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Obtaining information on the losses sustained by air forces of the Middle East is extremely difficult.
Claims and counter-claims, propaganda and deliberate mis-information add to confusion.

The following list does not "CLAIM" to be accurate or complete.
 

Chronological Listing of Syrian
Al Quwwat al-Jawwiya al Arabiya as-Souriya
Losses & Ejections
{Ejections will be added once verified}

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
10th July 1948
SyAF
AT-6     Shot down by
Avia S 199
flown by
Morris Mann
    non ejection seat
6th November 1956
SyAF
Meteor F8     Crash landed at night at Nayrab AF near Aleppo following an attempted interception of an RAF Canberra Lieutenant Hafez-al-Asad*
OK

*[became President of Syria]

 
14th July 1966
SyAF
Mig-21     Shot down by
Mirage IIICJ
flown by
Yoram Agmon
Pilot ejected    
15th August 1966
SyAF
Mig-21     Shot down by
Mirage IIICJ
flown by
Yehuda Koren
     
7th April 1967
SyAF
Mig-21     Shot down by
Mirage IIICJ
flown by
Avi Lanir
     
7th April 1967
SyAF
Mig-21     Shot down by
Mirage IIICJ
flown by
Avner Slapak
     
7th April 1967
SyAF
Mig-21     Shot down by
Mirage IIICJ
flown by
Benny Romah
     
7th April 1967
SyAF
Mig-21     Shot down by
Mirage IIICJ
flown by
Ezra Dotan
     
7th April 1967
SyAF
Mig-21     Shot down by
Mirage IIICJ
flown by
Ran Ronen (Pecker)
     
7th April 1967
SyAF
Mig-21     Shot down by
Mirage IIICJ
flown by
Yiftah Spector
     
5th June 1967
SyAF
Mig-21     Shot down by
Super Mystere
flown by
Aharon Shavit
     
5th June 1967
SyAF
Mig-21     Shot down by
Mirage IIICJ
flown by
Asher Snir
     
5th June 1967
SyAF
Mig-21     Shot down by
Mirage IIICJ
flown by
Giora Rom
     
5th June 1967
SyAF
Mig-21     Shot down by
Super Mystere
flown by
Ya'acov Nevo (Millner)
     
8th June 1967
SyAF
Mig-21     Shot down by
Mirage IIICJ
flown by
Ehud Hankin
     
June 1967
SyAF
Mig-17     Shot down by
Mirage IIICJ
flown by
Ezra Dotan
     
29th May 1969
SyAF
Mig-21     Shot down by
Mirage IIICJ
flown by
E'tamar Noyner
     
8th July 1969
SyAF
Mig-21     Shot down by
Mirage IIICJ
flown by
Giora Foreman
     
8th July 1969
SyAF
Mig-21     Shot down by
Mirage IIICJ
flown by
Giora Foreman
     
1969
SyAF
Mig-21     Shot down by
Eitan Ben-Eliyahu
     
27th November 1969
SyAF
Mig-17     Shot down by
Mirage IIICJ
flown by
Menachem Shmul
     
12th May 1970
SyAF
Mig-17     Shot down by
Mirage IIICJ
flown by
Asher Snir
     
12th May 1970
SyAF
Mig-17     Shot down by
A-4
flown by
Ezra Dotan
     
12th May 1970
SyAF
Mig-17     Shot down by
A-4
flown by
Ezra Dotan
     
1970
SyAF
MiG-21     Shot down by
F-4E
flown by
Eitan Peled
     
2nd January 1973
SyAF
MiG-21PFM       crashed      
2nd January 1973
SyAF
MiG-21PFM       crashed      
13th September 1973
SyAF
MiG-21     Shot down by
F-4E
flown by
Yiftah Spector
     
13th September 1973
SyAF
MiG-21     Shot down by
F-4E
flown by
Yiftah Spector
     
6th October 1973
SyAF
Mig-17     Shot down by
Mirage IIICJ
flown by
Oded Marom
     
7th October 1973
SyAF
Su-7     Shot down by
Mirage IIICJ
flown by
Oded Marom
     
7th October 1973
SyAF
MiG-21MF   5 Sqn shot down in combat by IDF/AF Captain M. Badawi ejected   KM-1
7th October 1973
SyAF
MiG-21MF   5 Sqn shot down in combat by IDF/AF Captain H. Shousha ejected   KM-1
8th October 1973
SyAF
Mig-17     Shot down by
Mirage IIICJ
flown by
Adi Dagan
     
8th October 1973
SyAF
MiG-21MF   Sayqal Air Base shot down by IDF/AF F-4E near Sayqal AB Captain Kahwaji ejected   KM-1
8th October 1973
SyAF
MiG-21MF   5 Sqn shot down by IDF/AF F-4E over the Golan Captain Bassam Hamshu ejected KM-1
8th October 1973
SyAF
MiG-21MF   5 Sqn shot down by IDF/AF F-4E  over the Golan Pilot (Hamshus's wingman) ejected   KM-1
8th October 1973
SyAF
Mig-21     Shot down by
Nesher
flown by
“Y”
THIS COULD BE ONE OF THE ABOVE 3 LISTED    
8th October 1973
SyAF
Su-20     Shot down by
Nesher
flown by
Ariel Cohen
     
12th October 1973
SyAF
Su-7     Shot down by
Nesher
flown by
Shlomo Levi
     
12th October 1973
SyAF
Su-7     Shot down by
Nesher
flown by
Shlomo Levi
     
12th October 1973
SyAF
Mig-21     Shot down by
Mirage IIICJ
flown by
Ami Rockach
     
12th October 1973
SyAF
Mig-21     Shot down by
Mirage IIICJ
flown by
Ami Rockach
     
13th October 1973
SyAF
Mig-21     Shot down by
Nesher
flown by
Moshe Hertz
     
13th October 1973
SyAF
MiG     Shot down by
F-4E
flown by
Amir Nahumi
     
16th October 1973
SyAF
MiG-21MF   Hama shot down by IDF/AF F-4E near Tartus Captain al-Zo'aby ejected   KM-1
16th October 1973
SyAF
Mig     Shot down by
Mirage IIICJ
flown by
Herzl Bodinger
     
21st October 1973
SyAF
MiG-21MF   el-Mezzi Air Base shot down by IDF/AF F-4E near el-Mezzi Air Base Captain al-Hamidi ejected over Israeli-held territory and became POW   KM-1
21st  or 22nd October 1973
SyAF
MiG-21MF     shot down over Mount Herman pilot ejected   KM-1
21st  or 22nd October 1973
SyAF
MiG-21MF     shot down over Mount Herman pilot ejected   KM-1
21st  or 22nd October 1973
SyAF
MiG-21MF     shot down over Mount Herman pilot ejected   KM-1
22nd October 1973
SyAF
MiG     Shot down by
Nesher
flown by
Shlomo Levi
THIS MAY BE A DUPLICATE OF ONE OF THE ABOVE    
22nd October 1973
SyAF
MiG     Shot down by
Nesher
flown by
Shlomo Levi
THIS MAY BE A DUPLICATE OF ONE OF THE ABOVE    
?? October 1973
SyAF
Su-7     Shot down by
Mirage IIICJ
flown by
Allof Mishne
     
?? October 1973
SyAF
MiG-17     Shot down by
F-4E
flown by
Yoram Agmon
     
19th April 1974
SyAF
Mig-21     Shot down by
Mirage IIICJ
flown by
Abraham Shalmon
     
19th April 1974
SyAF
Mig-21     Shot down by
Mirage IIICJ
flown by
Abraham Shalmon
     
27th June 1979
SyAF
MiG-21     Shot down by
F-15
flown by
Menachem Enian
     
27th June 1979
SyAF
MiG-21     Shot down by
F-15
flown by
Eitan Ben-Eliyahu
     
27th June 1979
SyAF
MiG-21     Shot down by
F-15
flown by
“Eitan”
     
27th June 1979
SyAF
MiG-21     Shot down by
F-15
flown by
“Tzuri”
     
27th June 1979
SyAF
MiG-21     Shot down by
Kfir C2
flown by
“S”
     
1979 - 1980 MiG-21     CLAIM NEEDS VERIFYING      
1979 - 1980 MiG-21     CLAIM NEEDS VERIFYING      
1979 - 1980 MiG-21     CLAIM NEEDS VERIFYING      
1979 - 1980 MiG-21     CLAIM NEEDS VERIFYING      
1979 - 1980 MiG-21     CLAIM NEEDS VERIFYING      
1979 - 1980 MiG-21     CLAIM NEEDS VERIFYING      
1979 - 1980 MiG-21     CLAIM NEEDS VERIFYING      
24th August 1980
SyAF
MiG-21     Shot down
CLAIM NEEDS VERIFYING
     
13th February 1981
SyAF
MiG-25PD     Reported shot down By IDF/AF F-15
flown by
133 Sqdn CO
     
29th April 1981
SyAF
MiG-25PD     Reported shot down By IDF/AF F-15      
May 1981
SyAF
MIG-23     Shot down
CLAIM NEEDS VERIFYING
     
May 1981
SyAF
MIG-23     Shot down
CLAIM NEEDS VERIFYING
     
14th July 1981
SyAF
MiG-21     Shot down by
F-16
flown by
Amir Nahumi
     
6th -11th June
1982
Below with green background are listed those claims where the details are more fully available
this does not mean that the loss actually occurred.
Those with the grey background are included and will be altered as new information comes to light

Further details to either confirm or refute the claim are welcomed
(also appreciated details of IDF/AF Losses)

There are claims that between 82 and 87 Syrian aircraft were shot down in aerial combat during this period of intense air activity over the Bekaa Valley

Around 30 of those lost were Syrian MiG-23s [mostly MiG-23BNs]
 
6   x  MiG-23MF
  4   x  MiG-23MS
14   x   MiG-23BN
??    x  MiG-21
??    x  Sukhoi-22

7th June 1982 MiG-23MF     Claimed shot down Captain Merza    
8th June 1982 MiG-23MF     Claimed shot down Major Hau    
9th June 1982 MiG-23MF     Claimed shot down Pilot Dib    
9th June 1982 MiG-23MS     Claimed shot down  Ali    
9th June 1982 MiG-23MS     Claimed shot down Tomi    
9th June 1982 MiG-23MF     Claimed shot down in a dogfight with an F-16 Nahaz    
   
9th June 1982
SyAF
MiG-23     Shot down by
F-15
flown by
“R”
IS THE THE SAME CLAIM AS ABOVE    
9th June 1982
SyAF
MiG     Shot down by
F-16
flown by
Ze'ev Raz
     
9th June 1982
SyAF
MiG-21     Shot down by
F-15
flown by
“R”
     
10th June 1982
SyAF
MiG-21     Shot down by
F-4E
flown by
Ben-Ami Peri
     
10th June 1982
SyAF
MiG-21     Shot down by
F-15
flown by
“F”
     
11th June 1982 MiG-23MS     Claimed shot down Pilot Heyrat    
11th June 1982 MiG-23MS     Claimed shot down Pilot Zabi    
??th June 1982 MiG-23MF     CLAIM NEEDS VERIFYING      
??th June 1982 MiG-23MF     CLAIM NEEDS VERIFYING      
??th June 1982 MiG-23MF     CLAIM NEEDS VERIFYING      
??th June 1982 MiG-23MS     CLAIM NEEDS VERIFYING      
??th June 1982 MiG-23MS     CLAIM NEEDS VERIFYING      
??th June 1982 MiG-23BN     CLAIM NEEDS VERIFYING      
??th June 1982 MiG-23BN     CLAIM NEEDS VERIFYING      
??th June 1982 MiG-23BN     CLAIM NEEDS VERIFYING      
??th June 1982 MiG-23BN     CLAIM NEEDS VERIFYING      
??th June 1982 MiG-23BN     CLAIM NEEDS VERIFYING      
??th June 1982 MiG-23BN     CLAIM NEEDS VERIFYING      
??th June 1982 MiG-23BN     CLAIM NEEDS VERIFYING      
??th June 1982 MiG-23BN     CLAIM NEEDS VERIFYING      
??th June 1982 MiG-23BN     CLAIM NEEDS VERIFYING      
??th June 1982 MiG-23BN     CLAIM NEEDS VERIFYING      
??th June 1982 MiG-23BN     CLAIM NEEDS VERIFYING      
??th June 1982 MiG-23BN     CLAIM NEEDS VERIFYING      
??th June 1982 MiG-23BN     CLAIM NEEDS VERIFYING      
??th June 1982 MiG-23BN     CLAIM NEEDS VERIFYING      
??th June 1982  ??????     CLAIM & DATE NEED VERIFYING
Shot down by
F-16
flown by
Amir Nahumi
This may also be a match for one of the already listed Aircraft    
??th June 1982  ??????     CLAIM & DATE NEED VERIFYING
Shot down by
F-16
flown by
Amir Nahumi
This may also be a match for one of the already listed Aircraft    
??th June 1982  ??????     CLAIM & DATE NEED VERIFYING
Shot down by
F-16
flown by
Amir Nahumi
This may also be a match for one of the already listed Aircraft    
??th June 1982  ??????     CLAIM & DATE NEED VERIFYING
Shot down by
F-16
flown by
Amir Nahumi
This may also be a match for one of the already listed Aircraft    
??th June 1982  ??????     CLAIM & DATE NEED VERIFYING
Shot down by
F-16
flown by
Amir Nahumi
This may also be a match for one of the already listed Aircraft    
??th June 1982  ??????     CLAIM & DATE NEED VERIFYING
Shot down by
F-16
flown by
Amir Nahumi
This may also be a match for one of the already listed Aircraft    
??th June 1982  ??????     CLAIM & DATE NEED VERIFYING
Shot down by
F-16
flown by
Uri Gil
This may also be a match for one of the already listed Aircraft    
??th June 1982  ??????     CLAIM NEEDS VERIFYING      
??th June 1982  ??????     CLAIM NEEDS VERIFYING      
??th June 1982  ??????     CLAIM NEEDS VERIFYING      
??th June 1982  ??????     CLAIM NEEDS VERIFYING      
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??th June 1982  ??????     CLAIM NEEDS VERIFYING      
??th June 1982  ??????     CLAIM NEEDS VERIFYING      
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??th June 1982  ??????     CLAIM NEEDS VERIFYING      
21st April 1982
SyAF
MIG-23     Shot down
CLAIM NEEDS VERIFYING
     
21st April 1982
SyAF
MIG-23     Shot down
CLAIM NEEDS VERIFYING
     
25th May 1982
SyAF
MiG-21     Shot down
CLAIM NEEDS VERIFYING
     
25th May 1982
SyAF
MiG-21     Shot down
CLAIM NEEDS VERIFYING
     
11th March 1985
SyAF
MIG-23     Crashed      
20th November 1985
[also seen as 19th]

SyAF
MIG-23     Shot down by
Nir Ronen in F-15D
CLAIM NEEDS VERIFYING
     
20th November 1985
[also seen as 19th]

SyAF
MIG-23     Shot down by
Nir Ronen in F-15D
CLAIM NEEDS VERIFYING
     
29th July 1987
SyAF
MIG-21     Shot down  and crashed near Okashat, Iraq, about four miles from the Syrian border Syrian pilot ejected, captured, FINAL FATE ???    
14th September 2001
Syrian Air Force
MiG-29     shot down by IDF/AF F-15 using AIM while intercepting IDF/AF reconnaissance aircraft flying along the Lebanese and Syrian coast Maj. Arshad Midhat Mubarak ejected safely and recovered by Syrian ships   K-36
14th September 2001
Syrian Air Force
MiG-29     shot down by IDF/AF F-15 using AIM while intercepting IDF/AF reconnaissance aircraft flying along the Lebanese and Syrian coast Capt. Ahmad al-Khatab ejected safely and recovered by Syrian ships   K-36
The above two losses have also appeared in some media as having occurred during 2004 and that F-16s were responsible for the shoot downs
17th May 2002
SyAF
MiG-23            
Saturday 22nd September 2007
SyAF
MiG-21     Reported to have crashed during a mission over the Golan Heights.

No confirmation from either Syria or Israel

     
                 
 
 
 
On 7 June 1982, three MiG-23MFs flown by the pilots Hallyak, Said, Merza respectively engaged a formation of Israeli F-16s. Captain Merza detected the F-16s at a distance of 25 km and shot down two F-16s with R-23 missiles, one from a distance of 9 km, and another within the distance of 7 km or 8 km, before himself was shot down.

On the 8 of June 1982, two MiG-23MFs again met with F-16s. Major Hau's MiG-23 detected an F-16 at a distance of 21km and shot it down with an R-23 from a distance of 7km. Again, the Syrian pilot was himself shot down by an AIM-9 Sidewinder, fired from another F-16. On the 9 of June 1982, two MiG-23MFs, piloted by Dib and Said, engaged a group of F-16s. Dib shot down an F-16 from a distance of 6km with an R-23, but was then shot down, most likely by a Sidewinder.

Later that day a pair of MiG-23MFs manned by the Syrian pilots Nahaz and Zeno, shot down an additional F-16, Nahaz detected the F-16 at the distance of 9 km and fired an AAM at the distance of 5 km however this time, Nahaz got involved in a dogfight with another F-16 and was shot down.

 

 

Acknowledgements & Thanks

Dave Allport - AFM
Tom Cooper & ACIG
Former members of the IDF/AF
Israeli Media
Dave Lednicer
Scramble.nl
New York Times

References to be added at a later date

 
 

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