SyAAF Su-22M in Action

New collection of Syrian Fitters photographed while performing air raids during the current unrest.
Above: one of the earliest photos -exclusively shared to Luftwaffe A.S blog- of a Su-22M-3 taken moments after taking off from Dmair AFB on 31st Dec. 2012.

A photo for a SyAAF Su-22M taken while flying over the county of Idleb governorate sometime in 2013 carrying fuel tank under wings pylons and what look like a pair of RBK-250 Cluster Bombs under belly.

Syrian Fitter been spotted the day the Syrian Army could retake Al-Hosn Citadel "Crac De Chevaliers" in March 2014. 

Unique shots for a Su-22M-4 spotted attacking ground target nearby Taftanaz town in the county of Idleb on 17th April 2014.

Recent photo for a SyAAF Su-22M spotted while dropping three dumb bombs over FSyA units in Wadi El-Deif in Idleb's county on 15th Dec. 2014 just a day after the fall of this area into the hands of FSyA.

Awesome shot for a SyAAF Su-22M-4 firing S-8 unguided rockets nearby Tabqa town on 21st Aug. 2014.

The same Fitter.

Another Su-22M-3 been spotted maneuvering over Dmair town on 9th Nov. 2013.

Su-22M-4 spotted as well over Mare' in Dar'a governorate on 31st Jan. 2013.

Su-22M-4 spotted maneuvering over Deir Sunbol (Idleb governorate) fitted with four dumb bombs under belly on 16th Sep. 2014.

The same Fitter turning back to base after dropping its load.


Photos of SyAAF MiG-29s - UPDATED II

Stunning photos I liked to share here for the SyAAF agile MiG-29 which most of Syrian sources prefers to name it the MiG-29S or SM, as the fleet has received partial SMT package modernization in 'The Factory' overhaul facility located at Neyrab airbase (Aleppo IAP).
The photo above is extracted from a Syrian media published on the anniversary of Syrian Air Force recently in October 2014. It represent a footage of pair of MiG-29S preparing to take off on the Seen AFB runway (from east to west).
The one on left is serialed 3421, while the right one carries the serial 3425. The latter is very interesting with its R-27 air-to-air missile launch rail fitted on the pylon inboard.

The 3421 MiG-29S inside a HAS the moment it runs engines.

We can see here the same Fulcrum with its air intakes been closed preparing to taxi out.

This 3421 MiG-29S which started taxiing out looks in its newly applied camo.

Rolling out...

Close shot for the SyAAF MiG-29S serialed 3425.

This MiG-29S which serial is sadly hidden by photographer represent what looks to be the original camo with more contrasted Dark/Light Bluish Gray as can be clearly observed by comparing this shot with the one above.
Another difference is the absence of the third Black tinted cover under the fixed frontal cockpit shield.

What we are eager for...is a single shot at the cockpit of this MiG-29S glorious fighter!


Spotted Aircraft/Aerial Vehicles over Syria: November 2014

Below is the list of spotted 'Aircraft and Aerial Vehicles' over Syria during the month November 2014:

Hama Qabr Feddah 02-11-2014 Unknown https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMCKA7ev5a8
Deir EzZour Deir EzZour 04-11-2014 F-18 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzqrS5S44gs
Idleb Northern County 04-11-2014 UAV http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RRFDUb8k6k
Idleb Jabal Azzawiyeh 04-11-2014 MiG-23MF http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=se5o2z4pT8I
Damascus Eastern Ghouta 04-11-2014 MiG-21 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lez5FdZSn6Y
Damascus Douma 06-11-2014 MiG-23BN http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtZNm_d3p24
Damascus Damascus 06-11-2014 MiG-21 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GuGMysItpg
Hama Northern County 06-11-2014 MiG-21 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7ytyrzUyAI
Idleb Ma'arret Annu'man 06-11-2014 MiG-23MF http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bX0YPxiPr1I
Idleb Ma'arret Annu'man 07-11-2014 MiG-23MF http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzWn6nB06Ek
Idleb Jabal Azzawiyeh 07-11-2014 MiG-21 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TS2wXVSBkE
Idleb Kafar Takharim 08-11-2014 UAV http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nElg4bZQ0rQ
Hama Kafar Zeita 08-11-2014 MiG-21 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFFnDh4vF3w
Hama Kafar Zeita 08-11-2014 MiG-21 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAggkXtZWWg
Idleb Jabal Azzawiyeh 09-11-2014 MiG-23MF https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Wq2wqvkpew
Homs County 09-11-2014 Su-24M2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0u6J-XUogI
Dar'a Sheikh Meskin 09-11-2014 Unknown https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UL_7MAKZr94
Aleppo Ain Arab 10-11-2014 Unknown https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwgH6Q0ACCE
Aleppo Khan El-Asal 11-11-2014 UAV http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYHkhdnbUdo
Idleb Taftanaz 11-11-2014 UAV https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46Mc2DlhLO0
Idleb Taftanaz 11-11-2014 MiG-23MF https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVFSuIEZltk
Idleb Jabal Azzawiyeh 13-11-2014 Su-24M2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHjzM7kuJ3o
Damascus Douma 13-11-2014 Su-24M2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CW0K0HLhXA
Deir EzZour Al-Tayyaneh 14-11-2014 F-15 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_vKmMIQ4KU
Idleb Taftanaz 14-11-2014 UAV https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDxp1kVPdNM
Idleb Ma'arret Annu'man 14-11-2014 MiG-21 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymZpKXV5aoc
Deir EzZour Deir EzZour 14-11-2014 MiG-21 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wl8dwP1-2CQ
Aleppo Northern County 14-11-2014 Su-24M2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1qZbvd72Go
Dar'a Enkhul 15-11-2014 Su-24M2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2Ee5a7vtBs
Idleb Jabal Azzawiyeh 16-11-2014 Su-24M2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-7iMUhSqPQ
Dar'a Al-Seheliyeh 18-11-2014 Su-24M2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMCYTsrSi1M
Unknown Al-Ba'th 18-11-2014 UAV https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gonAiRVtpk
Idleb Kafar Takharim 20-11-2014 Su-24M2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyZazH81jmU
Deir EzZour Deir EzZour 23-11-2014 MiG-21 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itSIIljtOqs
Deir EzZour Deir EzZour 23-11-2014 MiG-21 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDBBBz-3q2w
Aleppo Kafar Hamra 23-11-2014 Su-24M2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EcRSuEQgJc
Aleppo Northern County 24-11-2014 Su-24M2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6dILqnzhAQ
Idleb Jabal Azzawiyeh 24-11-2014 Su-24M2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66tG4X5SfkU
Deir EzZour Albukamal 25-11-2014 Unknown https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7RRgzbUbvc
Idleb Ma'arret Annu'man 27-11-2014 Su-24M2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HU11M4FPKG8
Dar'a Enkhul 28-11-2014 Su-24M2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gF79NfZR290
Dar'a Nawa 28-11-2014 Su-24M2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XYwYL0PNQw
Aleppo Bianoon 30-11-2014 Su-24M2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrhFzyl5wJ0


SyAAF Su-24M2 Shot Down (2012-11-28)

On 28th Nov. 2012, the FSyA units scored their first kill against the most advanced SyAAF aircraft, the Su-24M2.
The Syrian Fencer -serial is still unknown so far- which home base is the T4, carried out an attack sortie in the county of Aleppo before a 9K38 Igla MANPAD successfully hit the aircraft in its way returning to base and brought it down 25km to the west of Aleppo in Daret Ezzeh 'دارة عزة' town.
Both pilot Colonel Ziad Dawod 'العقيد زياد داود' and co-pilot -non confirmed- Major Akram Hammoudi 'الرائد أكرم حمودي' ejected at that moment; Rebels drove Lt. Ziad to the hospital of Termanin where he died there suffering serious injuries led to his death as can be seen in various videos, while the fate of the co-pilot is still a mystery till moment.

Exclusive photo for Abu Omair with his Igla, the responsible for shooting down the mighty Syrian Su-24M2.


SyAAF MiG-21bis Shot Down (2014-11-10)

Today 10th Nov. 2014, a Syrian MiG-21bis serialed 2204 and code-numbered 660 operating from Hama AFB and piloted by Col. Tha'er Aref Saqqour 'العقيد ثائر عارف صقور' is downed 45km to the east of the airbase near Sabboura town, the remnant of the GSh-23 twin-barreled cannon and the engine can be seen in this VIDEO and this VIDEO, while it is still unknown whether the bis was hit by a MANPAD or by an AA gun.
Later one, tonight, a graphic photo emerged for the corpse of the pilot whom was KIA.

What surprised me after studying these photos is the appearance of a Syrian MiG-21bis dressing a Three-Color Camo! The new color is the Grayish Brown where the serial lays over.
The camos we used to see applied on Syrian MiG-21s through available photos were in Two-Colors camo, Beige & Green or Yellow Sand & Green-Blue.
How would be a great reference to modellers and profile drawers if the fuselage of this aircraft was photographed!


SyAAF From The Archive - Part VI

Some of the ever rarest historical photos of SyAAF units EXCLUSIVELY owned by Luftwaffe A.S blog I wanted to post here to allow our great audiences have a look on!
I select the Mil Mi-1 to start with as it was never seen before, even never thought to be delivered to Syrian Air Force! The Mi-1 here appears in a footage of an exercise, notice the soldier jumping down from this mini helicopter.

The Mi-1 appeared again in another shot in a pair following a Mil Mi-4, it's still unknown when and how many units of each type was delivered to SyAAF.

A pair of Syrian Mi-1 passing over Damascus during the ceremony of Syrian Air Force anniversary.

The only photo for the SyAAF Beagle Il-28 in flight!! Here it appears accompanied with a pair of MiG-17 passing low over Damascus in the SyAAF anniversary.

Photo for one of the early examples of SyAAF MBB 223 Flamingo serialed 2157, used to be camouflaged in White & Blue.
Formation of SyAAF MiG-17, the absolute beauty of the Syrian Air Force!

Rare photo for a formation of SyAAF Su-20's.

N.B. Explicit written permission from the author is required prior to utilize any of the above materials in any kind of physical or electronic media.


SyAAF Su-22M-3 Shot Down (2013-07-25)

On 25th July 2013, a video from Tabqa town was published stating that a 'MiG' was hit by rebels and crashed not very far from Tabqa AFB, the footage confirms the accident as can be seen HERE. Later on and just recently, It is confirmed by pro-regime news that the Colonel Malek Muhammad Abbas ’العقيد الطيار مالك محمد عباس’ was KIA while carrying out an attack sortie over Al-Tabqa area, that date.

Luftwaffe A.S' own sources confirmed he was flying a Su-22M-3 based in Sh'eirat AFB, the Su-22 in question can be seen above.


Photos of SyAAF MiG-23BN (Flogger H)

The newest photo of this bomber/attack variant of MiG-23 appeared in a video recently published in the anniversary of Teshreen war of 1973.
The BN in question appeared carrying a new serial 2409, which means the SyAAF might received this variant in two batches, the first batch carried the serial 16xx while the new batch is serialed 24xx.

MiG-23BN spotted flying over Damascus on 1st June 2014.

MiG-23BN was spotted over Joubar (Damascus) on 13th June 2014.

Another MiG-23BN was spotted over Joubar as well on 25th May 2014.

The BN joined intensively in the offensive of Mleha earlier this year, this one was spotted releasing a FAB over Mleha on 29th April 2014.

In many videos, the BN was spotted taking off from Dmeyr AFB, this one was photographed on 7th Nov. 2012 flying low over Dmeyr town.

MiG-23BN spotted maneuvering over Eastern Ghouta of Damascus on 8th June 2014.

Stunning shot for a SyAAF MiG-23BN shortly after it landed in unidentified airfield, notice the double-bomb rack under wing pylons.


SyAAF Various VI

MBB/Siat 223 Flamingo photographed in Kweres (Rasm El-Abboud) AFB prior to shifting these basic trainers from the central tarmac to hide them behind the ceremony stage.
SyAAF L-29 Delfín in display at the gate guard of Kweres AFB.

The only available photo of MFI-17 Mushshak. SyAAF received two examples of this Pakistani made basic trainer and both are based in Kweres AFB as well.

SyAAF MiG-17 in display in the famous 'Al-Tayyara' roundabout in Deir EzZour city.

One of the rarest photos of a camouflaged SyAAF MiG-17. This still is taken at Kshesh AFB in 1984.

SyAAF An-26 photographed landing in Hama AFB on 14th May 2014.

Syrian Air IL-76T YK-ATB in an unidentified airfield.

The only and historical flight of the Syrian Air YK-SQG Yak-40 from Damascus IAP to Aleppo IAP on 22nd Jan. 2014 after almost a year of halting flight to the latter.

Another take of the same Yak-40 in Aleppo IAP, no news about any other civil transporter landed in Aleppo IAP since that event.


Spotted Aircraft/Aerial Vehicles over Syria: October 2014

Below is the list of spotted 'Aircraft and Aerial Vehicles' over Syria during the month October 2014:

Aleppo Ain Arab 01-10-2014 UAV https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeLtNoOW1rE
Damascus Erbeen 02-10-2014 MiG-23BN https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Z_F60Uz0SM
Idleb Kafar Takharim 03-10-2014 UAV https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXUIaAKpLHk
Hama Northern County 03-10-2014 MiG-21 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dM6qsHm9Bl0
Deir EzZour Albukamal 03-10-2014 F-18 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_eATefzVvb4
Damascus Erbeen 04-10-2014 MiG-23BN https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bp8d9T6iixk
Damascus Qaboun 04-10-2014 Su-24M2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yBjbI2TEZY
Hama County 04-10-2014 UAV https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kenMqdA8J08
Damascus Harasta 05-10-2014 MiG-21 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0bu35UZpgU
Idleb Jabal Azzawiyeh 05-10-2014 Su-24M2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxUUGOHJuaM
Damascus Eastern Ghouta 06-10-2014 MiG-23BN https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dPebj4CFBI
Damascus Eastern Ghouta 06-10-2014 Unknown https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujkXqWruYQo
Hama County 06-10-2014 Su-24M2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7w5jk0x102Q
Dar'a Enkhul 07-10-2014 UAV https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7N49iSRRNU
Aleppo Ain Arab 07-10-2014 B-1B https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-6ne_p9ouk
Aleppo Handarat 08-10-2014 UAV https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKtZ8h2frfo
Idleb Jabal Azzawiyeh 08-10-2014 Su-24M2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMvGv8gJS0I
Idleb Saraqeb 09-10-2014 UAV https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CtGioJEo7A
Idleb Sarmin 09-10-2014 Unknown https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0HllU-0Fco
Idleb Jabal Azzawiyeh 10-10-2014 MiG-23MF https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7gGb-TLIaE
Idleb Southern County 10-10-2014 MiG-23MF https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mg137Vu6auQ
Idleb Ma'arret Annu'man 10-10-2014 MiG-23MF https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgvwPrUhBpU
Homs County 10-10-2014 UAV https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHb3uxE6PNw
Damascus Joubar 10-10-2014 MiG-23BN https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMx4hp7RrYE
Damascus Hammouriyeh 12-10-2014 MiG-23BN https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I04QPpl7Dg4
Aleppo Aleppo 12-10-2014 L-39 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-P_W57_PYE
Idleb County 12-10-2014 MiG-23 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KyPOJ6DY2E
Idleb Heesh 13-10-2014 MiG-23MF https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTqE3KjqWyc
Damascus Damascus 13-10-2014 Unknown https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybURhtrS6Jg#t=11
Aleppo Aleppo 15-10-2014 Su-22M https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQPnx8Z2wCI
Aleppo Ain Arab 16-10-2014 B-1B https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xHpr1jHqTk
Aleppo Ain Arab 16-10-2014 F-16 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xHpr1jHqTk
Idleb Deir EsSharqi 16-10-2014 Su-22M https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hIWpLZcL-Y
Idleb Ma'arret Annu'man 17-10-2014 Su-22M https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D361i8IZd68
Damascus Eastern Ghouta 17-10-2014 MiG-21 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCbTo_c2RRw
Aleppo Kshesh 18-10-2014 L-39 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ux0Mb7pryM
Aleppo Ain Arab 18-10-2014 F-18 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSu6elIge9M
Deir EzZour Alqouriyah 18-10-2014 F-18 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDAv_ogpVO0
Damascus Damascus 20-10-2014 MiG-23BN https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uf-RSUSyo5w
Idleb Kafar Daryan 22-10-2014 UAV https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6e5cuAeOTT8
Damascus Eastern Ghouta 25-10-2014 UAV http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpp1bxlQCO8&feature=youtu.be
Damascus Douma 25-10-2014 MiG-23BN https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcBDNjaHIF8
Damascus Douma 25-10-2014 MiG-23BN https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAyxwBkD0HA
Aleppo Ain Arab 25-10-2014 F-18 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXeQ_pILgoo
Aleppo Ain Arab 25-10-2014 B-1B https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXeQ_pILgoo
Deir EzZour Deir EzZour 25-10-2014 MiG-21 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsm4fFcM3ac
Hama Kafar Zeita 26-10-2014 MiG-23MF https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yj2wwH9hadk
Homs Talbeeseh 26-10-2014 Su-24M2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2E0Jni6rqcE
Idleb Taftanaz 27-10-2014 UAV https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-1OlozQsEI
Idleb Taftanaz 29-10-2014 UAV https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbZzwtPl2ZI
Idleb Jabal Azzawiyeh 30-10-2014 Su-24M2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wgykm1tOjgM
Idleb Jabal Azzawiyeh 30-10-2014 Su-24M2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8T2GOigbf0
Deir EzZour Deir EzZour 30-10-2014 MiG-21 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xA5JTO_JeY
Damascus Eastern Ghouta 31-10-2014 MiG-21 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IbKwGoeuxw
Damascus Eastern Ghouta 31-10-2014 MiG-21 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhqbHBf7Sx0
Damascus Eastern Ghouta 31-10-2014 MiG-21 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QI7TWJdeMPg