Watch this: Anti-Aircraft Fire misses Syrian Mig-21 by inches during ground attack

A Syrian Arab Air Force Mig-21 is almost hit by ground fire as it releases its bomb.

The following video shows a shell (57mm one according to the uploader) streak past a Syrian Mig-21 Fishbed attacking a target near Idlib. The SyAAF jet releases its bomb just in time to escape the direct hit.

Quite impressive.

H/T to Matt Fanning for sending us the link to the video

 

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