Originally posted by Zaphod58
reply to post by ErEhWoN
There's more than that to worry about,even with standoff weapons. The Syrians use the ZSU-23-4, which even with standoff weapons is a deadly piece of equipment that pilots still have great respect for. They also have about 10 ZSU-57-2 units in operation. The only other piece of equipment they have that I would be worried about as a pilot is the SA-17, which Syria also has.
Yes, Syrian defenses might not be the best in the world, but why risk pointing out where you are by leaving a huge contrail behind, and take a chance on losing an aircraft and possibly pilot? What's the point?
The other reason I say this isn't the IAF, is where is #4? The IAF trained in US tactics, that means even numbers of aircraft in each element, so that they have a wingman. They used 12 aircraft per raid, so 8 strike, 4 CAP. There are three in the video, where's four?
A short 46 second vid, that every American should see.
Originally posted by Transitarian
I mean really, their society requires compulsory military service, and they have one of the most prominent special forces that could be labelled in the world.
Originally posted by skalla
between this news, and other unrelated threads where people cant tell their arse and their elbow, ATS has kinda tested my resolve today.
while this news has depressed me and shaken the faith in humans that i try to keep as chipper as possible, thanks for sharing this.
as already said by others, this is most likely just the tip of the iceberg, one that i fell israel has been chomping at the bit to get stuck into for way too long, and ofc the US and UK govts couldnt give a fig about.
i feel sickedit on 30-1-2013 by skalla because: typo/clarity