The following video clearly shows a Syrian Arab Air Force Mig-23BN hit by anti-aircraft artillery fire on Aug. 13, 2012 over MoHasen town near Deir Ezzour, in eastern Syria.
Therefore, not only the L-39 combat trainers and the Mil Mi-8/17 Hip and -25 Hind gunships are currently attacking the Free Syrian Army positions in Syria. Even the Mig-23 are being flown by the Assad regime against the opposition forces.
So far, the Mig-23 alongside other combat planes as the Mig-29 and Su-24 fighter jets were only spotted taking part to drills in the desert.
Noteworthy, it looks like the FSA are improving at attacking fast moving targets, after showing much difficulties in hitting slow moving helicopters mainly operating at high altitude.
Few weeks ago a video allegedly showed a Mil Mi-8 helicopter shot down by the rebels.
- [Updated] Syrian Air Force Mig-21 fighter jet defects to Jordan (theaviationist.com)
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- New videos show Syrian gunship helicopters dropping bombs on Homs and Damascus (theaviationist.com)
- Syrian Arab Air Force trainer jets turned into attack planes to strike rebel positions (theaviationist.com)
- L-39 Albatros jet trainer spotted over Aleppo, Syria. (theaviationist.com)
- Video: Syrian Arab Air Force L-39 firing rockets (theaviationist.com)
I’d like to know if the pilot was recovered and if there is any evidence of the crash site to get more evidence it did get hit or was something else.
Reminds me of the earlier F4 flight. Too much confusion, fog of war.
Shot down by Triple A, I wonder who was manning the guns though
A recco flypast?
Hydro leak… wasn’t hit as it was way out of range of aa cannon