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Oh Those Russians...
« on: July 02, 2015, 12:03:23 PM »
Sure getting a bit ballsy around Sweden lately:

http://www.news.com.au/world/europe/whats-putins-plan-russian-jet-shot-flares-at-swedish-plane/story-fnh81p7g-1227424640782

Bit of a beat-up though, that sort of thing was not that uncommon in the Cold War.

I do not know why the media keep putting up pics of the Su-25 though, it may still be in production but it's a very old design somewhat similar to the A-10 warthog but not as well armoured, subsonic, ground attack.

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Re: Oh Those Russians...
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2015, 01:41:20 PM »
That's mainstream media for you - get any story requiring specialty knowledge and they're often clueless, though it doesn't take much research to find an appropriate model to picture with the story.

Some NATO reporting names are spot on.  Frogfoot probably the closest - from many below angles the hardpoints on the Su-25 actually make the wing look a lot like a frog's foot.

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Re: Oh Those Russians...
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2015, 02:02:06 PM »
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Never thought of it.

In general NATO tries to make the reporting names as derogatory as possible, especially with fighters :)

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Re: Oh Those Russians...
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2015, 02:10:30 PM »
Didn't the Russians actually adpot Flanker for the Su-27, that's one they actually liked and sort of describes it's function.

Though in reality it would flank you for a couple of seconds then blow you out of the sky.

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Re: Oh Those Russians...
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2015, 05:44:21 PM »
:)

I think they were getting a bit short of "F's" that day :)

Not an aircraft, or more so a weapons system when you add in the missile array that I'd want on my six...

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