This is by far the best video of Mig-29K operations aboard aircraft carrier ever

Oct 11 2013 - 8 Comments
  • José Antonio Logroño Morales

    Seems like a poor’s man (really no pun intended) AC. That afterburner take off, and the ramp, seems that total payload weight is heavily affected by that method of launching. But I guess anything it’s better (even a half laden Mig-29K) than the disaster a F-35 is… I would like to see a re-engined, new avionics refined, new airframe built F-14 Tomcat 2K, cheaper and better than any v/stol crappo F-35 ! The F-35 is a trillion dollar XXI century F-105 THUD! What a waste! One mocks the rich parvenu Arabs with their gold plated Ferraris and Bentleys, but the F-35 it’s that same exercise in waste and bad performance in a gigantic scale…. Sorry for the rambling, but when I imagine how many good planes could be made, made better or kept flying (A-10, F-15, F-22, B-1, F-16 etc) and I see the crap and time / money spent on that shitty plane (the F-35) it gets my blood boiling every time ….

    • Vibayo

      Mmmm, i think you should investigate a little bit abour the differences in concept of russian carriers and american ones. Just a hint, one is a warship with the chance of having airplanes and the other one is a floating military airfield.

      And not only as a concept, but they are called “heavy aircraft carrying missile cruiser” for other reason. You should check the “Montreux Convention” regarding aircraft carriers.

  • fabja190

    Can someone please educate me as to why the russians do not use catapults on their carriers?

    • Flyn_Bryan

      See Jose’s answer below. The Mig29 option is a cheap alternative.

    • Bob

      I was wondering the same thing.

    • PhilippSeven

      Because catapult less effective and much vulnerable.

  • Vibayo

    Awww cr.p, I wanted to download this video but there’s no way. Any idea?

  • Karl Trimble

    You don’t know squat about the f-35,Jose’ ,and I suspect even less about the F-105 THUNDERCHIEF. The name Thud is term of endearment for the men who flew them. and the mechs who kept them flying. The F-35 is not one ,but three distinct aircraft, for three different mission requirements and as such more than a little difficult. as of this writing are meeting or in some instances, exceeding many of it’s performance requirements. As for the f-14 ”Tomturkey”, that platform is a lot less capable than the F/A-18E Super Hornet, which you did not even mention. Personally, I’m glad such issues are not decided by people like. As for Bentleys and Ferraris; it’s obvious you don’t have one and resent those that do.