Putin has made a public announcement that he has authorized a special military operation in Ukraine. He stated that conflict with Ukrainian forces was inevitable. He also threatened any nation who would seek to intervene would face consequences that they had never seen before.
Ukraine has closed it’s airspace.
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That’s gonna be an issue with this conflict. Identifying aircraft. Both sides depend heavily on Su-27s and MiG-29s. The Sukhois for air superiority and the MiG-29s in escort and limited ground attack roles.
But that part will be morbidly fascinating in a way. Two air forces filled wifh high ranking officers who served as junior officers in the Soviet Air Force and Air Defense forces during the late Cold War.
Russia has a big advantage thanks to their legacy assets being modernized in the early and mid 00s, but it will be interesting to see if Ukraine’s Air Force can use their assets somewhat effectively.
Unfortunately without a visual on markings it is all an assumption as to who’s jet it was. This is one case where having the ability to ID a bird by sound won’t work.
And before anyone gets all technical on me…lol
Yes one can identify what jet is flying by sound once you learn the difference. I remember in “A” school when a jet would fly over our instructors would invariably say “That is an A4, F4, F18, etc”