Video shows what is it like being on the receiving end of a Mig-29 Fulcrum’s gun

Mar 30 2014 - 12 Comments

If you see a Mig-29 Fulcrum maneuvering towards you at low altitude, you better run away.

Filmed somewhere is Syria by someone who probably survived the attack, the following footage shows a Syrian Arab Air Force Mig-29 Fulcrum perform a strafing pass on rebel positions, as seen from the target’s point of view.

Since October 2013, Assad’s Fulcrums have become increasingly active against Free Syrian Army forces.

 

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  • Matt Wilks

    First you see the flash, then you hear the shells hitting, then the sound of the shots fired. Amazing footage.

  • Patrick

    Mig-25’s have also been filmed in action recently. I believe this is the first concrete proof of Fox bats being employed against the rebels

    http://luftwaffeas.blogspot.com/2014/03/again-syrian-mig-25-in-action.html?m=1

    • Marco

      It seems that war improved the Syrian Air Force readiness, while many predicted it was going to be nullified soon after the start of operations.

      http://www.janes.com/article/31723/syrian-air-force-maintains-high-sortie-rate

      Now that they were able to put those MiG-25’s in the air again, I think all their types are confirmed back in action and I think that L-39’s are back to their trainer role, since I didn’t see them in action since the end of 2013, when the other types were coming back to service.

      • Patrick

        Not really all that surprising considering how invested Russia is in keeping Assad afloat. I’m surethe Russians have supplied significant maintenance and spare parts support to the SYAF since the start of the conflict.

      • C

        The lack of reports of L-39s probably indicates that they’re worn out and that replacement parts are unavailable due to the embargo. (They’re Czech.) The Russians are actively supporting the regime, including repairing and upgrading warbirds. I wouldn’t be surprised if Syrian pilots were training in Russia on Russian aircraft.

  • Dafidge9898

    Thats scary, but I would rather be shot at by a MiG-29 than an A-10…

    • ODM

      Here here! Save the ‘hog!

    • Tweedle Dee

      You realize they have similar cannons, right? I think the main difference for me is that the A-10 could attack multiple times and probably be more accurate.

      • Dafidge9898

        Actually the MiG’s cannon is single barrel, has a lower muzzle velocity, and has a lower rate of fire. But I got this info from wikipedia, I don’t know how accurate it is.

  • Jonathan

    The footage is tampered with. I can see the photoshop/after effects

  • SAS

    This sure does look like a CGI.

  • baahjun

    fake