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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

 

Photo of India’s new Aircraft Carrier Battle Group. Better than China’s?

Few days ago we posted the first shot of China’s first Carrier Battle Group “built” around Liaoning aircraft carrier and characterized by many weaknesses.

On Jan. 5, the Indian Navy released some shots of its new flagship, INS Vikramaditya, a 40,000-ton 284 metres long and 60 mt high aircraft carrier.

On its way from Sevmash shipyard in North Russia, to Karwar on India’s western coast, the new aircraft carrier, accompanied by INS Trikand, a Talwar class frigate, INS Delhi, a Delhi class destroyer, and INS Deepak, the fleet tanker, has just entered Indian Navy’s Area of Operation in northwestern Arabian Sea where it met the rest of the Western Fleet, which includes the smaller aircraft carrier INS Viraat, two Delhi class destroyers, three Trishul class stealth frigates, a Godavari class frigate and a couple of offshore vessels.

In other words, few days after Beijing released the images of their first CBG, the Indian Navy has staged an impressive show of force consisting of several warships (and few Sea Harriers that appear in some photos) escorting the new carrier to its new homeport. Unlike the Chinese one, the Indian armada comprises some support units that made the very long journey possible: a sign that, unlike China, India is already capable to project naval power on long distances?

Vikramaditya is a Kiew-class aircraft carrier dating back to 1987, when it was a part of the Soviet Navy under the name of Baku. In 1996, it was decommisioned and the Indian Navy purchased the vessel in 2004 at an aggregate price of 2,3 billion USD.

The ship is expected to accomodate 30 Mig-29Ks; Russian Fulcrums have conducted extensive testing on the refurbished aircraft carrier before the ship was trasferred to India.

The new carrier will soon be joined by India’s first indigenous aircraft carrier, INS Vikrant, expected to be commissioned at Kochi in 2018-2019.

Noteworthy, Indian aircraft carriers will be supported and defended from enemy submarines by eight P-8I Poseidon long-range maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare aircraft.

Indian Carrier Group

Image credit: Indian Navy

 

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

The following video shows the Mig-29K naval Fulcrum operating aboard the new Indian aircraft carrier Vikramaditya.

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

H/T to Alexander Kroll for pointing this over

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Mig-29K dusk take off from aircraft carrier. As seen from the tailhook point of view!

As already reported Russian Mig-29K fighter jets are going to operate from INS “Vikramaditya”, the carrier once part of the Soviet Navy, purchased by the Indian Navy in 2004.

The carrier is conducting its final operational tests, including day and night take off and landing practice by a Russian Mig-29K.

Mig-29 takeoff

New images of the trials have been released, some of those are quite cool as the one showing the takeoff of the naval Fulcrum from the aircraft carrier at dusk taken from a camera located between the engines, on the tailhook.

They remind a famous scene of Top Gun shot from a flying F-14 Tomcat.

Mig-29 takeoff 1

Image credit: via Indiandefense.com

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[Video] Mig-29K conducts take off and landing practice on new Indian aircraft carrier

As reported earlier, Mig-29K fighter jets are going to operate from INS “Vikramaditya”, the carrier once part of the Soviet Navy, purchased by the Indian Navy in 2004.

The carrier is conducting its final operational tests, including day and night take off and landing practice by a Russian Mig-29K.

The video is in Russian language but even if you can’t understand you can still see the interesting footage of the Fulcrum operating on the flight deck on the Indian carrier. Fully loaded and armed.

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