Tuesday, December 6, 2016


This is coolbert:

Vlad has a problem?

From Freeper as seen almost in entirety.

"Russia has just given up on trying to launch strikes from its rickety aircraft carrier"

"Russia's sole aircraft carrier, the Admiral Kuznetsov, began its first combat deployment to Syria with plenty of fanfare, but a recent report from IHS Jane's indicates Russia has given up entirely on launching strikes from the carrier. Satellite imagery obtained by Jane's shows Su-33 jets and one MiG-29KR previously aboard the carrier now stationed at the Hmeymim air base in Syria alongside land-based planes from Russia's air force. The Kuznetsov, never an entirely reliable system, had one of its MiG-29KRs crash in November, and another pilot had to eject after the Kuznetsov's landing gear failed and couldn't receive the aircraft".

As far as I know this was not only the "first combat deployment" of the Kuznetsov but the "first combat deployment" of any Russian/Soviet aircraft carrier!

And let us say at a minimum the operation has not gone well!! Quit while you are ahead?


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