Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Ex-Iranian Su-25 aircraft in IqAF service - video analysis

Stills from Iraqi Ministry of Defense promotional video of former IRGC-AS Su-25 aircraft seen in IqAF service:

IqAF (former IRGC-AF) Su-25 close air support aircraft fitted with PTB-800 external fuel tanks and OFAB-250-270 high explosive fragmentation bombs, using BD3-25 universal pylons.

Background: IqAF (former IRGC-AF) Su-25UBK close air support aircraft; former serial 15-2458 seen retaining last two digits "58." Aircraft fitted with four OFAB-250-270 high explosive fragmentation bombs using BD3-25 universal pylons.

Ground crew wearing IqAF type BDU pushing carrier loaded with FAB-500M-62 high explosive bomb

Detail of OFAB-250-270 high explosive fragmentation bombs attached to Su-25 using BD3-25 universal pylons.

IqAF (former IRGC-AF) Su-25 close air support aircraft fitted with four OFAB-250-270 high explosive fragmentation bombs, using BD3-25 universal pylons.

IqAF (former IRGC-AF) Su-25K close air support aircraft; former serial 15-2456 seen retaining last two digits "56." Aircraft fitted with four OFAB-250-270 high explosive fragmentation bombs using BD3-25 universal pylons. Note crudely stenciled Iraqi national flag emblem.

Flight deck detail of IqAF (former IRGC-AF) Su-25 close air support aircraft

Su-25 aircrew bearing shoulderboard insignia of what appears to be an IqAF major

IqAF (former IRGC-AF) Su-25K close air support aircraft taxiing on runway, fitted with two PTB-800 external fuel tanks using BD3-25 universal pylons.

Complete Iraqi MoD promotional video:

*Note: 06JUL14, IqAF Su-25 aircraft targeted a bridge connecting Zab, south of Kirkuk, to an area north of Salah ad-Din. Precision airstrike suggests indicative of Russian or Iranian aircrew.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Documentary on the Su-25.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuhjbF6h0oo

Anonymous said...

listen to statemets by the Deputy FM of Iran Mr.Abdollahian, and stop spreading zionist's rumors and propaganda............

+A