Filmed on Aug. 9, 2012, the following video shows an extreme low pass of a Russian Sukhoi Su-24 combat plane over a road between Volgograd and Kalach-on-the-Don, Russia.
The Su-24 Fencer is a supersonic, all-weather attack aircraft developed in the Soviet Union and serving, among the others, with the Syrian, Iranian and Libyan Air Force. It’s twin-engined two-seater plane with a variable geometry wing, designed to perform ultra low level strike missions.
Therefore, the one depicted in the video, was simply doing what it does better…..
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