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Russian strategic bombers have worked in-flight refueling

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Far Crews aviation, rising from an airfield in the Saratov region, worked out refueling in the air, reports press office Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.


Russian strategic bombers have worked in-flight refueling


The crews of the strategic missile carriers Tu-160 and Tu-95MS have worked out the most difficult element of the flight training - night refueling in the air. The flights took place at the airport in the Saratov region,
says release.

During long hours of flight, long-range pilots performed two refueling operations each. In total, the flights involved up to 10 crews Tu-160, Tu-95MS, Il-78.

It is reported that "refueling took place at altitudes of more than 5 thousands of meters, at a speed of about 600 kilometers per hour, with the use of additional lighting installed both on the refueling aircraft and on the aircraft being refueled."

Air refueling is "a necessary element in the training of long-range aviation pilots, which can significantly increase the combat radius of the action and carry out missions at a long distance from the bases," the military added.
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  1. LAWNER
    LAWNER 26 December 2017 14: 41 New
    0
    This is definitely news if in flight they would not only refuel, but also reload.
    1. figwam
      figwam 26 December 2017 14: 53 New
      +3
      I want to see the TU-22M3 refueling in the air.
      1. Jedi
        Jedi 26 December 2017 14: 59 New
        +6
        Quote: figvam
        I want to see the TU-22M3 refueling in the air.

        At the request of American "friends" they removed equipment for refueling in the air. And as I understand it, returning it back is not as easy as it seems. But also with pleasure I would look at it. wink Video to the article:
        1. pvv113
          pvv113 26 December 2017 17: 54 New
          +3
          Hi, Max! In our regiment, the dismantling of the refueling system took place in 1986. Not only the boom was dismantled, but the entire system was completely removed. All this was handed over to the warehouse, and the further fate is unknown.
          1. Rushnairfors
            Rushnairfors 26 December 2017 18: 41 New
            +2
            Probably with tu22m2? They were dismantled only from twos as far as I know, given that not a single pilot refuel on the 22m3 and, according to the "old wars", they were not initially delivered from the factory, rods with equipment came to the ATI warehouse, but were not installed on airplanes. By the way, only the first Tu22m3 series were capable of refueling, (somewhat still in service), the extreme series were even complete without equipment and rods.
            1. pvv113
              pvv113 26 December 2017 18: 46 New
              +3
              Tu-22M3. We received airplanes in Kazan without a rod, but with a refueling system installed. The rod went 1: 1 to the warehouse. In the regiment, all aircraft (from the 54th to the 63rd series) were equipped with this system until 1986. Then dismantled by OSV-2
              1. Rushnairfors
                Rushnairfors 26 December 2017 19: 10 New
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                The system may be. Now there’s still a couple of live sides left where even the emergency rod cleaning handle has remained - from above between the emergency lid caps of the lantern covers - the only reminder that once refueling was provided. Well, the flashlight on the keel. Pvv and you served in what regiment?
                1. pvv113
                  pvv113 26 December 2017 19: 38 New
                  +2
                  Here are just a flashlight and not dismantled. I served in 402 Tbap
                  1. Rushnairfors
                    Rushnairfors 26 December 2017 19: 49 New
                    +2
                    Accepted. and I'm from the 444th, and now in the former Bobruisk Guards. True today, having been in the status of an air base and an air group, they returned to us our illustrious regimental status without a guard. But this is generally unimportant. For veterans only a shame.
                    1. pvv113
                      pvv113 26 December 2017 19: 54 New
                      +2
                      I was on a business trip in January-February 444 at 1991 Tbap. We helped you switch from Tu-16 to Tu-22M3
                      1. Rushnairfors
                        Rushnairfors 26 December 2017 20: 20 New
                        +1
                        Wow. I then walked under the table. I had a chance to serve there for a short time, from the mid-2000s to 2009
          2. Jedi
            Jedi 26 December 2017 18: 42 New
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            Volodya, hello! hi Knowing you did not doubt that you would not get around such a topic. wink I know that they removed not only the bar, but the whole system. As far as I read, all this was either destroyed or stolen. Therefore, I am writing that it is not so simple to return such a system to the Tu-22 ... It's a pity. sad
            1. pvv113
              pvv113 26 December 2017 18: 50 New
              +3
              Hunchback agreed with the Americans that when installing the bar, the Tu-22M3 long-range bomber becomes a strategist. (the next is a multi-story phrase untranslated into foreign languages ​​addressed to the hunchbacked one). Since then flew without a barbell
              1. Jedi
                Jedi 26 December 2017 18: 57 New
                +5
                Quote: pvv113
                (followed by a multi-story phrase translated into foreign languages ​​into the address of a hunchback)

                Volodya, if such:

                then I fully agree with you. soldier
                1. pvv113
                  pvv113 26 December 2017 19: 17 New
                  +3
                  Exactly, but in a more rigid form (I hope he hiccups many times)
                  1. Jedi
                    Jedi 26 December 2017 19: 24 New
                    +5
                    I hope that this leoperd from hiccups chokes in its own tongue and suffocates! negative
                    1. pvv113
                      pvv113 26 December 2017 19: 39 New
                      +3
                      I hope so too. But not only with the tongue, but with all its rottenness
                      1. Jedi
                        Jedi 26 December 2017 19: 49 New
                        +4
                        If there was hope for rot, then by all accounts it should have been drowned before the year 1991. negative
  2. Vard
    Vard 26 December 2017 14: 42 New
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    I heard that during this operation the pilots lose two three kilograms of weight ... it seems a very difficult task ...
  3. Herculesic
    Herculesic 26 December 2017 14: 42 New
    +3
    As I understand it, it’s the crews who are perfecting their skills so that they don’t drive them to Syria one-third again! Take off, a full set of ammunition on board, in flight the tanker will refuel!
    1. Crowe
      Crowe 26 December 2017 14: 46 New
      +3
      Or maybe they gathered before the states? Then certainly refueling is necessary!
      1. novel66
        novel66 26 December 2017 15: 29 New
        +5
        for TU-95 with missiles of 5000 km range and without refueling is enough
  4. Dezinto
    Dezinto 26 December 2017 14: 50 New
    0
    Reminded of the old "good" film Kubrick
    All the same, the spiral of history is tightening ever tighter ....

    1. novel66
      novel66 26 December 2017 15: 30 New
      +3
      good old film Kubrick - it's about the moon, chtoli?
  5. pvv113
    pvv113 26 December 2017 19: 55 New
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    Jedi,
    This is such a low and vile creature that should not exist at all according to all the laws of nature