Russia has just given up on trying to launch strikes from its rickety aircraft carrier tks to @Wyvern4_

Russia’s sole aircraft carrier, the Admiral Kuznetsov, began its first combat deployment to Syria with plenty of fanfare, but a recent report from IHS Jane’s indicates Russia has given up entirely on launching strikes from the carrier.

Satellite imagery obtained by Jane’s shows Su-33 jets and one MiG-29KR previously aboard the carrier now stationed at the Hmeymim air base in Syria alongside land-based planes from Russia’s air force.

The Kuznetsov, never an entirely reliable system, had one of its MiG-29KRs crash in November, and another pilot had to eject after the Kuznetsov’s landing gear failed and couldn’t receive the aircraft, Jane’s reports.

Source: https://www.businessinsider.nl/russia-gave-up-airstrikes-kuznetsov-aircraft-carrier-2016-12/?international=true&r=US