The Russian defense Ministry released a video, which showed footage of the refueling of the su-24M bomber of naval aviation by flying tanker Il-78. Also, combat maneuvers involved fighter-interceptors MiG-31BM and reconnaissance air craft su-24MR. About it reports the edition Rossiiskii Dialog.
In the video you can see how
the plane with tail number “01 white”, runs in flight from
flying tanker. According to pilots, this is the most difficult
the element of flight training that requires precision and coherence
the crews of bomber and tanker aircraft.
As it was established,
the distance between the aircraft does not exceed 20 meters. It is known that the Il-78 can
simultaneously refuel two aircraft.
The American General explained how Russia has deprived US of the advantage in the air.
These two countries can occupy leading positions, because the Pentagon does not
spend money on the most advanced technology. Instead of money
spent on artillery, bombers and missiles that, as noted
former military, “leave craters in the ground and sometimes hit