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Zoltan Dani - the winner of the stealth aircraft

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March 24 The NATO military operation against Yugoslavia began on March 1999. The bombing of the country continued throughout the 78 days and ended with the Yugoslav army leaving Kosovo, which representatives of the North Atlantic alliance wanted. To the surprise of many, already on the 3 day of air raids, the Yugoslav air defense system was able to shoot down an American stealth aircraft F-117A, made using the stealth technology. This aircraft was the pride of the US military aircraft, an important propaganda tool and one of the most famous aircraft of the late XX century.


As it was later established, the F-117A was shot down on March 27, 1999, about 40 kilometers from Belgrade, with the 3rd battery of the 250th Air Defense Brigade, which defended the capital. This battery was commanded by Colonel Zolton Dani. Pride of the American military aviation became a victim of the S-125 air defense system missile, which was created in the USSR in the late 1950s. So the most famous American plane was shot down over Yugoslavia by the Soviet air defense complex, commanded by an officer who studied at the Minsk Higher Engineering Anti-aircraft Missile School of the Air Defense Forces. More than a good example of the echo of the Cold War. Part of the wreckage of a plane shot down over Serbia was then handed over to the Russian military for examination.

Currently, Colonel Zoltan Dani has resigned from military service and is engaged in quite peaceful things, he holds a bakery in the Serbian village of Skorenovovac. Every year on March 27 he celebrates the events of the year 1999. On this day, he bakes a cake in the form of a downed F-117A stealth aircraft, which becomes the main treat for a festive evening. Zoltan believes that the episode that glorified him, like everything else in this life, is the result of accurate knowledge and hard work.
Zoltan Dani - the winner of the stealth aircraft

It should be noted that this successful episode, the unsuccessful war in general for Yugoslavia, is of great importance. For the Serbian military, especially Zolton's anti-aircraft gunners, this is a great victory and, perhaps, the most significant event in their military career. Indirectly, this episode caused the collapse of the entire F-117A Night Hawk program, into which the Americans invested billions of dollars. The cost of one aircraft was more than 111 million. The case of 27 March 1999 year in the vicinity of Belgrade put an end to the propaganda value of this machine. The image of the US Air Force and the F-117A program suffered irreparable damage. At the same time, not before this, not a single aircraft of this type was shot down. In the same Yugoslavia, tactical bombers F-117A made about 850 combat missions.

A total of X-NUMX F-64A aircraft - 117 serial and 59 prototypes were built in the USA. This aircraft was quite successfully operated by the US Air Force and took part in military conflicts, the most famous of which are two military campaigns in Iraq in 5 and 1991, as well as a military campaign against Yugoslavia in 2003. During all this time, 1999 aircraft was lost on combat missions, another 1 aircraft were lost in peacetime as a result of accidents and accidents.

This aircraft was planned to be used at least until 2018 of the year, but in the end all the aircraft of this type were removed from service by the middle of 2008. F-117 has become hostage to its ideas and circumstances. As time has shown, the creation of an aircraft with a predominance of any one quality to the detriment of others, in this case of EPR values, did not justify itself. Over time, no one abandoned the idea of ​​stealth and the American F-22, and the Russian promising PAK FA exploit this idea, but it is not dominant, first of all these are highly efficient multifunctional machines capable of solving different tasks on the battlefield.

When creating a promising stealth aircraft F-117, the Americans for the first time decided to remove all the factors unmasking the aircraft: the ability to reflect radar exposure; emit electromagnetic waves yourself; leave smoky and inversion traces; to make a sound; be invisible in the infrared. All this led to the emergence of a very original form of the aircraft, which can be compared with an iron and which did not contribute to the good performance of the aircraft. The plane was very difficult to control. An electronic-remote control system with fourfold redundant control channels was used to assist the pilot, while the aircraft was unstable in terms of yaw and pitch. The automatic stability control system was installed on it, starting with 1991, it was supplemented with automatic thrust. The plane could only fly at subsonic speeds and had poor maneuverability. Including, therefore, he could not escape from the C-125 air defense missile complex.

There was no radar on the plane, with the exception of the target light laser, all navigation and aiming systems were passive. An inertial system and a satellite navigation system receiver were used for navigation, and an infrared camera system for guidance. Active means of EW on the plane simply did not exist. In the end, the lack of modern avionics in combination with mediocre aerodynamics, as well as track and longitudinal static instability led to great risks when piloting the aircraft.

But back directly to the 27 March 1999 events of the year and the comments of Colonel Zolton himself. According to him, he had no illusions about the technical superiority of NATO, and therefore preferred not to engage in open opposition to bombers, revealing the position of his launchers and radars. He used ambush tactics, waiting for the occasion to shoot down an enemy plane for sure. Another factor that predetermined the events of that day was that the Americans used F-117 without a cover and did not change flight routes, being sure that their machines were invulnerable. It is reported that the downed F-117 has been on the same route several times already, so Serb anti-aircraft gunners could prepare well for the “hunt”.

Serbian anti-aircraft gunners used the P-18 radar, which has a meter frequency range. It is known that the radar tracks the air target, recording the signals coming from it. Modern radars are based on the use of high frequency signal. In the case of Stealth, the short waves are scattered by the special chopped shape of the aircraft body and its internal structure. It was the bizarre form that was the basis of stealth technology.

At the same time, for long-wave (low-frequency) radars, this form of aerial target is not an obstacle. These locators are not as accurate, but able to see any object. In addition, as mentioned earlier, the American aircraft was distinguished by its low subsonic flight speed and low maneuverability. This made him more vulnerable to the old air defense systems with low-frequency radars. Yes, and perform a maneuver deviations from a rocket fired at close range on this aircraft would be very problematic. The NATO plane was shot down at a distance of 13 km. from air defense systems.

Serbian military did not keep radars on all the time. At a certain moment, they launched them for a short time, so that they could not be detected by the enemy’s DLRO planes and bombers launched at the batteries. Having found the target on the screen, the anti-aircraft gunners carried out the necessary calculations and re-enabled the radar when the aircraft was in 15 km. from them. The anti-aircraft guided missile, which possesses a sufficiently large warhead (weight 50-100 kg), went further into the game, and undermining such a missile provides a radius of destruction by shrapnel in the 200-500 area of ​​meters.

It is also worth noting that for all the time of the bombing of Yugoslavia in the unit commanded by Colonel Zolton Dani, there were no casualties, and only about 200 people were under his command. To ensure security, Serb anti-aircraft gunners often changed their starting positions. A part of Zoltan’s people were constantly busy searching for new places where military equipment could be transported, as well as preparing for its redeployment. In just the 78 bombing days, the battery traveled several thousand kilometers.

Also being aware of the fact that at the existing level of NATO electronic intelligence, radio communications can unmask him before enemy radars notice him, the colonel organized cable communication systems. Often orders had to be transmitted even through messengers. But such methods worked, since NATO could not detect the battery.

Anyway, the 27 March case of 1999 of the year clearly demonstrated how in a modern war a competent commander can organize successful resistance to an enemy even with the help of outdated weapons. Zolton Dani deserved his victory, and no one can take it from him.

Information sources:
-http: //lenta.ru/articles/2005/11/23/f117
-http: //rus.ruvr.ru/2012_03_23/69380867
-http: //topwar.ru/15910-f-117a-stels-ot-panamy-do-yugoslavii.html
-http: //ru.wikipedia.org
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  1. Denis
    Denis April 11 2013 08: 55 New
    21
    Well done he, honor and praise!
    Just rememberChief designers A. A. Raspletin
    Yu. N. Figurovsky P. D. Grushin
    about them and about the teachers of the Minsk Higher Engineering Anti-aircraft Missile School of the Air Defense Forces
    The country rests on such people
    1. vadimus
      vadimus April 11 2013 09: 02 New
      23
      A simple Serbian officer and a simple Russian rocket and American myth are scattered in the wind ...
      1. opkozak
        opkozak April 11 2013 12: 29 New
        +6
        On 4 of March 2003 of the year sensational news from Iraq appeared in informational tapes all over the world. According to Iraqi media reports, on the night of 23 on 24 March, a simple Iraqi peasant Ali Obeid Mangash shot down an American AH-64 Apache attack helicopter from a hunting rifle.
        1. Geokingxnumx
          Geokingxnumx April 11 2013 14: 43 New
          -2
          Quote: opkozak
          On 4 of March 2003 of the year sensational news from Iraq appeared in informational tapes all over the world. According to Iraqi media reports, on the night of 23 on 24 March, a simple Iraqi peasant Ali Obeid Mangash shot down an American AH-64 Apache attack helicopter from a hunting rifle.

          Iraqis posing against the backdrop of the US Longbow Apache attack helicopter, which they captured on 24 on March 2003 at the scene of an emergency landing!
          http://crimso.msk.ru/Site/Crafts/Craft30648.htm
      2. Sirocco
        Sirocco April 11 2013 14: 37 New
        +4
        I would say differently, When the Pentagon found out about the downed invisibility, They arrived Shock and AweHow can this not be. Maybe Get a Fascist Grenade from a Serbian Soldier laughing
      3. donchepano
        donchepano April 11 2013 15: 34 New
        +4
        Quote: vadimus

        A simple Serbian officer and a simple Russian rocket and American myth are scattered in the wind ...

        This day is a holiday of Russian weapons and the Serbian army !!
    2. sancho
      sancho April 11 2013 12: 13 New
      +4
      Interesting article! But here is the question! I am not an air defense officer, and I do not know much about the specifics of this area. But, since 1999, I was interested in this question, but how did such a protected plane get shot down.
      The secret was revealed to me by my father, who served at the S-125 complexes. And unlike this version, his opinion was different.

      At the same time, for long-wave (low-frequency) radars, such a form of an air target is not an obstacle. These locators are not so accurate, but are able to see any object.

      It turns out that after the 80s, the S-125 systems were modified by pointing over the video channel. Such complexes were in all members of the Warsaw Pact. So, with any irradiation of the aircraft with an air defense radar, this exposure was recorded by the pilot (the pilots know), and even 15 km. remoteness gave the pilot the opportunity to make a counter-maneuver or shoot traps. And, as my father told me, hell they would have shot down an airplane on a radio channel. For the S-125, a sharp counter-maneuver is a miss, the missile is not very maneuverable, and it must constantly be aimed at the target. And, here is the shooting on the video channel, it most likely was that chance. Because VK didn’t radiate anything, the missile was pointed manually, and the pilot didn’t even know what they had planted on it, only in fact, swinging by parachute.

      This is just a version that seems more true to me. Because there were no other similar cases. And the "partners" no longer felt fate. Apparently they realized that the cap is invisible, not at all invisible ....
      1. Sirocco
        Sirocco April 11 2013 14: 41 New
        0
        Quote: sancho
        This is just a version,

        I would add to your version, and another application, don’t know the truth or not? When the plane took off from the airfield, the reconnaissance transmitted this fact to Zoltan. Here, knowing the place, time, etc., they planted it at the most reluctant.
      2. Varog
        Varog April 12 2013 06: 48 New
        0
        I saw this video channel myself. Simply put, a video camera is synchronized with the rocket platform - a video sight, in a word.
        However! These invisibles, by definition, fly only at night. Otherwise, they would be shot down by any anti-aircraft weapon or interception.
        And here’s another question: if the radar detector at the invisibility itself is tuned to the centimeter range, will it detect irradiation with a meter radar?
      3. sanandreas
        sanandreas April 12 2013 08: 31 New
        0
        When he studied at the military department (and our focus was just air defense), the officers talked about this incident, and they also said that the plane was shot down using television guidance. But the meter range is also true, he needs all these stealth in one place, only they are bulky and not very accurate.
      4. RobertZone
        RobertZone 23 December 2017 11: 09 New
        0
        And to read the story of that downing is not fate? Time 20-55 local time and low cloud cover. Sunset on March 27 for Belgrade 19-30. Nobody saw anyone with their eyes. Here are the words of the pilot F-117
        "There was very low cloud cover. I saw the rocket when it had already crossed the cloud layer, right after launch. It was going at an angle of 50 degrees to me. And as soon as I saw it, I realized that they had calculated me. The first rocket went very close above so close that the plane shook "
        Your father’s version is another button accordion. They shot down the stealth on the locator due to the training and professionalism of the commander and his subordinates.
  2. Greyfox
    Greyfox April 11 2013 08: 57 New
    +7
    Respect to the colonel and his people! hi
  3. Denis_SF
    Denis_SF April 11 2013 09: 08 New
    +7
    On March 27, 1999, about 40 kilometers from Baghdad, with the 3rd battery of the 250th Air Defense Brigade, which defended the capital

    I re-read four times, I thought that I’ve finished it ..) Zolton Dani skidded to a foreign land)
  4. fight
    fight April 11 2013 09: 22 New
    +1
    You don’t read the text. Shot down by a stealth officer at the time, an air defense officer of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. And this Zoldan current commanded the battery. I know this officer (S-C) personally. Our officers worked there alone for all and trained the Yugoslavs. Respect of military air defense.
    1. Drosselmeyer
      Drosselmeyer April 11 2013 13: 11 New
      -1
      Sorry, but where in the text about the "air defense officer of the RF Armed Forces" at that time ???? The text says that Colonel Zoldan is a graduate of the Minsk Higher Engineering Anti-aircraft Missile School of the Air Defense Forces.
      1. fight
        fight April 11 2013 16: 14 New
        0
        This battery was commanded by Colonel Zolton Dani. The pride of American military aviation was the victim of a S-125 air defense missile system, which was created in the USSR in the late 1950s. So the most famous American plane was shot down over Yugoslavia by the Soviet air defense complex, commanded by an officer who studied at the Minsk Higher Engineering Anti-aircraft Missile School of the Air Defense Forces
  5. v53993
    v53993 April 11 2013 09: 33 New
    -2
    Well, stupid Americans do not understand that there is no method against scrap. Especially when this scrap is in the hands of the Slavs.
    1. fartfraer
      fartfraer April 11 2013 10: 05 New
      14
      there are enough tricks against scrap, any person who has been involved in RB or running will tell you about it))
      about the stupidity of amers is not necessary, this is far from the case.
      and your fascism "when this scrap is in the hands of the Slavs"
      not at all appropriate. no sane person will agree with your mania of complete superiority. By the way, in the light of the current moment, we argue that a North Korean saboteur will break you even with scrap, even without scrap?
      if you do not understand the meaning, I will explain. By humiliating a probable adversary, you do not show your “valor”, but only expose yourself from the wrong side. Your “hat-thinking” moods have already passed, the history of Russia is rich in “commentators” like you. Personal opinion, you may not agree
  6. Alew
    Alew April 11 2013 10: 12 New
    +5
    It is annoying to recall those times of Yeltsin and the shit that surrendered Serbia, for which they now beat and watered with blue. Zoltan and his people are honored and respected!
  7. dmitry46
    dmitry46 April 11 2013 10: 21 New
    +3
    I have a feeling that Americans are more PR for their technology. in fact she is not so good. but I could be wrong ...
    1. Sirocco
      Sirocco April 11 2013 10: 41 New
      +4
      You're right. The USA can be compared with a poor housewife, whose lips, eyes are made up, and are not washed for weeks. It cannot always and always be as smooth and flawless as in the USA. Nature will not allow this. We are asymmetrical laughing But the United States has solid symmetry, but this does not happen, If they are not gods. And the United States is pulling, perhaps just a crook, with an ace up its sleeve.
  8. Kazbek
    Kazbek April 11 2013 11: 13 New
    +2
    Flew like plywood over Paris, only Paris turned out to be Belgrade.
  9. OlegYugan
    OlegYugan April 11 2013 11: 23 New
    +1
    The film is interesting for the article, Stealth is plywood laughing
  10. iliq
    iliq April 11 2013 11: 49 New
    0
    One way or another, the incident of March 27, 1999 clearly demonstrated how in a modern war a competent commander can organize successful resistance to the enemy even with the help of outdated weapons.

    author’s fantasies ...
    NATO rolled Serbs as they wanted and when they wanted. there was no "successful resistance" at all.

    Alexander Bulakh:
    F-117 made more than 3000 sorties in three wars, was shot down once, was shot down once, but reached the air base and sat down safely, it is “a very bad, bad, worthless plane! After that, it made 850 more sorties in Yugoslavia !

    During Operation Desert Storm, F-117s completed 1271 sorties
    http://www.airwar.ru/history/locwar/persg/f117/f117.html
    http://www.waronline.org/write/world-military/f-117-in-combat/

    Are you aware of the extent to which these machines are used? ..
    Surely, no ...


    something like that.
    1. lazy
      lazy April 11 2013 18: 11 New
      0
      the fact that amers have already abandoned it is best described as an unsuccessful aircraft, but the b-52 flies and will fly, even the b-1 flies, a successful plane optimally tailored to its tasks, like that 95
    2. Varog
      Varog April 12 2013 18: 01 New
      +1
      NATO rolled Serbs as they wanted and when they wanted. there was no "successful resistance" at all.


      Fortunately, you are wrong. Destroyed sites in Serbia under 1000, in Belgrade, several hundred. At the same time, destruction was mainly carried out from the air, if possible outside the air defense zones. Along with this, the downed F-117 is not the only one. There are reports of other losses, with more reliability it is known about another aircraft of this type, accidentally landing in Croatia.
      One way or another, no NATO ground forces were brought into Yugoslavia, so the defeat in this war can be considered entirely diplomatic. An important role was also played by armed “rebels” inside the country, and then by the orange movement “Resistance”.
  11. OlegYugan
    OlegYugan April 11 2013 12: 03 New
    +1
    iliq :
    There would have been no aviation at the NATO members - they would have also looked who would have shot someone!
  12. sven27
    sven27 April 11 2013 12: 16 New
    +6
    Well done colonel, I would give him the Hero of Russia, and Russian citizenship, and an apartment in Moscow ...
    It is a pity that our politicians in that war betrayed the Serbs.
    1. fight
      fight April 11 2013 16: 16 New
      0
      The apartment in Moscow and the general position were given. The current general was not given
  13. pinecone
    pinecone April 11 2013 12: 19 New
    +7
    Glory to the Yugoslav colonel anti-aircraft gunner. If the Serb S-300, the result would be even more impressive.
  14. redwar6
    redwar6 April 11 2013 12: 21 New
    +1
    Quote: sven27
    Well done colonel, I would give him the Hero of Russia, and Russian citizenship, and an apartment in Moscow ...
    It is a pity that our politicians in that war betrayed the Serbs.
    It’s a pity we don’t give an apartment for the hero of the Russian Federation for feats, for such feats ..
    1. sven27
      sven27 April 11 2013 12: 26 New
      +4
      Quote: redwar6
      It’s a pity we don’t give an apartment for the hero of the Russian Federation for feats, for such feats ..

      But the French defectors, and citizenship and an apartment, and a little later and some medal will be awarded
  15. Geokingxnumx
    Geokingxnumx April 11 2013 12: 31 New
    -1


    actually this is an interesting case
    1. Geokingxnumx
      Geokingxnumx April 11 2013 17: 04 New
      +2
      dear why minus? :)
      1. sven27
        sven27 April 12 2013 10: 39 New
        0
        don't worry, here's a plus for you wink
  16. shinobi
    shinobi April 11 2013 13: 05 New
    +5
    The advantages of US technology as well as the shortcomings of the Russian one are very much inflated by the Western media, which basically have nothing to do with the military. The military has a direct order, following which, as much as possible, weapons are equivalent. The usual practice of their advertising companies. Business, nothing more and nothing personal.
    PS: Good product in advertising is unnecessary
    1. iliq
      iliq April 11 2013 13: 38 New
      -3
      how would 4 wars (Iraq-1,2, Yugoslavia, Afghanistan), in which the United States “advertised” its weapons not talk about anything?
      1. pechv
        pechv April 11 2013 21: 26 New
        +1
        Is it particularly worth noting the outstanding characteristics of American weapons after Afghanistan? What are you talking about? Is the Taliban war touting the quality of modern weapons?
  17. deman73
    deman73 April 11 2013 14: 25 New
    +3
    Any weapon in the hands of professionals becomes a formidable argument
  18. Vovka levka
    Vovka levka April 11 2013 15: 17 New
    +4
    It was not possible to close the completely positioned area with the S-75, S-125, S-200 complexes in the early 70s.
    And the main task of air defense is to close the area. That is, the task has not been completed.
    In this situation, the only way to sit in ambush and wait, the moment has come, they have cut it - start, and go at a pace to the emergency. In Vietnam, it happened that rockets were launched, visually, without radiation. And the pilot sees the start and go, it happened that they catapulted with a fright. In this episode, the Americans summed up their self-confidence, they still would have posted a flight schedule on the Internet.
    In this episode, I think no one worked on the radiation, they worked on the optical channel. The result was obtained by two factors:
    1. The correct assessment of the situation and the use of the chance of air defense.
    2. The self-confidence and stereotyped Americans.
    1. Proud.
      Proud. April 16 2013 21: 23 New
      0
      In principle, I agree. Therefore, it was not the districts that were closed, but vital objects and enterprises.
  19. crambol
    crambol April 11 2013 16: 05 New
    +1
    Bravo, Zolton! Pie you with cabbage, it is the most delicious!
  20. Evrepid
    Evrepid April 11 2013 16: 42 New
    0
    Five points to the battery commander!
    And even if they didn’t bring down more, but the amers began to fly less. The effect has been achieved.
    And once again it is proved that you need to know and be able to use the technology, and not engage in cap-shaping!

    The slogan of Lenin must be revived in the capitalist world; its relevance has not disappeared!
    "Study, study and study again!"
    As I remember now, a red banner in the office of history! :)
  21. Uncle
    Uncle April 11 2013 17: 12 New
    +3
    I am very sorry that what the Muscovites did with the American embassy (pictured) could not be done by the Yugoslav army with NATO forces. The forces are too unequal, but Russia did not support, no way! At least a weapon!
  22. aviamed90
    aviamed90 April 11 2013 18: 02 New
    +1
    Respect to him and respect! A true officer and professional!
  23. Butchcassidy
    Butchcassidy April 11 2013 18: 15 New
    0
    The experience and the Soviet school of anti-aircraft gunners is such a thing against which no billions and propaganda myths can help.

    Kosovo ye Serbia!
  24. Amateur
    Amateur April 11 2013 18: 36 New
    0
    But interestingly, those Buk air defense systems that Russia supplied Venezuela with are capable of shooting down the American invisibles? It would be necessary for the Venezuelan air defense fighters to come to us for an internship. soldier
  25. zinander
    zinander April 11 2013 19: 17 New
    0
    It’s a pity that we limited ourselves to one plane, even to shoot down a couple, it was very good. Respect to anti-aircraft gunners !!!
  26. mib1982
    mib1982 April 11 2013 21: 08 New
    +3
    Brothers of the Serbs, we will still avenge both Yugoslavia and the USSR.
  27. tomket
    tomket April 11 2013 22: 25 New
    +1
    there was information about the first shot down of f-117 to the first Iraqi company from the wasp missile system, in principle, it may well be, given the ability of the minke whales to quickly remove the wreckage and hush up the incident, writing off the loss to non-combat in peacetime.
    1. Akellastambul
      Akellastambul April 12 2013 12: 00 New
      +1
      Most likely damaged, crashed during landing and attributed to non-combat losses during operation, they can.
  28. penguin
    penguin April 11 2013 23: 15 New
    +1
    For bread, for water, for freedom, for happy work! Soviet missiles let all the bourgeois erase !!!!!
    Long live the anti-aircraft gunners of Yugoslavia and the Soviet air defense school.
  29. Zahar Masoch
    Zahar Masoch April 11 2013 23: 47 New
    0
    Why brothers? What kind of brothers are they? Yugoslavs with the USSR maintained EXTREMELY cool relations. Forgot? They always clearly gravitated to the west. They were not a member of the Warsaw Pact. Where did you suddenly get such love for them?
  30. phantom359
    phantom359 April 12 2013 00: 59 New
    0
    Well done Zoltan. There is nothing to add.
  31. Svatdevostator
    Svatdevostator April 12 2013 01: 04 New
    +1
    Brothers or not brothers, but studied with us, and the USSR taught only allies, Vietnam and North Korea were also not members of the Warsaw Pact, and nevertheless they were our friends!
  32. de klermon
    de klermon April 12 2013 01: 16 New
    +1
    And Guinea-Bissau, for example? The USSR not only taught allies and friends! And he did the right thing - no one entered to study, but his best friend finished!))) Often the task was not so much to give knowledge, but how much to “make friends” with a foreign student from the USSR!
  33. georg737577
    georg737577 April 12 2013 01: 34 New
    +1
    I would consider it an honor to serve with such a commander. I think that he bakes excellent bread too. Long life to him and good luck!
  34. waisson
    waisson April 12 2013 05: 31 New
    0
    MVISRU air defense trained not only Yugoslavs but Germans. Vietnamese. Syrians. Livians. But Yugoslavs and Germans did basic training but 200 and the rest from 75-125 it was mid 80 to 300 then no one was allowed except us
  35. mib1982
    mib1982 April 13 2013 14: 47 New
    +1
    Quote: Zahєr Masoch
    Why brothers? What kind of brothers are they?

    Brothers Slavs and brothers in faith.
  36. Vasya-45
    Vasya-45 April 14 2013 21: 46 New
    +1
    I was very ashamed that day for Russian politicians of that time
  37. xomaNN
    xomaNN April 16 2013 15: 48 New
    0
    An eloquent example of a competent colonel creatively, not stereotyped, who used even ancient air defense systems of the Soviet era in battle. We would have had more such colonels1
    1. Proud.
      Proud. April 16 2013 21: 25 New
      0
      Teachers were very literate (our specialists). They had experience in Vietnam, Syria and Libya.
  38. Sereja.smile
    Sereja.smile April 19 2013 23: 38 New
    0
    Well done. Head! Once again, it proves that not only technology, but also the tactics of a good commander is important in the confrontation!
  39. vikot9
    vikot9 18 October 2016 20: 37 New
    0
    nothing so that he shot down him on optical guidance, but he simply didn’t succeed in guiding the rocket on the radar because the target was blinking?