Watch a SyAAF Mig-21 Fishbed be hit by MANPADS over Syria

MANPADS once again lethal in Syria.

On Mar. 12, a Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) Mig-21 Fishbed from Hama was shot down over Kafranboudah, Syria. According to the Russian MoD, the aircraft was performing "airspace control tasks." Several video clips, shot from different points of view, have emerged of the aircraft flying over the Syrian village before and after it was hit by MANPADS (Man Portable Air Defense Systems). Indeed, even though anti-aircraft artillery fire from a pickup can ...

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David Cenciotti is a freelance 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 four books.