The Armed Forces of Ukraine collected almost all flying aircraft and destroyed the tank column of a mock enemy

On February 16, at the Poversk aviation training ground (military unit A-1547) in the Volyn region, as part of the Metel-2022 command and staff exercises of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the tactical aviation of the Ukrainian Air Force demonstrated its practical skills. This was announced by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Su-27, MiG-29 fighters and Su-24M bombers simultaneously launched missile and bomb attacks on columns of enemy armored vehicles and enemy manpower from at least three airfields

- says the communique.

The Ukrainian command positively assessed the results and skills of the crews, declaring the destruction of all training targets by aircraft. It is specified that ASP of various types and calibers were used: from unguided rockets to air bombs weighing 500 kg.

At the same time, social media users noticed that the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine gathered almost all flying combat aircraft to destroy one tank column of a mock enemy. They suggested that the generals, against the background of the "inevitable Russian invasion," decided to show everything that could somehow stay in the air.

Commentators also noted that Ukrainian aviation consists of Soviet aircraft created by designers in the USSR. In addition, some experts have a reasonable question. Why use the MiG-29 light fighter to destroy tanks, if the Armed Forces of Ukraine have Su-25 attack aircraft specially sharpened to destroy armored vehicles?

The thing is that the Su-25 of the Armed Forces of Ukraine for some reason were not involved in the exercises. Local experts explained that all combat-ready Su-25s are based in the south of the country near Nikolaev and they did not want to transfer them to the northwest, consuming scarce fuel and resources, since such bombing will do for a patriotic picture.
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  1. zzdimk Offline zzdimk
    zzdimk 17 February 2022 10: 58
    In a real clash, the results will be somewhat different. Tanks without cover will not be allowed to burn on the field. Generals have a very strange idea of ​​modern warfare.
    1. Eduard Aplombov Offline Eduard Aplombov
      Eduard Aplombov (Eduard Aplombov) 17 February 2022 11: 18
      nothing strange, the whole story and picture for internal consumption
      the saucepans need to show something that they didn’t run away at all and didn’t dig into caches
  2. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 17 February 2022 11: 31
    Maybe this is a hint to the marauders fleeing to Lviv that the columns should not be overloaded?
  3. Pavel57 Offline Pavel57
    Pavel57 (Paul) 18 February 2022 16: 38
    The tank column was without air defense cover.
  4. assault 2019 Offline assault 2019
    assault 2019 (assault 2019) 19 February 2022 23: 40
    10 aircraft is this all the Ukrainian Air Force?
    According to the video, I counted 4 Su-24 bombers, 4 Su-27 bombers and a pair of MiG-29 .....