On October 16, the AFU shelled the Russian city of Belgorod. After massive shelling on the morning, Ukrainian forces resumed attacks on the afternoon. Russian Air Defense forces intercepted most of the targets, but two explosions were recorded near the Belgorod airport.
Military Watch Magazine reported that Russian air defence means in Belgorod have ”reportedly broken a world record for the longest ranged surface to air kills”.
One of the attacks on the city was carried out by a pair of Ukrainian combat aircraft which reached the Russian border at an extremely low altitude. Having then gained altitude, they shot at their target and headed towards the airfield. However, they failed to reach it. They fired on by Russian surface to air missile batteries, specifically an S-300V4 system. Both planes were shot down over the Poltava region.
The aircraft in question were Ukrainian Su-27 and Su-24, which are thought to be some of the last of these relatively scarce and heavyweight classes operational after over six months of war.
The missile system neutralised both aircraft at extreme ranges of 217km, surpassing the 150km range kill previously recorded by a Russian S-400 system against a Ukrainian Su-27 over Kiev in March, with this achieved despite the Su-27’s high manoeuvrability and impressive flight performance designed to allow it to effectively evade standoff missile attacks. – Military Watch writes.
Despite their high maneuverability, the fighters could not get away from the Russian missiles.
The S-300V4 has access to a range of missiles including the 40N6 which has a 400km range and a high hypersonic speed exceeding Mach 14. Military Watch supposed that the 40N6 may have been used, “since the missile has an entirely unique trajectory and sensor suite that are particularly well optimised to engaging very low altitude targets over the horizon”.
The 40N6 can engage targets as low as 5 metres off the ground even at 400km distances, and climbs into space before descending to impact providing its onboard radar with greater coverage and a totally unrivalled performance at ranges over 250km. The missile has double the range of its top Western competitors, and is deployed by both Chinese and Russian S-400 units while also being compatible with the S-300V4. – the report reads.
It was for years the world’s longest ranged anti aircraft capable ground launched missile, although new missiles integrated onto the S-500 system surpassed it. The kill against a Su-27 reflects Russia’s overwhelming superiority in anti aircraft capabilities, the report concludes.
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I wonder who was piloting the plane and bet it was not anybody from the Ukie Air Force? Nice one Russia and nice one S-300. NATO, bet you have nothing that can match that, let alone S-500 defence system?
I do hope the pilots met their maker, especially if they were NATO child killers.
NATO hopes Russia will get tired and frustrated and allow Ukraine to win.
Russia cannot allow NATO to win because it will be suicidal to Russia.
Solution. Ukraine will be completely destroyed.
NATO will come off globally as a weak group of countries doing the bidding of the USA.
Thats the one thing the forces of Nazi arrogance don’t understand is losing in Ukraine just isn’t an option for Russia,otherwise Russia would be finished,and that is why they will win.
This is what happens when NATO anointed ‘leaders’ who have zero empathy for other nations wishes are allowed to live.
NATO is the usa war machine the other countries are just their to give it legitimacy Same now as UN and chemical weapons atomic weapons agency all owned by usa
Great but why have all Ukrainian airfields not been destroyed?
Correct question. And add mine: why the bridges over Dnipr aren’t destroyed by now ?
Russia will need those bridges. You only destroy bridges to try and save your ass
Good job Russian crew
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Funny point. 40 plus countries attacking Russia via proxy Ukraine. Both economically and militarily. Only difference is they have not committed air force or significant troops. If Russia wins this, it will be a shit show in Western capitols. Glory to Russia. Destroy them
You are really into the Ukronigger propaganda, kebab? NATO is doing as shitty job supporting Ukroniggers as possible. They are doing the minimum required by the Budapest Memorandum.
There is no and will be no NATO troops in Ukropizdan. They sold Rumania for dismemberment by neighbours though.
Sugi pula țigan borât … from “Rumania” with love…
Hellas, with those 2 planes down, ukroshits have now only around 25 active air force ‘power’ in the box. And that including the attack heli’s. Russia’s are started doing a very good job on all tactics. Burning bandera asshole power plants daily with the cheap iranian mopeds from hell are another very good ‘tactic’. Grinding the last aerial mohican of Kiev Ze faggots will be an excellent prerogative for the future offensive to liberate all remained nazi held areas. But still don’t know why the bridges over Dnieper aren’t destroyed.
The west will start sending ex soviet state plane as USA benefits from replenishing their fleets
There is no more of them. All ex Warsaw Pact countries already donated theirs to ukroshits. Maybe searching some african or east asian countries…
wait until you see what the S-550 can do with the NATO nukes
‘everybody will die’ is a thing of the past
Salute to the crew, well done 👏, God Bless 🙌
Kiev Nazis can’t beat the Persian flying moppet https://twitter.com/i/status/1581898591727423489
Why the Russian air defence did not shot down the Ukrainean airplanes with shorter range SAMs?
Because it’s sending a warning to HATO perhaps.
Impressive. Those bandits are now burning in hell. Bring on the F-16s
Tulsi Gabbard urges Democrats to follow her example The ex-lawmaker quit the party last week, calling them “warmongers”.
Just in: 🇷🇺 New wave of kamikaze drones being reported in kiev 🇷🇺⚡️ Explosions in Boryspil and Belaya Tserkov. Now I am starting to like Gen. Armageddon. The party has begun.
It just shows that all those non-stealth heavy fighters like su27 are an overkill for such missions, and just a big target on a radar screen .. literal WW2 Arado 234 , early soviet Il-28 or British Canberra jet would do the same job
Noob pilots, now dead pilots LOL
Russia has excellent air defense systems. Russia neglected its army for far too long, that is why it is not able to break the Ukrainian ground forces. The Russians aren’t able to put in the war zone sufficient number of soldiers. The main problem of Russia is that it has sufficient financial resources but it didn’t fund the military to have large number of soldiers. Ukraine is fielding 3 times more soldiers than Russia in Ukraine.
Its a joke that Ukraine antique air force could enter Ru airspace to attack freely, while RuAF can’t. Ru only can detect Ukraine attack when things get blow up with attacking jets already fly back few hundreds km away. That’s why expensive hypersonic 40N6 400km range missiles is required chase after antique Su24 & Su27.
But the moment RuAF takeoff, they are in USNato radar to be blown out once entering Ukraine airspace. So RuAF dare not enter Ukraine airspace has to rely on expensive BVR long range AAM to shoot at Ukraine obsolete jets and drones.
Ru dare not even open its radars fearing strike by USNato anti radar missiles after losing many. Hence Ru force is like blind man in frontline and rear supply, waiting for HIMARS strike to flee.
This war has exposed RuAF and air defense poor quality, shattering all the myths.
Putin está destruindo a Rússia para uma catástrofe, a Rússia pode ser bombardeada por armas venenosas. Ele ameaçar a Ucrânia e o mundo. Os russos se preparem, nunhuma guerra nuclear muitas cidades russas vão ser apagadas do mapa. Nesta guerra não tem vencedor