SITREP 14 March 2023
During the '80s, the Black Sea was actually a hotbed of Russian naval ramming
activity, as US ships were regularly rammed out by cavalier Soviet sailors.
And elsewhere Russian pilots, too, had pioneered such aerial techniques as
dumping kerosene on American pilots. In this article one can meet 'air hooligan'
Vasya Tsymbal who was famed for such tactics:
Once in the north, Vasily Tsymbal did not change his habits. In September of
1987, however, as always, there was unrest near the Kola Peninsula - American
and Norwegian NATO members flew quite often, entering Soviet airspace several
times a day, and aircraft carriers plowed the Barents Sea, from which these
planes took off. When Vasya ran to his faithful Su-27 for the seventh time in a
day, putting on a helmet on the move... Probably, he really wanted to use fire
to kill and missiles with a nuclear warhead, to be sure.
But no corresponding orders were given, and Tsymbal was left with only his good
old trick. Having persuaded his comrade, he together with him arranged rain of
stinking kerosene for the Americans. Oddly enough, it helped a lot - the Yankees
began to appear much less in the region. And there were no consequences for
-- Cont'd at https://simplicius76.substack.com/p/breaking-russian-su-27s-finally-down
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