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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP26 Oct 2018 8:42 p.m. PST

…spectacular stratospheric drills (VIDEO).

"Russian pilots honed their skills in gaining air superiority in case of a surprise attack during the drills in southern Russia. Footage from cameras strapped to fighter jets has captured the simulated high-intensity air fight.

A video released by the Russian Defense Ministry shows Su-30M2 and Su-27SM fighter jets being scrambled to repel an attack by a simulated enemy on the air fields in the southern Krasnodar Region. The video also shows the jets maneuvering at various altitudes and even flying upside-down at one point….."
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bsrlee27 Oct 2018 3:30 a.m. PST

The 'old' SPECAT Jaguar had this trick decades ago – they put missile launch rails on top of the wing fences – no need to fly inverted, the air-to-air missiles could launch -inside- the tightest turn the airframe (and pilot) was capable of, while ground attack munitions were carried on the conventional pylons under the wings and fuselage.

Personal logo Striker Supporting Member of TMP27 Oct 2018 4:20 a.m. PST

So is this the air version of Russian SOF flipping in the air and throwing hatchets?

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP27 Oct 2018 10:50 a.m. PST

(smile)

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Thresher0129 Oct 2018 12:49 p.m. PST

"Fighters" can fly upside down?

Don't tell others.

Who knew?

Ghostrunner30 Oct 2018 11:59 a.m. PST

Russians love their planes to do aerobatics.

I think it was one of the Su-27 variants that had 2D independent thrust vectoring, and could pivot in place while hovering on it's tail.

Very impressive at airshows.

Effectively useless in combat.

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