"Turkish Phantom jet fighters [as the one shot down by Syria] routinely violate the Greek airspace." And get locked by SAM sites. June 26, 2012Posted by David Cenciotti in : Military Aviation, Syria, Turkish RF-4E shot down , trackback
As what really happened on Jun. 22, when a Turkish Air Force RF-4E from Erhac was shot down by a Syrian Air Defense battery, after violating the Syrian airspace, remains a mystery, an interesting video seems to prove that Turkish Phantoms routinely violate the Greek airspace and get locked by the Greek artillery radars.
This is what the Keep Talking Greece blog affirms publishing the following interesting video allegedly showing a Turkish F-4 locked by a Greek SA-8 anti-aircraft system.
“It is almost a daily practice for the Greek artillery that its radars lock Turkish fighter jets as they illegally enter Greek airspace. However Greeks do not push the button….” says the blog.
Was the RF-4E shot down off Syria flying a mission to probe the Damascus air defense system similar to those flown (quite regularly) in the Aegean sea to probe the Greece’s air defenses?
- Turkish Phantom shot down in Syria update: it may have violated the Syrian airspace to probe the air defenses readiness (theaviationist.com)
- [Updated] Turkish RF-4E Phantom shot down by Syrian Air Defense battery. Known and unknown facts. (theaviationist.com)