MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
The crews of the Il-78 long-range aviation tanker aircraft worked out in the air refueling of fighters and bombers of the Air Force and Air Defense Association of the Southern Military District.
The aircraft took off from different home airfields.
The crews of the Su-30cm, Su-34, Su-24m aircraft were involved in the flights.
Refueling was carried out at altitudes over 5000 meters and a speed of about 600 kilometers per hour. The distance between the planes was less than 30 meters.
At night, the event was held using additional lighting installed both on the tanker aircraft and on the refueled aircraft.
Refueling in the air is one of the most difficult elements of flight training, while it allows you to significantly increase the combat range and perform missions as intended at a great distance from the base.
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