Russia brings in Heavy Bombers to pound ISIS in Syria   Leave a comment


Theaviationist.com

Russia confirmed today that it was a improvised bomb that caused the crash of their airliner last month. ISIS, the terrorist organization responsible for the Paris attacks, claimed responsibility for bringing down the Metrojet A321 Airbus.

The Russians are hitting back:

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TU-160 Blackjack bomber

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Early in the morning on Nov. 17, the Russian Air Force launched 25 heavy bombers against ISIS ground targets in Syria.

The aircraft, 5 x Tu-160 Blackjack, 6 x Tu-95MS Bear and 14 x Tu-22M3 Backfire bombers flew round trip missions from airbases in Russia to drop a variety of weapons: both air-launched cruise missiles, like the KH-555 whose remains were recovered in Syria, and free fall bombs, like those dropped by the Backfires, in the somehow old-fashioned carpet bombing (while being escorted by some Su-27s).

Actually, the show of force of the Russian Air Force was also an opportunity to test some new “hardware” as the new KH-101 low-observable cruise missile.

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TU-95MS Bear undergoing air-to-air refueling

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Tu-22M3 Backfire

Posted November 17, 2015 by markosun in Uncategorized

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