Impressive shots of Russian Su-24 and Su-34 jets launching at night from Latakia airbase in Syria

Russian Air Force Su-34s and Su-24s night operations at Latakia airbase.

Released by the Russian MoD, the pictures in this post show Sukhoi Su-24 Fencer and Su-34 Fullback attack planes taking off from Latakia airbase, in western Syria, for night air strikes.

Su-34 night launch 1

Su-34 night launch 2

The visual effect created by the flames of the afterburner makes these shots quite impressive.

Su-24 night launch 1

Su-24 night launch 2

Su-24 night launch 3

According to the latest figures made available by Moscow, the Russians have carried out 934 combat sorties and destroyed 819 terrorists’ facilities since the RuAF contingent has launched the first air strikes in Syria (with results and targets still debated).

Su-25 night

Image credit: Russia’s MoD via Creative Commons

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