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Old 12-06-2019, 04:53 AM   #27
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Yes, there may be biases, and yes, the L-39 is potentially vulnerable because it's slow and unarmored.

Still, Wikipedia claims that "according to Reuters, by 2014 the L-39 had allegedly become one of the favoured platforms of the Syrian Air Force for performing ground attack missions due to its slower speed and higher agility over other aircraft in its inventory." So do those guys have a deathwish or something? Hardly. The circumstances there must make the Albie survivable enough, or they would've all been shot down by 2014 and anecdotes like the above wouldn't exist. So I don't know, maybe the SAF generals, hmmm, structure their missions seriously and are thus able to put their L-39 inventory to good use?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aero_L-39_Albatros#Syria
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