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I'm not exactly sure why they are saying an Su-25 was in the area unless they have evidence of this and know for sure.
originally posted by: JimTSpock
a reply to: CharlieSpeirs
That sounds about right.
The Sukhoi Su-25 Frogfoot can carry the AA-8 Aphid or R-60 IR guided air to air missile with a range of 10km. It could shoot from a lower altitude.
They said? Who is they and why do you take what they say as proof?
Yes it can, the head of the Main Operations Directorate of the HQ of Russia’s military forces, Lieutenant-General Andrey Kartopolov said clearly “The SU-25 fighter jet can gain an altitude of 10km, according to its specification” he added. “It’s equipped with air-to-air R-60 missiles that can hit a target at a distance up to 12km, up to 5km for sure.”
originally posted by: thesaneone
a reply to: ScrutonEyez
Who are the people that released the evidence?
If you are going to try to get me mad with snarky comments you have to try a bit harder than that.
originally posted by: rustyclutch
“Records show that the Ukrainian Air Force plane ascended to the distance of 3-5 km from the Malaysian Boeing,” he said. “The Su-25 can fly at altitudes of up to 10 km. It is armed with P-60 air-to-air missiles that can hit targets at a distance of up to 12 km and reliably within 5 km.”
Russian monitoring systems recorded up to 4 Ukrainian Buk M1 air defense systems in the crash area on the day of the accident. The point where the plane was at the time of the accident was within the Buk system’s coverage sector.