***CONFIRMED*** THE WORLD WILL NOT HELP US SHOOT DOWN ASSAD’S JET-FIGHTERS … SO THE FSA DOES IT THEMSELVES! Dier El Zor: Aug 13, 2012 - In what is the first documented hit of it’s kind in Syria, the FSA - with a 30 - 50 year old anti-aircraft gun - shoots down one of Assad’s MiG-23 fighter jets over this city that has faced months of relentless bombing from the sky.
I must add that shooting down a fighter-jet with such a weapon is almost impossible. Anti-aiecraft machine guns are not specifically built to shoot down fighter-jets, they are used as a ‘deterrent’ … ie several of them are used in coordination to form a protective barrier around a certain area by spraying the sky with bullets, this will then force the jet-fighter to attack from a much higher, and less accurate altitude.
Let’s hope this is one of many more to come…
Here is another video of the same MiG, but much less clear.