Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Russian Su-24 shotdown in Turkish Syrian Border

Su-24 Fencer
Shotdown by Turkey
at Syrian Border...

Today, at around 09:20 Turkish Local Time, an aircraft identified as Sukhoi Su-24 was reportedly shot down on Turkish-Syrian border region.

The shotdown Su-24 is reported to belong to Russian Air Force and amongst the force that was deployed to support Syrian Government Forces against the opposition in the Syrian Civil War.

Turkish Office of Chief of Staff announced that the aircraft has been warned 10 times in 5 minutes to leave Turkish airspace. After which was shot down by two Turkish F-16 fighter jets.

The shotdown of the Su-24 was recorded from ground. 
(Copyright: Anadolu Ajansı www.aa.com.tr)

Turkish Office of Chief of Staff also revealed the radar trajectory of the Su-24 showing its penetration to Turkish airspace from Syria.

The Red lines reflect the tractory of the shotdown Su-24. The bright blue lines identify the Turkish airspace boundaries.

The pilots of the Su-24 was seen ejecting and parachuting down to the Syrian side of the border where heavy clashes are being reported today between pro-Syrian forces and opposition. There is no information on the status of the pilots. Russian helicopters in search pattern were seen in the area short time after the crash.

Su-24 NATO Codename: Fencer is a supersonic, two-seat, all weather attack aircraft that entered service in 1975. Fencer has variable geometry or swing wing design much like the US F-111, range of 3.000km's and a payload capacity of 8 tons.


Da Masta Cheef said...

...and just when you thought it couldn't get any uglier over there...

Anonymous said...

A slight intrusion does not justify the shoot down and another thing is that the Russians already notified their operations that day to the US. Another point you did not mention is that the Turkish F16 penetrated 4km into Syria to shoot the Su-24 and it dove to 2000 m to avoid ground radar signifying that the F16 knew he was over Syrian Air Space. Now Turkey is in deep shit as Russia is placing assets surrounding Turkey https://thaimilitaryandasianregion.wordpress.com/2015/12/19/russia-continues-military-buildup-around-turkey-as-attack-helicopters-deployed-in-armenia-base/