The landing of three fighters of the operational-tactical class was carried by a conveyor method - the planes touched asphalt and, “running” a few tens of meters along the road, soared again into the sky- said Astafiev, specifying that the maneuver was made on the highway leading from Rostov to Volgograd region.
He stressed that for the first time in stories VKS heavy fighters landed on a car highway. Prior to this, such an exercise was performed only by attack aircraft and light fighters.
The pilots landed the aircraft three times on an 18-wide car surface. At the same time, the army commander Viktor Sevostyanov was at the helm of one of the fighters, the district press service added.