Here are some superb videos of Russian MiG-29K Fulcrum operations aboard aircraft carrier

Here is a nice compilation of Fulcrum flight deck operations.

In 2013, Russian MiG-29K fighter jets performed testing aboard Indian Navy aircraft carrier INS “Vikramaditya”.

The “new” aircraft carrier dates back to 1987, when it operated under the name of Baku in the Soviet Navy. It was decommissioned in 1996 and the Indian Navy purchased it in 2004 at an aggregate price of $2,35 billion.

The clips (one of those already surfaced back then) were filmed during Summer 2013, when the carrier was conducting its final operational tests, including day and night take off and landing practice by a Russian MiG-29K.

Among the highlights of the compilation, the trap landing in slow motion and the night launch and recovery.

H/T to @pentimento_ for the heads-up

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