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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse26 Oct 2018 9:42 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 4:30 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.

Striker27 Oct 2018 5:20 a.m. PST

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

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse27 Oct 2018 11:50 a.m. PST



Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP29 Oct 2018 1:49 p.m. PST

"Fighters" can fly upside down?

Don't tell others.

Who knew?

Ghostrunner30 Oct 2018 12:59 p.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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