Ukrαiniαn troops ѕhσσt dσwn Russiαn newest fighter jet
Ukrαiniαn Air Force reportedly ѕhσσt dσwn a Russiαn Su-35 Flanker-S fighter jet over the occupied town of Nova Kakhovka, Kherson region.
“Around 8:00 p.m. on July 19, a Russiαn fighter jet was ѕhσt dσwn by the Anti-Aircraft Missile Troops unit of the Armed Forces of Ukrαine in the Nova Kakhovka area,” the Ukrαiniαn Air Force said in a Twitter post Tuesday.
According to a tweet, the fighter tried to attack Ukrαiniαn close air support jets.
The pilot managed to eject and was rescued by Russiαn forces, according to local social media.
The Su-35 is the latest generation of the Soviet-era Su-27 fighter jet. It is a twin-engine, multirole air superiority fighter aircraft powered by two AL-117S turbofan engines and fitted with thrust vectoring nozzles allowing the aircraft to attain “super maneuverability”.