>>34050553>ran out of fuel
Not shocked. They don't have a blue water navy. People need to realise the difference between why Russia has an aircraft carrier and why the US/UK has them.
Russia is running their shit from back in Russia and has sanctions and preventative trading laws to avoid Italy/Greece selling shit to them so they can operate in that region and there's no chance of them getting jet fuel from the Saudis or UAE with the way the US has been riding their cocks. >>34050818
Pretty much this.
Su-33s shouldn't be carrier bound. That was what the Mig-29 was designed to do but hey ho, USSR procurement.
Could have had both platforms and has Su-33 for strike and air superiority over land and Mig-29s for naval operations.
It'd be like trying to launch Strike Eagles from Nimitz. It's possible but it just leads to bad shit due to the airframe stress.