The Ministry of Defense showed the Su-25 attack aircraft, which withstood the hit of the Stinger

Western countries have saturated the Armed Forces of Ukraine with Stinger portable anti-aircraft systems, and they certainly pose a danger to the army aviation of the Russian Aerospace Forces - combat helicopters and attack aircraft forced to work at low altitudes.

However, not all launches from MANPADS lead to the desired results for the Ukrainian military. Almost all Ka-52 attack helicopters are equipped with L-370V52 "Vitebsk" airborne defense systems (ABS). This allows you to significantly reduce losses in flight technology.

Su-25SM3 ground attack aircraft are also armed with the Vitebsk-25 anti-tank missile defense system to counter missiles with radar and infrared homing heads aimed at the aircraft. The complex allows you to confuse two missiles fired by the enemy at once.

However, not all Russian attack aircraft are equipped with airborne defense systems. However, often even without them, aircraft manage to return to their home airfield being damaged.

So, the Russian Defense Ministry showed footage showing one of these aircraft. The Su-25 received fairly serious damage to the tail section, as well as the engine. At the same time, the pilots were able to fly to the airfield and successfully land the plane.

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  1. Indifferent Offline Indifferent
    Indifferent 14 March 2022 12: 32
    This is not a Stinger! It's most likely Buck. Too much damage. Stinger has nothing to explode there. And here it's a big hit.
  2. Eduard Aplombov Offline Eduard Aplombov
    Eduard Aplombov (Eduard Aplombov) 14 March 2022 13: 43
    well done pilots
    the situation is like in the movie, only old people go into battle
  3. zzdimk Offline zzdimk
    zzdimk 14 March 2022 13: 49
    Quote: indifferent
    This is not a Stinger! It's most likely Buck. Too much damage. Stinger has nothing to explode there. And here it's a big hit.

    From the "beech" the nature of the damage is different - the filling would have hit harder. Yes, and the "beech" does not directly act, but here - a hit in the nozzle.
  4. Yuriy88 Offline Yuriy88
    Yuriy88 (Yuri) 14 March 2022 13: 55
    this is a MANPADS and the phenomenon of the SU-25 attack aircraft has already been described before .. A successful machine that often withstands exactly the same hits in one of the engines ..! And the Armed Forces of Ukraine should be treated the same way as the national battalions - without mercy ..! Do the Armed Forces of Ukraine more affectionately kill our soldiers? ... That's it ..!
    1. Just a cat Offline Just a cat
      Just a cat (Bayun) 14 March 2022 21: 46
      and the point is, not with the national battalions, but with the sun ... they are hitting the DPR and Russia. You see, they want to eat, they didn’t have enough for an apartment. they will have a compact apartment at a depth of 2 meters if they are lucky.
    EVYN WIXH (EVYN WIXH) 15 March 2022 12: 53
    The pilot is alive and well - this is the main thing. However, the danger should not be underestimated. The plane is damaged, it's good if you manage to restore it, because they are no longer made. Loss of a piece of equipment. MANPADS are doing their job. Although, of course, the design school inspires respect, and the pilot turned out to be "what you need."
  6. Artyom76 Offline Artyom76
    Artyom76 (Artyom Volkov) 16 March 2022 08: 43
    Bravo to you our pilots!!! Stay alive, smash the fascist wickedness. We keep our fingers crossed for you.
  7. trampoline instructor (Cotriarch Peril) 16 March 2022 15: 12
    Forgot to say the main thing.
    These Stingers have been around for decades. If we compare the junk that shot Alexander Rutskoi in Afghanistan with modern models, then these are two big differences.
    The same is with the RPG-7. An excellent weapon, but for the last century.
    I think no one gives modern models to clams, but they shoot with old farts from the arsenals of the GDR.
    1. Kapany3 Offline Kapany3
      Kapany3 27 March 2022 18: 21
      I dare not agree, RPG-7 is very relevant today.
      1. VlVl Offline VlVl
        VlVl (VladVlad) April 3 2022 20: 40
        The effectiveness of any weapon is directly proportional to the skill of the soldier. For a specialist and RPG-7, and Strela-2, and PC, and Metis - everything is fine. wink