Original published by warfiles.ru; translated from Russian by J.Hawk
Russia deployed a flight of four of its latest Generation 4++ Su-35 fighters, according to the Voyennyy Informator agency.
The Su-35 deployment followed Turkey’s accusations that Russia violated its airspace. The Su-35 flight include aircraft with fuselage numbers 03, 04, 05 (RF-95815) and 06 (RF-95816). The first two of the four were delivered to Russia’s Aerospace Forces in late October 2015, the second two in early November.
Russian designers and plots carried out all the necessary tests of the new aircraft. Unlike its Su-35 predecessor, the Su-35S has a number of advantages over 4+ generation fighters. It is the fastest fighter in the world, with top speed of 2400km/hr, with the most resilient airframe, and thanks to improved aerodynamics it can carry out the “pancake maneuver”, or a 360-degree turn without loss of speed.
J.Hawk’s Comments: These four aircraft, unlike the multirole Su-30SM which have been active in carrying out airstrikes, were likely sent to Syria with only one mission in mind–to intercept and shoot Turkish aircraft should they venture into Syria’s airspace.
The Su-35s flew to Syria accompanied by a Tu-154M, from which the photos of the fighters were taken, and which followed the route indicated below.