Saturday, August 09, 2008

The Georgian military is badly overmatched

The following video is some kind of promotional video for the military of Georgia. It showcases a lot of the former-Soviet and/or Russian equipment used by the Georgian military.

There's something important missing from the video: fighter planes. While the video shows Mi-24 Hind attack helicopters and a fixed wing attack plane (probably a Sukhoi-25), it doesn't show any modern fighter aircraft. This is because Georgia doesn't possess any modern fighter aircraft, just a handful of obsolete MiG-21s and MiG-25s. The Georgian Air Force is withering under the Russian assault.

By contrast, the Russians have a large air force, including the 4th Air Army, stationed north of Georgia. The 4th Air Army alone possesses three regiments of modern fighters (MiG-29s and Su-27s), probably something like 90 to 120 aircraft. These fighters are supported by four regiments of bomber and attack aircraft, Su-24s and Su-25s.

By now, the Georgians have lost control of the air above the battlefield and are probably relying on a variety of surface-to-air missiles to keep Russian bombers away from their combat forces. Unless the Georgians have a large supply of anti-aircraft missiles, its likely they will be unable to hold out long. The Georgians heavy equipment: tanks, armored personnel carriers and self-propelled artillery will be easy targets for Russian attack planes.


WOLFa said...

American and english mass media are lying to people. Lying because they show information in a way that is favourable to them. They say that russians are killing innocent georgian people without any reason etc.
But they somehow forgot to mention some little details, like following:
07.08.2008 (August 7th) at 22:00 Georgia has attacked South Ossetia. At 3:30 08.08.2008 tanks of the Georgian armies have entered city Tskhinvali. Artillery bombardment all the day long proceeded, fights with use of tanks and heavy combat material, both against ossetic armies, and against peace inhabitants were conducted. 1400 civil people already were lost - thanks to Georgia. The Russian peacemakers have arrived to South Ossetia in the evening 08.08.2008 for settlement of the conflict and prompting of the world in republic and protection of the Russian citizens living on territory of South Ossetia. Georgia has attacked South Ossetia on eve of Olympiad, it is top of cruelty and cynicism. Proofs and video-materials look on : , , , , , ,
One more small detail: South Ossetia belongs to Georgia (officially) and The Northern Ossetia belongs to the Russian Federation. This two parts were divided from ONE UNIQUE country by force after the USSR destruction. One nation (ossetians) live there. Georgians began TO KILL innocent people without warning - just like they wanted to play with lives of ossetians.
Do not take false information about this war as a truth by default.
PS. Pleasy sorry me for some orphographical mistakes (if they are here).

embo said...

I say we use this chance to give russia second black eye

just do it
no talking no bs political talk

Russia is not the master of eastern europe