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The Syrian Arab Air Force (القوات الجوية العربية السورية‎ / Al Quwwat al-Jawwiyah al Arabiya as-Souriy)


NAME                            DESTROYED     DAMAGED                      UNIT             COMMENTS

unknown                             1 [0+1]      -                                          1., ½ Britten-Norman BN-2A-3 Islander  
unknown                             1 [0+1]      -                                          1., ½ Britten-Norman BN-2A-3 Islander  
unknown                             1            -                                          2., ½ UAV  
unknown                             1            -                         (*)              2., ½ UAV  
  1. On 21 October 1989 two Syrian MiG-21s flew 20km deep into Turkish airspace and shot down a civilian Britten-Norman BN.2L (TC-KUN, c/n 272) light transport belonging to Turkish General Directorate of Land Registry (annexed unit of Ministry of Public Works and Settlement), killing all five on board.
  2. At the end of April 2002, unconfirmed reports claims a Syrian MiG-23ML shot down an Israeli UAV with an air-to-air missile near As-Suwayda.

Air-to-Air Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Pilot Weapon Victim Country Place
20. 10. 1989     MiG-21 unknown   ½ BN-2A-3 Islander TKGM Turkey
20. 10. 1989     MiG-21 unknown   ½ BN-2A-3 Islander TKGM Turkey
10. 2002     MiG-23ML unknown   ½ UAV IDF near As-Suwayda
Ground-to-Air Victories
Date Time Unit   Crew Weapon Victim Country Place
10. 2002     unknown   ½ UAV IDF near As-Suwayda

Comment:
(*):Anti-Aircraft Artillery
IDF :Israeli Defense Force
TKGM :Tapu Kadastro Genel Müdürlügü
UAV :Unmanned aerial vehicle


MiG-21PF

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21PF, Syrian Air Force / القوات الجوية العربية السورية.

MiG-23ML

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23ML, Syrian Air Force / القوات الجوية العربية السورية.

Britten-Norman BN-2A-3 Islander
Britten-Norman BN-2A-3 Islander, Tapu Kadastro Genel Müdürlügü.

Sources & Literature
  1. Cooper, Tom: A Short History of Syrian-Turkish border Incidents, in Combat Aircraft, No. 2, 2016.
  2. Rovenský, Dušan: Horké okamžiky nahorké hranici, Letecké incidenty na syrsko-tureckém pomezí, in ATM, No. 1, 2016.
  3. ACIG Team: Syrian Air-to-Air Victories since 1948, http://www.acig.info/CMS/.
  4. ASN Aviation Safety WikiBase, AviationSafetyNetwork, http://aviation-safety.net/database/.
  5. Cooper, Tom: Israeli - Syrian Shadow-Boxing, ACIG.org, http://www.acig.info/CMS/.
  6. List of aircraft shootdowns, WikipediA, The Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_aircraft_shootdowns.
  7. Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23, WikipediA - The Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikoyan-Gurevich_MiG-23.
  8. Ocak 1990'da Suriye'nin Düşürdüğü Türk Uçağı, http://yaplaone.blogspot.cz/2015/03/ocak-1990da-suriyenin-dusurdugu-turk.html.

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