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February 27, 2022

As Battle Marches on, Attrition Builds

Exact Losses Remain Murky While Battle Rages and Confusion Abounds

As the early events carried into the 3rd day of the Russian invasion into Ukraine, digital onlookers have been able to see a handful of poignant air combat vignettes between two rival air forces, with losses mounting on both sides. Between the proliferation of MANPADS throughout the region and portable anti-air systems on both sides, recording civilians have been able to catch a surprising amount of the carnage from below. So far, armchair experts have made a rough tally of the the level of attrition on both sides by collecting pictures of the destroyed equipment. The estimate? Russia has lost 1 Su-30, 1 Su-25, and 1 An-26. Surprisingly, despite the qu

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