Amazing video brings you aboard Russian Su-24 Fencer attack plane during bombing mission

Jul 02 2014 - 5 Comments

Interesting footage shows Su-24 Fencer war plane perform strike mission on retired Mig-25/31 airframes.

The following video shows a practice bombing mission flown by a Russian Air Force Su-24 Fencer jet through the eyes of camera devices mounted on the belly of the aircraft, which provide some unusual and interesting points of view.

You can see an unguided bomb being dropped as well as the main landing gear being extended and retracted.

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.

In April 2014, a Russian Su-24MR flew within 1,000 yards of the USS Donald Cook, the U.S. Navy destroyer operating in the Black Sea, a maneuver U.S. authorities considered “provocative and inconsistent with international agreements.”

H/T to Matt Fanning for the heads-up