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Cool GoPro video brings you onboard “Kubinka Diamond” display team’s Su-27, Mig-29 fighter jets

The following video was filmed with a GoPro HD Hero2 camera installed on the tail of a Mig-29 and inside the cockpit of a Su-27 of the so-called “Kubinka Diamond”, the Russian Air Force display team made by five Flankers of the “Russian Knights” and four Fulcrums of the «Strizhi» (Swifts).

Both aerobatic teams are based at Kubinka airbase, near Moscow.

According to the author of the video, Artur Sarkisyan, the camera filmed the aerobatic maneuvers sustained g-forces up to 6 g at a speed of 1,000 km/h.

 

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Impressive video about the most fearful Russian Air Force bombers

The following video shows some of the most lethal planes of the “Resurgent” Russian Air Force at work.

The footage, most probably aired by a Russian TV, was filmed at the strategic airbase of Engels, in the Volga Ural Military District, home of a huge Moscow’s strategic bomber force, including Tu-160, Tu-95 and Tu-22 aircraft.

More than 40 bombers are believed to be based there.

Air-to-air footage of these “exotic” bombers makes the video worth a look.

From Russia with Love: more pictures from the Russian Air Force centenary airshow

On Aug. 11 and 12, where the Russian Air Force celebrated its 100th anniversary with a pyrotechnic airshow that featured mass flybys, heavy formations of Tu-95 and Tu-160 strategic bombers, Su-27s, MiG-29s, Su-24s and the new Sukhoi PAK FA (T-50) that you can see in the gallery of all the most interesting aircraft of the “Resurgent” Russian Air Force on display.

In this new gallery, you’ll find more pictures of the static display taken by The Aviationist’s Tony Lovelock at Zhukovsky, Moscow.

Image credit: Tony Lovelock

[Photo gallery] All the most interesting aircraft of the “Resurgent” Russian Air Force on display

On Aug. 11 and 12, the Russian Air Force celebrated its 100th anniversary with an airshow at Zhukovsky, Moscow.

During the three-day air show, President Vladimir Putin said the Russian Air Force will be re-equipped with more than 600 new combat planes and 1,000 helicopters by 2020, since the modernization of the service is among the key priority for the government.

All the most interesting Russian hardware took part to the air display, that included mass flybys, heavy formations of Tu-95 and Tu-160 strategic bombers, Su-27s, MiG-29s, Su-24s and the new Sukhoi PAK FA (T-50).

The Aviationist’s Tony Lovelock went there and took the stunning images contained in the following photo gallery.

Image credit: The Aviationist’s Tony Lovelock

Russian military prosecutors to probe Sukhoi Su-24 combat plane insane low pass over a highway

According to the Interfax news agency, military prosecutors will investigate flight records and safety measures carried out at military airfields after the video of a low level flying Sukhoi Su-24 Fencer went viral and it was shown on Russian national television.

Filmed from a car dashboard, the footage showed the Russian Air Forcetwin-engined two-seater attack plane zooming low over a highway between Volgograd and Kalach-on-the-Don, Russia.

On Sept. 6, a fleetwide grounding was ordered after a Mig-29 Fulcrum crashed in Siberia.

According to the AFP news agency, famous Russian test pilot Anatoly Kvochur said that the maneuver was “normal training”.

“The more pilots we have like this, the better,” he added.

The Su-24 was designed to perform ultra low level strike missions. So, it was surely doing what it does better.

Still, it’s not safe to fly that low on a highway in peacetime, during a training mission. Among the other things, a fast moving plane buzzing the cars could divert drivers attention.

Anyway, here below you’ll find the full version of the video.