Military pilots show the journalists their skills in the air.
These jets look really exhausted. Hope the won’t fail their pilots in most crucial moment.
The historical aspect of Russian military aircraft, is that they were designed to be particularly tough, not pretty. USAF craft routinely require visual clearings of runways to ensure there are no foreign objects that could be drawn/sucked into the aircraft and cause damage, whereas Russian planes could land or take off from very rough runways that would easily turn an American plane into rubble. Think the difference between a rural asphalt road and a slick concrete freeway.
Have you seen some of the national guard airplanes in the US? They look more used up and worn then these planes but that’s because there usually hand me downs.
It is always news when the Russian Airforce is able to get some planes off the ground.
Albanoids luv amerikanoid pilots!
The planes in camo colors are SU-25 ground attack aircraft. One is a two-seat trainer, the other(s) is/are standard attack birds. Believe the fighters are SU-27s.
No Su-27’s here only Mig-29’s and Su-25’s
LOL, “How can one remember all of this?” I’m certain they had proper train before they climb into the cockpit and took off.
Why is that pilot closing his eyes whenever he has his picture taken?
Maybe he doesn’t like modeling the flight suit, maybe he feels annoyed that he was chosen to do it.
Anyway, I like that flight suit, it would look good on me.
strange the pic with the commander..he has «« BBC«« written ( Upper left corner of his flight suit) «« BBC«« is Bulgarian air force in cyrillic. As Bulgaria is in NATO I was annoyed by this «« subtle«« wink to NATO
“BBC” in Russian is a “Voenno-Vozdushnye Seely” or “VVS”. It`s mean “Military Air Force”.
Cyrillic “В”=latin “V”, “C”=”S”
oh…thank you for the explanation. Now I can fully enjoy the pic of the commander
greetings from Kanada
just like american planes…
american planes are attack planes
Russian ones are defence ones
it is QUITE A DIFFERENCE
Mail (will not be published) (required)