The most advance Russian Fighter Jets in Aviation History

The most advance Russian Fighter Jets in Aviation HistoryFor half a century we feared them. Now, meet the rugged pilots of the Russian Air Force–and take a close-up look at the heart-stopping maneuvers that still fill Western flyers with awe. Find out why, despite baffling differences in approach, Western aces see these fearless flyers as a formidable force–honing their dogfight tactics over the technology we so depend on.
Check out the “cobra”: coiling up and back like a snake, a jet fighter evades the chasing enemy and becomes the pursuer. See vintage footage of the notorious taran, when wartime pilots would ram their foes in mid-air. Join aviation author Jeff Ethell as he tests out the powerful Su-27—and gets goaded into pulling a hair-raising stunt. The take a $15,000 ride aboard a bomber jet with a US thrill seeker (one measure of Russia’s desperate economy), complete with stomach-turning g-forces. “I call it the zoom-boom-throw-up-in-your-helmet ride,” a veteran pilot smirks.

Find out why, despite baffling differences in approach, Western aces see these fearless flyers as a formidable force—honing their dogfight tactics over the technology we so depend on. “We build our planes like fine watchers,” one American expert notes. “And they build their like tanks.”

By SpiesLeaks

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