity of the drone has not been established. Other details of the "air battle" are not given

This strike is an impressive demonstration of the ability of the RAF to destroy hostile targets in the air that pose a threat to our forces.

- said British Secretary of Defense Ben Wallace.

It is noted that this is the first "enemy" aircraft since the Second World War, shot down by a British Air Force aircraft. British fighters fought in the Korean War as well as the Falklands War, but these were fighters from the Royal fleet, not the Air Force. The first victory after WWII could have been won by the Tornado fighter from the 15th squadron of the Royal Air Force during Operation Desert Storm in 1991 in Iraq, but it was shot down by an Iraqi MiG-29, both pilots were captured.

Britain is part of a coalition of Western countries under the command of the United States, where it has been participating in an air campaign since 2014. At one time, London even advocated the establishment of control over the north of Syria in the event of the withdrawal of the American military contingent from there, and Paris was supposed to help him in this. Such an Anglo-French north of Syria, but these plans were not destined to come true.

The main purpose of the British aviation in the coalition - strikes against ground targets and positions of the "Islamic State" (a terrorist organization banned in Russia). In 2018, the British Air Force was involved in strikes against the positions of the Syrian government army.
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  1. Sergey Valov
    Sergey Valov 19 December 2021 13: 14
    -45
    "The British Royal Air Force won the first aerial victory since the Second World War" - of course, the author has not heard of the Falklands. Professional, however.
    1. fruc
      fruc 19 December 2021 13: 23
      +13
      ... the ability of the RAF to destroy hostile targets in the air that pose a threat to our forces ...

      Who called them to Syria. In theory, they (the British Royal Air Force) should be considered as potential targets in the airspace of this Arab state and shot down.
    2. Gado
      Gado 19 December 2021 13: 25
      +8
      British fighters fought in the Korean War as well as the Falklands War, but these were fighters from the Royal Navy, not the Air Force.

      Read the article, not just the title.
    3. common man
      common man 19 December 2021 13: 26
      +4
      "British fighters fought in the Korean War as well as the Falklands War, but these were fighters from the Royal Navy, not the Air Force."
      Read diagonally?
    4. Real Vugluskr
      Real Vugluskr 19 December 2021 15: 59
      +1
      Those. a slip of the tongue about naval aviation is not destiny to read?
    5. mikael
      mikael 19 December 2021 16: 52
      0
      they did not have bases where the air force could be based, only the fleet
    6. Alexander Ivanov_11
      Alexander Ivanov_11 20 December 2021 07: 47
      +4
      Defeated a Cool drone, without air-to-air missiles, these are cool fighters.
      1. Alexander Ivanov_11
        Alexander Ivanov_11 20 December 2021 09: 29
        0
        Defeated the Cool drone, which does not have air-to-air missiles to protect, these are cool fighters.
    7. Sling of David
      Sling of David 20 December 2021 19: 35
      +1
      The author also did not hear about the Sinai Company of 1956
  2. SaLaR
    SaLaR 19 December 2021 13: 15
    +18
    This strike is an impressive demonstration of the ability of the RAF to destroy hostile targets in the air that pose a threat to our forces.
    Oh God ... they could do it ..... Rule Britain ..... Everyone on their knees bully
    1. Lech from Android.
      Lech from Android. 19 December 2021 13: 33
      +8
      Something I think the Anglo-Saxons and the whole world are making a fool here ... it seems to me that they shot down their drone and pass it off as the first victory after WWII ... that's crook.
  3. mat-vey
    mat-vey 19 December 2021 13: 15
    -10
    The British Air Force won the first aerial victory since World War II ... oh well, but Argentine planes themselves fell on the Falkland Bane - from one type of Sea Harriers on the take-off deck ...
    1. Andy
      Andy 19 December 2021 13: 25
      +1
      from the article - "British fighters fought in the Korean War and also in the Falklands war, but they were fighters from the Royal Navy, not the Air Force."
    2. Orange bigg
      Orange bigg 19 December 2021 13: 25
      0
      It was the British Navy fighters that fought there, not the Air Force.
      1. mat-vey
        mat-vey 19 December 2021 13: 33
        +5
        May 21, 1982 shot down "Harrier" GR.3
        Serial number XZ972, 1st (Fighter) Squadron RAF ... Fought ...
        27 May 1982 years
        Harrier GR.3 Serial No. XZ988, 1st (Fighter) Squadron RAF ....
        and also the losses of the Air Force and aviation commandos were ...
        1. Errr
          Errr 19 December 2021 14: 55
          +6
          The situevina's laugh is that Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR.1 / GR.3 from his very birth to the present were never fighters. They're stormtroopers through life. And the official name of the 1st Squadron of the Royal Air Force (No.1 Squadron RAF), called also. The 1st Fighter Squadron of the RAF (No.1 (F) Squadron RAF or more fully No.1 (Fighter) Squadron RAF), is still exactly 1st Squadron RAF (No.1 Squadron RAF)... The emblem of this squadron speaks volumes about this.
          Well, there is not a word in the emblem of the 1st squadron Fighter, not even just a free-standing letter F. yes
          1. mat-vey
            mat-vey 19 December 2021 15: 13
            +2
            Laughter laughter, but for 40 years they flew on different modifications of the Harier winked , but where can you go - "subordination and length of service"
          2. Bolt cutter
            Bolt cutter 19 December 2021 16: 14
            +2
            Well, there is not a word Fighter in the emblem of the 1st squadron, or just a separate letter F.
            The emblem, like the regiment itself, is more than a hundred years old.
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        3. just exp
          just exp 20 December 2021 09: 37
          0
          read your comment again - the Air Force Harrier was shot down and NOT shot down the enemy plane.
          in Afghanistan, the Rooks were also shot down and nobody talks about air battles won by a rook (if Che Harrier is an attack aircraft and not a fighter of which the Sea Harrier is)
          1. mat-vey
            mat-vey 20 December 2021 15: 20
            0
            How would it be easier for you to explain, otherwise you apparently could not understand from the discussion thread
            Quote: OrangeBigg
            It was the British Navy fighters that fought there, not the Air Force.

            And if the Air Force planes were shot down, what were they doing there? And at least they were there ...
      2. Alexey RA
        Alexey RA 19 December 2021 15: 52
        +2
        Quote: OrangeBigg
        It was the British Navy fighters that fought there, not the Air Force.

        They fought in the Falklands and the Navy, and the Air Force - Navy Sea Harriers FRS.1 and Air Force Harriers GR.3.
        But because of the "division of labor," the air defense was assigned to the Sea Harriers. And the Air Force was entrusted with work on the ground, where they won their victories ("Chinook" and two "Cougars").
        1. Avior
          Avior 19 December 2021 17: 01
          -1
          The ground did not have radar
    3. aslan balayev
      aslan balayev 19 December 2021 14: 03
      +1
      Quote: mat-vey
      The British Air Force won the first aerial victory since World War II ... oh well, but Argentine planes themselves fell on the Falkland Bane - from one type of Sea Harriers on the take-off deck ...

      It is not customary to celebrate other people's victories here. Especially some kind of Englishov. Especially over some kind of trinkets. am
      1. mat-vey
        mat-vey 19 December 2021 14: 12
        +3
        Quote: aslan balayev
        It is not customary to celebrate other people's victories here.

        so this is a celebration and does not look like ...
        1. aslan balayev
          aslan balayev 19 December 2021 14: 18
          0
          Oh yes, I forgot. Both celebration and victory must be in quotes yes
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      3. just exp
        just exp 20 December 2021 09: 50
        0
        What kind of victory are you talking about?
        1. aslan balayev
          aslan balayev 20 December 2021 10: 30
          0
          Quote: just EXPL
          What kind of victory are you talking about?

          The mighty British Air Force heroically shot down a copter. since. fish for bezrybe and cancer.
          1. just exp
            just exp 20 December 2021 10: 56
            +1
            and, well, this is a great victory, you are right, I’ll go open the cognac, it’s a great holiday.
  4. alone
    alone 19 December 2021 13: 17
    +5
    Great Victory ... you won't say anything))))))))))))
  5. sen
    sen 19 December 2021 13: 22
    +12
    The UK Department of Defense has confirmed that on 14 December 2021, a British RAF Eurofighter Typhoon multirole fighter jet shot down an unidentified drone in Syrian airspace.

    I wonder what is more expensive: this drone or the rocket that shot down.
    1. Serg Kam
      Serg Kam 19 December 2021 13: 34
      +8
      I wonder what is more expensive: this drone or the rocket that shot down.

      This is the main headache of all armies.
      Shooting down is expensive. Not knocking down - even more expensive.
      Khmeimim was also attacked by super-cheap drones made of shit and sticks.
      1. Old Man
        Old Man 19 December 2021 23: 53
        -1
        so they seemed to be brought down with "Armor", although the cost of ammunition may cost a lot of money,
        So they contrive, experiment, adapt guns against UAVs
        1. Serg Kam
          Serg Kam 20 December 2021 02: 07
          0
          so they are like "Armor"


          "The air targets were destroyed at a safe distance from the air base with the regular anti-aircraft missile systems of the Russian air base. There were no casualties or material damage," the military department stressed.

          https://tass.ru/armiya-i-opk/7556121
    2. ViacheslavS
      ViacheslavS 19 December 2021 13: 39
      +4
      in comparison, you need to add how much damage the UAV would inflict if it flew to the target or gave target designation.
    3. your1970
      your1970 19 December 2021 13: 45
      +3
      Interestingly - why not from a cannon? Was he afraid to come close to the firing range?
      1. ugol2
        ugol2 19 December 2021 13: 58
        +9
        Or missed
      2. stankow
        stankow 19 December 2021 16: 30
        +1
        And the speed of convergence, what will be? How long does it take to fire a cannon?
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        2. your1970
          your1970 19 December 2021 17: 46
          0
          Quote: stankow
          And the speed of convergence, what will be? How long does it take to fire a cannon?

          And what is the probability that the operator, having seen the rocket, will simply not turn off the UAV engines for a couple of seconds?
        3. your1970
          your1970 20 December 2021 07: 28
          -1
          Quote: stankow
          And the speed of convergence, what will be? How long does it take to fire a cannon?

          And they do not practice to shoot at enemy planes? There is more speed ...
      3. Serg Kam
        Serg Kam 20 December 2021 02: 08
        0
        Interestingly - why not from a cannon? Was he afraid to come close to the firing range?


        During the defense of Khmeimim, ours also shot down drones with missiles.
        Apparently it's hard to hit from the cannon.

        https://tass.ru/armiya-i-opk/7556121
    4. Vasyan1971
      Vasyan1971 19 December 2021 13: 46
      +2
      Quote: sen
      I wonder what is more expensive: this drone or the rocket that shot down.

      The wounded pride and ridicule of rivals are also an important price factor. request
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  7. Vladimir61
    Vladimir61 19 December 2021 13: 28
    0
    How triumphantly and loudly declared! It's time for the pilot to hand over the "Victoria Cross" for the courage to hand!
    PS Everyone can now forget the consequences of their last major company for the Falkland Islands, where they lost 34 aircraft.
    1. Bolt cutter
      Bolt cutter 19 December 2021 13: 55
      +5
      the aftermath of its last major company in the Falkland Islands, where it lost 34 aircraft.
      Consequence - the islands are still Falkland Islands.
      1. Vladimir61
        Vladimir61 19 December 2021 16: 48
        0
        Quote: Bolt Cutter
        Consequence - the islands are still Falkland Islands.

        Nobody argued otherwise! I just remembered the last major military conflict in England. All their subsequent conflicts were reduced to the pursuit of their Air Force for "donkeys" and "barmaley", and strikes on populated areas.
      2. Avior
        Avior 19 December 2021 17: 08
        +1
        During the entire war, 10 aircraft were lost: 6 Sea Harriers FRS.1 and 4 Harriers GR.3, and half of them were in accidents and disasters (4 and 1, respectively), and 4 pilots were killed. One Sea Harrier slipped off the flight deck, one failed to gain altitude after takeoff, and two likely collided in mid-air. The last incident occurred on May 6. Captain Lt John Ayton Jones and Lt William Curtiss were on another patrol flight over the sea. The ship's radars monitoring the airspace did not show the presence of enemy aircraft when suddenly a pair of Sea Harriers disappeared from the radar screens.

        In air battles, the British did not lose a single aircraft.
  8. Hog
    Hog 19 December 2021 13: 30
    +5
    What can I say: they could, well done. The fight was hard, but luck was on their side)))
  9. evgen1221
    evgen1221 19 December 2021 13: 35
    +1
    An epic battle apparently was to shoot an unarmed drone against a fighter.
    1. Vasyan1971
      Vasyan1971 19 December 2021 13: 43
      +4
      Quote: evgen1221
      An epic battle apparently was to shoot an unarmed drone against a fighter.

      "Brick won't change" ©
  10. Reserve buildbat
    Reserve buildbat 19 December 2021 13: 36
    +6
    "This strike is an impressive demonstration of the ability of the RAF to destroy hostile targets in the air that pose a threat to our forces."
    It was an extremely dangerous drone from aliexpress. He could fly into the Eurofigter's air intake and thus knock him down.
  11. askort154
    askort154 19 December 2021 13: 41
    +5
    In 2018, the British Air Force was involved in strikes against the positions of the Syrian government army.

    But then they sailed. The entire "US coalition of 52 countries fought against the Ishil", and England against the government army of Syria. Finally we spilled it out. Although we understood this even from the "white helmets" born in England.
  12. Vasyan1971
    Vasyan1971 19 December 2021 13: 42
    +4
    This strike is an impressive demonstration of the ability of the RAF to destroy hostile targets in the air that pose a threat to our forces.

    You will be delighted with fishlessness and cancer.
    Well, how can you not praise yourself?
  13. Sergey3
    Sergey3 19 December 2021 13: 45
    -9
    Russian drone shot down and rejoicing?
    1. vervolk
      vervolk 19 December 2021 13: 51
      +1
      in general it is written unidentified, that is, possibly Syrian, Israeli, ISIS, Turkish, Iranian, American ...
      1. Sergey3
        Sergey3 19 December 2021 14: 08
        +2
        I suspect that no one would touch the Turkish or Israeli. Remains Russian or Iranian. The likelihood of meeting a Russian there is several times higher.
        1. vervolk
          vervolk 19 December 2021 14: 19
          -2
          I suspect that they did not shoot down anything. and if they were knocked down, they themselves do not know what. suspicion in exchange for suspicion-facts are not. even Mosfilm cartoons ...
        2. Old Man
          Old Man 20 December 2021 00: 04
          -1
          You cannot attribute suspicions to the words "unidentified belonging". And they shouldn't fly nearby, for sure everything is planned in advance and communicated. What remains is the barmaley, the Hezbollah, the local army, and a surprise check of the air defense readiness by the British themselves.
  14. vervolk
    vervolk 19 December 2021 13: 50
    -1
    and sho so can you bulo? we are waiting to stop the hundred victories of salovs over the UAVs of little green men ...
  15. Sergey Kulikov_3
    Sergey Kulikov_3 19 December 2021 13: 52
    +4
    The battle was hard, the gun was jammed, enemy anti-aircraft guns were around, bullets whistled overhead, but the brave rocket nevertheless destroyed an unknown object at the cost of its own life :)
    1. Alexey RA
      Alexey RA 19 December 2021 15: 54
      0
      Quote: Sergey Kulikov_3
      The battle was hard, the gun was jammed, enemy anti-aircraft guns were around, bullets whistled overhead, but the brave rocket nevertheless destroyed an unknown object at the cost of its own life :)

  16. Shahno
    Shahno 19 December 2021 13: 53
    -5
    I don’t understand ... So the RF Air Force does not have such a map ..
    Mostly minor stuff.
  17. expert
    expert 19 December 2021 13: 54
    +4
    Yeah ...
    And what is the "high calm" speech of the British Secretary of Defense: "This strike is an impressive demonstration of the ability of the Royal Air Force to destroy hostile targets in the air that pose a threat to our forces."
    Sugary, to the point of nausea.
  18. rocket757
    rocket757 19 December 2021 13: 57
    +4
    This strike is an impressive demonstration of the ability of the RAF to destroy hostile targets in the air that pose a threat to our forces.
    ... Impact "impressive laughing "nothing to add.
  19. ugol2
    ugol2 19 December 2021 14: 01
    +9
    The whole day the whole coalition was chasing, and finally good luck!
  20. Normal ok
    Normal ok 19 December 2021 14: 02
    +5
    And once, there was an air "battle for Britain" with the Luftwaffe. and Maldives-Falklands. what a pity now everything looks ... eh.
  21. Alexey Lamonov
    Alexey Lamonov 19 December 2021 14: 10
    0
    Were great, became shallow. "Every lion is a cat, but not every cat is a lion."
  22. Freedim
    Freedim 19 December 2021 14: 16
    +2
    Small-shavens were crushed .. Soon they will write news about the fact that a fighter from some SAS entered the dog feces on the march so that no one accidentally forgot about them .. Some lie, how they breathe .. others are promoting all sorts of dull "everyday" .. fu fucking disgusting ..
  23. Egor53
    Egor53 19 December 2021 14: 17
    +3
    And what are British fighters doing in the skies of Syria? Nobody invited them there .... except for ISIL.
  24. Andobor
    Andobor 19 December 2021 14: 25
    0
    Yes, all the fry fell, but the same great power was.
    A bombastic misunderstanding with classified documents at a bus stop.
    1. mat-vey
      mat-vey 19 December 2021 14: 30
      +2
      Quote: Andobor
      Yes, all the fry fell, but the same great power was.
      A bombastic misunderstanding with classified documents at a bus stop.

      Well, to be honest and frank, not without the help of the former colony ..
  25. Gardener91
    Gardener91 19 December 2021 14: 41
    0
    What did they shoot down, what kind of threat did they represent? The shaves give the heat. So they can beat everything, just to win a "victory". Or do they have a principle: who is not with us is against us? In general, the information is poorly presented, and this is also in their style, after all, they are gentlemen and they must be trusted.
  26. Oleg812spb
    Oleg812spb 19 December 2021 15: 01
    0
    Like, from a cannon to sparrows ... And then, it is not known how ...
  27. K-50
    K-50 19 December 2021 15: 33
    0
    This strike is an impressive demonstration of the ability of the RAF to destroy hostile targets in the air that pose a threat to our forces.

    Especially if you compare the cost of a drone and a rocket, then the victory will be even more epic. yes fellow lol
    1. Serg Kam
      Serg Kam 20 December 2021 02: 14
      -3
      Especially if you compare the cost of a drone and a rocket

      Ours in Khmeimim shot down drones in exactly the same way (made of shit and sticks) - with rockets.
      Or if ours were shot down with missiles - "that's different, you don't understand"?

      "Russian air defense systems (air defense) of the Khmeimim airbase at a considerable distance have identified three small air targets (UAVs) approaching a Russian military facility from the northeastern direction," the Defense Ministry said.

      "The air targets were destroyed at a safe distance from the air base with the regular anti-aircraft missile systems of the Russian air base. There were no casualties or material damage," the military department stressed.

      https://tass.ru/armiya-i-opk/7556121
  28. Charik
    Charik 19 December 2021 16: 49
    0
    hahaha-launched themselves-shot down-cool
  29. mikael
    mikael 19 December 2021 16: 52
    +1
    deprived some child of a copter along the way, and write as a victory over the enemy
  30. cat Rusich
    cat Rusich 19 December 2021 17: 53
    -1
    I wonder what the pilot who shot down the "unknown UAV" will draw on the plane's fuselage?
    During WWII, the British designated aerial victories
    Spitfire Mk14 of the commander of the 17th squadron of RAF squadron leader D. Lacey, autumn 1945, except for the Germans, shot down one Japanese (where did you find it?)
    Here are the marks of victories on the Spitfire Mk9 of Flight Lieutenant Otto Smik of the 312th (Czechoslovak) RAF Squadron, September 1944, there is a mark about the downed V-1 V-shell

    The best Australian pilot of the ass group captain Clive Clawdell on the Spitfire Mk8, the commander of the 80th RAAF, summer 1945 - shot down representatives of Germany, Italy, Japan
    soldier
    1. cat Rusich
      cat Rusich 19 December 2021 18: 00
      -2
      Forgot about the United States, just about the modern period
      All "productive" actions of the pilot are marked
      cannon - 100 shots
      bomb - 2 bombing
      missiles - every launch (probably those that hit the target ...)
      The badges were applied during the Syrian operation.
      soldier
      1. Nyrobsky
        Nyrobsky 19 December 2021 19: 51
        0
        Quote: cat Rusich
        All "productive" actions of the pilot are marked
        cannon - 100 shots
        bomb - 2 bombing
        missiles - every launch (probably those that hit the target ...)
        The badges were applied during the Syrian operation.

        The icons are somehow uninformative. No. They had to put on a veil with a heart (how many weddings were bombed) red crosses (destroyed hospitals) textbooks (turned into ruins of a school) and so on. And closer to the tail, in a mournful wreath, there is one bearded face of an igiloid who accidentally fell under the American distribution.
        1. cat Rusich
          cat Rusich 19 December 2021 20: 43
          0
          Quote: Nyrobsky

          The icons are somehow uninformative. No. They had to put on a veil with a heart (how many weddings were bombed) red crosses (destroyed hospitals) textbooks (turned into ruins of a school) and so on. And closer to the tail, in a mournful wreath, there is one bearded face of an igiloid who accidentally fell under the American distribution.
          In the wrong garden "stone" - most of the hit "peaceful targets" in our century (21st century) are on the account of UAVs.
          UAV control is carried out by a team of three people -
          1) Operator-pilot - direct control of the UAV
          2) Operator of combat target loads (search for targets, aiming and target hitting decision)
          3) Operator of intellectual support (smart advisor in a difficult situation)
          hi
          1. Nyrobsky
            Nyrobsky 19 December 2021 21: 17
            +1
            Quote: cat Rusich
            In the wrong garden "stone" - most of the hit "peaceful targets" in our century (21st century) are on the account of UAVs.
            Come on. If from a relatively fresh one, then without further ado and without much delving into tyrnet here is one example - "According to the New York Times, on March 18, 2019, an F-15E bomber dropped 2 bombs weighing 500 and 2000 pounds on a crowd of people consisting mainly of women and children, as a result of which at least 80 people died, justifying this by the fact that there were allegedly 16 militants among them. " For anyone, if you wish, you can find information about dozens of indiscriminate strikes inflicted by the coalition air force in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and Libya.
            If from the old, then as a result of the bombing of Yugoslavia, 48 hospitals and hospitals, 70 schools, 18 kindergartens, 9 university buildings, dozens of churches and monasteries were destroyed. About 2 thousand civilians were killed, of which about 400 were children. A 1991 air raid was carried out on infrastructure facilities. I believe that during the war in Yugoslavia, attack UAVs were not used.
            1. cat Rusich
              cat Rusich 19 December 2021 22: 20
              0
              Quote: Nyrobsky

              If from the old, then as a result of the bombing of Yugoslavia, 48 hospitals and hospitals, 70 schools, 18 kindergartens, 9 university buildings, dozens of churches and monasteries were destroyed. About 2 thousand civilians were killed, of which about 400 were children. A 1991 air raid was carried out on infrastructure facilities. I believe that during the war in Yugoslavia, attack UAVs were not used.
              The war in Yugoslavia from March 24 to July 10, 1999 - was in 20th century
              Republican Senator Lindsay Grackham says US UAVs killed in total 4700 civilian population.
              Latest known case of killing civilians using a us UAV -
              August 30, 2021 in Kabul - 9 people died, including 6 children.
              sad
  31. Burtas
    Burtas 19 December 2021 18: 27
    0
    They would have slingshots at banks to shoot Eurogom goners ...
  32. singless
    singless 19 December 2021 18: 41
    -1
    hit himself with his own rocket
  33. Kesha1980
    Kesha1980 19 December 2021 21: 38
    -1
    Curiously, the Syrian sky legally belongs to Syria and Russia. If it was our drone, then this is an attack by a NATO country, our Defense Ministry. Or aggression against Syria.
  34. opuonmed
    opuonmed 19 December 2021 22: 18
    +1
    it reminds
  35. fa2998
    fa2998 19 December 2021 22: 36
    0
    “Victory” over the drone? hi
    1. Pandiurin
      Pandiurin 20 December 2021 00: 34
      +1
      Quote: fa2998
      “Victory” over the drone? hi


      This is from the same series as the passage through ter. waters of Russia near the Crimea.

      Here, too, is an indicative demonstration, it is clear that it was not the plane that was shot down, but the UAV (possibly its allies) over the base which is still occupied by the United States.

      But formally, the British Air Force is flying in the airspace of Syria, performing "combat" tasks and even shooting down an air object.

      The British assert themselves ...
  36. vvp2412
    vvp2412 19 December 2021 22: 39
    0
    On December 14, a "small hostile unmanned aerial vehicle" was neutralized.

    This strike is an impressive demonstration of the ability of the RAF to destroy hostile targets in the air that pose a threat to our forces.

    This is an achievement ... Rzhunimagu! :)
  37. Fitter65
    Fitter65 20 December 2021 00: 11
    0
    The British Royal Air Force won the first aerial victory since World War II.
    And during the war for the Falklands, they didn’t shoot anyone down? Argentina lost 22 Skyhawks and 11 Daggers. True, I don't remember how many were shot down in air battles, it will be necessary to refresh my memory in the evening.
    1. Avior
      Avior 21 December 2021 01: 36
      -1
      It was the Air Force's aircraft that worked on the ground, and naval carrier-based aircraft fought there.
      The author writes specifically about the aircraft of the Air Force.
  38. AntiAleks
    AntiAleks 20 December 2021 02: 43
    -2
    Probably some kind of hunter was overwhelmed
  39. ares1988
    ares1988 20 December 2021 07: 09
    -1
    What kind of fables about the moment-29 that shot down the tornado?)
  40. pexotinec
    pexotinec 20 December 2021 07: 34
    +1
    They launched themselves and shot them down. You have to justify your stay in Syria
  41. Igor Smirnov
    Igor Smirnov 20 December 2021 18: 18
    0
    Doesn't sausage count in the Foldlands?
  42. orsker
    orsker 21 December 2021 09: 45
    0
    Heroic Victory!