You can even see a quite rare live firing test of am R-60 (AA-8 Aphid) air-to-air missile.
Noteworthy, it looks like the video maker tried to censor the German Air Force roundel at 01:57 (weird!), and you can see the shadow of a small drone used to film the plane on the ground in the very first seconds of the video.
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