Russian Forces in Syria part 2

Russian Forces in Syria part 2

More photos arriving from the Russian air force base in Latakia, Syria. In this set we would be able seeing planes, pilots, some construction going and all etc. All thanks to the Russian journalists starting arriving there. Also you would see one interesting fact – most of the jets participating in bombings have their Russian Air Force markings – the Red Stars – being painted out with just plain gray polygons or circles.

Russian Forces in Syria part 2

Russian Forces in Syria part 2

On Latakia air field they are urgently constructing new longer runways so that multiple jets can take off at once. Can you see a Russian jet taking off at same time the construction is going on?

Russian Forces in Syria part 2

A pair of Russian SU-25 prepare to take off.

Russian Forces in Syria part 2

And here you can see a Russian SU-24M which has just returned from a bombing mission. This parachute slows it down during the landing. Do you see red star on the jet’s tail? This is a marking of Russian Air Force. What makes it interesting that a lot of jets in Syria have this marking painted off with just plain gray color. Here are some examples:

Russian Forces in Syria part 2

You see this jet has freshly painted gray areas instead of Red Stars. Russian technician officers are all dressed up in special summer uniform.

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Here you also can clearly see Red Stars have been removed from jet’s tail. Click to enlarge the photo.

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And here too.

Russian Forces in Syria part 2

This military jet bomber is on alert preparing for its bombing mission today. Pilots are ready and awaiting a command.

Russian Forces in Syria part 2

Another SU-25 has landed.

Russian Forces in Syria part 2

And this is the newest Russian jet, the SU-34 being inspected before the mission.

Russian Forces in Syria part 2

Russian Forces in Syria part 2

Russian Forces in Syria part 2

Russian Forces in Syria part 2

Russian Forces in Syria part 2

Russian Forces in Syria part 2

Russian Forces in Syria part 2

Russian Forces in Syria part 2

Another jet without the red stars markings.

Russian Forces in Syria part 2

Food is being prepared. I like the hardwood flooring inside the mobile army kitchen.

Russian Forces in Syria part 2

Some humor being posted in connection of those photos.

Russian Forces in Syria part 2

And here is another jet on take off. Now the stars are visible.

 

Russian Forces in Syria part 2

Russian Forces in Syria part 2

Another Russian jet taking off – and gray circle and polygons instead of Russian air force markings. Probably for higher security. Also, besides Russian jets this air base still is hosting some Syrian civil jets.

Russian Forces in Syria part 2

Russian Forces in Syria part 2

Hope you liked this posting! By the way here the jet has a blue freshly painted circle, probably where the star was before.

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5 thoughts on “Russian Forces in Syria part 2”

  1. This time they’ve removed only red stars. In Ukraine they’ve removed all military markings and are using military equipments (and tanks) bought in local shops.

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