Video: Syrian Arab Air Force L-39 firing rockets

Since the first videos of L-39 Albatros, mistakenly identified by several media outlets as “Migs”, made their first appearance on Youtube on Jul. 24, the combat trainer equipped with an under fuselage gun pod and external stores, have become the aircraft of choice of the Syrian Arab Air Force to attack Free Syrian Army positions in Aleppo.

The following video is the first to clearly show a Syrian L-39 firing rockets on a low level (and seemingly low speed) pass over Aleppo on Aug. 7.

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David Cenciotti is a journalist based in Rome, Italy. He is the Founder and Editor of “The Aviationist”, one of the world’s most famous and read military aviation blogs. Since 1996, he has written for major worldwide magazines, including Air Forces Monthly, Combat Aircraft, and many others, covering aviation, defense, war, industry, intelligence, crime and cyberwar. He has reported from the U.S., Europe, Australia and Syria, and flown several combat planes with different air forces. He is a former 2nd Lt. of the Italian Air Force, a private pilot and a graduate in Computer Engineering. He has written five books and contributed to many more ones.