Clear footage of a Russian SU-25 Frogfoot combat mission in Kherson shows the warplane taking a direct hit by the missile of an Ukrainian MANPADS (Man-portable air-defense system) without any effect. The plane keeps flying and continues its strike before deploying flares to avoid further heat detection by other anti-air missiles.


At 0:34 the self-destruction of another assumed Ukrainian anti-air missile can be witnessed.


The SU-25 Frogfoot is the Soviet/Russian equivalent to the US A-10 Warthog and is used for close air support for ground troops in combat while being designed to resist heavy enemy anti-aircraft fire.

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