Syrian Su-22 jet shot down in Aleppo, pilot reportedly captured by Al-Qaeda affiliated gangs

the real Syrian Free Press


April 5, 2016

A Syrian Su-22 fighter jet has been shot down by a surface-to-air missile in Aleppo Province, Syrian state TV reported, adding that the pilot ejected

The Syrian Army has confirmed that an Su-22 jet was downed near Aleppo, an army representative told RIA Novosti.

Moment Terrorists capture Syrian Pilot alive in Aleppo – 05.APR


The ceasefire in Syria was introduced on February 27. It doesn’t apply to Islamic State (Daesh, IS, ISIS/ISIL), Al-Nusra Front and other organizations designated by the UN’s Security Council as ‘terrorists’. The cessation of hostilities deal has been struck by the Russian ceasefire center at the Khmeimim Airbase in Latakia province, and the US coordination center in Amman in Jordan.

On March 14, Russia announced that it was withdrawing the majority of its forces from Syria, as the five-month operation neared its goals.

A total of 97 armed groups operating in Syria have agreed to the ceasefire. Both IS and Al-Nusra Front jihadists have been intensifying their military action in Syria recently, especially in Aleppo province. The ceasefire has been violated at least 250 times since it began, the head of the Russian center in Khmeimim, Sergey Kuralenko, said late last month.

Syrian Forces battle with Al-Nusra near Aleppo




Export version of the Su-17M2. The Su-22 had the Tumansky R-29B-300 engine instead of the Lyulka AL-21F. The larger diameter of the engine required changes to the aft fuselage. It resulted in a degraded performance, but in 1976 production for export began. Later models had the avionics fit of the Su-17M3 or M4.

Type: Su-17M4
Function: attack
Year: 1980
Crew: 1
Engines: 1 * 11200 kg Lyulka AL-21F-3 turbojet
Wing Span: 13.68m to 10.03m
Length: 17.34 m / 19.03m
Height: 5.13 m
Wing Area Spread: 40 m²
Wing Area Swept: 37 m²
Wing loading: 443 kg/m²
Empty Weight: 10800 kg
Max.Weight: 19400 kg
Speed: 1830 km/h (Sea level: 1,400 km/h)
Ceiling: 15200 m
Rate of climb: 230 m/s
Ferry Range: 2650 km
– 2*g30mm NR-30 cannon, 80 rounds per gun
– Two underwing launch rails for R-60 (AA-8 ‘Aphid’) air-to-air missiles for self-defense
– Nine hardpoints (three under the fixed portion of each wing, four on the fuselage sides, and one centerline) up to 4,250 kg (9,370 lb) of stores, including freefall bombs, rocket pods, cluster bombs, SPPU-22-01 cannon pods with traversable barrels, ECM pods, napalm tanks, and nuclear weapons.

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