4 Air Darts: Competition For Military Aviators

Air Darts: Competition For Military Aviators

Posted on July 1, 2013 by team


Competition of army and assault aviation crews is held in Russia for the first time. It is called “Air Darts”. Pilots from different cities of the country take part in it: they have to take exams in theory and perform flights to show their piloting skills. The culmination of the competition is target shooting. The event takes place in the city of Voronezh.

The crew are ready to fly.

Su-25 and its modifications.

Su-25 is a Russian armoured subsonic attack aircraft intended to support land forces over a battlefield day and night and to destroy objects with specified coordinates at any time and in any weather.

Su-25UBM. On its ten attachment lugs the vehicle can carry more than four tons of guided and regular bombs, missiles and other types of weapons.

Real combat vehicle!

Trees look like matches.

Remnants of L-29 “Dolphin” aircrafts.

Voronezh type of Mordor…

This is how targets look like. They gonna drop 500 kg bombs.

Mi-8MT is a multipurpose helicopter. It can transport troops, and loads and provide fire support for troops.

This helicopter is one year old.

This thing does not look threatening anymore and is used as a garbage can now.

Israeli UAV is also here, it will be used for CCTV during the shooting.

Lake Pogonovo gave name to the shooting range.

Su-24M.

Unloading of a self-propelled anti-aircraft missile and gun complex Pantzir-S1 from the Il-76MD.

An-12BK.

Su-25BM.

Location: Pogonovo

via dmitrydreamer

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4 Responses to “Air Darts: Competition For Military Aviators”

  1. Steve says:

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  2. Chai` says:

    No one can honestly deny the Russian ability to build strong, durable, serviceable, and even beautiful aircraft. This has been true since flight began.

    That the military is brave, competent and as well-trained as budgets and equipment will allow is only doubted by the ill-informed.

    Still. One gets the impression that the equipment is no longer state-of-the-art, that designs are dated, and that the infrastructure supporting them is dilapidating at an increasing rate.

    I

  3. Hugh Crawford says:

    No, the paging is improving the accessibility and speed of the site.

    The same can’t be said of poor Steve’s limp wrist though – can’t even manage a few mouse clicks.

    • sgt.rummy says:

      ah hugh the guy that has the slow internet connection and wants to make people believe that more clicks make a site easier to use. get a life!

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