>Russian air defense shot down their own plane overnight near the Morozovsk Airfield in Rostov about 300km from the front linesDo they not have IFF transponders?
They do, but they started to do serious EW along the border after the incursions, which can apparently jam the IFF signal.
>>58337507Still, won't the radar show it's a full sized plane and not something smaller and drone sized?
>>58337502Could this be a hohol missile intercepted, or a drone or something?
>>58337516Maybe it was one of their rare stealth planes?You know how stealth capabilities make a planes radar signature smaller, instead of just straight up removing it, like some sorta Klingon cloaking device?Maybe that's why the radar operator thought he was shooting at a drone instead of a friendly plane?
>>58337502>Do they not have IFF transponders?Why worry about something that isn't going to happen.
>>58337518>MissileNo, cruise missiles fly lower than that, UA doesn't have ballistic missiles of that range, and they would be much faster. Also ban on striking Russia proper.>DronesIt would need to be a big one, like a shahed, but they fly lower. The best fit would be an old Soviet drone retrofitted as a kamikaze.
>>58337518I report zero "eternal flight brothers" on fighterbomber Instagram at the moment.
>>58337516No. Now radar be default doesn't even show *blimps screen" like in movies. Just digital processing and pictograms. You can turn raw output on to try ID aircraft by size of the echo, but such ID would be very unrealible.
>>58337502another ghost of kiev successfully swatted ou of the skies. everybody understand everything
>>58337525That would mean they've possibly shot down one of their SU-57s as it was coming in to land or shortly after take-off. That would be completely retarded, but this seems to be one of those weeks where the Rooskies are going full retard, so I wouldn't be surprised if that was the case.
>>58337502>IFFRussian society works under assumption that everyone is a potential enemy
>>58337541The ASS is in the ASS on its own power
>>58337541that was such a kino moment.
My money is on this, but I would be pleasantly surprised if it's really FF.Imagine if it was really Su-57, taken down because there's literally a grand total of 3 stealth jets in BBC and AA crews didn't know what they target.
>>58337502>Do they not have IFF transponders?Russians planes do have soviet IFF transponders.. but.. so do the Ukrainians
Guys? I thought Western sanctions on electronics were useless? What's going on? I was assured they'd only impact irrelevant poor people!
>>58337502Ok, you assume that it was friendly fire. But consider that Russia has been completely infiltrated by saboteurs a couple days ago. What's stopping them from supplying manpads to prelocated agents? Or switching to civilian clothes and setting up an ambush near an airport.It's a perfect place to get an otherwise out of range rus aircraft
>>58337502>dumb vatnigger shills in the A-10 thread I ironically thought Russian AD was a match for modern western planesLOL. Vatnig SAMs are going to get SEADed and FEEDed so hard in November
Plane made it back to russia under own power.There is no worry.
There must have been an Ukrainian stealth figter in the area.
Reports are coming out that the RuAF aircraft set its transponder to broadcast as a civilian hospital to avoid being shot down by western missiles but by doing so it was immediately locked on and shot at by Russian munitions.
>>58337609could be, but the way it goes down flat and slow looks like a larger plane with wider wingspan
>>58337737Oh no! Not the Nu-VDV!
>>58337502I'd shit myself laughing if it turns out to be YET ANOTHER Mi-8 EW.
Ah, that explains the screeching and shill treads
>>58337502No plane shoot down is only meteorite. In Russia we get meteorite often. Some meteorites are interesting and can resemble aircraft parts but is only coincidence.
That's a Ukrainian plane.
>>58337994how did it get so far into russia?
>>58337547>>58337609I hope it’s not Su-57, because if it is, I’m probably going to die by laughing.
>>58337502The new Ace Combat game is looking tight
>>58338012Flew through hyperdimensional fortress Piss Key, refueled in Tanelorn and then took a left
>>58338252> In this episode of /k/ anon discovers Tu-141
>>58337541Where and when?
>>58338500The webm? That was from the belgorod raid last year.
>>58338500The first belgorod raid on a fuel depo i think.
>>58337533russian radars don’t do symbolic imaging or w/e it’s called
>>58338500>>58338522>>58339056^These Late March, or April 1st of last year.
>>58337502Not needing IFF thingamabobs, this of being real war not Ace Combat.
>>58339292>Not needing IFF thingamabobsThey're built right in to the radar array, couldn't tell you how they function, though. Or if the pilot has the ability to turn it off. Maybe they're just unreliable and respond wrong when challenged. Add to that an inexperienced crew who is twitchy and low IQ, and you're bound to down all kinds of civilian and friendly planes.
>>58337541>>58339285Imagine the set of balls on these niggers.Any AA, even a shit ass MANPAD, means you're fucking dead.
What happened to TB2 Bayraktar?
>>58339365waste space, can store spaget in there instead
>>58339562Hatred for vatnigs takes over, they'd probably walk there, if they had to.
>>58339594Then you (your commander) can sell the unneed equipment, great thinking, comrade! No rape for you tonight.
>>58339639How does one steal 13 ton ship propellers that are submerged and attached to a fucking ship?
>>58339594That macaron in ammo boxes bit was hilarious, too bad I didn't save the pictures.
>>58337541LMAO The dandelion is flowering and the dill has sprouted. Crests are in the ass with arrivals and there is no panic. Like the old man usually says.
>>58337635What's more embarrassing, them shooting down another one of their planes or them getting shot down by enemy in their territory?Or the third option, shot down by Ukie A2A over russian territory.
>>58339737Them blowing up a hospital in Dnipro and killing two children.
>>58339670>Bribe/order inspectors to say prop need to come off for repair>Will and deal a prop made of cheap metal (Chinese)>replace with cheap metal (Chinese) prop>Sell prop>?????????????????????????????????>Profit
>>58337502Because that's never happened to anyone else.
>>58339783>Because that's never happened to anyone else.After the universal adoption of IFF?With this degree of regularity?No. It has not.
>>58339887>Ever six sorties you lost a plane>50% of those losses are by FFHoly shit.
>>58339947The Georgian invasion is widely regarded as a curbstomp, but the signs about Russian armed forces having some deeply ingrained issues were always there.People just called you an exceptionalist idiot when you tried pointing them out, or refused to take marketing claims about the performance of Russian weapons systems at face value (especially the downright magical effects their EW equipment was supposed to have).
>>58338020Imagine Armatard's butthurt for the next few weeks.
>>58339600javelin is a big boy
>>58338020I hope it is an SU-57, and you're a sacrifice I'm willing to make.
does anyone have the vid of the SU25 flying through a fireball?